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

236 Valid Reviews

The Rafting New Zealand experience has a total of 239 reviews. There are 236 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 236 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 222
94%
9/10 9
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%

99.07% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rafting New Zealand valid reviews is 99.07% and is based on 236 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 236 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

98.99%

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
Suzette 10/10 54 days 99.54 100%
Aaron 10/10 54 days 99.54 100%
Arizona 10/10 54 days 99.54 100%
Blake 10/10 54 days 99.54 100%
Mark Brabyn 10/10 54 days 99.54 100%
Erica 10/10 54 days 99.54 100%
Victoria 10/10 54 days 99.54 100%
Heather 10/10 85 days 98.86 99%
Tulip Te Whata 10/10 175 days 95.15 96%
Vicki Mayo 10/10 266 days 88.79 89%
JessicaAnne 10/10 328 days 82.95 83%
amanda pritchard 10/10 328 days 82.95 83%
Tiwana Tibble 9/10 358 days 79.69 80%
Nancy Milligan 10/10 389 days 76.02 76%
KC B 10/10 478 days 63.79 63%
Brandon Cassidy 9/10 482 days true 75.82 76%
Nicole Murphy 10/10 509 days 58.95 58%
Sharon Madsen 10/10 509 days 58.95 58%
Bullet 10/10 540 days 53.79 53%
Sarah H 10/10 631 days 39.12 38%
Shadae Gibson 10/10 631 days 39.12 38%
Rain Ruan 10/10 693 days 30.61 30%
liang wan 10/10 693 days 30.61 30%
Leila Martley 10/10 693 days 30.61 30%
Sassan 10/10 754 days 23.43 22%
Oliver Glosby 10/10 754 days 23.43 22%
Jo Lee 10/10 784 days 20.33 19%
Rish Balejko 10/10 784 days 20.33 19%
David Julius 10/10 784 days 20.33 19%
Matt Lee 10/10 784 days 20.33 19%
Miroslav Bazala 10/10 815 days 17.42 16%
Judah Wikeepa 10/10 815 days 17.42 16%
Torran Lepper 10/10 815 days 17.42 16%
Anders Hauke 10/10 841 days true 18.27 17%
Mr Bubbles 10/10 844 days 14.98 14%
Anna Doßler 7/10 850 days true 17.41 16%
Therese and Matthias 10/10 861 days true 16.41 15%
Suzy Danko 10/10 875 days 12.67 11%
Sue Pagura 10/10 875 days 12.67 11%
evan huang 10/10 875 days 12.67 11%
Selina You 8/10 906 days 10.66 9%
Kyla Russell 10/10 906 days 10.66 9%
Jackie Russell 10/10 906 days 10.66 9%
Tash Paora 10/10 906 days 10.66 9%
Anna Thrift 10/10 936 days 9.01 7%
Sven Koch 10/10 936 days 9.01 7%
Kerri Butler 10/10 967 days 7.6 6%
Michelle & Mark Forte 10/10 967 days 7.6 6%
Ashley Wehi 10/10 967 days 7.6 6%
Tony Bennet 10/10 1028 days 5.71 4%
Dana Calvin 10/10 1028 days 5.71 4%
fran neal 10/10 1120 days 4.97 3%
Sharee Lane 10/10 1120 days 4.97 3%
dannielle porteous 10/10 1120 days 4.97 3%
Jethro Cooke 10/10 1150 days 4.92 3%
Michael Bowie 10/10 1150 days 4.92 3%
lillyonsod@gmail.com Onsod 10/10 1209 days 4.84 3%
Bernd Heimhuber 10/10 1240 days 4.8 3%
Loz Picen 10/10 1271 days 4.76 3%
Nico Duval 10/10 1332 days 4.68 3%
Anahera Whaanga 10/10 1485 days 4.47 3%
Adam Burden 10/10 1515 days 4.42 3%
Laura Pugh 10/10 1515 days 4.42 3%
Andreas Efstathiou 10/10 1515 days 4.42 3%
Danley Vince 10/10 1515 days 4.42 3%
Tony Holden 10/10 1515 days 4.42 3%
