Ranking Score Explained

Hi there, thanks for your interest in how we calculate an experience's ranking score. It's at the core of Rankers so I'm pleased you're curious.

The ranking score percentage is used to compare and sort experiences in ranking tables. It is not necessarily a direct measurement of the quality of a particular experience as rated by its customers. I've found it a useful tool to allow me to find the best experiences with confidence. But I've also found it important to read the customer reviews before making any final judgements!

We calculate an experience's ranking score using a multi-factor data model instead of a raw data average (mean). This model takes into account several important questions. For instance - is there a trusted body of reviews? What is the age of a review and is the review from a credible source?

Below you'll find details around some of the important factors that went into calculating the ranking score for Taranaki Falls.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.

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Taranaki Falls

Valid Reviews

65 Valid Reviews

The Taranaki Falls experience has a total of 65 valid reviews. There are no invalid reviews that are excluded from the calculation. Reviews can be excluded only when a reviewer is not verified or after an investigation by our team determines the reviewer is not genuine.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 65 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 16
25%
9/10 22
34%
8/10 18
28%
7/10 8
12%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.77% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Taranaki Falls valid reviews is 86.77% and is based on 65 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Face-to-Face Reviews

61 Face-to-Face Reviews

The Rankers team meets with travellers while they’re in New Zealand and conducts face-to-face surveys. These reviews, in our opinion, are the most trusted in the industry and represent a critical control sample. To our knowledge, we are the only travel review website in the world that has gone to this extent.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 65 valid reviews, the experience has 61 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 61 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
23%
9/10 21
34%
8/10 17
28%
7/10 8
13%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.39% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Taranaki Falls face-to-face reviews is 86.39% and is based on 61 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

87.34%

Rankers calculates a weighted mean as a base average on which we can improve. Individual review's ratings are given a weight based on several factors. The weight of a review determines the overall impact it'll have on the final weighted average.

Recent reviews have more weight as they are more relevant and reflect the experience as it currently operates. Over time reviews become less relevant and loose their impact on the ranking score.

Low rating reviews carry slightly less weight. This dampens the effect of very low ratings for every experience across the board. This is especially important when the experience has few reviews overall and a single negative rating can grossly mischaracterise an experience. Consistent poor reviews will still result in the experience receiving a comparitively low ranking score.

Credible sources provide reviews that can be trusted. If we have verified a reviewer is genuine via a face-to-face meeting then the review carries additional weight.

Reviewer Rating Age Relative Weight
Dee Greig-Dunn 9/10 1056 days 100%
Linnea Sahlberg 10/10 1465 days 82%
Kati Behrendt 10/10 1724 days 72%
Julia Achatz 7/10 1726 days 65%
Markus Wagner 9/10 1726 days 72%
Katharina Gans 9/10 1734 days 71%
Benedikt Lorenz 10/10 1736 days 71%
Jonas Neumann 9/10 1739 days 71%
Theresa Flach 10/10 1739 days 71%
Daniela Hintermayr 7/10 1740 days 65%
Thomas Klinting 6/10 1740 days 59%
Wouter Bleckmann 8/10 1774 days 66%
Tom Rogers 7/10 1788 days 63%
Ulf 10/10 1800 days 69%
Jack Robinson 10/10 1811 days 69%
Robert Elzinga 8/10 2041 days 57%
David Schelensky 10/10 2090 days 58%
Ruven Rintelmann 9/10 2091 days 58%
Daniel Roedel 8/10 2099 days 55%
Catherine Schlachter 9/10 2767 days 33%
Christina Perez 8/10 2767 days 31%
Casandra Prunica 9/10 2794 days 32%
Janina Zwerver 8/10 2794 days 30%
Anton Thisted 7/10 3124 days 18%
Chantal Mortel 8/10 3162 days 17%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 3229 days 15%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 3229 days 15%
Brigitte 9/10 3235 days 15%
Ron 8/10 3251 days 14%
Laurits and Bettina 9/10 3254 days 15%
Kerstin 9/10 3262 days 14%
Helmut Schmid 9/10 3516 days 5%
Melinda Moir 9/10 3528 days 4%
Lars 8/10 3531 days 4%
Lotte Foged 9/10 3549 days 4%
Dean 8/10 3597 days 2%
Lisa Beutler 10/10 3602 days 2%
Barry Dunster 10/10 3613 days 1%
Rudy Witt 8/10 3629 days 0%
Tina 9/10 3643 days 0%
Ralph & Marloes Meyers 9/10 3856 days 19%
Wheeler 10/10 3877 days 19%
Michael Orme 7/10 3878 days 17%
Tim 9/10 3878 days 19%
Tina Baun 8/10 3880 days 18%
Erica Moorhouse 8/10 3893 days 18%
Dennis & Claudia 8/10 3908 days 18%
Florian 7/10 3909 days 17%
D Oostrum 9/10 3911 days 19%
Mike Peirce 9/10 4247 days 19%
Cecile 10/10 4256 days 19%
Jannievan Osnabrugge 7/10 4263 days 17%
Lousie Hug 7/10 4267 days 17%
Schubert, Wolfgang & Claudia 8/10 4286 days 18%
ilkal 8/10 4329 days 18%
katesc 9/10 4332 days 19%
usigmund 8/10 4332 days 18%
vernenal 10/10 4347 days 19%
Bue Verrept 8/10 4350 days 18%
Monika Wenzel 10/10 4351 days 19%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 4354 days 19%
Jeanette Larsen 9/10 4355 days 19%
johannac 8/10 4461 days 18%
BVanW 9/10 4578 days 19%
Ralph Boese 10/10 4607 days 19%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Taranaki Falls does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

87%

The final ranking score once rounding has been applied. This value is cached and recalculated each day. Therefore it may not be precisely accurate based on the other values presented.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz.