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

249 Valid Reviews

The Rafting New Zealand experience has a total of 256 reviews. There are 249 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 249 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 234
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%

99.08% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rafting New Zealand valid reviews is 99.08% and is based on 249 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 249 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

99.17%

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
Lino 9/10 112 days 98.01 100%
Jordan Bell 10/10 173 days 95.26 97%
Master Bell 10/10 173 days 95.26 97%
Poppy 10/10 173 days 95.26 97%
Te Wai 10/10 173 days 95.26 97%
Storm 10/10 173 days 95.26 97%
James 10/10 203 days 93.47 95%
TB 10/10 203 days 93.47 95%
Damian 10/10 203 days 93.47 95%
Paora 10/10 265 days 88.87 91%
Suzette 10/10 356 days 79.92 81%
Aaron 10/10 356 days 79.92 81%
Arizona 10/10 356 days 79.92 81%
Blake 10/10 356 days 79.92 81%
Mark Brabyn 10/10 356 days 79.92 81%
Erica 10/10 356 days 79.92 81%
Victoria 10/10 356 days 79.92 81%
Heather 10/10 387 days 76.27 78%
Wikitoria Tangihaere 10/10 446 days 68.48 69%
Tulip Te Whata 10/10 477 days 63.95 65%
Kahui 10/10 538 days 54.13 55%
Vicki Mayo 10/10 568 days 49.01 49%
JessicaAnne 10/10 630 days 39.26 39%
amanda pritchard 10/10 630 days 39.26 39%
Tiwana Tibble 9/10 660 days 34.99 35%
Nancy Milligan 10/10 691 days 30.86 31%
KC B 10/10 780 days 20.72 20%
Brandon Cassidy 9/10 784 days true 24.39 24%
Nicole Murphy 10/10 811 days 17.78 17%
Sharon Madsen 10/10 811 days 17.78 17%
Bullet 10/10 842 days 15.14 14%
Sarah H 10/10 933 days 9.16 8%
Shadae Gibson 10/10 933 days 9.16 8%
Rain Ruan 10/10 995 days 6.58 5%
liang wan 10/10 995 days 6.58 5%
Leila Martley 10/10 995 days 6.58 5%
Sassan 10/10 1056 days 5.24 4%
Oliver Glosby 10/10 1056 days 5.24 4%
Jo Lee 10/10 1086 days 5.01 4%
Rish Balejko 10/10 1086 days 5.01 4%
David Julius 10/10 1086 days 5.01 4%
Matt Lee 10/10 1086 days 5.01 4%
Miroslav Bazala 10/10 1117 days 4.97 4%
Judah Wikeepa 10/10 1117 days 4.97 4%
Torran Lepper 10/10 1117 days 4.97 4%
Anders Hauke 10/10 1143 days true 5.92 5%
Mr Bubbles 10/10 1146 days 4.93 4%
Rani Smallman 10/10 1146 days 4.93 4%
Anna Doßler 7/10 1152 days true 5.91 5%
Therese and Matthias 10/10 1163 days true 5.89 5%
Suzy Danko 10/10 1177 days 4.89 4%
Sue Pagura 10/10 1177 days 4.89 4%
evan huang 10/10 1177 days 4.89 4%
Selina You 8/10 1208 days 4.85 4%
Kyla Russell 10/10 1208 days 4.85 4%
Jackie Russell 10/10 1208 days 4.85 4%
Tash Paora 10/10 1208 days 4.85 4%
Anna Thrift 10/10 1238 days 4.8 4%
Sven Koch 10/10 1238 days 4.8 4%
Kerri Butler 10/10 1269 days 4.76 4%
Michelle & Mark Forte 10/10 1269 days 4.76 4%
Ashley Wehi 10/10 1269 days 4.76 4%
Tony Bennet 10/10 1330 days 4.68 3%
Dana Calvin 10/10 1330 days 4.68 3%
fran neal 10/10 1422 days 4.55 3%
Sharee Lane 10/10 1422 days 4.55 3%
dannielle porteous 10/10 1422 days 4.55 3%
Jethro Cooke 10/10 1452 days 4.51 3%
Michael Bowie 10/10 1452 days 4.51 3%
lillyonsod@gmail.com Onsod 10/10 1511 days 4.43 3%
Bernd Heimhuber 10/10 1542 days 4.39 3%
Loz Picen 10/10 1573 days 4.35 3%
