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 Kaituna Cascades.

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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Kaituna Cascades

Valid Reviews

41 Valid Reviews

The Kaituna Cascades experience has a total of 41 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 41 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 22
54%
9/10 8
20%
8/10 8
20%
7/10 2
5%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
2%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.22% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaituna Cascades valid reviews is 91.22% and is based on 41 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

39 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 41 valid reviews, the experience has 39 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 39 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 20
51%
9/10 8
21%
8/10 8
21%
7/10 2
5%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
3%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.77% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaituna Cascades face-to-face reviews is 90.77% and is based on 39 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

96.48%

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
Donovan Clemow 10/10 521 days 100%
Joel and Flora Holzer 10/10 1968 days 5%
Adeline 8/10 2078 days 5%
Cathy La Frenais 9/10 2298 days 4%
Sarah Dial 9/10 2304 days 4%
Lukas Seager 10/10 2329 days 4%
Andy Burfoot 10/10 2342 days 4%
Anna 10/10 2360 days 4%
Ann Winter 10/10 3068 days 2%
Dana 10/10 3068 days 2%
Matthew Trezise 10/10 3069 days 2%
Elena Goschia 9/10 3076 days 1%
Philipp Kluseuer 10/10 3076 days 1%
Rebecca Alt 10/10 3112 days 1%
Julia Ahrend 10/10 3112 days 1%
Verena 7/10 3406 days 0%
Darren Abbott 8/10 3498 days 0%
Maximilian Heller 9/10 3801 days 1%
kiwifrenchy 10/10 3840 days 1%
Zoe Barker 10/10 4120 days 1%
Mike 10/10 4162 days 1%
Cheryl 8/10 4164 days 1%
Elisabeth Egerup 10/10 4518 days 1%
varenaee 8/10 4586 days 1%
Switz 8/10 4829 days 1%
desl 10/10 4845 days 1%
TobiL 9/10 4847 days 1%
Andra 9/10 4868 days 1%
Eva 10/10 4885 days 1%
Sarah 10/10 4909 days 1%
Zachari 8/10 4949 days 1%
Miriam&Eva 10/10 5535 days 1%
Helen 10/10 5563 days 1%
Matt 9/10 5563 days 1%
Jill&Ben 8/10 5573 days 1%
Tomomi 8/10 5573 days 1%
Magnus 7/10 5575 days 1%
Erika 10/10 5575 days 1%
Alexia 10/10 5634 days 1%
AmyBarnett 9/10 5634 days 1%
LisaAllen 4/10 5636 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 Kaituna Cascades experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.01% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 124 days. However the Kaituna Cascades 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 Kaituna Cascades experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -1.98%
198 -1.99%
199 -2.00%
200 -2.01%
201 -2.02%
202 -2.03%
203 -2.04%

Final Ranking Score

94%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, 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.