Ranking Score Explained

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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 The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co..

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The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.

Valid Reviews

292 Valid Reviews

The The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. experience has a total of 294 reviews. There are 292 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 292 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 75
26%
9/10 98
34%
8/10 68
23%
7/10 30
10%
6/10 13
4%
5/10 4
1%
4/10 1
0%
3/10 2
1%
2/10 1
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.48% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. valid reviews is 85.48% and is based on 292 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

261 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 292 valid reviews, the experience has 261 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 261 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 64
25%
9/10 83
32%
8/10 66
25%
7/10 29
11%
6/10 13
5%
5/10 2
1%
4/10 1
0%
3/10 2
1%
2/10 1
0%
1/10 0
0%

84.98% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. face-to-face reviews is 84.98% and is based on 261 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

85.41%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Allain Riepema 8/10 398 days true 89.88 100%
Dominik and Alex 9/10 640 days true 45.37 50%
Mark Haydon 9/10 658 days 35.26 39%
Alex Victor 10/10 661 days true 41.82 46%
Max Mueller 9/10 704 days true 35.07 39%
Wouter Bleckmann 7/10 708 days true 34.48 38%
May 10/10 732 days true 31.06 34%
Nolan Townsend 9/10 743 days true 29.56 32%
Robert Wolf 9/10 756 days true 27.85 30%
Anne Bezanson 7/10 761 days true 27.21 30%
Julian Gury 8/10 763 days true 26.96 29%
shelley smith 10/10 873 days 12.81 14%
Heidi Hipp 8/10 970 days true 8.97 9%
Christian Krause 10/10 982 days true 8.43 9%
Stephanie Still 9/10 985 days true 8.3 9%
Dahlia Ahmed 9/10 986 days true 8.26 8%
Sebastiaan 8/10 986 days true 8.26 8%
Olivier Anciaux 6/10 988 days true 8.18 8%
Laura Moore 10/10 994 days true 7.94 8%
Lauren Dinnage 10/10 995 days true 7.9 8%
Joe Rogers 8/10 999 days true 7.75 8%
Signe Broedbaek 6/10 1005 days true 7.54 8%
Lukas Seager 10/10 1005 days true 7.54 8%
Michaela Bartotini 9/10 1010 days true 7.37 8%
Verena 10/10 1013 days true 7.28 7%
Kirsten Gehrenbeck 8/10 1024 days true 6.96 7%
Anna Bouteloup 10/10 1027 days true 6.88 7%
Tamara 8/10 1027 days true 6.88 7%
Cosmo Hartuna 9/10 1032 days true 6.75 7%
Nora Hoethoefer 10/10 1032 days true 6.75 7%
Ricardo Kalbhen 8/10 1032 days true 6.75 7%
Franziska Hohmann 6/10 1038 days true 6.62 7%
Alice Melker 8/10 1039 days true 6.6 7%
Vanesha Patel 10/10 1047 days true 6.44 6%
Janine 8/10 1050 days true 6.39 6%
Marc 7/10 1069 days true 6.13 6%
James Newton 10/10 1082 days true 6.03 6%
Elizabeth Nash 6/10 1087 days true 6.01 6%
Emma Keegan 10/10 1330 days 4.68 4%
Robert Wieclawski 5/10 1361 days 4.64 4%
Emma 8/10 1361 days 4.64 4%
Jade Cownley 8/10 1374 days true 5.54 5%
Ives van der Sluijs 6/10 1408 days true 5.49 5%
Richard 10/10 1604 days 4.3 4%
Caroline Jonsson 8/10 1694 days true 5.02 5%
