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

95.70%

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 9/10 569 days true 58.61 100%
Menguy Thibault 9/10 818 days true 20.59 34%
Pru and Bruce Cooper 1/10 1182 days 4.15 6%
Karen Price 10/10 1240 days 4.8 7%
oyster mac 1/10 1271 days 4.05 6%
AnneMaree 10/10 1943 days 3.84 5%
The Higgs 10/10 2002 days 3.76 5%
Becr81 10/10 2033 days 3.72 5%
EllenSt 10/10 2094 days 3.63 5%
melanie42 10/10 2216 days 3.46 5%
Maree_Werder 10/10 2216 days 3.46 5%
Malena 10/10 2308 days 3.34 4%
Falcon 10/10 2308 days 3.34 4%
stanpat 10/10 2308 days 3.34 4%
tillmanrobyn 10/10 2308 days 3.34 4%
Tim_and_Anne 10/10 2337 days 3.3 4%
bekky 10/10 2337 days 3.3 4%
kiwifrenchy 10/10 2368 days 3.26 4%
IsabellaEliza 10/10 2460 days 3.13 4%
colleenh 10/10 2460 days 3.13 4%
goodtimes715 10/10 2490 days 3.09 4%
Christina 10/10 2490 days 3.09 4%
havinfun 10/10 2552 days 3.0 4%
cobra 10/10 2582 days 2.96 4%
bluedog 10/10 2582 days 2.96 4%
RonRon 9/10 2613 days 2.92 4%
Jordy 10/10 2613 days 2.92 4%
GEORGIO 10/10 2643 days 2.88 4%
m_guinan 10/10 2643 days 2.88 4%
Cassiejack 9/10 2643 days 2.88 4%
timber 10/10 2643 days 2.88 4%
laura12596 10/10 2643 days 2.88 4%
ngaire123 10/10 2643 days 2.88 4%
Sweetpea 10/10 2643 days 2.88 4%
DianeMyers 8/10 2643 days 2.88 4%
Christoph & Maria 6/10 2664 days true 3.42 5%
Rendzina 10/10 2674 days 2.84 4%
memphis33 9/10 2674 days 2.84 4%
Hillibum5 10/10 2674 days 2.84 4%
maureenduffy 10/10 2674 days 2.84 4%
Connie 9/10 2674 days 2.84 4%
annai 10/10 2674 days 2.84 4%
aliddle8844 10/10 2674 days 2.84 4%
joewool 10/10 2702 days 2.8 3%
kiwigal9 10/10 2702 days 2.8 3%
BexGrace 10/10 2702 days 2.8 3%
weed 10/10 2702 days 2.8 3%
jenny_burghardt 10/10 2733 days 2.76 3%
Ken_Jeanette 9/10 2733 days 2.76 3%
HandsUp 10/10 2764 days 2.71 3%
sharonelliott 10/10 2764 days 2.71 3%
Greg 10/10 2764 days 2.71 3%
Murray 10/10 2764 days 2.71 3%
reggie70 10/10 2794 days 2.67 3%
cathyw 10/10 2794 days 2.67 3%
BryleeNoble 10/10 2825 days 2.63 3%
annaba 10/10 2855 days 2.59 3%
JohnJack 10/10 2855 days 2.59 3%
burbs 10/10 2886 days 2.55 3%
Duncan_S 10/10 2917 days 2.5 3%
Ride_Hard 10/10 2947 days 2.46 3%
fisherman 10/10 2947 days 2.46 3%
p6kO 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
buzzki 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
palmtree08 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
mrsawsome 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
fastfoot 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
walshe9 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
karenc 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
ewantm 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
JanG 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
Harry 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
Suzieq 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
sunnydays 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
Monkey2010 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
nedkelly 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
smudge1 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
jhooper 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
Peter_Piper 10/10 2978 days 2.42 3%
Rachd 10/10 3008 days 2.38 3%
SallyB 9/10 3008 days 2.38 3%
k8tz1 7/10 3008 days 2.38 3%
taranaki 10/10 3008 days 2.38 3%
zane 10/10 3008 days 2.38 3%
vee 10/10 3008 days 2.38 3%
Cornelius 10/10 3008 days 2.38 3%
Larrydiane 10/10 3008 days 2.38 3%
LisaT 10/10 3008 days 2.38 3%
jimmy29 10/10 3008 days 2.38 3%
Helen T 10/10 3034 days true 2.81 3%
JAAJHA 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
amycam 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
Bumps n Scrapes 9/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
dhb1234 8/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
nmb63 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
Helena 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
laurenf 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
ropes 9/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
carolynh 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
bronte carr 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
Niek Speetjens 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
jdl 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
Stu Ward 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
Dale 9/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
leslie 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
northto66 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
Gerald 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
grobster 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
Nelebelebuff 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
myederts2 7/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
rustytrombone 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
MeganJCat 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
kelvin adam 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
