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

99.68%

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
Darryll Eliason 10/10 326 days 100%
Jordan Kapinga 10/10 388 days 92%
Chelsie Robertson 10/10 388 days 92%
Tanea Eru 10/10 388 days 92%
Rose Ransfield 10/10 388 days 92%
Kerry 10/10 388 days 92%
Sarah 10/10 388 days 92%
Hannah 10/10 631 days 47%
Peter Parker 10/10 723 days 32%
ELAINE GORDON 10/10 845 days 18%
Andrew Taylor 10/10 876 days 15%
Lino 9/10 966 days 9%
Jordan Bell 10/10 1027 days 7%
Master Bell 10/10 1027 days 7%
Poppy 10/10 1027 days 7%
Te Wai 10/10 1027 days 7%
Storm 10/10 1027 days 7%
James 10/10 1057 days 6%
TB 10/10 1057 days 6%
Damian 10/10 1057 days 6%
Paora 10/10 1119 days 6%
Suzette 10/10 1210 days 6%
Aaron 10/10 1210 days 6%
Arizona 10/10 1210 days 6%
Blake 10/10 1210 days 6%
Mark Brabyn 10/10 1210 days 6%
Erica 10/10 1210 days 6%
Victoria 10/10 1210 days 6%
Heather 10/10 1241 days 6%
Wikitoria Tangihaere 10/10 1300 days 6%
Tulip Te Whata 10/10 1331 days 5%
Kahui 10/10 1392 days 5%
Vicki Mayo 10/10 1422 days 5%
JessicaAnne 10/10 1484 days 5%
amanda pritchard 10/10 1484 days 5%
Tiwana Tibble 9/10 1514 days 5%
Nancy Milligan 10/10 1545 days 5%
KC B 10/10 1634 days 5%
Brandon Cassidy 9/10 1638 days 3%
Nicole Murphy 10/10 1665 days 5%
Sharon Madsen 10/10 1665 days 5%
Bullet 10/10 1696 days 5%
Sarah H 10/10 1787 days 4%
Shadae Gibson 10/10 1787 days 4%
Rain Ruan 10/10 1849 days 4%
liang wan 10/10 1849 days 4%
Leila Martley 10/10 1849 days 4%
Sassan 10/10 1910 days 4%
Oliver Glosby 10/10 1910 days 4%
Jo Lee 10/10 1940 days 4%
Rish Balejko 10/10 1940 days 4%
David Julius 10/10 1940 days 4%
Matt Lee 10/10 1940 days 4%
Miroslav Bazala 10/10 1971 days 4%
Judah Wikeepa 10/10 1971 days 4%
Torran Lepper 10/10 1971 days 4%
Anders Hauke 10/10 1997 days 2%
Mr Bubbles 10/10 2000 days 4%
Rani Smallman 10/10 2000 days 4%
Anna Doßler 7/10 2006 days 2%
Therese and Matthias 10/10 2017 days 2%
Suzy Danko 10/10 2031 days 4%
Sue Pagura 10/10 2031 days 4%
evan huang 10/10 2031 days 4%
Selina You 8/10 2062 days 4%
Kyla Russell 10/10 2062 days 4%
Jackie Russell 10/10 2062 days 4%
Tash Paora 10/10 2062 days 4%
Anna Thrift 10/10 2092 days 4%
Sven Koch 10/10 2092 days 4%
Kerri Butler 10/10 2123 days 4%
Michelle & Mark Forte 10/10 2123 days 4%
Ashley Wehi 10/10 2123 days 4%
Tony Bennet 10/10 2184 days 3%
Dana Calvin 10/10 2184 days 3%
fran neal 10/10 2276 days 3%
Sharee Lane 10/10 2276 days 3%
dannielle porteous 10/10 2276 days 3%
Jethro Cooke 10/10 2306 days 3%
Michael Bowie 10/10 2306 days 3%
lillyonsod@gmail.com Onsod 10/10 2365 days 3%
Bernd Heimhuber 10/10 2396 days 3%
Loz Picen 10/10 2427 days 3%
Nico Duval 10/10 2488 days 3%