Jonny Ronnblom 8/10 1694 days true 5.02 5%
James Russell 8/10 1702 days true 5.0 5%
Hannah Watt 8/10 1702 days true 5.0 5%
Alex 8/10 1704 days true 5.0 5%
Becky 9/10 1704 days true 5.0 5%
Patricia Erni 8/10 1704 days true 5.0 5%
Robert Erni 9/10 1704 days true 5.0 5%
Christina 8/10 1708 days true 4.99 5%
Kathrin Lerch 9/10 1708 days true 4.99 5%
Paolo Cases 3/10 1708 days true 4.62 4%
Laura 10/10 1720 days true 4.97 5%
Joanna Mulcahy 10/10 1723 days true 4.97 5%
Tobias Thull 7/10 1729 days true 4.96 5%
Dana 2/10 1744 days true 4.44 4%
Jan Pekarek 7/10 1772 days true 4.89 5%
Lenka Dvorauova 8/10 1772 days true 4.89 5%
Camille Gagnant 10/10 1775 days true 4.88 5%
Anne Collet 10/10 1778 days true 4.88 5%
Marine 8/10 1782 days true 4.87 5%
Ken S 10/10 1816 days 4.01 4%
Jeremy 9/10 1816 days 4.01 4%
Christian Marzy 9/10 2060 days 3.68 3%
Yves Vennewald 6/10 2078 days true 4.38 4%
Silvia-Marie Bront 10/10 2090 days true 4.36 4%
Tina 8/10 2097 days true 4.35 4%
Jean Raisin 7/10 2097 days true 4.35 4%
TJ and Julie Edwards 10/10 2104 days true 4.34 4%
Fabian and Teresa 9/10 2112 days true 4.33 4%
Kyle Guffei 10/10 2114 days true 4.32 4%
Reinier Timmer 8/10 2163 days true 4.24 4%
Alastair MacDonald 8/10 2168 days true 4.24 4%
Moorman 8/10 2172 days true 4.23 4%
Cennart ud Brock 8/10 2180 days true 4.22 4%
Barbara 10/10 2181 days true 4.21 4%
Pietersen 8/10 2192 days true 4.2 4%
Ben Simons 9/10 2452 days true 3.77 3%
Duncan Mallison 9/10 2462 days true 3.75 3%
Mats Harstedt 7/10 2465 days true 3.75 3%
Deana Peters 8/10 2468 days true 3.74 3%
Sebastian Rossbach 9/10 2468 days true 3.74 3%
Preben vil Helmsen 7/10 2468 days true 3.74 3%
Andrea Bircher 9/10 2470 days true 3.74 3%
Simon Fry 8/10 2470 days true 3.74 3%
Eline Vakentijn 8/10 2470 days true 3.74 3%
Nikki Bentley 7/10 2471 days true 3.74 3%
Franziska & Katrin 6/10 2477 days true 3.73 3%
Graham Swinyard 9/10 2479 days true 3.72 3%
Ursi Meier 9/10 2479 days true 3.72 3%
Roger ter Horst 7/10 2480 days true 3.72 3%
R Laurysen 7/10 2482 days true 3.72 3%
Adam Critchley 9/10 2482 days true 3.72 3%
Lindblom 9/10 2482 days true 3.72 3%
Claudia & Julian 9/10 2483 days true 3.72 3%
Julia Balionis 10/10 2530 days true 3.64 3%
Stefan Nitsch 8/10 2551 days true 3.61 3%
Malaea_Tangi01 10/10 2577 days 2.97 3%
visser01 9/10 2608 days 2.93 3%
pauliebates 9/10 2638 days 2.89 2%
rgoodwi3 10/10 2730 days 2.76 2%
Jordy 9/10 2761 days 2.72 2%
Houstons 5/10 2761 days 2.72 2%
Stefanny Ling 9/10 2787 days true 3.22 3%
English_Campers 10/10 2791 days 2.68 2%
Lindsey Clough 10/10 2800 days true 3.2 3%
Franzi & Tobi 9/10 2802 days true 3.19 3%
Johanna & Mark 7/10 2804 days true 3.19 3%
Stefanie 7/10 2805 days true 3.19 3%
Natalie Maguire 10/10 2805 days true 3.19 3%
Julia 10/10 2805 days true 3.19 3%
Jo Meekley 10/10 2806 days true 3.19 3%
Astrid N 9/10 2809 days true 3.18 3%
Marty Fey 9/10 2813 days true 3.18 3%
Amanda Neall 10/10 2814 days true 3.17 3%
Ellie Thompson 10/10 2814 days true 3.17 3%
Barry Barnes 9/10 2816 days true 3.17 3%
Katherine Forward 9/10 2816 days true 3.17 3%
Shirley 6/10 2820 days true 3.16 3%
S and A Koehue 9/10 2822 days true 3.16 3%
Matthew Franklin 10/10 2824 days true 3.16 3%
Annelie & Martin 9/10 2826 days true 3.15 3%
Justin Pearce 9/10 2826 days true 3.15 3%
