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

95.93%

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 10/10 380 days 77.12 100%
Pete 10/10 410 days 73.36 95%
Cefa 10/10 563 days 49.85 64%
Katrina 10/10 683 days 31.9 41%
Jozef Pinkerton 10/10 765 days 22.26 29%
deborah cooper 10/10 958 days 7.97 10%
Danielle 8/10 1007 days true 5.92 7%
CMG 10/10 1017 days 5.96 7%
Anouk Goemans 6/10 1053 days true 4.38 5%
Maarten 7/10 1060 days true 4.73 6%
victor diego 9/10 1081 days true 5.03 6%
MARK CURPHEY 9/10 1089 days true 5.01 6%
Shay 10/10 1202 days 4.82 6%
Sam Creecy 8/10 1303 days true 4.41 5%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1306 days true 4.64 6%
Leonie Kaufmann 8/10 1308 days true 4.4 5%
Damian 8/10 1313 days true 4.4 5%
Brenda Oomen 8/10 1323 days true 4.38 5%
Elisabet 10/10 1326 days true 4.6 6%
Lisa 10/10 1326 days true 4.6 6%
Ross Clark 9/10 1329 days true 4.6 6%
Lena 10/10 1334 days true 4.59 6%
Angharad Lloyd 9/10 1336 days true 4.59 6%
Yarden Oliva 10/10 1345 days true 4.57 6%
Wil Goes 8/10 1349 days true 4.34 5%
Grace and Maria 8/10 1355 days true 4.33 5%
Wayne Brew 9/10 1374 days true 4.52 5%
Nicola Wiggan 9/10 1397 days true 4.48 5%
Nicole and Elliott 10/10 1414 days true 4.45 5%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 7/10 1444 days 4.01 5%
Tom Grigg 10/10 1730 days true 3.91 5%
techno69 10/10 1840 days 3.72 4%
Martin Sajdok 10/10 2026 days true 3.41 4%
Anna Neuenfeldt 10/10 2426 days true 2.72 3%
Hanneke P 8/10 2479 days 2.5 3%
Chew (Peter) 7/10 2501 days true 2.36 3%
Stephanie Levepue 7/10 2514 days true 2.34 3%
Ton Franke 9/10 2526 days true 2.55 3%
Stephanie Wirthlin 10/10 2808 days true 2.07 2%
Gordon Agent 5/10 3128 days true 1.23 1%
Lomas 10/10 3446 days true 0.97 1%
Yona 10/10 3530 days true 0.83 1%
Nicole 10/10 3541 days true 0.81 1%
JonK 9/10 3838 days true 0.3 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

96%

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.