Ranking Score Explained

G'day 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

81.49%

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 2027 days 92%
Gauthier Dournean 7/10 2044 days 91%
Tome 7/10 2056 days 90%
Sam Staines 9/10 2071 days 100%
Evan Lloyd 9/10 2071 days 100%
Michal Za'heryuk 8/10 2074 days 94%
Veronika Za'heryuk 8/10 2074 days 94%
Erik 8/10 2074 days 94%
MARK CURPHEY 9/10 2084 days 99%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 2304 days 73%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 2304 days 73%
Sarah Dorsett 10/10 2310 days 82%
Jonathan Foskett 8/10 2314 days 77%
Anna Lerchl 8/10 2315 days 77%
Leonie Kraft 8/10 2315 days 77%
Eberhard 9/10 2316 days 82%
Luisa Mathes 8/10 2335 days 75%
Petra Fragner 9/10 2335 days 80%
Ute Fragner 9/10 2335 days 80%
Matas Tirilis 8/10 2336 days 75%
Patrick Veber 10/10 2339 days 80%
Philipp 6/10 2343 days 63%
Alexandra Nagelu 8/10 2348 days 74%
Briony 7/10 2348 days 70%
David Schelensky 9/10 2348 days 79%
Olivia Aliprandi 5/10 2355 days 60%
Brennan Jungling 9/10 2357 days 79%
Anita Wallace 10/10 2357 days 79%
Lisa Kalkert 8/10 2358 days 74%
Paul 7/10 2358 days 70%
David 7/10 2358 days 70%
Levi 8/10 2360 days 74%
Mikkel Palleson 9/10 2360 days 78%
Maxima Buisan 8/10 2360 days 74%
Marek Dvonsky 9/10 2361 days 78%
Asborn Damgaard 8/10 2365 days 73%
Berith 9/10 2366 days 78%
Rafaella 7/10 2391 days 68%
Michael and Anna 7/10 2403 days 67%
Vallerie Spoo 9/10 2678 days 54%
Jan Meik Stegmann 7/10 2678 days 48%
Liz and Alan Weathers 8/10 2722 days 48%
Felix Holm 6/10 2756 days 37%
Camille Bellay 8/10 3021 days 26%
Christopher Berkhahn 9/10 3034 days 28%
Adele Grandguillot 9/10 3047 days 27%
Granjon 8/10 3051 days 24%
Katja Kraffzik 10/10 3054 days 26%
Miriam Grund 9/10 3054 days 26%
Aurelien Noailly 8/10 3058 days 24%
Annalina Drebald 10/10 3100 days 23%
Menu 9/10 3405 days 0%
Ron & Hannah de Reuver 8/10 3885 days 18%
Zoe Barker 9/10 4120 days 20%
AlanN316 9/10 5226 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

81%

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.