Agis 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
trekstar1 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
jetboatlover 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
Natalia_Adam 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
Heidi_Hamburg 10/10 3039 days 2.34 3%
roxzboy 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
eugene paul 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
smalex 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
Tim Donoghue 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
Thomas Rehkugler 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
tonypen 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
kenandsue 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
jbkenn 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
sowerbys 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
Andyo 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
Brendan Carroll 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
alpine19 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
Peter Koch 9/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
Lian Van Dijk 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
matthias 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
nooboo 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
BarbW 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
wolfangel 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
riverlover111 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
inanoble 10/10 3067 days 2.3 3%
dirky 10/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
Gayle 10/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
sandy bellward 10/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
hlambert 10/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
riverlover 10/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
Novalea Crowe 10/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
Neil Gyde 9/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
hamman 10/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
Jacqui Land 10/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
jamesac 10/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
JOHN RICHMOND 10/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
Marco Huggenberger 9/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
Mark Dennis 10/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
Ann_hogan 10/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
Maree Adams 10/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
Hamish Lowry 10/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
Shiri 7/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
Simon Jones 10/10 3098 days 2.26 3%
mopedstef 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
BellaAu 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
wal 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
tom_hern 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
luhernag 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
Brian Low 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
michelle foot 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
kiwipair 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
apples67 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
Lisa Roe 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
GoodTimes 9/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
Shasha 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
handleyco 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
Karin Steffens 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
Davidson 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
Gary Brown 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
gallens 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
Jay Haden 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
Trevor Mead 10/10 3129 days 2.21 2%
jstri002 10/10 3159 days 2.17 2%
jobas002 10/10 3159 days 2.17 2%
angelaschlabitz 10/10 3159 days 2.17 2%
Amy 10/10 3159 days 2.17 2%
kore 9/10 3159 days 2.17 2%
Philip 9/10 3159 days 2.17 2%
putze 10/10 3159 days 2.17 2%
Frank Wisemann 10/10 3159 days 2.17 2%
Maureen Simonsen 10/10 3159 days 2.17 2%
sidanne 10/10 3159 days 2.17 2%
ronella 10/10 3159 days 2.17 2%
Sigfrid 10/10 3159 days 2.17 2%
Karin Burgmer 10/10 3159 days 2.17 2%
Lisa 10/10 3190 days 2.13 2%
Dorothy Hamilton 10/10 3190 days 2.13 2%
Ada 10/10 3190 days 2.13 2%
Frank Demming-Janssen 10/10 3190 days 2.13 2%
Lynda Taylor 10/10 3220 days 2.09 2%
Walter James 10/10 3220 days 2.09 2%
Tina 10/10 3282 days 2.0 2%
wanganuilover 10/10 3343 days 1.92 2%
CarolN 7/10 3357 days true 2.28 3%
LandR 9/10 3373 days true 2.26 3%
lync 10/10 3432 days 1.8 2%
GlynP 10/10 3463 days 1.76 2%
Graham_Toon 10/10 3463 days 1.76 2%
reana1 10/10 3708 days 1.42 1%
RhysP 10/10 3758 days true 1.62 1%
Holly 7/10 3785 days true 1.58 1%
Tim 8/10 3813 days true 1.53 1%
rebecca12 10/10 4163 days 0.8 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

88%

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.