Claire Hoyland 9/10 2837 days true 3.14 3%
Tayler Gray 9/10 2837 days true 3.14 3%
Dave and Emma 9/10 2838 days true 3.13 3%
E M Klap 9/10 2841 days true 3.13 3%
Matthijs Muijsers 9/10 2843 days true 3.13 3%
C Gobl 9/10 2849 days true 3.12 3%
Michelle Booty 9/10 2849 days true 3.12 3%
Jenny 9/10 2851 days true 3.11 3%
Shoe 7/10 2912 days 2.51 2%
Lance 9/10 2942 days 2.47 2%
Julie 10/10 2973 days 2.43 2%
soph_p 9/10 2973 days 2.43 2%
katiec82 10/10 3003 days 2.39 2%
Theta 9/10 3156 days 2.18 2%
astridaus 7/10 3156 days true 2.61 2%
Don Keith 9/10 3174 days true 2.58 2%
Don & Alice 9/10 3191 days true 2.55 2%
Krause 5/10 3196 days true 2.55 2%
Jannievan Osnabrugge 9/10 3197 days true 2.54 2%
Tim Stick 8/10 3201 days true 2.54 2%
Martÿn Steenvoorden 7/10 3207 days true 2.53 2%
Caitriona Doyle 9/10 3209 days true 2.52 2%
Toni 8/10 3209 days true 2.52 2%
Nick 8/10 3214 days true 2.52 2%
Pam K 10/10 3214 days true 2.52 2%
Coby Aalbrecht 9/10 3214 days true 2.52 2%
Peter Tres 10/10 3230 days true 2.49 2%
Mitchell Mapletree 10/10 3231 days true 2.49 2%
sanneb1 8/10 3262 days true 2.44 2%
andres 9/10 3269 days true 2.43 2%
catdonjaime 10/10 3270 days true 2.42 2%
Christian Jean Louis 9/10 3279 days true 2.41 2%
anniest 9/10 3281 days true 2.41 2%
vernenal 9/10 3281 days true 2.41 2%
Steven Walsh 4/10 3285 days true 2.26 2%
Christy 9/10 3287 days true 2.4 2%
Ulyate 7/10 3288 days true 2.4 2%
Andrea and Craig Swinson 9/10 3301 days true 2.37 2%
Bettina illmann 9/10 3303 days true 2.37 2%
Emily and Alex 10/10 3304 days true 2.37 2%
Anna 9/10 3307 days 1.97 1%
PatH 10/10 3321 days true 2.34 2%
Evan 9/10 3338 days true 2.31 2%
clairet 8/10 3386 days true 2.23 2%
zoed 8/10 3476 days true 2.09 2%
glennandjen 9/10 3491 days 1.72 1%
Sofie 9/10 3491 days 1.72 1%
Michael Maddams 8/10 3519 days true 2.02 1%
LaurensD 6/10 3521 days true 2.01 1%
gerhardm 8/10 3521 days true 2.01 1%
Ide 8/10 3523 days true 2.01 1%
Olga 7/10 3523 days true 2.01 1%
Sam 8/10 3523 days true 2.01 1%
Christopher 9/10 3525 days true 2.01 1%
Kim 9/10 3526 days true 2.0 1%
Marc 9/10 3526 days true 2.0 1%
SBlake 10/10 3526 days true 2.0 1%
Steve Harper 8/10 3528 days true 2.0 1%
WinstonH 8/10 3540 days true 1.98 1%
Silhan 9/10 3541 days true 1.98 1%
Elizabeth 10/10 3545 days true 1.97 1%
CarolineZ 9/10 3548 days true 1.97 1%
FloorN 9/10 3548 days true 1.97 1%
OllyD 9/10 3550 days true 1.96 1%
Sally477 9/10 3552 days 1.63 1%
Tom 9/10 3555 days true 1.96 1%
Tom 9/10 3555 days true 1.96 1%
Rafael 9/10 3558 days true 1.95 1%
soccaplaya14 9/10 3561 days 1.62 1%
AbigailB 10/10 3566 days true 1.94 1%
Simon 10/10 3571 days true 1.93 1%
Melanie 8/10 3572 days true 1.93 1%
Rob 7/10 3572 days true 1.93 1%
Simon 10/10 3572 days true 1.93 1%
orianne 8/10 3578 days 1.6 1%
Florian 9/10 3579 days true 1.92 1%
rustytrombone 9/10 3580 days 1.6 1%
Martha 7/10 3585 days true 1.91 1%
Thamar 9/10 3586 days true 1.91 1%
Karen 10/10 3586 days true 1.91 1%
Burkhardt 7/10 3587 days true 1.9 1%
Denis 10/10 3591 days true 1.9 1%
Kim 10/10 3593 days true 1.89 1%
Erik 8/10 3593 days true 1.89 1%
Lucas 10/10 3594 days true 1.89 1%
Jorn 8/10 3595 days true 1.89 1%
Hazel 6/10 3595 days true 1.89 1%
Andrew 9/10 3598 days true 1.89 1%
Jess 8/10 3647 days true 1.8 1%
Tim 7/10 3652 days true 1.8 1%
