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

81.66%

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
Mathilde 7/10 1197 days true 4.37 93%
Gauthier Dournean 7/10 1214 days true 4.34 92%
Tome 7/10 1226 days true 4.32 92%
Sam Staines 9/10 1241 days true 4.71 100%
Evan Lloyd 9/10 1241 days true 4.71 100%
Michal Za'heryuk 8/10 1244 days true 4.47 95%
Veronika Za'heryuk 8/10 1244 days true 4.47 95%
Erik 8/10 1244 days true 4.47 95%
MARK CURPHEY 9/10 1254 days true 4.69 99%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1474 days true 3.88 82%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1474 days true 3.88 82%
Sarah Dorsett 10/10 1480 days true 4.25 90%
Jonathan Foskett 8/10 1484 days true 4.03 85%
Anna Lerchl 8/10 1485 days true 4.02 85%
Leonie Kraft 8/10 1485 days true 4.02 85%
Eberhard 9/10 1486 days true 4.23 90%
Luisa Mathes 8/10 1505 days true 3.99 85%
Petra Fragner 9/10 1505 days true 4.2 89%
Ute Fragner 9/10 1505 days true 4.2 89%
Matas Tirilis 8/10 1506 days true 3.99 85%
Patrick Veber 10/10 1509 days true 4.19 89%
Philipp 6/10 1513 days true 3.47 74%
Alexandra Nagelu 8/10 1518 days true 3.96 84%
Briony 7/10 1518 days true 3.8 81%
David Schelensky 9/10 1518 days true 4.17 89%
Olivia Aliprandi 5/10 1525 days true 3.37 71%
Brennan Jungling 9/10 1527 days true 4.15 88%
Anita Wallace 10/10 1527 days true 4.15 88%
Lisa Kalkert 8/10 1528 days true 3.95 84%
Paul 7/10 1528 days true 3.78 80%
David 7/10 1528 days true 3.78 80%
Levi 8/10 1530 days true 3.94 84%
Mikkel Palleson 9/10 1530 days true 4.15 88%
Maxima Buisan 8/10 1530 days true 3.94 84%
Marek Dvonsky 9/10 1531 days true 4.15 88%
Asborn Damgaard 8/10 1535 days true 3.93 83%
Berith 9/10 1536 days true 4.14 88%
Rafaella 7/10 1561 days true 3.72 79%
Michael and Anna 7/10 1573 days true 3.7 78%
Vallerie Spoo 9/10 1848 days true 3.53 75%
Jan Meik Stegmann 7/10 1848 days true 3.21 68%
Liz and Alan Weathers 8/10 1892 days true 3.27 69%
Felix Holm 6/10 1926 days true 2.8 59%
Camille Bellay 8/10 2191 days true 2.71 58%
Christopher Berkhahn 9/10 2204 days true 2.83 60%
Adele Grandguillot 9/10 2217 days true 2.8 59%
Granjon 8/10 2221 days true 2.66 56%
Katja Kraffzik 10/10 2224 days true 2.79 59%
Miriam Grund 9/10 2224 days true 2.79 59%
Aurelien Noailly 8/10 2228 days true 2.64 56%
Annalina Drebald 10/10 2270 days true 2.7 57%
Menu 9/10 2575 days true 2.1 45%
Ron & Hannah de Reuver 8/10 3055 days true 1.11 23%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3290 days true 0.7 15%
AlanN316 9/10 4396 days true 0.0 0%

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.