Anahera Whaanga 10/10 2641 days 2%
Adam Burden 10/10 2671 days 2%
Laura Pugh 10/10 2671 days 2%
Andreas Efstathiou 10/10 2671 days 2%
Danley Vince 10/10 2671 days 2%
Tony Holden 10/10 2671 days 2%
Lacey Hollins 10/10 2702 days 2%
yuk lynn chen 10/10 2702 days 2%
Kimberley Thomas 10/10 2702 days 2%
Georgia Macfarlane 10/10 2702 days 2%
Jordan Putt 10/10 2702 days 2%
rafting5664xxqwerty 10/10 2702 days 2%
Sarah Portas 10/10 2702 days 2%
Shay Moon 10/10 2730 days 2%
Tony Billett 10/10 2761 days 2%
Keith Nelson 10/10 2761 days 2%
Dee 10/10 2822 days 2%
Jess Perry 10/10 2822 days 2%
Lisa Kemp 10/10 2822 days 2%
Callum Learmonth 10/10 2853 days 2%
Glen Liu 10/10 2853 days 2%
Aly Learmonth 10/10 2853 days 2%
Tamar Learmonth 10/10 2853 days 2%
Bindi Thomas 10/10 2914 days 2%
Raj Paul 10/10 2975 days 2%
Melissa Ward 10/10 3036 days 1%
Quintin Hislop 10/10 3036 days 1%
Jasmine Hall 10/10 3036 days 1%
Gabrielle & Shawn Scott 10/10 3095 days 1%
isharpe 10/10 3095 days 1%
Mungy 8/10 3126 days 1%
eddieslee 10/10 3126 days 1%
maureen slee 10/10 3126 days 1%
David Butler 10/10 3126 days 1%
Jake Sommers 10/10 3157 days 1%
WendyRae 9/10 3218 days 1%
annette7B 10/10 3218 days 1%
Emma White 9/10 3218 days 1%
justinstewart 10/10 3248 days 1%
Emilydodo 10/10 3248 days 1%
shackni 10/10 3310 days 1%
PihaIndy 10/10 3310 days 1%
Kirsty 10/10 3310 days 1%
Kiz 10/10 3310 days 1%
willmack 10/10 3310 days 1%
stella71 10/10 3340 days 1%
BNZ_NewPlymouth 10/10 3371 days 1%
Abbott 10/10 3371 days 1%
Arizona8 10/10 3371 days 1%
Binnsie 10/10 3401 days 1%
nsalter05 10/10 3401 days 1%
joauer 10/10 3401 days 1%
lizy_t01 10/10 3432 days 1%
hottine 10/10 3432 days 1%
georger 10/10 3432 days 1%
cravedesign 10/10 3432 days 1%
Deez 10/10 3432 days 1%
sam26 10/10 3432 days 1%
ffitz1 10/10 3432 days 1%
banana2879 10/10 3461 days 0%
monni 10/10 3492 days 0%
adebortoli 10/10 3492 days 0%
Brewgardner 10/10 3492 days 0%
jackson78 6/10 3492 days 0%
nscalder 10/10 3492 days 0%
Niccastle 10/10 3492 days 0%
mike3950 10/10 3492 days 0%
Kiana 10/10 3492 days 0%
sway 10/10 3492 days 0%
mazandbaz4eva 10/10 3492 days 0%
JosieMP 10/10 3492 days 0%
JoBullock 10/10 3492 days 0%
SJMJTL 10/10 3523 days 0%
hetheringtons 10/10 3523 days 0%
Ganga 10/10 3523 days 0%
Maca 10/10 3523 days 0%
Katiepettigrew 10/10 3523 days 0%
Mueveese21 10/10 3523 days 0%
shague 10/10 3553 days 0%
andreal 10/10 3553 days 0%
lucyw 10/10 3553 days 0%
Caro954 10/10 3553 days 0%
scubafaris 10/10 3553 days 0%
Xenathedog 10/10 3584 days 0%
sandwa22 10/10 3584 days 0%
Tennantm 10/10 3584 days 0%
mrsteed 10/10 3614 days 0%
vtribello 10/10 3614 days 0%
LucyM 10/10 3614 days 0%
Bretherton 10/10 3645 days 0%
kathryn_mildon 10/10 3645 days 0%