Nico Duval 10/10 1634 days 4.26 3%
Anahera Whaanga 10/10 1787 days 4.05 3%
Adam Burden 10/10 1817 days 4.01 3%
Laura Pugh 10/10 1817 days 4.01 3%
Andreas Efstathiou 10/10 1817 days 4.01 3%
Danley Vince 10/10 1817 days 4.01 3%
Tony Holden 10/10 1817 days 4.01 3%
Lacey Hollins 10/10 1848 days 3.97 3%
yuk lynn chen 10/10 1848 days 3.97 3%
Kimberley Thomas 10/10 1848 days 3.97 3%
Georgia Macfarlane 10/10 1848 days 3.97 3%
Jordan Putt 10/10 1848 days 3.97 3%
rafting5664xxqwerty 10/10 1848 days 3.97 3%
Sarah Portas 10/10 1848 days 3.97 3%
Shay Moon 10/10 1876 days 3.93 3%
Tony Billett 10/10 1907 days 3.89 3%
Keith Nelson 10/10 1907 days 3.89 3%
Dee 10/10 1968 days 3.8 3%
Jess Perry 10/10 1968 days 3.8 3%
Lisa Kemp 10/10 1968 days 3.8 3%
Callum Learmonth 10/10 1999 days 3.76 3%
Glen Liu 10/10 1999 days 3.76 3%
Aly Learmonth 10/10 1999 days 3.76 3%
Tamar Learmonth 10/10 1999 days 3.76 3%
Bindi Thomas 10/10 2060 days 3.68 2%
Raj Paul 10/10 2121 days 3.59 2%
Melissa Ward 10/10 2182 days 3.51 2%
Quintin Hislop 10/10 2182 days 3.51 2%
Jasmine Hall 10/10 2182 days 3.51 2%
Gabrielle & Shawn Scott 10/10 2241 days 3.43 2%
isharpe 10/10 2241 days 3.43 2%
Mungy 8/10 2272 days 3.39 2%
eddieslee 10/10 2272 days 3.39 2%
maureen slee 10/10 2272 days 3.39 2%
David Butler 10/10 2272 days 3.39 2%
Jake Sommers 10/10 2303 days 3.35 2%
WendyRae 9/10 2364 days 3.26 2%
annette7B 10/10 2364 days 3.26 2%
Emma White 9/10 2364 days 3.26 2%
justinstewart 10/10 2394 days 3.22 2%
Emilydodo 10/10 2394 days 3.22 2%
shackni 10/10 2456 days 3.14 2%
PihaIndy 10/10 2456 days 3.14 2%
Kirsty 10/10 2456 days 3.14 2%
Kiz 10/10 2456 days 3.14 2%
willmack 10/10 2456 days 3.14 2%
stella71 10/10 2486 days 3.09 2%
BNZ_NewPlymouth 10/10 2517 days 3.05 2%
Abbott 10/10 2517 days 3.05 2%
Arizona8 10/10 2517 days 3.05 2%
Binnsie 10/10 2547 days 3.01 2%
nsalter05 10/10 2547 days 3.01 2%
joauer 10/10 2547 days 3.01 2%
lizy_t01 10/10 2578 days 2.97 2%
hottine 10/10 2578 days 2.97 2%
georger 10/10 2578 days 2.97 2%
cravedesign 10/10 2578 days 2.97 2%
Deez 10/10 2578 days 2.97 2%
sam26 10/10 2578 days 2.97 2%
ffitz1 10/10 2578 days 2.97 2%
banana2879 10/10 2607 days 2.93 2%
monni 10/10 2638 days 2.89 2%
adebortoli 10/10 2638 days 2.89 2%
Brewgardner 10/10 2638 days 2.89 2%
jackson78 6/10 2638 days 2.89 2%
nscalder 10/10 2638 days 2.89 2%
Niccastle 10/10 2638 days 2.89 2%
mike3950 10/10 2638 days 2.89 2%
Kiana 10/10 2638 days 2.89 2%
sway 10/10 2638 days 2.89 2%
mazandbaz4eva 10/10 2638 days 2.89 2%
JosieMP 10/10 2638 days 2.89 2%
JoBullock 10/10 2638 days 2.89 2%
SJMJTL 10/10 2669 days 2.84 2%
hetheringtons 10/10 2669 days 2.84 2%
Ganga 10/10 2669 days 2.84 2%
Maca 10/10 2669 days 2.84 2%
Katiepettigrew 10/10 2669 days 2.84 2%
Mueveese21 10/10 2669 days 2.84 2%
shague 10/10 2699 days 2.8 2%
andreal 10/10 2699 days 2.8 2%
lucyw 10/10 2699 days 2.8 2%
Caro954 10/10 2699 days 2.8 2%
scubafaris 10/10 2699 days 2.8 2%
Xenathedog 10/10 2730 days 2.76 1%
sandwa22 10/10 2730 days 2.76 1%
Tennantm 10/10 2730 days 2.76 1%
mrsteed 10/10 2760 days 2.72 1%
vtribello 10/10 2760 days 2.72 1%
LucyM 10/10 2760 days 2.72 1%
Bretherton 10/10 2791 days 2.68 1%
kathryn_mildon 10/10 2791 days 2.68 1%
