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 Waikite Valley Thermal Pools.

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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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Valid Reviews

78 Valid Reviews

The Waikite Valley Thermal Pools experience has a total of 79 reviews. There are 78 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 78 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 31
40%
9/10 23
29%
8/10 19
24%
7/10 2
3%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
1%

89.10% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools valid reviews is 89.10% and is based on 78 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

56 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 78 valid reviews, the experience has 56 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 56 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 17
30%
9/10 19
34%
8/10 16
29%
7/10 2
4%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.21% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools face-to-face reviews is 88.21% and is based on 56 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

87.52%

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
Chantelle 8/10 539 days 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 1057 days 10%
Rose 10/10 1088 days 9%
Michael Smith 10/10 1424 days 8%
Ben Cunningham 10/10 1453 days 8%
Mark Haydon 10/10 1634 days 7%
Anders Frank 8/10 1644 days 7%
Joonas Lehtomaki 10/10 1680 days 7%
Peter 10/10 1685 days 7%
Maaike 8/10 1685 days 7%
T Geelen 7/10 1685 days 6%
Alexandra Luerner 10/10 1696 days 7%
Eva Hesse 9/10 1742 days 7%
Jane Scott 9/10 1787 days 7%
S Black 10/10 1965 days 6%
John and Jan 9/10 1973 days 6%
Nicola Kersey 8/10 1981 days 6%
Dawn Howard 8/10 1988 days 6%
Josef Biller 9/10 1995 days 6%
Lengxi 9/10 1997 days 6%
Pauline Fontenay 8/10 2003 days 6%
Bernard Welschen 6/10 2005 days 5%
Jan B 10/10 2071 days 6%
Lee Farrington 10/10 2092 days 6%
Jan Meik Stegmann 9/10 2330 days 5%
Wilma Senior 10/10 2396 days 4%
Michal Kamradek 8/10 2406 days 4%
Phil Bromby 10/10 2699 days 3%
Aurelien Noailly 9/10 2710 days 3%
Kristina 5/10 2720 days 2%
Bet 8/10 2760 days 3%
Humphrey 9/10 3036 days 2%
Cloarec Guillaume 9/10 3062 days 2%
Clodec 7/10 3062 days 2%
Florent Corino 9/10 3071 days 2%
Amiot Cyriane 9/10 3071 days 2%
Wenmechers 8/10 3147 days 1%
Shannon Taylor 10/10 3166 days 1%
Mike & Suzann 10/10 3443 days 0%
Annie 10/10 3444 days 0%
Mickey 9/10 3444 days 0%
Cynthia 10/10 3444 days 0%
Rene 10/10 3444 days 0%
Monica 9/10 3447 days 0%
Mike1952 9/10 3461 days 0%
kiwifrenchy 9/10 3461 days 0%
CMJ 8/10 3492 days 0%
Ron & Hannah de Reuver 9/10 3537 days 0%
R & M Willows 9/10 3540 days 0%
Alice Bastiman 8/10 3775 days 1%
Franzi & Tobi 10/10 3778 days 2%
Janey Chamberlain 8/10 3789 days 1%
Tamara Clark 9/10 3801 days 2%
mr Schumader 9/10 3812 days 2%
Kat Fleming 8/10 3812 days 1%
Lili 8/10 3819 days 1%
Kylie Carson 10/10 3857 days 2%
pipling 10/10 3888 days 2%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 3949 days 2%
shanelle 1/10 3979 days 1%
laver2010 10/10 4163 days 2%
Helen Power 8/10 4186 days 1%
Moana Cook 10/10 4222 days 2%
ilkal 9/10 4239 days 2%
Ann S 10/10 4261 days 2%
Ietje van Beers 8/10 4314 days 1%
UlaR 9/10 4489 days 2%
Philip 9/10 4546 days 2%
Michael 10/10 4561 days 2%
G Lart 8/10 4561 days 1%
Kirk 10/10 4565 days 2%
Hove 8/10 4569 days 1%
Marc 10/10 4614 days 2%
Andrew 9/10 4680 days 2%
Robin 10/10 4686 days 2%
Ele 10/10 4722 days 2%
Miriam&Eva 8/10 5187 days 1%
Herman&Ineke 10/10 5266 days 2%

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 Waikite Valley Thermal Pools experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.04% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 125 days. However the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools 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 Waikite Valley Thermal Pools experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -2.01%
198 -2.02%
199 -2.03%
200 -2.04%
201 -2.05%
202 -2.06%
203 -2.07%

Final Ranking Score

85%

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.