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 Horahora Domain.

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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Horahora Domain

Valid Reviews

41 Valid Reviews

The Horahora Domain experience has a total of 41 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 41 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 8
20%
9/10 14
34%
8/10 13
32%
7/10 4
10%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.12% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Horahora Domain valid reviews is 85.12% and is based on 41 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

4 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 41 valid reviews, the experience has 4 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 4 face-to-face reviews:

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

85.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Horahora Domain face-to-face reviews is 85.00% and is based on 4 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

85.73%

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
DaniZ 10/10 219 days 92.4 100%
Martin Hansen 7/10 250 days 81.99 88%
Mike Sc 9/10 250 days 90.1 97%
Mike Sc 9/10 250 days 90.1 97%
Dennis Rijbroek 9/10 280 days 87.58 95%
Julian 8/10 311 days 80.44 87%
Charlotte 8/10 342 days 77.39 83%
Debs 7/10 342 days 74.13 80%
David Hart 8/10 464 days 62.59 67%
Clare & Gerry 9/10 464 days 65.88 71%
Aparna 9/10 492 days 61.64 66%
Matthias 8/10 492 days 58.56 63%
Dirk Taubner 10/10 554 days 51.38 55%
Andy Bond 9/10 557 days 50.87 54%
Edward Lowe 9/10 615 days 41.51 44%
The Weathersons 8/10 842 days true 14.39 14%
Tiara Flewelling 9/10 885 days 11.99 11%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 6/10 907 days 8.8 7%
Shawn Hoelsch 10/10 911 days 10.36 9%
Vander Plancke Julien 8/10 941 days 8.32 7%
Victoria Smith 10/10 1039 days 5.5 4%
Anita Wilkie 10/10 1252 days 4.69 3%
Rebecca Lindsey 8/10 1252 days 4.46 3%
Neil Warnock 9/10 1283 days 4.63 3%
Heidi Maurice 9/10 1296 days 4.61 3%
Daryl and Chris 10/10 1318 days 4.56 3%
Alan Eason 5/10 1333 days 3.67 2%
Stuart Morgan 10/10 1349 days 4.5 3%
Frans Van Schie 8/10 1361 days 4.26 2%
Robert Hanbidge 10/10 1361 days 4.48 3%
Kimmo Kiiski 8/10 1507 days 3.98 2%
Goldfinger 9/10 1527 days 4.15 2%
Bridget Brebner 8/10 1594 days 3.82 2%
Alison Cary 9/10 1679 days 3.86 2%
Andrew Jones 7/10 1924 days 3.07 1%
Ed Hill 8/10 1972 days 3.12 1%
Manuela 9/10 2011 days true 3.21 1%
Justin globalgauthiers.blogspot.com 7/10 2259 days 2.48 1%
Christina Perez 9/10 2265 days true 2.71 1%
Konrad Ullmann 8/10 2296 days true 2.52 1%
N smith 8/10 2563 days 2.02 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

86%

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.