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 Rafting New Zealand.

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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Rafting New Zealand

Valid Reviews

260 Valid Reviews

The Rafting New Zealand experience has a total of 267 reviews. There are 260 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 7 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 260 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 245
94%
9/10 10
4%
8/10 3
1%
7/10 1
0%
6/10 1
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

99.12% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rafting New Zealand valid reviews is 99.12% and is based on 260 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

11 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 260 valid reviews, the experience has 11 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 11 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 4
36%
9/10 5
45%
8/10 1
9%
7/10 1
9%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.91% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rafting New Zealand face-to-face reviews is 90.91% and is based on 11 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

99.57%

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
Darryll Eliason 10/10 60 days 99.43 100%
Jordan Kapinga 10/10 122 days 97.64 98%
Chelsie Robertson 10/10 122 days 97.64 98%
Tanea Eru 10/10 122 days 97.64 98%
Rose Ransfield 10/10 122 days 97.64 98%
Kerry 10/10 122 days 97.64 98%
Sarah 10/10 122 days 97.64 98%
Hannah 10/10 365 days 78.89 79%
Peter Parker 10/10 457 days 66.91 67%
ELAINE GORDON 10/10 579 days 47.19 47%
Andrew Taylor 10/10 610 days 42.27 43%
Lino 9/10 700 days 29.72 30%
Jordan Bell 10/10 760 days 22.78 23%
Master Bell 10/10 761 days 22.68 23%
Poppy 10/10 761 days 22.68 23%
Te Wai 10/10 761 days 22.68 23%
Storm 10/10 761 days 22.68 23%
James 10/10 791 days 19.64 20%
TB 10/10 791 days 19.64 20%
Damian 10/10 791 days 19.64 20%
Paora 10/10 853 days 14.28 14%
Suzette 10/10 944 days 8.61 9%
Aaron 10/10 944 days 8.61 9%
Arizona 10/10 944 days 8.61 9%
Blake 10/10 944 days 8.61 9%
Mark Brabyn 10/10 944 days 8.61 9%
Erica 10/10 944 days 8.61 9%
Victoria 10/10 944 days 8.61 9%
Heather 10/10 975 days 7.28 7%
Wikitoria Tangihaere 10/10 1034 days 5.59 6%
Tulip Te Whata 10/10 1064 days 5.15 5%
Kahui 10/10 1126 days 4.94 5%
Vicki Mayo 10/10 1155 days 4.88 5%
JessicaAnne 10/10 1217 days 4.76 5%
amanda pritchard 10/10 1217 days 4.76 5%
Tiwana Tibble 9/10 1247 days 4.7 5%
Nancy Milligan 10/10 1278 days 4.64 5%
KC B 10/10 1367 days 4.47 4%
Brandon Cassidy 9/10 1372 days true 4.46 4%
Nicole Murphy 10/10 1398 days 4.41 4%
