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 Go Orange.

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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Go Orange

Valid Reviews

97 Valid Reviews

The Go Orange experience has a total of 98 reviews. There are 97 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 97 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 27
28%
9/10 27
28%
8/10 27
28%
7/10 7
7%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 3
3%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 4
4%

82.58% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Go Orange valid reviews is 82.58% and is based on 97 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

81 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 97 valid reviews, the experience has 81 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 81 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 22
27%
9/10 24
30%
8/10 24
30%
7/10 7
9%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 3
4%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.68% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Go Orange face-to-face reviews is 85.68% and is based on 81 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

77.52%

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
Mike 1/10 671 days 100%
Adrian Macdonald 9/10 823 days 67%
Vicki Hoskinson 10/10 1007 days 21%
Hang Tran 1/10 1036 days 12%
Rafi 1/10 1067 days 10%
San Thompson 1/10 1251 days 9%
Derek Green 9/10 1372 days 14%
Molly 2/10 1373 days 9%
Katrina 10/10 1462 days 13%
Jared Cordner 8/10 1713 days 10%
Nigel Mead 10/10 1737 days 10%
Nazlinda Md Nasir 10/10 1737 days 10%
Klaus 10/10 1740 days 10%
Philip Busd 9/10 1743 days 10%
Henna 10/10 1768 days 10%
Felicity Hughes 10/10 1778 days 10%
Sandra Marangi 4/10 1787 days 7%
Sebasitian 9/10 1790 days 10%
Max Mueller 10/10 1812 days 10%
Barbara Knops 10/10 1816 days 10%
Jasmine Rogers 4/10 1830 days 6%
Olde Vogel 8/10 1830 days 9%
Connor Hormell 10/10 1831 days 10%
Karlee Hormell 8/10 1832 days 9%
Petr Jesko 7/10 1833 days 8%
Sandra Piechoua 9/10 1833 days 10%
Joni Vihakara 9/10 1834 days 10%
Bruno 10/10 1836 days 10%
Megan Jurgensmeyer 10/10 1865 days 9%
Timothy Delaney 8/10 2032 days 7%
Jorg Muller 10/10 2070 days 8%
Max 8/10 2073 days 7%
Olivier Reculeau 10/10 2074 days 8%
Coralie Dhenin 4/10 2075 days 5%
Anja Rakers 9/10 2076 days 8%
Valentine de Beer 9/10 2077 days 8%
Mathilde 8/10 2084 days 7%
Floriane Desnoyer 9/10 2085 days 8%
Renoit Besnard 8/10 2088 days 7%
Jaime Alarma Olmos 10/10 2090 days 7%
Dominique 9/10 2094 days 7%
Derick Trotter 8/10 2094 days 7%
Dennis Springer 8/10 2096 days 7%
Laura Mahdavian 10/10 2099 days 7%
Stan 9/10 2099 days 7%
Alexander Mattea 7/10 2100 days 6%
S Black 8/10 2102 days 7%
Gae Saevane 8/10 2103 days 7%
Joe Rogers 8/10 2107 days 7%
Riviere 9/10 2114 days 7%
Gerardo Furtado 10/10 2120 days 7%
Melanie Kronbichler 8/10 2133 days 6%
Lucile Souday 8/10 2141 days 6%
Franziska Hohmann 9/10 2146 days 7%
Ian Hortop 10/10 2147 days 7%
Rachael and Nik 7/10 2147 days 6%
Gregory 7/10 2149 days 6%
Laura Sturm 10/10 2187 days 7%
Xue Rong Kok 10/10 2193 days 7%
Frans Diebrink 9/10 2193 days 7%
Fides 10/10 2459 days 4%
Christoph 8/10 2459 days 4%
Vanessa 9/10 2459 days 4%
Chris 10/10 2459 days 4%
Annika Funk 8/10 2494 days 4%
Ivan Dimitrov 9/10 2517 days 4%
Cora and Franzi 10/10 2550 days 4%
Stefanie 8/10 2802 days 1%
Karolina Gren 7/10 2803 days 1%
Maria-Julia Frilaj 8/10 2811 days 1%
Adriana 9/10 2811 days 1%
Pavel Jarolimek 8/10 2811 days 1%
Lilli Erni 10/10 2812 days 1%
Manuel Bleiker 9/10 2812 days 1%
Marie Toulemonde 5/10 2813 days 0%
Annika Marz 10/10 2826 days 1%
Julian Zeissler 9/10 2826 days 1%
Claudia Bauch 9/10 2832 days 1%
thibaut vernelle 9/10 2832 days 1%
Mara 8/10 2836 days 1%
Andrea Morello 8/10 2836 days 1%
Vera Kreipe 8/10 2839 days 1%
Kathrin Deichmann 8/10 2839 days 1%
Carolin Kettler 9/10 2848 days 1%
Matusala Habtemariam 9/10 2858 days 1%
Francisco Pablo Miguel 7/10 2859 days 0%
Bjoern 8/10 2861 days 1%
Viola 9/10 2861 days 1%
Amanda 10/10 2862 days 1%
Julien de la lande 9/10 2875 days 1%
Aude Moulin 9/10 2875 days 1%
Emmanuelle Brevier 7/10 2882 days 0%
Jean Batiste Le meur 8/10 2882 days 0%
Doran Swartz 9/10 2883 days 1%
Sapir Lifshitz 8/10 2883 days 0%
Maya Barad 8/10 2883 days 0%
Nora Zeitz 10/10 2892 days 1%

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 Go Orange experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-4.07% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 43 days. However the Go Orange 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 Go Orange experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -4.01%
198 -4.03%
199 -4.05%
200 -4.07%
201 -4.09%
202 -4.11%
203 -4.13%

Final Ranking Score

73%

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.