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 Hokitika Gorge Walk.

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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Hokitika Gorge Walk

Valid Reviews

44 Valid Reviews

The Hokitika Gorge Walk experience has a total of 44 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 44 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 22
50%
9/10 8
18%
8/10 8
18%
7/10 4
9%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.77% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hokitika Gorge Walk valid reviews is 89.77% and is based on 44 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

33 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 44 valid reviews, the experience has 33 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 33 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 13
39%
9/10 8
24%
8/10 7
21%
7/10 3
9%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 1
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.88% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hokitika Gorge Walk face-to-face reviews is 87.88% and is based on 33 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.19%

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
Mike Fricker 10/10 112 days 98.01 100%
Pete 10/10 142 days 96.8 99%
Cefa 10/10 295 days 86.21 88%
Katrina 10/10 416 days 72.58 74%
Jozef Pinkerton 10/10 497 days 60.86 61%
deborah cooper 10/10 691 days 30.86 30%
Danielle 8/10 739 days true 30.1 29%
CMG 10/10 750 days 23.86 23%
Anouk Goemans 6/10 785 days true 24.27 23%
Maarten 7/10 792 days true 23.46 22%
victor diego 9/10 813 days true 21.12 20%
MARK CURPHEY 9/10 821 days true 20.28 19%
Shay 10/10 934 days 9.11 7%
Sam Creecy 8/10 1035 days true 6.68 5%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1038 days true 6.62 5%
Leonie Kaufmann 8/10 1040 days true 6.58 5%
Damian 8/10 1045 days true 6.48 5%
Brenda Oomen 8/10 1055 days true 6.3 5%
Elisabet 10/10 1058 days true 6.26 5%
Lisa 10/10 1058 days true 6.26 5%
Ross Clark 9/10 1061 days true 6.22 4%
Lena 10/10 1066 days true 6.16 4%
Angharad Lloyd 9/10 1068 days true 6.14 4%
Yarden Oliva 10/10 1077 days true 6.06 4%
Wil Goes 8/10 1081 days true 6.04 4%
Grace and Maria 8/10 1087 days true 6.01 4%
Wayne Brew 9/10 1106 days true 5.98 4%
Nicola Wiggan 9/10 1129 days true 5.94 4%
Nicole and Elliott 10/10 1146 days true 5.92 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 7/10 1176 days 4.89 3%
Tom Grigg 10/10 1462 days true 5.4 4%
techno69 10/10 1573 days 4.35 3%
Martin Sajdok 10/10 1758 days true 4.91 3%
Anna Neuenfeldt 10/10 2158 days true 4.25 2%
Hanneke P 8/10 2211 days 3.47 2%
Chew (Peter) 7/10 2233 days true 4.13 2%
Stephanie Levepue 7/10 2246 days true 4.11 2%
Ton Franke 9/10 2258 days true 4.09 2%
Stephanie Wirthlin 10/10 2540 days true 3.62 2%
Gordon Agent 5/10 2860 days true 3.1 1%
Lomas 10/10 3178 days true 2.58 1%
Yona 10/10 3262 days true 2.44 1%
Nicole 10/10 3273 days true 2.42 1%
JonK 9/10 3570 days true 1.93 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Hokitika Gorge Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

94%

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.