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 Dart River Jet Safaris.

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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Dart River Jet Safaris

Valid Reviews

28 Valid Reviews

The Dart River Jet Safaris experience has a total of 29 reviews. There are 28 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 28 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 13
46%
9/10 7
25%
8/10 6
21%
7/10 1
4%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
4%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.36% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Dart River Jet Safaris valid reviews is 90.36% and is based on 28 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

16 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 28 valid reviews, the experience has 16 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 16 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 6
38%
9/10 4
25%
8/10 5
31%
7/10 1
6%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.38% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Dart River Jet Safaris face-to-face reviews is 89.38% and is based on 16 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

97.12%

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
Jana Erdel 10/10 114 days 100%
Walter van der Eng 10/10 348 days 83%
Ron Stenhouse 8/10 1790 days 4%
Elizabeth Stenhouse 9/10 1790 days 4%
Enna Keet 8/10 1833 days 4%
nathan_carr 10/10 2338 days 3%
neilqecosse 10/10 2368 days 3%
Frank & Margot Best 8/10 2504 days 3%
Judith 7/10 2538 days 3%
Jim & Rebecca 9/10 2544 days 3%
Chris & Rob 8/10 2849 days 3%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 2903 days 3%
Jackie 10/10 2936 days 3%
Sally Orr 10/10 2945 days 2%
Phillip Rurgger 9/10 3015 days 2%
neilchelt 5/10 3037 days 2%
eowyn2k 10/10 3037 days 2%
Greg783 8/10 3221 days 2%
David 9/10 3251 days 2%
Nanou Van Beveren 9/10 3286 days 2%
Stephanie Schikora 10/10 3394 days 2%
Johannes Kerner 9/10 3400 days 2%
Christian 10/10 3638 days 2%
Paul Weston 8/10 3644 days 2%
Lyn Saxon 10/10 3736 days 1%
Amanda McCaig 10/10 3738 days 1%
Fenke 9/10 3993 days 1%
sasssy 10/10 5137 days 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 Dart River Jet Safaris experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.88% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Dart River Jet Safaris 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 364 days.

The Dart River Jet Safaris experience has been adjusted for 94 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
91 -1.82%
92 -1.84%
93 -1.86%
94 -1.88%
95 -1.90%
96 -1.92%
97 -1.94%

Final Ranking Score

95%

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.