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

88.71%

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 10/10 653 days 35.96 100%
Gregg Wagstaff 10/10 1219 days true 4.76 13%
Kate and Dom 10/10 1241 days true 4.71 13%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 1244 days true 4.71 13%
Isabel Zedelius 9/10 1271 days true 4.66 13%
Danielle 8/10 1280 days true 4.41 12%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 1282 days true 4.4 12%
Magdalena 10/10 1307 days true 4.59 13%
Laia Pujol 10/10 1312 days true 4.58 13%
Kayla 7/10 1326 days true 4.14 12%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 1328 days true 4.54 13%
Evelyn Rloeh 9/10 1334 days true 4.53 13%
Luke 8/10 1334 days true 4.31 12%
Gio Zy 9/10 1337 days true 4.53 13%
Brigitte Schneider 10/10 1352 days true 4.5 13%
Gordon Todan 10/10 1359 days true 4.48 12%
Gerrit Misterek 9/10 1359 days true 4.48 12%
Vanuxem 8/10 1567 days true 3.87 11%
Katharina Miehling 9/10 1570 days true 4.07 11%
Ana Coulee 7/10 1571 days true 3.7 10%
Cecile Santiaux 7/10 1571 days true 3.7 10%
Tom Teuber 7/10 1580 days true 3.69 10%
Anika Danits 9/10 1580 days true 4.05 11%
Valerie Bernardini 7/10 1586 days true 3.68 10%
Heidi et Mat 8/10 1586 days true 3.84 11%
Aparna Gula 10/10 1586 days true 4.04 11%
Aaron McCartie 10/10 1586 days true 4.04 11%
Masamichi Takezawa 10/10 1588 days true 4.04 11%
Yuko Mizuno 10/10 1588 days true 4.04 11%
Benedikt Hang 5/10 1590 days true 3.27 9%
Brad Dobsky 7/10 1591 days true 3.67 10%
Thea Nicholas 7/10 1596 days true 3.66 10%
Calum Penn 10/10 1597 days true 4.02 11%
Jessica Mackie 7/10 1599 days true 3.65 10%
John and Jan 9/10 1599 days true 4.01 11%
Lizzie Sitton 8/10 1625 days true 3.76 10%
David Sitton 9/10 1625 days true 3.96 11%
Grace and Maria 6/10 1628 days true 3.28 9%
Maria Brauherr 8/10 1629 days true 3.76 10%
Anaelle Morand 7/10 1634 days 3.59 10%
Jitka and Matej 9/10 1670 days true 3.87 11%
Guilaine Durieux 10/10 1672 days true 3.87 11%
Brita Topp 10/10 2297 days 2.65 7%
Stefan Glock 9/10 2311 days true 2.62 7%
Adam 9/10 2320 days true 2.6 7%
Elena Wilkins 10/10 2325 days true 2.59 7%
Johannes Grellmann 10/10 2325 days true 2.59 7%
Sophia 10/10 2341 days true 2.56 7%
Jakob 9/10 2341 days true 2.56 7%
Bernhard Fulterer 8/10 2344 days true 2.43 7%
Eugen Lehner 8/10 2347 days true 2.42 7%
Max Stein 8/10 2347 days true 2.42 7%
Nigel 10/10 2363 days true 2.52 7%
Soizic 10/10 2679 days true 1.9 5%
Glenn Surzur 9/10 2689 days true 1.88 5%
Kathy Arthurs 8/10 2693 days true 1.78 5%
Paul Liecke 6/10 2695 days true 1.55 4%
Florent Corino 8/10 2697 days true 1.77 5%
Amiot Cyriane 10/10 2697 days true 1.86 5%
Mary Neustroski 10/10 2707 days true 1.85 5%
Michael Kretzschmar 9/10 2769 days true 1.72 5%
Dirk 8/10 2781 days true 1.62 4%
maelstrom 9/10 3027 days 1.22 3%
Markus Frei 10/10 3044 days true 1.19 3%
Lorna Williams 8/10 3053 days true 1.11 3%
Brian Livesey 9/10 3063 days true 1.15 3%
Ian Bailey 8/10 3067 days true 1.08 3%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 3071 days true 1.13 3%
Michael & Rosemary Smith 9/10 3073 days true 1.13 3%
Kim Thorsted 8/10 3081 days true 1.06 3%
Andreas Kristiansen 8/10 3081 days true 1.06 3%
Louis Smit 8/10 3082 days true 1.06 3%
Rachel_Flowers 6/10 3149 days 0.81 2%
Paul 7/10 3156 days true 0.88 2%
Alibeare 10/10 3210 days 0.86 2%
Powerfamily 7/10 3302 days 0.62 2%
Eric Grant 9/10 3398 days true 0.49 1%
Koen Vanlede 10/10 3410 days true 0.47 1%
Kate Morgan 7/10 3412 days true 0.42 1%
Victoria Boolsen 10/10 3416 days true 0.46 1%
Edgar & Marilyn Berry 9/10 3420 days true 0.45 1%
Mike and Diane Baker 9/10 3425 days true 0.44 1%
John 7/10 3436 days true 0.38 1%
Andy 8/10 3439 days true 0.39 1%
Ross Hughes 7/10 3443 days true 0.37 1%
Petersen 10/10 3445 days true 0.4 1%
Tanner 10/10 3447 days true 0.4 1%
Adam Gerrard 8/10 3719 days true 0.0 0%
wilsoneng 10/10 3758 days true 0.0 0%
Jan Lynch 10/10 3776 days true 0.0 0%
Michael 10/10 3799 days true 0.0 0%
Ferth 9/10 3803 days true 0.0 0%
Christen Hans 10/10 3803 days true 0.0 0%
Paul Ritchie 9/10 3812 days true 0.0 0%
frederike 8/10 3864 days true 0.0 0%
nadinef 9/10 3871 days true 0.0 0%
PeterK1 9/10 4107 days true 0.0 0%
Sofie 7/10 4118 days true 0.0 0%
Hans 9/10 4140 days true 0.0 0%
BrunoG 10/10 4141 days true 0.0 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

89%

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.