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 Bridge to Nowhere Tours.

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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Bridge to Nowhere Tours

Valid Reviews

206 Valid Reviews

The Bridge to Nowhere Tours experience has a total of 211 reviews. There are 206 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 5 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 206 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 177
86%
9/10 18
9%
8/10 3
1%
7/10 5
2%
6/10 1
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 2
1%

97.04% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Bridge to Nowhere Tours valid reviews is 97.04% and is based on 206 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

9 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 206 valid reviews, the experience has 9 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 9 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 2
22%
9/10 3
33%
8/10 1
11%
7/10 2
22%
6/10 1
11%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.33% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Bridge to Nowhere Tours face-to-face reviews is 83.33% and is based on 9 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

96.19%

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
Ana 9/10 928 days true 11.3 100%
Menguy Thibault 9/10 1177 days true 5.87 51%
Pru and Bruce Cooper 1/10 1541 days 3.73 31%
Karen Price 10/10 1600 days 4.31 36%
oyster mac 1/10 1631 days 3.63 30%
AnneMaree 10/10 2302 days 3.35 28%
The Higgs 10/10 2361 days 3.27 27%
Becr81 10/10 2392 days 3.22 27%
EllenSt 10/10 2453 days 3.14 26%
melanie42 10/10 2575 days 2.97 24%
Maree_Werder 10/10 2575 days 2.97 24%
Malena 10/10 2667 days 2.85 23%
Falcon 10/10 2667 days 2.85 23%
stanpat 10/10 2667 days 2.85 23%
tillmanrobyn 10/10 2667 days 2.85 23%
Tim_and_Anne 10/10 2696 days 2.81 23%
bekky 10/10 2696 days 2.81 23%
kiwifrenchy 10/10 2727 days 2.76 22%
IsabellaEliza 10/10 2819 days 2.64 21%
colleenh 10/10 2819 days 2.64 21%
goodtimes715 10/10 2849 days 2.6 21%
Christina 10/10 2849 days 2.6 21%
havinfun 10/10 2911 days 2.51 20%
cobra 10/10 2941 days 2.47 20%
bluedog 10/10 2941 days 2.47 20%
RonRon 9/10 2972 days 2.43 19%
Jordy 10/10 2972 days 2.43 19%
GEORGIO 10/10 3002 days 2.39 19%
m_guinan 10/10 3002 days 2.39 19%
Cassiejack 9/10 3002 days 2.39 19%
timber 10/10 3002 days 2.39 19%
laura12596 10/10 3002 days 2.39 19%
ngaire123 10/10 3002 days 2.39 19%
Sweetpea 10/10 3002 days 2.39 19%
DianeMyers 8/10 3002 days 2.39 19%
Christoph & Maria 6/10 3023 days true 2.83 23%
Rendzina 10/10 3033 days 2.35 19%
memphis33 9/10 3033 days 2.35 19%
Hillibum5 10/10 3033 days 2.35 19%
maureenduffy 10/10 3033 days 2.35 19%
Connie 9/10 3033 days 2.35 19%
annai 10/10 3033 days 2.35 19%
aliddle8844 10/10 3033 days 2.35 19%
joewool 10/10 3061 days 2.31 18%
kiwigal9 10/10 3061 days 2.31 18%
BexGrace 10/10 3061 days 2.31 18%
weed 10/10 3061 days 2.31 18%
jenny_burghardt 10/10 3092 days 2.26 18%
Ken_Jeanette 9/10 3092 days 2.26 18%
HandsUp 10/10 3123 days 2.22 17%
sharonelliott 10/10 3123 days 2.22 17%
Greg 10/10 3123 days 2.22 17%
Murray 10/10 3123 days 2.22 17%
reggie70 10/10 3153 days 2.18 17%
cathyw 10/10 3153 days 2.18 17%
BryleeNoble 10/10 3184 days 2.14 17%
annaba 10/10 3214 days 2.1 16%
JohnJack 10/10 3214 days 2.1 16%
burbs 10/10 3245 days 2.05 16%
Duncan_S 10/10 3276 days 2.01 16%
Ride_Hard 10/10 3306 days 1.97 15%
fisherman 10/10 3306 days 1.97 15%
p6kO 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
buzzki 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
palmtree08 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
mrsawsome 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
fastfoot 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
walshe9 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
karenc 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
ewantm 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
JanG 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
Harry 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
Suzieq 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
sunnydays 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
Monkey2010 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
nedkelly 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
smudge1 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
jhooper 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
Peter_Piper 10/10 3337 days 1.93 15%
Rachd 10/10 3367 days 1.89 14%
SallyB 9/10 3367 days 1.89 14%
k8tz1 7/10 3367 days 1.89 14%
taranaki 10/10 3367 days 1.89 14%
zane 10/10 3367 days 1.89 14%
vee 10/10 3367 days 1.89 14%
Cornelius 10/10 3367 days 1.89 14%
Larrydiane 10/10 3367 days 1.89 14%
LisaT 10/10 3367 days 1.89 14%
jimmy29 10/10 3367 days 1.89 14%
Helen T 10/10 3393 days true 2.22 17%
JAAJHA 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
amycam 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
Bumps n Scrapes 9/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
dhb1234 8/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
nmb63 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
Helena 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
laurenf 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
ropes 9/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
carolynh 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
bronte carr 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
Niek Speetjens 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
jdl 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
Stu Ward 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
Dale 9/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
leslie 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
northto66 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
Gerald 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
grobster 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
