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

45 Valid Reviews

The Hokitika Gorge Walk experience has a total of 45 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 45 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 23
51%
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%

90.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hokitika Gorge Walk valid reviews is 90.00% and is based on 45 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 45 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

96.51%

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
Em 10/10 83 days 98.91 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 479 days 63.64 64%
Pete 10/10 509 days 58.95 60%
Cefa 10/10 662 days 34.71 35%
Katrina 10/10 783 days 20.43 21%
Jozef Pinkerton 10/10 864 days 13.46 14%
deborah cooper 10/10 1058 days 5.22 5%
Danielle 8/10 1106 days true 4.73 5%
CMG 10/10 1117 days 4.96 5%
Anouk Goemans 6/10 1152 days true 4.06 4%
Maarten 7/10 1159 days true 4.44 4%
victor diego 9/10 1180 days true 4.83 5%
MARK CURPHEY 9/10 1188 days true 4.82 5%
Shay 10/10 1301 days 4.6 5%
Sam Creecy 8/10 1402 days true 4.18 4%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1405 days true 4.39 4%
Leonie Kaufmann 8/10 1407 days true 4.17 4%
Damian 8/10 1412 days true 4.16 4%
Brenda Oomen 8/10 1422 days true 4.14 4%
Elisabet 10/10 1425 days true 4.35 4%
Lisa 10/10 1425 days true 4.35 4%
Ross Clark 9/10 1428 days true 4.35 4%
Lena 10/10 1433 days true 4.34 4%
Angharad Lloyd 9/10 1435 days true 4.33 4%
Yarden Oliva 10/10 1444 days true 4.32 4%
Wil Goes 8/10 1448 days true 4.09 4%
Grace and Maria 8/10 1454 days true 4.08 4%
Wayne Brew 9/10 1473 days true 4.26 4%
Nicola Wiggan 9/10 1496 days true 4.22 4%
Nicole and Elliott 10/10 1513 days true 4.18 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 7/10 1543 days 3.75 4%
Tom Grigg 10/10 1829 days true 3.56 4%
techno69 10/10 1940 days 3.35 3%
Martin Sajdok 10/10 2125 days true 2.98 3%
Anna Neuenfeldt 10/10 2525 days true 2.2 2%
Hanneke P 8/10 2578 days 1.99 2%
Chew (Peter) 7/10 2600 days true 1.87 2%
Stephanie Levepue 7/10 2613 days true 1.85 2%
Ton Franke 9/10 2625 days true 2.01 2%
Stephanie Wirthlin 10/10 2907 days true 1.45 1%
Gordon Agent 5/10 3227 days true 0.67 1%
Lomas 10/10 3545 days true 0.21 0%
Yona 10/10 3629 days true 0.04 0%
Nicole 10/10 3640 days true 0.02 0%
JonK 9/10 3937 days true 0.0 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

97%

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.