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

81.64%

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 1300 days true 4.18 93%
Gauthier Dournean 7/10 1317 days true 4.15 92%
Tome 7/10 1329 days true 4.13 92%
Sam Staines 9/10 1344 days true 4.51 100%
Evan Lloyd 9/10 1344 days true 4.51 100%
Michal Za'heryuk 8/10 1347 days true 4.28 95%
Veronika Za'heryuk 8/10 1347 days true 4.28 95%
Erik 8/10 1347 days true 4.28 95%
MARK CURPHEY 9/10 1357 days true 4.49 99%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1577 days true 3.69 82%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1577 days true 3.69 82%
Sarah Dorsett 10/10 1583 days true 4.05 90%
Jonathan Foskett 8/10 1587 days true 3.84 85%
Anna Lerchl 8/10 1588 days true 3.83 85%
Leonie Kraft 8/10 1588 days true 3.83 85%
Eberhard 9/10 1589 days true 4.03 89%
Luisa Mathes 8/10 1608 days true 3.8 84%
Petra Fragner 9/10 1608 days true 4.0 89%
Ute Fragner 9/10 1608 days true 4.0 89%
Matas Tirilis 8/10 1609 days true 3.79 84%
Patrick Veber 10/10 1612 days true 3.99 88%
Philipp 6/10 1616 days true 3.3 73%
Alexandra Nagelu 8/10 1621 days true 3.77 84%
Briony 7/10 1621 days true 3.61 80%
David Schelensky 9/10 1621 days true 3.97 88%
Olivia Aliprandi 5/10 1628 days true 3.21 71%
Brennan Jungling 9/10 1630 days true 3.95 88%
Anita Wallace 10/10 1630 days true 3.95 88%
Lisa Kalkert 8/10 1631 days true 3.75 83%
Paul 7/10 1631 days true 3.6 80%
David 7/10 1631 days true 3.6 80%
Levi 8/10 1633 days true 3.75 83%
Mikkel Palleson 9/10 1633 days true 3.95 87%
Maxima Buisan 8/10 1633 days true 3.75 83%
Marek Dvonsky 9/10 1634 days true 3.95 87%
Asborn Damgaard 8/10 1638 days true 3.74 83%
Berith 9/10 1639 days true 3.94 87%
Rafaella 7/10 1664 days true 3.54 78%
Michael and Anna 7/10 1676 days true 3.52 78%
Vallerie Spoo 9/10 1951 days true 3.32 74%
Jan Meik Stegmann 7/10 1951 days true 3.03 67%
Liz and Alan Weathers 8/10 1995 days true 3.08 68%
Felix Holm 6/10 2029 days true 2.63 58%
Camille Bellay 8/10 2294 days true 2.52 56%
Christopher Berkhahn 9/10 2307 days true 2.63 58%
Adele Grandguillot 9/10 2320 days true 2.6 58%
Granjon 8/10 2324 days true 2.47 55%
Katja Kraffzik 10/10 2327 days true 2.59 57%
Miriam Grund 9/10 2327 days true 2.59 57%
Aurelien Noailly 8/10 2331 days true 2.45 54%
Annalina Drebald 10/10 2373 days true 2.5 55%
Menu 9/10 2678 days true 1.9 42%
Ron & Hannah de Reuver 8/10 3158 days true 0.91 20%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3393 days true 0.5 11%
AlanN316 9/10 4499 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.