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 Huka Falls to Aratiatia Rapids Walking Track.

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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Huka Falls to Aratiatia Rapids Walking Track

Valid Reviews

55 Valid Reviews

The Huka Falls to Aratiatia Rapids Walking Track experience has a total of 55 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 55 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
9%
9/10 18
33%
8/10 18
33%
7/10 11
20%
6/10 2
4%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

81.82% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Huka Falls to Aratiatia Rapids Walking Track valid reviews is 81.82% and is based on 55 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

55 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 55 valid reviews, the experience has 55 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 55 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
9%
9/10 18
33%
8/10 18
33%
7/10 11
20%
6/10 2
4%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

81.82% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Huka Falls to Aratiatia Rapids Walking Track face-to-face reviews is 81.82% and is based on 55 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

81.63%

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
Mathilde 7/10 1647 days 93%
Gauthier Dournean 7/10 1664 days 92%
Tome 7/10 1676 days 91%
Sam Staines 9/10 1691 days 100%
Evan Lloyd 9/10 1691 days 100%
Michal Za'heryuk 8/10 1694 days 94%
Veronika Za'heryuk 8/10 1694 days 94%
Erik 8/10 1694 days 94%
MARK CURPHEY 9/10 1704 days 99%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1924 days 79%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1924 days 79%
Sarah Dorsett 10/10 1930 days 87%
Jonathan Foskett 8/10 1934 days 82%
Anna Lerchl 8/10 1935 days 82%
Leonie Kraft 8/10 1935 days 82%
Eberhard 9/10 1936 days 87%
Luisa Mathes 8/10 1955 days 81%
Petra Fragner 9/10 1955 days 86%
Ute Fragner 9/10 1955 days 86%
Matas Tirilis 8/10 1956 days 81%
Patrick Veber 10/10 1959 days 85%
Philipp 6/10 1963 days 69%
Alexandra Nagelu 8/10 1968 days 80%
Briony 7/10 1968 days 76%
David Schelensky 9/10 1968 days 85%
Olivia Aliprandi 5/10 1975 days 67%
Brennan Jungling 9/10 1977 days 84%
Anita Wallace 10/10 1977 days 84%
Lisa Kalkert 8/10 1978 days 80%
Paul 7/10 1978 days 76%
David 7/10 1978 days 76%
Levi 8/10 1980 days 80%
Mikkel Palleson 9/10 1980 days 84%
Maxima Buisan 8/10 1980 days 80%
Marek Dvonsky 9/10 1981 days 84%
Asborn Damgaard 8/10 1985 days 79%
Berith 9/10 1986 days 84%
Rafaella 7/10 2011 days 74%
Michael and Anna 7/10 2023 days 74%
Vallerie Spoo 9/10 2298 days 67%
Jan Meik Stegmann 7/10 2298 days 60%
Liz and Alan Weathers 8/10 2342 days 61%
Felix Holm 6/10 2376 days 50%
Camille Bellay 8/10 2641 days 45%
Christopher Berkhahn 9/10 2654 days 47%
Adele Grandguillot 9/10 2667 days 46%
Granjon 8/10 2671 days 44%
Katja Kraffzik 10/10 2674 days 46%
Miriam Grund 9/10 2674 days 46%
Aurelien Noailly 8/10 2678 days 43%
Annalina Drebald 10/10 2720 days 44%
Menu 9/10 3025 days 27%
Ron & Hannah de Reuver 8/10 3505 days 0%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3740 days 20%
AlanN316 9/10 4846 days 20%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Huka Falls to Aratiatia Rapids Walking Track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

82%

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.