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

81.62%

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 1496 days 93%
Gauthier Dournean 7/10 1513 days 92%
Tome 7/10 1525 days 91%
Sam Staines 9/10 1540 days 100%
Evan Lloyd 9/10 1540 days 100%
Michal Za'heryuk 8/10 1543 days 95%
Veronika Za'heryuk 8/10 1543 days 95%
Erik 8/10 1543 days 95%
MARK CURPHEY 9/10 1553 days 99%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1773 days 80%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1773 days 80%
Sarah Dorsett 10/10 1779 days 88%
Jonathan Foskett 8/10 1783 days 84%
Anna Lerchl 8/10 1784 days 84%
Leonie Kraft 8/10 1784 days 84%
Eberhard 9/10 1785 days 88%
Luisa Mathes 8/10 1804 days 83%
Petra Fragner 9/10 1804 days 87%
Ute Fragner 9/10 1804 days 87%
Matas Tirilis 8/10 1805 days 83%
Patrick Veber 10/10 1808 days 87%
Philipp 6/10 1812 days 71%
Alexandra Nagelu 8/10 1817 days 82%
Briony 7/10 1817 days 78%
David Schelensky 9/10 1817 days 86%
Olivia Aliprandi 5/10 1824 days 69%
Brennan Jungling 9/10 1826 days 86%
Anita Wallace 10/10 1826 days 86%
Lisa Kalkert 8/10 1827 days 82%
Paul 7/10 1827 days 78%
David 7/10 1827 days 78%
Levi 8/10 1829 days 81%
Mikkel Palleson 9/10 1829 days 86%
Maxima Buisan 8/10 1829 days 81%
Marek Dvonsky 9/10 1830 days 86%
Asborn Damgaard 8/10 1834 days 81%
Berith 9/10 1835 days 86%
Rafaella 7/10 1860 days 77%
Michael and Anna 7/10 1872 days 76%
Vallerie Spoo 9/10 2147 days 70%
Jan Meik Stegmann 7/10 2147 days 64%
Liz and Alan Weathers 8/10 2191 days 65%
Felix Holm 6/10 2225 days 55%
Camille Bellay 8/10 2490 days 51%
Christopher Berkhahn 9/10 2503 days 53%
Adele Grandguillot 9/10 2516 days 52%
Granjon 8/10 2520 days 49%
Katja Kraffzik 10/10 2523 days 52%
Miriam Grund 9/10 2523 days 52%
Aurelien Noailly 8/10 2527 days 49%
Annalina Drebald 10/10 2569 days 50%
Menu 9/10 2874 days 35%
Ron & Hannah de Reuver 8/10 3354 days 11%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3589 days 0%
AlanN316 9/10 4695 days 22%

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.