Georgia_and_Paul 10/10 2791 days 2.68 1%
potplantman 10/10 2791 days 2.68 1%
TommyT 10/10 2791 days 2.68 1%
Deloitte_ERS_NZ 10/10 2791 days 2.68 1%
Robyn88 10/10 2822 days 2.63 1%
aryav 10/10 2822 days 2.63 1%
gems 9/10 2822 days 2.63 1%
EmmaKara 10/10 2852 days 2.59 1%
Karlabalfour 10/10 2852 days 2.59 1%
taritabaquie 10/10 2852 days 2.59 1%
Naez 10/10 2852 days 2.59 1%
janeti 10/10 2852 days 2.59 1%
josh 10/10 2883 days 2.55 1%
kiwiguy 10/10 2883 days 2.55 1%
Pitbull 10/10 2883 days 2.55 1%
the_catalpa 10/10 2913 days 2.51 1%
sscharlott 10/10 2913 days 2.51 1%
Khipperson 10/10 2913 days 2.51 1%
TarshKTM125 10/10 2913 days 2.51 1%
dnlpry 10/10 2913 days 2.51 1%
jessid 10/10 2913 days 2.51 1%
Juls 10/10 2913 days 2.51 1%
hammyp 10/10 2913 days 2.51 1%
Adrian Beckett 9/10 2940 days true 2.97 2%
Carolin 9/10 2943 days true 2.96 2%
PFA 10/10 2944 days 2.47 1%
lycrawford85 10/10 2944 days 2.47 1%
richardjrussell 10/10 2944 days 2.47 1%
matineeidol74 10/10 2944 days 2.47 1%
zxangel 10/10 2944 days 2.47 1%
Stefan Morris 9/10 2963 days true 2.93 2%
Jessie Currie 9/10 2963 days true 2.93 2%
Daniel Lang 8/10 2965 days true 2.93 2%
erikp13 10/10 2972 days 2.43 1%
wannaraft 10/10 2972 days 2.43 1%
hakim0101 10/10 2972 days 2.43 1%
Scd44 10/10 2972 days 2.43 1%
Fiona Page 10/10 3003 days 2.39 1%
marriners 10/10 3003 days 2.39 1%
bigL 10/10 3003 days 2.39 1%
KarenKennedy 10/10 3003 days 2.39 1%
thebouzaids 10/10 3003 days 2.39 1%
austin5 10/10 3003 days 2.39 1%
bentley_hewitts 10/10 3003 days 2.39 1%
pamaho 10/10 3003 days 2.39 1%
Lizard 10/10 3003 days 2.39 1%
ewok74 10/10 3003 days 2.39 1%
Canty35 10/10 3003 days 2.39 1%
Rustyd 10/10 3034 days 2.34 1%
caprius 10/10 3064 days 2.3 1%
fleurtie 10/10 3064 days 2.3 1%
Tanja 10/10 3095 days 2.26 1%
katiec82 10/10 3156 days 2.18 1%
Kyle88 10/10 3156 days 2.18 1%
gemmamalpas 10/10 3156 days 2.18 1%
Nelli 10/10 3156 days 2.18 1%
tuyphon 10/10 3217 days 2.09 1%
Sam Bishop 10/10 3309 days 1.97 1%
Nikki Brown 10/10 3309 days 1.97 1%
Andreas Backes 10/10 3309 days 1.97 1%
Anna 10/10 3337 days 1.93 1%
anaru 10/10 3337 days 1.93 1%
Jazman 10/10 3368 days 1.89 1%
stroalki 10/10 3368 days 1.89 1%
Sam Jones 10/10 3368 days 1.89 1%
saswoo 10/10 3399 days 1.84 1%
Hmabch 10/10 3399 days 1.84 1%
Andre Peklaj 10/10 3399 days 1.84 1%
Jane 10/10 3399 days 1.84 1%
liz 10/10 3399 days 1.84 1%
fridays 10/10 3399 days 1.84 1%
kiwifamily 10/10 3429 days 1.8 0%
zenzen 10/10 3429 days 1.8 0%
Emz 10/10 3460 days 1.76 0%
Cayla Perry 10/10 3460 days 1.76 0%
Dudley 10/10 3490 days 1.72 0%
Jason Wood 10/10 3490 days 1.72 0%
Siobhain O'Shea 10/10 3582 days 1.59 0%
Cat 10/10 3643 days 1.51 0%
Kate 10/10 3669 days 1.47 0%
Caron Dzermajko 10/10 3681 days 1.46 0%
Kelly 10/10 3709 days true 1.7 0%
Leanne 10/10 3773 days 1.33 0%
scott ross 10/10 3778 days 1.32 0%
Andrew 10/10 3827 days true 1.51 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

-1.68% 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 84 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
81 -1.62%
82 -1.64%
83 -1.66%
84 -1.68%
85 -1.70%
86 -1.72%
87 -1.74%

Final Ranking Score

97%

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.

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