Lacey Hollins 10/10 1546 days 4.38 3%
yuk lynn chen 10/10 1546 days 4.38 3%
Kimberley Thomas 10/10 1546 days 4.38 3%
Georgia Macfarlane 10/10 1546 days 4.38 3%
Jordan Putt 10/10 1546 days 4.38 3%
rafting5664xxqwerty 10/10 1546 days 4.38 3%
Sarah Portas 10/10 1546 days 4.38 3%
Shay Moon 10/10 1574 days 4.34 3%
Tony Billett 10/10 1605 days 4.3 3%
Keith Nelson 10/10 1605 days 4.3 3%
Dee 10/10 1666 days 4.22 3%
Jess Perry 10/10 1666 days 4.22 3%
Lisa Kemp 10/10 1666 days 4.22 3%
Callum Learmonth 10/10 1697 days 4.18 2%
Glen Liu 10/10 1697 days 4.18 2%
Aly Learmonth 10/10 1697 days 4.18 2%
Tamar Learmonth 10/10 1697 days 4.18 2%
Bindi Thomas 10/10 1758 days 4.09 2%
Raj Paul 10/10 1819 days 4.01 2%
Melissa Ward 10/10 1880 days 3.92 2%
Quintin Hislop 10/10 1880 days 3.92 2%
Jasmine Hall 10/10 1880 days 3.92 2%
Gabrielle & Shawn Scott 10/10 1939 days 3.84 2%
isharpe 10/10 1939 days 3.84 2%
Mungy 8/10 1970 days 3.8 2%
eddieslee 10/10 1970 days 3.8 2%
maureen slee 10/10 1970 days 3.8 2%
David Butler 10/10 1970 days 3.8 2%
Jake Sommers 10/10 2001 days 3.76 2%
WendyRae 9/10 2062 days 3.68 2%
annette7B 10/10 2062 days 3.68 2%
Emma White 9/10 2062 days 3.68 2%
justinstewart 10/10 2092 days 3.63 2%
Emilydodo 10/10 2092 days 3.63 2%
shackni 10/10 2154 days 3.55 2%
PihaIndy 10/10 2154 days 3.55 2%
Kirsty 10/10 2154 days 3.55 2%
Kiz 10/10 2154 days 3.55 2%
willmack 10/10 2154 days 3.55 2%
stella71 10/10 2184 days 3.51 2%
BNZ_NewPlymouth 10/10 2215 days 3.47 2%
Abbott 10/10 2215 days 3.47 2%
Arizona8 10/10 2215 days 3.47 2%
Binnsie 10/10 2245 days 3.42 2%
nsalter05 10/10 2245 days 3.42 2%
joauer 10/10 2245 days 3.42 2%
lizy_t01 10/10 2276 days 3.38 2%
hottine 10/10 2276 days 3.38 2%
georger 10/10 2276 days 3.38 2%
cravedesign 10/10 2276 days 3.38 2%
Deez 10/10 2276 days 3.38 2%
sam26 10/10 2276 days 3.38 2%
ffitz1 10/10 2276 days 3.38 2%
banana2879 10/10 2305 days 3.34 2%
monni 10/10 2336 days 3.3 2%
adebortoli 10/10 2336 days 3.3 2%
Brewgardner 10/10 2336 days 3.3 2%
jackson78 6/10 2336 days 3.3 2%
nscalder 10/10 2336 days 3.3 2%
Niccastle 10/10 2336 days 3.3 2%
mike3950 10/10 2336 days 3.3 2%
Kiana 10/10 2336 days 3.3 2%
sway 10/10 2336 days 3.3 2%
mazandbaz4eva 10/10 2336 days 3.3 2%
JosieMP 10/10 2336 days 3.3 2%
JoBullock 10/10 2336 days 3.3 2%
SJMJTL 10/10 2367 days 3.26 2%
hetheringtons 10/10 2367 days 3.26 2%
Ganga 10/10 2367 days 3.26 2%
Maca 10/10 2367 days 3.26 2%
Katiepettigrew 10/10 2367 days 3.26 2%
Mueveese21 10/10 2367 days 3.26 2%
shague 10/10 2397 days 3.22 2%
andreal 10/10 2397 days 3.22 2%
lucyw 10/10 2397 days 3.22 2%
Caro954 10/10 2397 days 3.22 2%
scubafaris 10/10 2397 days 3.22 2%
Xenathedog 10/10 2428 days 3.17 1%
sandwa22 10/10 2428 days 3.17 1%
Tennantm 10/10 2428 days 3.17 1%
mrsteed 10/10 2458 days 3.13 1%
vtribello 10/10 2458 days 3.13 1%
LucyM 10/10 2458 days 3.13 1%
Bretherton 10/10 2489 days 3.09 1%
kathryn_mildon 10/10 2489 days 3.09 1%
Georgia_and_Paul 10/10 2489 days 3.09 1%
potplantman 10/10 2489 days 3.09 1%
TommyT 10/10 2489 days 3.09 1%
Deloitte_ERS_NZ 10/10 2489 days 3.09 1%
Robyn88 10/10 2520 days 3.05 1%
