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 KJet.

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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KJet

Valid Reviews

63 Valid Reviews

The KJet experience has a total of 63 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 63 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 22
35%
9/10 13
21%
8/10 12
19%
7/10 9
14%
6/10 3
5%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 2
3%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
2%

83.49% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the KJet valid reviews is 83.49% and is based on 63 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

47 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 63 valid reviews, the experience has 47 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 47 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 12
26%
9/10 12
26%
8/10 11
23%
7/10 7
15%
6/10 2
4%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 2
4%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

82.55% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the KJet face-to-face reviews is 82.55% and is based on 47 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

44.83%

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
JW 1/10 154 days 70.26 100%
Jenna Neivandt 7/10 993 days 6.05 9%
Patz 10/10 1098 days 4.99 7%
Rachael Sleege 9/10 1219 days true 4.76 7%
David Horley 8/10 1235 days 4.49 6%
Saskia Irblich 6/10 1264 days true 3.88 6%
Adam Pullinger 3/10 1266 days true 3.59 5%
Rebecca Holmes 8/10 1270 days true 4.42 6%
Andy Howard 7/10 1321 days true 4.15 6%
Sharron 8/10 1321 days true 4.33 6%
Robertoi 10/10 1323 days true 4.55 6%
Lucy Murray 9/10 1554 days true 4.1 6%
Steve Elliott 10/10 1555 days 4.1 6%
Markus Spitzmueller 7/10 2321 days true 2.37 3%
Andrew Cattanach 10/10 2345 days 2.55 4%
Ryan J 10/10 2832 days 1.6 2%
Jeltje 9/10 3025 days true 1.22 2%
Beeny 8/10 3026 days true 1.16 2%
Richard Spandonk 9/10 3033 days true 1.21 2%
Julie 10/10 3364 days true 0.56 1%
Leroy Dimitri 9/10 3364 days true 0.56 1%
Geoff Andrew 7/10 3365 days true 0.51 1%
Richard Broughton 9/10 3376 days true 0.54 1%
Matthys Kikke 7/10 3386 days true 0.47 1%
Jill 10/10 3502 days 0.29 0%
Montys 7/10 3533 days 0.21 0%
OMPA 10/10 3735 days true 0.0 0%
Jana Steve 5/10 3741 days true 0.0 0%
dring 10/10 3750 days true 0.0 0%
Sally Hall 9/10 3795 days true 0.0 0%
joevw 10/10 4036 days true 0.0 0%
Linsey Evans 10/10 4051 days 0.0 0%
StephaineFrance 10/10 4078 days true 0.0 0%
Rory 10/10 4081 days 0.0 0%
Sandra Eschbaumer 10/10 4081 days 0.0 0%
Elise Thomson 10/10 4081 days 0.0 0%
brendar 8/10 4081 days true 0.0 0%
Steve Budd 3/10 4099 days true 0.0 0%
JensM 7/10 4116 days true 0.0 0%
Christian 9/10 4146 days true 0.0 0%
Jessy 8/10 4146 days true 0.0 0%
Ray 10/10 4171 days 0.0 0%
Maria 10/10 4194 days true 0.0 0%
Ellen 10/10 4194 days true 0.0 0%
jonathan 10/10 4203 days true 0.0 0%
Michelle 9/10 4255 days 0.0 0%
P&L Mooney 9/10 4256 days true 0.0 0%
Paul 7/10 4259 days true 0.0 0%
Arnaud Dionisio 8/10 4297 days true 0.0 0%
Sanne 10/10 4474 days true 0.0 0%
Matt Walker 6/10 4495 days true 0.0 0%
Dan Adamson 7/10 4500 days true 0.0 0%
Jo 8/10 4523 days true 0.0 0%
Thomas Hartseiker 10/10 4527 days true 0.0 0%
Davinia 9/10 4556 days true 0.0 0%
Archie Murdoch 8/10 4570 days true 0.0 0%
johnb1 6/10 4581 days 0.0 0%
Jo 9/10 4683 days true 0.0 0%
Kate 8/10 4807 days true 0.0 0%
Martjn 8/10 4809 days true 0.0 0%
Stevenson 8/10 4816 days true 0.0 0%
Jennifer 10/10 4835 days true 0.0 0%
Helle 9/10 4846 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The KJet experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.53% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 108 days. However the KJet experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The KJet experience has been adjusted for 128 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
125 -1.50%
126 -1.51%
127 -1.52%
128 -1.53%
129 -1.55%
130 -1.56%
131 -1.57%

Final Ranking Score

43%

The final ranking score once adjustments and 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.