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 Little Waipa Reserve.

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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Little Waipa Reserve

Valid Reviews

33 Valid Reviews

The Little Waipa Reserve experience has a total of 35 reviews. There are 33 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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.

Within these 33 valid reviews, the experience has 2 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 33 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 16
9/10 7
8/10 1
7/10 4
6/10 2
5/10 0
4/10 1
3/10 1
2/10 0
1/10 1

84.55% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Little Waipa Reserve valid reviews is 84.55% and is based on 33 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Weighted Average


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 Relative Weight
Time Out 9/10 296 days 100%
Allen Goodall 10/10 570 days 56%
Rod Brown 10/10 876 days 14%
John Plane 10/10 935 days 9%
Roland Hänni 8/10 966 days 7%
Alyson Reid 7/10 1283 days 4%
Haley Everitt 3/10 1528 days 3%
Helen Quirk 9/10 1629 days 3%
Alison Males 4/10 1663 days 2%
Mark 10/10 1665 days 3%
Maaike Goudriaan 10/10 1665 days 3%
Michelle Smit 10/10 1849 days 3%
Lauren Smith 10/10 1868 days 3%
Denise Farr 10/10 1872 days 3%
Wiola and Nico 1/10 1893 days 2%
Trent Davis 9/10 1931 days 3%
Fernando Silva 9/10 1942 days 3%
Tony Maroulis 10/10 1997 days 3%
Vernesa Smolcic 10/10 2025 days 3%
Bryant Faaola 7/10 2031 days 2%
Miaomace 10/10 2068 days 2%
Victoria 10/10 2123 days 2%
Miguel 9/10 2337 days 2%
Ines 7/10 2368 days 2%
John Treasure 6/10 2730 days 1%
Jordan and Marielle 10/10 2761 days 1%
arnaud paquet 10/10 2853 days 1%
Rosa Fossi 10/10 2883 days 1%
Memain 7/10 3033 days 0%
Konza 6/10 3034 days -1%
Clive 9/10 3095 days 0%
Andrew K 10/10 3126 days 0%
hoppy 9/10 3126 days 0%


No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score


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.