aryav 10/10 2520 days 3.05 1%
gems 9/10 2520 days 3.05 1%
EmmaKara 10/10 2550 days 3.01 1%
Karlabalfour 10/10 2550 days 3.01 1%
taritabaquie 10/10 2550 days 3.01 1%
Naez 10/10 2550 days 3.01 1%
janeti 10/10 2550 days 3.01 1%
josh 10/10 2581 days 2.96 1%
kiwiguy 10/10 2581 days 2.96 1%
Pitbull 10/10 2581 days 2.96 1%
the_catalpa 10/10 2611 days 2.92 1%
sscharlott 10/10 2611 days 2.92 1%
Khipperson 10/10 2611 days 2.92 1%
TarshKTM125 10/10 2611 days 2.92 1%
dnlpry 10/10 2611 days 2.92 1%
jessid 10/10 2611 days 2.92 1%
Juls 10/10 2611 days 2.92 1%
hammyp 10/10 2611 days 2.92 1%
Adrian Beckett 9/10 2638 days true 3.46 2%
Carolin 9/10 2641 days true 3.46 2%
PFA 10/10 2642 days 2.88 1%
lycrawford85 10/10 2642 days 2.88 1%
richardjrussell 10/10 2642 days 2.88 1%
matineeidol74 10/10 2642 days 2.88 1%
zxangel 10/10 2642 days 2.88 1%
Stefan Morris 9/10 2661 days true 3.43 2%
Jessie Currie 9/10 2661 days true 3.43 2%
Daniel Lang 8/10 2663 days true 3.42 2%
erikp13 10/10 2670 days 2.84 1%
wannaraft 10/10 2670 days 2.84 1%
hakim0101 10/10 2670 days 2.84 1%
Scd44 10/10 2670 days 2.84 1%
Fiona Page 10/10 2701 days 2.8 1%
marriners 10/10 2701 days 2.8 1%
bigL 10/10 2701 days 2.8 1%
KarenKennedy 10/10 2701 days 2.8 1%
thebouzaids 10/10 2701 days 2.8 1%
austin5 10/10 2701 days 2.8 1%
bentley_hewitts 10/10 2701 days 2.8 1%
pamaho 10/10 2701 days 2.8 1%
Lizard 10/10 2701 days 2.8 1%
ewok74 10/10 2701 days 2.8 1%
Canty35 10/10 2701 days 2.8 1%
Rustyd 10/10 2732 days 2.76 1%
caprius 10/10 2762 days 2.72 1%
fleurtie 10/10 2762 days 2.72 1%
Tanja 10/10 2793 days 2.67 1%
katiec82 10/10 2854 days 2.59 1%
Kyle88 10/10 2854 days 2.59 1%
gemmamalpas 10/10 2854 days 2.59 1%
Nelli 10/10 2854 days 2.59 1%
tuyphon 10/10 2915 days 2.51 1%
Sam Bishop 10/10 3007 days 2.38 1%
Nikki Brown 10/10 3007 days 2.38 1%
Andreas Backes 10/10 3007 days 2.38 1%
Anna 10/10 3035 days 2.34 1%
anaru 10/10 3035 days 2.34 1%
Jazman 10/10 3066 days 2.3 1%
stroalki 10/10 3066 days 2.3 1%
Sam Jones 10/10 3066 days 2.3 1%
saswoo 10/10 3097 days 2.26 1%
Hmabch 10/10 3097 days 2.26 1%
Andre Peklaj 10/10 3097 days 2.26 1%
Jane 10/10 3097 days 2.26 1%
liz 10/10 3097 days 2.26 1%
fridays 10/10 3097 days 2.26 1%
kiwifamily 10/10 3127 days 2.22 0%
zenzen 10/10 3127 days 2.22 0%
Emz 10/10 3158 days 2.17 0%
Cayla Perry 10/10 3158 days 2.17 0%
Dudley 10/10 3188 days 2.13 0%
Jason Wood 10/10 3188 days 2.13 0%
Siobhain O'Shea 10/10 3280 days 2.01 0%
Cat 10/10 3341 days 1.92 0%
Kate 10/10 3366 days 1.89 0%
Caron Dzermajko 10/10 3379 days 1.87 0%
Kelly 10/10 3407 days true 2.2 0%
Leanne 10/10 3471 days 1.75 0%
scott ross 10/10 3476 days 1.74 0%
Andrew 10/10 3524 days true 2.01 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

-0.50% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 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 364 days.

The Rafting New Zealand experience has been adjusted for 25 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
22 -0.44%
23 -0.46%
24 -0.48%
25 -0.50%
26 -0.52%
27 -0.54%
28 -0.56%

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.