Jacinta 8/10 3652 days true 1.8 1%
Ben 10/10 3662 days true 1.78 1%
Richard 8/10 3701 days true 1.72 1%
David 10/10 3741 days true 1.65 1%
Kees 7/10 3746 days true 1.64 1%
Jorn 8/10 3754 days true 1.63 1%
Brian 10/10 3770 days true 1.6 1%
Nikki Gray 9/10 3771 days true 1.6 1%
Tim 8/10 3794 days true 1.56 1%
Mike Dudey 8/10 3803 days true 1.55 1%
Michael White 8/10 3883 days true 1.42 1%
Erin White 9/10 3884 days true 1.42 1%
Heckter 7/10 3892 days true 1.4 1%
Benjamin Krein 9/10 3912 days true 1.37 1%
Jacinta 8/10 3912 days true 1.37 1%
Tony Wicks 8/10 3918 days true 1.36 1%
Bethany Webster 10/10 3920 days true 1.36 1%
Hannah Holmes 7/10 3921 days true 1.35 1%
Miranda 7/10 3922 days true 1.35 1%
Amy 9/10 3930 days true 1.34 1%
Gina 10/10 3930 days true 1.34 1%
Julie 9/10 3930 days true 1.34 1%
Ed 8/10 3930 days true 1.34 1%
Laurie 10/10 3932 days true 1.34 1%
Katharina 10/10 3933 days true 1.33 1%
Juliet 10/10 3934 days true 1.33 1%
Laura 10/10 3934 days true 1.33 1%
Porrie 8/10 3946 days true 1.31 1%
Chris 10/10 3946 days true 1.31 1%
Dani 9/10 3946 days true 1.31 1%
Stacey 10/10 3946 days true 1.31 1%
Aske Helbor 6/10 3964 days true 1.28 1%
ranker_734 5/10 3964 days true 1.28 1%
Anu 8/10 3967 days true 1.28 1%
marie-pier Poulin 10/10 3991 days true 1.24 1%
Willemien 8/10 4013 days true 1.2 1%
Rob Boston 10/10 4069 days 0.93 0%
purplekat99 10/10 4069 days 0.93 0%
Jessica Callen 8/10 4123 days true 1.02 0%
Sabine 10/10 4233 days true 0.84 0%
Linda 8/10 4237 days true 0.84 0%
Helen 9/10 4239 days true 0.83 0%
Matt 8/10 4239 days true 0.83 0%
Richard 9/10 4239 days true 0.83 0%
ShoshanaAbrams 7/10 4242 days true 0.83 0%
Elaine 7/10 4242 days true 0.83 0%
Marcus 10/10 4249 days true 0.82 0%
Dave 6/10 4251 days true 0.81 0%
Fran 6/10 4251 days true 0.81 0%
Daniel 7/10 4251 days true 0.81 0%
Janning 8/10 4257 days true 0.8 0%
Melanie 9/10 4257 days true 0.8 0%
NeilYeoman 8/10 4258 days true 0.8 0%
Valerie 10/10 4258 days true 0.8 0%
Sean 7/10 4261 days true 0.8 0%
Marcus 9/10 4261 days true 0.8 0%
Katie 9/10 4261 days true 0.8 0%
Annette 8/10 4275 days true 0.77 0%
AnnaOwen 9/10 4276 days true 0.77 0%
Karen Nellist 10/10 4276 days true 0.77 0%
MariaNorman 10/10 4277 days true 0.77 0%
Malon 8/10 4277 days true 0.77 0%
Bill 10/10 4284 days true 0.76 0%
Suzy 9/10 4291 days true 0.75 0%
Nynne 8/10 4293 days true 0.74 0%
Johanne 9/10 4297 days true 0.74 0%
Twan 10/10 4297 days true 0.74 0%
FredAndersson 10/10 4297 days true 0.74 0%
Cat 9/10 4299 days true 0.73 0%
Akene 9/10 4299 days true 0.73 0%
Paul 3/10 4299 days true 0.68 0%
Stauros 10/10 4299 days true 0.73 0%
Majken 9/10 4310 days true 0.72 0%
Alexia 9/10 4310 days true 0.72 0%
ranker_410 10/10 4310 days true 0.72 0%
LisaAllen 9/10 4312 days true 0.71 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 The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-7.28% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. 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 The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. experience has been adjusted for 364 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
361 -7.22%
362 -7.24%
363 -7.26%
364 -7.28%
365 -7.30%
366 -7.32%
367 -7.34%

Final Ranking Score

78%

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.