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

81.74%

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 1034 days true 5.09 100%
Gauthier Dournean 7/10 1051 days true 4.83 95%
Tome 7/10 1063 days true 4.7 92%
Sam Staines 9/10 1078 days true 5.05 99%
Evan Lloyd 9/10 1078 days true 5.05 99%
Michal Za'heryuk 8/10 1081 days true 4.78 94%
Veronika Za'heryuk 8/10 1081 days true 4.78 94%
Erik 8/10 1081 days true 4.78 94%
MARK CURPHEY 9/10 1091 days true 5.0 98%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1311 days true 4.21 83%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1311 days true 4.21 83%
Sarah Dorsett 10/10 1317 days true 4.62 91%
Jonathan Foskett 8/10 1321 days true 4.38 86%
Anna Lerchl 8/10 1322 days true 4.38 86%
Leonie Kraft 8/10 1322 days true 4.38 86%
Eberhard 9/10 1323 days true 4.61 91%
Luisa Mathes 8/10 1342 days true 4.35 85%
Petra Fragner 9/10 1342 days true 4.58 90%
Ute Fragner 9/10 1342 days true 4.58 90%
Matas Tirilis 8/10 1343 days true 4.35 85%
Patrick Veber 10/10 1346 days true 4.57 90%
Philipp 6/10 1350 days true 3.79 74%
Alexandra Nagelu 8/10 1355 days true 4.33 85%
Briony 7/10 1355 days true 4.14 81%
David Schelensky 9/10 1355 days true 4.55 90%
Olivia Aliprandi 5/10 1362 days true 3.68 72%
Brennan Jungling 9/10 1364 days true 4.54 89%
Anita Wallace 10/10 1364 days true 4.54 89%
Lisa Kalkert 8/10 1365 days true 4.31 85%
Paul 7/10 1365 days true 4.13 81%
David 7/10 1365 days true 4.13 81%
Levi 8/10 1367 days true 4.31 85%
Mikkel Palleson 9/10 1367 days true 4.53 89%
Maxima Buisan 8/10 1367 days true 4.31 85%
Marek Dvonsky 9/10 1368 days true 4.53 89%
Asborn Damgaard 8/10 1372 days true 4.3 85%
Berith 9/10 1373 days true 4.52 89%
Rafaella 7/10 1398 days true 4.08 80%
Michael and Anna 7/10 1410 days true 4.06 80%
Vallerie Spoo 9/10 1685 days true 3.99 78%
Jan Meik Stegmann 7/10 1685 days true 3.63 71%
Liz and Alan Weathers 8/10 1729 days true 3.72 73%
Felix Holm 6/10 1763 days true 3.2 63%
Camille Bellay 8/10 2028 days true 3.23 64%
Christopher Berkhahn 9/10 2041 days true 3.38 66%
Adele Grandguillot 9/10 2054 days true 3.36 66%
Granjon 8/10 2058 days true 3.18 63%
Katja Kraffzik 10/10 2061 days true 3.35 66%
Miriam Grund 9/10 2061 days true 3.35 66%
Aurelien Noailly 8/10 2065 days true 3.17 62%
Annalina Drebald 10/10 2107 days true 3.27 64%
Menu 9/10 2412 days true 2.74 54%
Ron & Hannah de Reuver 8/10 2892 days true 1.83 36%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3127 days true 1.52 30%
AlanN316 9/10 4233 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.