Nelebelebuff 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
myederts2 7/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
rustytrombone 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
MeganJCat 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
kelvin adam 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
Agis 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
trekstar1 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
jetboatlover 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
Natalia_Adam 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
Heidi_Hamburg 10/10 3398 days 1.85 14%
roxzboy 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
eugene paul 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
smalex 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
Tim Donoghue 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
Thomas Rehkugler 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
tonypen 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
kenandsue 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
jbkenn 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
sowerbys 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
Andyo 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
Brendan Carroll 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
alpine19 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
Peter Koch 9/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
Lian Van Dijk 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
matthias 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
nooboo 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
BarbW 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
wolfangel 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
riverlover111 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
inanoble 10/10 3426 days 1.81 14%
dirky 10/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
Gayle 10/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
sandy bellward 10/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
hlambert 10/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
riverlover 10/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
Novalea Crowe 10/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
Neil Gyde 9/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
hamman 10/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
Jacqui Land 10/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
jamesac 10/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
JOHN RICHMOND 10/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
Marco Huggenberger 9/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
Mark Dennis 10/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
Ann_hogan 10/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
Maree Adams 10/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
Hamish Lowry 10/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
Shiri 7/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
Simon Jones 10/10 3457 days 1.76 13%
mopedstef 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
BellaAu 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
wal 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
tom_hern 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
luhernag 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
Brian Low 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
michelle foot 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
kiwipair 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
apples67 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
Lisa Roe 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
GoodTimes 9/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
Shasha 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
handleyco 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
Karin Steffens 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
Davidson 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
Gary Brown 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
gallens 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
Jay Haden 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
Trevor Mead 10/10 3488 days 1.72 13%
jstri002 10/10 3518 days 1.68 13%
jobas002 10/10 3518 days 1.68 13%
angelaschlabitz 10/10 3518 days 1.68 13%
Amy 10/10 3518 days 1.68 13%
kore 9/10 3518 days 1.68 13%
Philip 9/10 3518 days 1.68 13%
putze 10/10 3518 days 1.68 13%
Frank Wisemann 10/10 3518 days 1.68 13%
Maureen Simonsen 10/10 3518 days 1.68 13%
sidanne 10/10 3518 days 1.68 13%
ronella 10/10 3518 days 1.68 13%
Sigfrid 10/10 3518 days 1.68 13%
Karin Burgmer 10/10 3518 days 1.68 13%
Lisa 10/10 3549 days 1.64 12%
Dorothy Hamilton 10/10 3549 days 1.64 12%
Ada 10/10 3549 days 1.64 12%
Frank Demming-Janssen 10/10 3549 days 1.64 12%
Lynda Taylor 10/10 3579 days 1.6 12%
Walter James 10/10 3579 days 1.6 12%
Tina 10/10 3641 days 1.51 11%
wanganuilover 10/10 3702 days 1.43 10%
CarolN 7/10 3716 days true 1.69 13%
LandR 9/10 3733 days true 1.66 12%
lync 10/10 3791 days 1.31 9%
GlynP 10/10 3822 days 1.26 9%
Graham_Toon 10/10 3822 days 1.26 9%
reana1 10/10 4067 days 0.93 6%
RhysP 10/10 4117 days true 1.03 7%
Holly 7/10 4144 days true 0.99 6%
Tim 8/10 4172 days true 0.94 6%
rebecca12 10/10 4522 days 0.31 0%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Bridge to Nowhere Tours experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-7.28% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Bridge to Nowhere Tours experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 364 days.

The Bridge to Nowhere Tours experience has been adjusted for 364 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
361 -7.22%
362 -7.24%
363 -7.26%
364 -7.28%
365 -7.30%
366 -7.32%
367 -7.34%

Final Ranking Score

89%

The final ranking score once adjustments 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.

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