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 Te Waikoropupu Springs.

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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Te Waikoropupu Springs

Valid Reviews

100 Valid Reviews

The Te Waikoropupu Springs experience has a total of 101 reviews. There are 100 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 100 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 33
33%
9/10 27
27%
8/10 21
21%
7/10 15
15%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.90% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Te Waikoropupu Springs valid reviews is 86.90% and is based on 100 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

93 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 100 valid reviews, the experience has 93 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 93 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 30
32%
9/10 26
28%
8/10 21
23%
7/10 13
14%
6/10 2
2%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.10% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Te Waikoropupu Springs face-to-face reviews is 87.10% and is based on 93 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

89.68%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Mike Fricker 10/10 46 days 99.66 100%
Gregg Wagstaff 10/10 612 days true 50.36 50%
Kate and Dom 10/10 634 days true 46.41 45%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 637 days true 45.89 45%
Isabel Zedelius 9/10 664 days true 41.32 40%
Danielle 8/10 673 days true 39.86 39%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 675 days true 39.54 38%
Magdalena 10/10 700 days true 35.67 34%
Laia Pujol 10/10 705 days true 34.92 34%
Kayla 7/10 719 days true 32.88 32%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 721 days true 32.6 31%
Evelyn Rloeh 9/10 727 days true 31.75 30%
Luke 8/10 727 days true 31.75 30%
Gio Zy 9/10 730 days true 31.33 30%
Brigitte Schneider 10/10 745 days true 29.29 28%
Gordon Todan 10/10 752 days true 28.37 27%
Gerrit Misterek 9/10 752 days true 28.37 27%
Vanuxem 8/10 960 days true 9.47 8%
Katharina Miehling 9/10 963 days true 9.31 7%
Ana Coulee 7/10 964 days true 9.26 7%
Cecile Santiaux 7/10 964 days true 9.26 7%
Tom Teuber 7/10 973 days true 8.83 7%
Anika Danits 9/10 973 days true 8.83 7%
Valerie Bernardini 7/10 979 days true 8.56 7%
Heidi et Mat 8/10 979 days true 8.56 7%
Aparna Gula 10/10 979 days true 8.56 7%
Aaron McCartie 10/10 979 days true 8.56 7%
Masamichi Takezawa 10/10 981 days true 8.47 7%
Yuko Mizuno 10/10 981 days true 8.47 7%
Benedikt Hang 5/10 983 days true 8.39 7%
Brad Dobsky 7/10 984 days true 8.34 7%
Thea Nicholas 7/10 989 days true 8.14 6%
Calum Penn 10/10 990 days true 8.1 6%
Jessica Mackie 7/10 992 days true 8.02 6%
John and Jan 9/10 992 days true 8.02 6%
Lizzie Sitton 8/10 1018 days true 7.13 5%
David Sitton 9/10 1018 days true 7.13 5%
Grace and Maria 6/10 1021 days true 7.04 5%
Maria Brauherr 8/10 1022 days true 7.01 5%
Anaelle Morand 7/10 1027 days 5.73 4%
Jitka and Matej 9/10 1063 days true 6.19 4%
Guilaine Durieux 10/10 1065 days true 6.17 4%
Brita Topp 10/10 1690 days 4.18 2%
Stefan Glock 9/10 1704 days true 5.0 3%
Adam 9/10 1713 days true 4.98 3%
Elena Wilkins 10/10 1718 days true 4.98 3%
Johannes Grellmann 10/10 1718 days true 4.98 3%
Sophia 10/10 1734 days true 4.95 3%
Jakob 9/10 1734 days true 4.95 3%
Bernhard Fulterer 8/10 1737 days true 4.94 3%
Eugen Lehner 8/10 1740 days true 4.94 3%
Max Stein 8/10 1740 days true 4.94 3%
Nigel 10/10 1756 days true 4.91 3%
Soizic 10/10 2072 days true 4.39 2%
Glenn Surzur 9/10 2082 days true 4.38 2%
Kathy Arthurs 8/10 2086 days true 4.37 2%
Paul Liecke 6/10 2088 days true 4.37 2%
Florent Corino 8/10 2090 days true 4.36 2%
Amiot Cyriane 10/10 2090 days true 4.36 2%
Mary Neustroski 10/10 2100 days true 4.35 2%
Michael Kretzschmar 9/10 2162 days true 4.25 2%
Dirk 8/10 2174 days true 4.23 2%
maelstrom 9/10 2420 days 3.18 1%
Markus Frei 10/10 2437 days true 3.79 2%
Lorna Williams 8/10 2446 days true 3.78 2%
Brian Livesey 9/10 2456 days true 3.76 2%
Ian Bailey 8/10 2460 days true 3.76 2%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 2464 days true 3.75 2%
Michael & Rosemary Smith 9/10 2466 days true 3.75 2%
Kim Thorsted 8/10 2474 days true 3.73 2%
Andreas Kristiansen 8/10 2474 days true 3.73 2%
Louis Smit 8/10 2475 days true 3.73 2%
Rachel_Flowers 6/10 2542 days 3.02 1%
Paul 7/10 2549 days true 3.61 2%
Alibeare 10/10 2603 days 2.93 1%
Powerfamily 7/10 2695 days 2.81 1%
Eric Grant 9/10 2791 days true 3.21 1%
Koen Vanlede 10/10 2803 days true 3.19 1%
Kate Morgan 7/10 2805 days true 3.19 1%
Victoria Boolsen 10/10 2809 days true 3.18 1%
Edgar & Marilyn Berry 9/10 2813 days true 3.18 1%
Mike and Diane Baker 9/10 2818 days true 3.17 1%
John 7/10 2829 days true 3.15 1%
Andy 8/10 2832 days true 3.14 1%
Ross Hughes 7/10 2836 days true 3.14 1%
Petersen 10/10 2838 days true 3.13 1%
Tanner 10/10 2840 days true 3.13 1%
Adam Gerrard 8/10 3112 days true 2.68 1%
wilsoneng 10/10 3151 days true 2.62 1%
Jan Lynch 10/10 3169 days true 2.59 1%
Michael 10/10 3192 days true 2.55 1%
Ferth 9/10 3196 days true 2.55 1%
Christen Hans 10/10 3196 days true 2.55 1%
Paul Ritchie 9/10 3205 days true 2.53 1%
frederike 8/10 3257 days true 2.45 0%
nadinef 9/10 3264 days true 2.43 0%
PeterK1 9/10 3500 days true 2.05 0%
Sofie 7/10 3511 days true 2.03 0%
Hans 9/10 3533 days true 1.99 0%
BrunoG 10/10 3534 days true 1.99 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

90%

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.