Sharon Madsen 10/10 1398 days 4.41 4%
Bullet 10/10 1429 days 4.35 4%
Sarah H 10/10 1520 days 4.17 4%
Shadae Gibson 10/10 1520 days 4.17 4%
Rain Ruan 10/10 1582 days 4.05 4%
liang wan 10/10 1582 days 4.05 4%
Leila Martley 10/10 1582 days 4.05 4%
Sassan 10/10 1643 days 3.93 4%
Oliver Glosby 10/10 1643 days 3.93 4%
Jo Lee 10/10 1673 days 3.87 4%
Rish Balejko 10/10 1673 days 3.87 4%
David Julius 10/10 1673 days 3.87 4%
Matt Lee 10/10 1673 days 3.87 4%
Miroslav Bazala 10/10 1704 days 3.81 4%
Judah Wikeepa 10/10 1704 days 3.81 4%
Torran Lepper 10/10 1705 days 3.81 4%
Anders Hauke 10/10 1731 days true 3.76 4%
Mr Bubbles 10/10 1733 days 3.75 4%
Rani Smallman 10/10 1734 days 3.75 4%
Anna Doßler 7/10 1740 days true 3.4 3%
Therese and Matthias 10/10 1751 days true 3.72 4%
Suzy Danko 10/10 1764 days 3.69 4%
Sue Pagura 10/10 1764 days 3.69 4%
evan huang 10/10 1764 days 3.69 4%
Selina You 8/10 1795 days 3.45 3%
Kyla Russell 10/10 1795 days 3.63 4%
Jackie Russell 10/10 1795 days 3.63 4%
Tash Paora 10/10 1795 days 3.63 4%
Anna Thrift 10/10 1826 days 3.57 4%
Sven Koch 10/10 1826 days 3.57 4%
Kerri Butler 10/10 1856 days 3.51 4%
Michelle & Mark Forte 10/10 1856 days 3.51 4%
Ashley Wehi 10/10 1857 days 3.51 4%
Tony Bennet 10/10 1917 days 3.39 3%
Dana Calvin 10/10 1917 days 3.39 3%
fran neal 10/10 2009 days 3.21 3%
Sharee Lane 10/10 2009 days 3.21 3%
dannielle porteous 10/10 2009 days 3.21 3%
Jethro Cooke 10/10 2039 days 3.15 3%
Michael Bowie 10/10 2039 days 3.15 3%
lillyonsod@gmail.com Onsod 10/10 2098 days 3.04 3%
Bernd Heimhuber 10/10 2129 days 2.98 3%
Loz Picen 10/10 2160 days 2.92 3%
Nico Duval 10/10 2221 days 2.8 3%
Anahera Whaanga 10/10 2375 days 2.5 3%
Adam Burden 10/10 2405 days 2.44 2%
Laura Pugh 10/10 2405 days 2.44 2%
Andreas Efstathiou 10/10 2405 days 2.44 2%
Danley Vince 10/10 2405 days 2.44 2%
Tony Holden 10/10 2405 days 2.44 2%
Lacey Hollins 10/10 2435 days 2.38 2%
yuk lynn chen 10/10 2436 days 2.38 2%
Kimberley Thomas 10/10 2436 days 2.38 2%
Georgia Macfarlane 10/10 2436 days 2.38 2%
Jordan Putt 10/10 2436 days 2.38 2%
rafting5664xxqwerty 10/10 2436 days 2.38 2%
Sarah Portas 10/10 2436 days 2.38 2%
Shay Moon 10/10 2463 days 2.32 2%
Tony Billett 10/10 2495 days 2.26 2%
Keith Nelson 10/10 2495 days 2.26 2%
Dee 10/10 2556 days 2.14 2%
Jess Perry 10/10 2556 days 2.14 2%
Lisa Kemp 10/10 2556 days 2.14 2%
Callum Learmonth 10/10 2587 days 2.08 2%
Glen Liu 10/10 2587 days 2.08 2%
Aly Learmonth 10/10 2587 days 2.08 2%
Tamar Learmonth 10/10 2587 days 2.08 2%
Bindi Thomas 10/10 2648 days 1.96 2%
Raj Paul 10/10 2709 days 1.84 2%
Melissa Ward 10/10 2770 days 1.72 2%
Quintin Hislop 10/10 2770 days 1.72 2%
Jasmine Hall 10/10 2770 days 1.72 2%
Gabrielle & Shawn Scott 10/10 2829 days 1.61 2%
