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 Skydive Taupo.

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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Skydive Taupo

Valid Reviews

147 Valid Reviews

The Skydive Taupo experience has a total of 147 valid reviews. There are no 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 147 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 92
63%
9/10 28
19%
8/10 15
10%
7/10 10
7%
6/10 2
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

93.47% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Skydive Taupo valid reviews is 93.47% and is based on 147 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

120 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 147 valid reviews, the experience has 120 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 120 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 68
57%
9/10 25
21%
8/10 15
13%
7/10 10
8%
6/10 2
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.25% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Skydive Taupo face-to-face reviews is 92.25% and is based on 120 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

93.37%

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
Alex Victor 9/10 994 days true 6.62 100%
Eric 10/10 999 days true 6.46 98%
Simon Briens 10/10 1004 days true 6.31 95%
Theerada Wongkaew 8/10 1032 days true 5.35 81%
Janina 8/10 1064 days true 4.89 74%
Maria Korte 10/10 1089 days true 5.01 76%
gnkwvefvjpewyiiu 10/10 1299 days true 4.65 70%
Marie Bocquier 9/10 1316 days true 4.62 70%
Ruby Reynolds 9/10 1323 days true 4.61 70%
Sascha Daub 10/10 1358 days true 4.55 69%
Franziska and Sabine 8/10 1370 days true 4.3 65%
Chloe 9/10 1385 days true 4.5 68%
Justin Kechanski 10/10 1403 days true 4.47 68%
Laurence 8/10 1681 days true 3.8 57%
Matthias Bohmert 9/10 1720 days true 3.93 59%
Anne Hempelt 10/10 1785 days true 3.82 58%
Lukas, Anne and Malte 7/10 1785 days true 3.47 53%
Lea Darotchetche 9/10 1949 days true 3.54 53%
Florian Klein 10/10 2011 days true 3.43 52%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 2058 days true 3.35 51%
Kim Lavener 10/10 2058 days true 3.35 51%
Isabelle Bohle 9/10 2069 days true 3.33 50%
Felix Brettner 10/10 2078 days true 3.32 50%
Arnaud Memay 9/10 2111 days true 3.26 49%
Evian Bolz 10/10 2116 days true 3.25 49%
Chen Levin 10/10 2116 days true 3.25 49%
Carina Huhmann 9/10 2123 days true 3.24 49%
zhang yang 10/10 2149 days 3.2 48%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2412 days true 2.74 41%
Sebastian 8/10 2428 days true 2.58 39%
Anna Niesl 10/10 2430 days true 2.71 41%
Jonas Schelbert 10/10 2432 days true 2.71 41%
Tessa Sinnema 9/10 2483 days 2.62 40%
Tourist101 9/10 2575 days 2.47 37%
pollyg 10/10 2636 days 2.36 36%
Isabel Winkow 8/10 2782 days true 2.01 30%
nathan_carr 10/10 2971 days 1.79 27%
tessrie 10/10 3033 days 1.68 25%
blayzeuk 10/10 3094 days 1.58 24%
Robin van der Linden 10/10 3106 days true 1.56 24%
Alice Bastiman 10/10 3132 days true 1.51 23%
Gema 10/10 3138 days true 1.5 23%
Claire Colquhoun 10/10 3142 days true 1.49 23%
amritdhingra 10/10 3155 days 1.47 22%
Pieter & Annelies 9/10 3157 days true 1.47 22%
Nick Roberts 9/10 3158 days true 1.47 22%
Steff 8/10 3175 days true 1.37 21%
Ainoa Salazar Lozano 10/10 3176 days true 1.44 22%
