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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.
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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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|Gauthier Dournean||7/10||2044 days||91%|
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
|Alexandra Nagelu||8/10||2348 days||74%|
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
|Ron & Hannah de Reuver||8/10||3885 days||18%|
|Zoe Barker||9/10||4120 days||20%|
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.
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.
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