Georgia_and_Paul 10/10 3645 days 0%
potplantman 10/10 3645 days 0%
TommyT 10/10 3645 days 0%
Deloitte_ERS_NZ 10/10 3645 days 0%
Robyn88 10/10 3676 days 1%
aryav 10/10 3676 days 1%
gems 9/10 3676 days 1%
EmmaKara 10/10 3706 days 1%
Karlabalfour 10/10 3706 days 1%
taritabaquie 10/10 3706 days 1%
Naez 10/10 3706 days 1%
janeti 10/10 3706 days 1%
josh 10/10 3737 days 1%
kiwiguy 10/10 3737 days 1%
Pitbull 10/10 3737 days 1%
the_catalpa 10/10 3767 days 1%
sscharlott 10/10 3767 days 1%
Khipperson 10/10 3767 days 1%
TarshKTM125 10/10 3767 days 1%
dnlpry 10/10 3767 days 1%
jessid 10/10 3767 days 1%
Juls 10/10 3767 days 1%
hammyp 10/10 3767 days 1%
Adrian Beckett 9/10 3794 days 1%
Carolin 9/10 3797 days 1%
PFA 10/10 3798 days 1%
lycrawford85 10/10 3798 days 1%
richardjrussell 10/10 3798 days 1%
matineeidol74 10/10 3798 days 1%
zxangel 10/10 3798 days 1%
Stefan Morris 9/10 3817 days 1%
Jessie Currie 9/10 3817 days 1%
Daniel Lang 8/10 3819 days 1%
erikp13 10/10 3826 days 1%
wannaraft 10/10 3826 days 1%
hakim0101 10/10 3826 days 1%
Scd44 10/10 3826 days 1%
Fiona Page 10/10 3857 days 1%
marriners 10/10 3857 days 1%
bigL 10/10 3857 days 1%
KarenKennedy 10/10 3857 days 1%
thebouzaids 10/10 3857 days 1%
austin5 10/10 3857 days 1%
bentley_hewitts 10/10 3857 days 1%
pamaho 10/10 3857 days 1%
Lizard 10/10 3857 days 1%
ewok74 10/10 3857 days 1%
Canty35 10/10 3857 days 1%
Rustyd 10/10 3888 days 1%
caprius 10/10 3918 days 1%
fleurtie 10/10 3918 days 1%
Tanja 10/10 3949 days 1%
katiec82 10/10 4010 days 1%
Kyle88 10/10 4010 days 1%
gemmamalpas 10/10 4010 days 1%
Nelli 10/10 4010 days 1%
tuyphon 10/10 4071 days 1%
Sam Bishop 10/10 4163 days 1%
Nikki Brown 10/10 4163 days 1%
Andreas Backes 10/10 4163 days 1%
Anna 10/10 4191 days 1%
anaru 10/10 4191 days 1%
Jazman 10/10 4222 days 1%
stroalki 10/10 4222 days 1%
Sam Jones 10/10 4222 days 1%
saswoo 10/10 4253 days 1%
Hmabch 10/10 4253 days 1%
Andre Peklaj 10/10 4253 days 1%
Jane 10/10 4253 days 1%
liz 10/10 4253 days 1%
fridays 10/10 4253 days 1%
kiwifamily 10/10 4283 days 1%
zenzen 10/10 4283 days 1%
Emz 10/10 4314 days 1%
Cayla Perry 10/10 4314 days 1%
Dudley 10/10 4344 days 1%
Jason Wood 10/10 4344 days 1%
Siobhain O'Shea 10/10 4436 days 1%
Cat 10/10 4497 days 1%
Kate 10/10 4522 days 1%
Caron Dzermajko 10/10 4535 days 1%
Kelly 10/10 4563 days 1%
Leanne 10/10 4627 days 1%
scott ross 10/10 4632 days 1%
Andrew 10/10 4680 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 Rafting New Zealand 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 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 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

98%

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.