isharpe 10/10 2829 days 1.61 2%
Mungy 8/10 2860 days 1.47 1%
eddieslee 10/10 2860 days 1.55 2%
maureen slee 10/10 2860 days 1.55 2%
David Butler 10/10 2860 days 1.55 2%
Jake Sommers 10/10 2891 days 1.49 1%
WendyRae 9/10 2952 days 1.37 1%
annette7B 10/10 2952 days 1.37 1%
Emma White 9/10 2952 days 1.37 1%
justinstewart 10/10 2982 days 1.31 1%
Emilydodo 10/10 2982 days 1.31 1%
shackni 10/10 3044 days 1.19 1%
PihaIndy 10/10 3044 days 1.19 1%
Kirsty 10/10 3044 days 1.19 1%
Kiz 10/10 3044 days 1.19 1%
willmack 10/10 3044 days 1.19 1%
stella71 10/10 3074 days 1.13 1%
BNZ_NewPlymouth 10/10 3105 days 1.07 1%
Abbott 10/10 3105 days 1.07 1%
Arizona8 10/10 3105 days 1.07 1%
Binnsie 10/10 3135 days 1.01 1%
nsalter05 10/10 3135 days 1.01 1%
joauer 10/10 3135 days 1.01 1%
lizy_t01 10/10 3166 days 0.95 1%
hottine 10/10 3166 days 0.95 1%
georger 10/10 3166 days 0.95 1%
cravedesign 10/10 3166 days 0.95 1%
Deez 10/10 3166 days 0.95 1%
sam26 10/10 3166 days 0.95 1%
ffitz1 10/10 3166 days 0.95 1%
banana2879 10/10 3195 days 0.89 1%
monni 10/10 3226 days 0.83 1%
adebortoli 10/10 3226 days 0.83 1%
Brewgardner 10/10 3226 days 0.83 1%
jackson78 6/10 3226 days 0.69 1%
nscalder 10/10 3226 days 0.83 1%
Niccastle 10/10 3226 days 0.83 1%
mike3950 10/10 3226 days 0.83 1%
Kiana 10/10 3226 days 0.83 1%
sway 10/10 3226 days 0.83 1%
mazandbaz4eva 10/10 3226 days 0.83 1%
JosieMP 10/10 3226 days 0.83 1%
JoBullock 10/10 3226 days 0.83 1%
SJMJTL 10/10 3257 days 0.77 1%
hetheringtons 10/10 3257 days 0.77 1%
Ganga 10/10 3257 days 0.77 1%
Maca 10/10 3257 days 0.77 1%
Katiepettigrew 10/10 3257 days 0.77 1%
Mueveese21 10/10 3257 days 0.77 1%
shague 10/10 3287 days 0.71 1%
andreal 10/10 3287 days 0.71 1%
lucyw 10/10 3287 days 0.71 1%
Caro954 10/10 3287 days 0.71 1%
scubafaris 10/10 3287 days 0.71 1%
Xenathedog 10/10 3318 days 0.65 1%
sandwa22 10/10 3318 days 0.65 1%
Tennantm 10/10 3318 days 0.65 1%
mrsteed 10/10 3348 days 0.59 1%
vtribello 10/10 3348 days 0.59 1%
LucyM 10/10 3348 days 0.59 1%
Bretherton 10/10 3379 days 0.53 1%
kathryn_mildon 10/10 3379 days 0.53 1%
Georgia_and_Paul 10/10 3379 days 0.53 1%
potplantman 10/10 3379 days 0.53 1%
TommyT 10/10 3379 days 0.53 1%
Deloitte_ERS_NZ 10/10 3379 days 0.53 1%
Robyn88 10/10 3410 days 0.47 0%
aryav 10/10 3410 days 0.47 0%
gems 9/10 3410 days 0.47 0%
EmmaKara 10/10 3440 days 0.41 0%
Karlabalfour 10/10 3440 days 0.41 0%
taritabaquie 10/10 3440 days 0.41 0%
Naez 10/10 3440 days 0.41 0%
janeti 10/10 3440 days 0.41 0%
josh 10/10 3471 days 0.35 0%
kiwiguy 10/10 3471 days 0.35 0%
Pitbull 10/10 3471 days 0.35 0%
the_catalpa 10/10 3501 days 0.29 0%
sscharlott 10/10 3501 days 0.29 0%
Khipperson 10/10 3501 days 0.29 0%
TarshKTM125 10/10 3501 days 0.29 0%
