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

87.77%

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
Mike Fricker 10/10 959 days 100%
Gregg Wagstaff 10/10 1525 days 52%
Kate and Dom 10/10 1547 days 51%
Sebastian and Johanna 9/10 1550 days 51%
Isabel Zedelius 9/10 1577 days 51%
Danielle 8/10 1586 days 48%
Bernd Giermann 8/10 1588 days 48%
Magdalena 10/10 1613 days 50%
Laia Pujol 10/10 1618 days 50%
Kayla 7/10 1632 days 45%
Lene Nilsson 10/10 1634 days 49%
Evelyn Rloeh 9/10 1640 days 49%
Luke 8/10 1640 days 47%
Gio Zy 9/10 1643 days 49%
Brigitte Schneider 10/10 1658 days 49%
Gordon Todan 10/10 1665 days 48%
Gerrit Misterek 9/10 1665 days 48%
Vanuxem 8/10 1873 days 41%
Katharina Miehling 9/10 1876 days 43%
Ana Coulee 7/10 1877 days 39%
Cecile Santiaux 7/10 1877 days 39%
Tom Teuber 7/10 1886 days 39%
Anika Danits 9/10 1886 days 43%
Valerie Bernardini 7/10 1892 days 39%
Heidi et Mat 8/10 1892 days 41%
Aparna Gula 10/10 1892 days 43%
Aaron McCartie 10/10 1892 days 43%
Masamichi Takezawa 10/10 1894 days 43%
Yuko Mizuno 10/10 1894 days 43%
Benedikt Hang 5/10 1896 days 34%
Brad Dobsky 7/10 1897 days 39%
Thea Nicholas 7/10 1902 days 39%
Calum Penn 10/10 1903 days 43%
Jessica Mackie 7/10 1905 days 39%
John and Jan 9/10 1905 days 43%
Lizzie Sitton 8/10 1931 days 40%
David Sitton 9/10 1931 days 42%
Grace and Maria 6/10 1934 days 35%
Maria Brauherr 8/10 1935 days 40%
Anaelle Morand 7/10 1940 days 38%
Jitka and Matej 9/10 1976 days 41%
Guilaine Durieux 10/10 1978 days 41%
Brita Topp 10/10 2603 days 25%
Stefan Glock 9/10 2617 days 25%
Adam 9/10 2626 days 25%
Elena Wilkins 10/10 2631 days 24%
Johannes Grellmann 10/10 2631 days 24%
Sophia 10/10 2647 days 24%
Jakob 9/10 2647 days 24%
Bernhard Fulterer 8/10 2650 days 23%
Eugen Lehner 8/10 2653 days 23%
Max Stein 8/10 2653 days 23%
Nigel 10/10 2669 days 23%
Soizic 10/10 2985 days 16%
Glenn Surzur 9/10 2995 days 15%
Kathy Arthurs 8/10 2999 days 14%
Paul Liecke 6/10 3001 days 12%
Florent Corino 8/10 3003 days 14%
Amiot Cyriane 10/10 3003 days 15%
Mary Neustroski 10/10 3013 days 15%
Michael Kretzschmar 9/10 3075 days 13%
Dirk 8/10 3087 days 12%
maelstrom 9/10 3333 days 7%
Markus Frei 10/10 3350 days 7%
Lorna Williams 8/10 3359 days 6%
Brian Livesey 9/10 3369 days 6%
Ian Bailey 8/10 3373 days 6%
Jeroen Bartos 9/10 3377 days 6%
Michael & Rosemary Smith 9/10 3379 days 6%
Kim Thorsted 8/10 3387 days 5%
Andreas Kristiansen 8/10 3387 days 5%
Louis Smit 8/10 3388 days 5%
Rachel_Flowers 6/10 3455 days 3%
Paul 7/10 3462 days 3%
Alibeare 10/10 3516 days 2%
Powerfamily 7/10 3608 days 0%
Eric Grant 9/10 3704 days 12%
Koen Vanlede 10/10 3716 days 12%
Kate Morgan 7/10 3718 days 11%
Victoria Boolsen 10/10 3722 days 12%
Edgar & Marilyn Berry 9/10 3726 days 12%
Mike and Diane Baker 9/10 3731 days 12%
John 7/10 3742 days 11%
Andy 8/10 3745 days 11%
Ross Hughes 7/10 3749 days 11%
Petersen 10/10 3751 days 12%
Tanner 10/10 3753 days 12%
Adam Gerrard 8/10 4025 days 11%
wilsoneng 10/10 4064 days 12%
Jan Lynch 10/10 4082 days 12%
Michael 10/10 4105 days 12%
Ferth 9/10 4109 days 12%
Christen Hans 10/10 4109 days 12%
Paul Ritchie 9/10 4118 days 12%
frederike 8/10 4170 days 11%
nadinef 9/10 4177 days 12%
PeterK1 9/10 4413 days 12%
Sofie 7/10 4424 days 11%
Hans 9/10 4446 days 12%
BrunoG 10/10 4447 days 12%

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

88%

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.