Ranking Score Explained

Kia ora 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

87.45%

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 1348 days 100%
Linnea Sahlberg 10/10 1757 days 81%
Kati Behrendt 10/10 2016 days 70%
Julia Achatz 7/10 2018 days 63%
Markus Wagner 9/10 2018 days 70%
Katharina Gans 9/10 2026 days 69%
Benedikt Lorenz 10/10 2028 days 69%
Jonas Neumann 9/10 2031 days 69%
Theresa Flach 10/10 2031 days 69%
Daniela Hintermayr 7/10 2032 days 62%
Thomas Klinting 6/10 2032 days 57%
Wouter Bleckmann 8/10 2066 days 64%
Tom Rogers 7/10 2080 days 60%
Ulf 10/10 2092 days 66%
Jack Robinson 10/10 2103 days 66%
Robert Elzinga 8/10 2333 days 52%
David Schelensky 10/10 2382 days 53%
Ruven Rintelmann 9/10 2383 days 53%
Daniel Roedel 8/10 2391 days 50%
Catherine Schlachter 9/10 3059 days 22%
Christina Perez 8/10 3059 days 21%
Casandra Prunica 9/10 3086 days 21%
Janina Zwerver 8/10 3086 days 20%
Anton Thisted 7/10 3416 days 5%
Chantal Mortel 8/10 3454 days 4%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 3521 days 1%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 3521 days 1%
Brigitte 9/10 3527 days 1%
Ron 8/10 3543 days 0%
Laurits and Bettina 9/10 3546 days 0%
Kerstin 9/10 3554 days 0%
Helmut Schmid 9/10 3808 days 19%
Melinda Moir 9/10 3820 days 19%
Lars 8/10 3823 days 18%
Lotte Foged 9/10 3841 days 19%
Dean 8/10 3889 days 18%
Lisa Beutler 10/10 3894 days 19%
Barry Dunster 10/10 3905 days 19%
Rudy Witt 8/10 3921 days 18%
Tina 9/10 3935 days 19%
Ralph & Marloes Meyers 9/10 4148 days 19%
Wheeler 10/10 4169 days 19%
Michael Orme 7/10 4170 days 17%
Tim 9/10 4170 days 19%
Tina Baun 8/10 4172 days 18%
Erica Moorhouse 8/10 4185 days 18%
Dennis & Claudia 8/10 4200 days 18%
Florian 7/10 4201 days 17%
D Oostrum 9/10 4203 days 19%
Mike Peirce 9/10 4539 days 19%
Cecile 10/10 4548 days 19%
Jannievan Osnabrugge 7/10 4555 days 17%
Lousie Hug 7/10 4559 days 17%
Schubert, Wolfgang & Claudia 8/10 4578 days 18%
ilkal 8/10 4621 days 18%
katesc 9/10 4624 days 19%
usigmund 8/10 4624 days 18%
vernenal 10/10 4639 days 19%
Bue Verrept 8/10 4642 days 18%
Monika Wenzel 10/10 4643 days 19%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 4646 days 19%
Jeanette Larsen 9/10 4647 days 19%
johannac 8/10 4754 days 18%
BVanW 9/10 4871 days 19%
Ralph Boese 10/10 4899 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 any adjustments, ratings, and 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.