dnlpry 10/10 3501 days 0.29 0%
jessid 10/10 3501 days 0.29 0%
Juls 10/10 3501 days 0.29 0%
hammyp 10/10 3501 days 0.29 0%
Adrian Beckett 9/10 3528 days true 0.24 0%
Carolin 9/10 3531 days true 0.23 0%
PFA 10/10 3532 days 0.23 0%
lycrawford85 10/10 3532 days 0.23 0%
richardjrussell 10/10 3532 days 0.23 0%
matineeidol74 10/10 3532 days 0.23 0%
zxangel 10/10 3532 days 0.23 0%
Stefan Morris 9/10 3551 days true 0.19 0%
Jessie Currie 9/10 3551 days true 0.19 0%
Daniel Lang 8/10 3553 days true 0.18 0%
erikp13 10/10 3560 days 0.18 0%
wannaraft 10/10 3560 days 0.18 0%
hakim0101 10/10 3560 days 0.18 0%
Scd44 10/10 3560 days 0.18 0%
Fiona Page 10/10 3591 days 0.12 0%
marriners 10/10 3591 days 0.12 0%
bigL 10/10 3591 days 0.12 0%
KarenKennedy 10/10 3591 days 0.12 0%
thebouzaids 10/10 3591 days 0.12 0%
austin5 10/10 3591 days 0.12 0%
bentley_hewitts 10/10 3591 days 0.12 0%
pamaho 10/10 3591 days 0.12 0%
Lizard 10/10 3591 days 0.12 0%
ewok74 10/10 3591 days 0.12 0%
Canty35 10/10 3591 days 0.12 0%
Rustyd 10/10 3622 days 0.05 0%
caprius 10/10 3652 days 0.0 0%
fleurtie 10/10 3652 days 0.0 0%
Tanja 10/10 3683 days 0.0 0%
katiec82 10/10 3744 days 0.0 0%
Kyle88 10/10 3744 days 0.0 0%
gemmamalpas 10/10 3744 days 0.0 0%
Nelli 10/10 3744 days 0.0 0%
tuyphon 10/10 3805 days 0.0 0%
Sam Bishop 10/10 3897 days 0.0 0%
Nikki Brown 10/10 3897 days 0.0 0%
Andreas Backes 10/10 3897 days 0.0 0%
Anna 10/10 3925 days 0.0 0%
anaru 10/10 3925 days 0.0 0%
Jazman 10/10 3956 days 0.0 0%
stroalki 10/10 3956 days 0.0 0%
Sam Jones 10/10 3956 days 0.0 0%
saswoo 10/10 3987 days 0.0 0%
Hmabch 10/10 3987 days 0.0 0%
Andre Peklaj 10/10 3987 days 0.0 0%
Jane 10/10 3987 days 0.0 0%
liz 10/10 3987 days 0.0 0%
fridays 10/10 3987 days 0.0 0%
kiwifamily 10/10 4017 days 0.0 0%
zenzen 10/10 4017 days 0.0 0%
Emz 10/10 4048 days 0.0 0%
Cayla Perry 10/10 4048 days 0.0 0%
Dudley 10/10 4078 days 0.0 0%
Jason Wood 10/10 4078 days 0.0 0%
Siobhain O'Shea 10/10 4170 days 0.0 0%
Cat 10/10 4231 days 0.0 0%
Kate 10/10 4256 days 0.0 0%
Caron Dzermajko 10/10 4269 days 0.0 0%
Kelly 10/10 4297 days true 0.0 0%
Leanne 10/10 4361 days 0.0 0%
scott ross 10/10 4365 days 0.0 0%
Andrew 10/10 4414 days true 0.0 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 Rafting New Zealand experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.71% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 50 days. However the Rafting New Zealand 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 Rafting New Zealand experience has been adjusted for 37 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
34 -0.66%
35 -0.67%
36 -0.69%
37 -0.71%
38 -0.73%
39 -0.75%
40 -0.77%

Final Ranking Score

99%

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.