Ranking Score Explained

Hello 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 Fox River Caves and Ballroom Overhang walk.

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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Fox River Caves and Ballroom Overhang walk

Valid Reviews

26 Valid Reviews

The Fox River Caves and Ballroom Overhang walk experience has a total of 26 valid reviews. There are no 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 26 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 13
50%
9/10 8
31%
8/10 2
8%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 3
12%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.77% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Fox River Caves and Ballroom Overhang walk valid reviews is 90.77% and is based on 26 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

21 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 26 valid reviews, the experience has 21 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 21 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
52%
9/10 6
29%
8/10 2
10%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 2
10%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.43% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Fox River Caves and Ballroom Overhang walk face-to-face reviews is 91.43% and is based on 21 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

93.21%

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
Jared Cordner 9/10 1969 days 100%
Sue Milne 10/10 1998 days 98%
Austin Jurgensmeyer 10/10 2121 days 90%
Diego Casanova 9/10 2124 days 90%
Dylan Dorman 10/10 2131 days 90%
Sarah Boettcher 10/10 2333 days 77%
Annika Pauly 9/10 2338 days 77%
Stephen Timko 10/10 2343 days 76%
Helena 8/10 2351 days 72%
Jan Penicka 10/10 2385 days 74%
Konstantin Bücheler 10/10 2436 days 70%
Markus Delinsky 10/10 2751 days 50%
Penny Lee 6/10 3063 days 24%
Jeroen Suijlang 9/10 3063 days 31%
Philip Schumann 9/10 3086 days 29%
Reinhard Boettcher 10/10 3155 days 25%
Angelika Bottcher 9/10 3155 days 25%
Ann Shackleton 6/10 3180 days 18%
Clare Cannon 10/10 3465 days 5%
Charliepot 9/10 3545 days 0%
Indra t Jolle 6/10 3824 days 20%
Stephanie Wirthlin 10/10 3843 days 26%
Kurt & Noemi Buhler 10/10 3844 days 26%
Rachel_Flowers 9/10 3911 days 26%
David Cross 8/10 4214 days 24%
HansH1 10/10 4880 days 26%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Fox River Caves and Ballroom Overhang walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

93%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, 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.