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 Taylor Dam 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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Taylor Dam Reserve

Valid Reviews

17 Valid Reviews

The Taylor Dam Reserve experience has a total of 19 reviews. There are 17 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.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 17 valid reviews:

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

74.71% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Taylor Dam Reserve valid reviews is 74.71% and is based on 17 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
Nicole 8/10 181 days 99%
Valg 9/10 242 days 100%
Michael 10/10 301 days 94%
DolphinShavingLtd 10/10 301 days 94%
Jackue 3/10 454 days 56%
Shans 7/10 485 days 62%
Don Marco 7/10 667 days 33%
Sheri 10/10 728 days 27%
Geoff Walker 8/10 759 days 22%
Carl Fogarty 7/10 1307 days 2%
Emma Guthrie 7/10 1380 days 2%
Rogier Kavelaars 8/10 1450 days 2%
Henry 8/10 1601 days 2%
Shannon Radcliffe 8/10 1735 days 2%
midlife crisis 8/10 1853 days 1%
Bethany Pirkis 2/10 1975 days 0%
Sarrob Sarrob 7/10 2433 days 0%


No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Taylor Dam 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.