Fabi & Sabi 10/10 3178 days true 1.43 22%
Katherine Bernsdorf 7/10 3179 days true 1.3 20%
kimfeaster 10/10 3183 days 1.42 22%
JasonCainNZ 10/10 3214 days 1.37 21%
Andreaperera 10/10 3275 days 1.27 19%
robjohn 10/10 3275 days 1.27 19%
katiec82 10/10 3367 days 1.11 17%
kimi 10/10 3398 days 1.06 16%
dktnzl 10/10 3428 days 1.01 15%
Jen1804 10/10 3464 days true 0.94 14%
marisraneth 10/10 3489 days true 0.9 14%
Hans & Huxi 7/10 3528 days true 0.76 11%
Mieke Knoops 10/10 3530 days true 0.83 13%
Mathias Skov 9/10 3534 days true 0.82 12%
Jens van Evp 7/10 3544 days true 0.73 11%
Max Van der Zalm 7/10 3544 days true 0.73 11%
maxxx 10/10 3548 days 0.8 12%
Chris Leach 9/10 3617 days true 0.68 10%
Martin 10/10 3620 days true 0.68 10%
Thomas Willi 10/10 3620 days true 0.68 10%
Bettina illmann 10/10 3636 days true 0.65 10%
jimmy33 10/10 3640 days 0.64 10%
holly 10/10 3732 days 0.48 7%
Joy Lehane 10/10 3732 days 0.48 7%
Sophie Keate 7/10 3738 days true 0.43 7%
Sam Lightfoot 6/10 3738 days true 0.39 6%
Catherine Smiles 10/10 3768 days true 0.42 6%
GemmaC 8/10 3846 days true 0.27 4%
LaurensD 9/10 3854 days true 0.28 4%
rosil 10/10 3854 days true 0.28 4%
Patricia 10/10 3855 days true 0.27 4%
Jake1 8/10 3856 days true 0.26 4%
Martina Bumiller 10/10 3859 days true 0.27 4%
mariea 10/10 3866 days true 0.26 4%
LosItaly 9/10 3866 days true 0.26 4%
JohannesGermany 7/10 3871 days true 0.22 3%
Craig 9/10 3873 days true 0.24 4%
Hayley 9/10 3878 days true 0.23 4%
Farmshow 10/10 3885 days 0.22 3%
Rick Rissewijck 9/10 3893 days 0.21 3%
Ozhan 10/10 3894 days true 0.21 3%
EmmaB1 10/10 3900 days true 0.2 3%
BethanD 10/10 3901 days true 0.2 3%
James 9/10 3903 days true 0.19 3%
Simon 10/10 3904 days true 0.19 3%
renanf 10/10 3905 days 0.19 3%
DaraghD 9/10 3911 days true 0.18 3%
Laura Muser 10/10 3913 days 0.17 3%
Whiteeee 10/10 3913 days 0.17 3%
Heidi 10/10 3918 days true 0.17 3%
Salick 10/10 3918 days true 0.17 3%
Constance 10/10 3920 days true 0.16 2%
Dougal 10/10 3926 days true 0.15 2%
Eugen 10/10 3926 days true 0.15 2%
Ann-Kathren 10/10 3926 days true 0.15 2%
Chris 8/10 3926 days true 0.14 2%
Kefan 10/10 3927 days true 0.15 2%
Sonja 9/10 3959 days true 0.1 1%
Tia 10/10 3980 days true 0.06 1%
Nicole 10/10 3988 days true 0.05 1%
Gayle 10/10 4011 days true 0.01 0%
Spike 10/10 4060 days true 0.0 0%
Daniela Bell 10/10 4060 days true 0.0 0%
Sarah Rushton 10/10 4078 days true 0.0 0%
Daniala 10/10 4121 days true 0.0 0%
John Ryan 9/10 4231 days true 0.0 0%
Ellie Koss 7/10 4231 days true 0.0 0%
charlotta 10/10 4250 days 0.0 0%
richard griffiths 10/10 4250 days 0.0 0%
Emily Houston 10/10 4251 days true 0.0 0%
Claire Masling 7/10 4254 days true 0.0 0%
Camille 10/10 4267 days true 0.0 0%
Anders 8/10 4267 days true 0.0 0%
Gregor 7/10 4270 days true 0.0 0%
Stephanie Noverraz 10/10 4274 days 0.0 0%
Laura 10/10 4290 days true 0.0 0%
Warren 10/10 4294 days true 0.0 0%
Ian 10/10 4294 days true 0.0 0%
Vicky 10/10 4296 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew 9/10 4301 days true 0.0 0%
Paul Cowie 10/10 4329 days true 0.0 0%
Stuart Weavers 10/10 4331 days true 0.0 0%
Martina 8/10 4344 days true 0.0 0%
Jill Bourke 10/10 4426 days true 0.0 0%
Diane 6/10 4561 days true 0.0 0%
Kristine 10/10 4566 days true 0.0 0%
Miles 10/10 4570 days true 0.0 0%
Helen 10/10 4572 days true 0.0 0%
David 9/10 4575 days true 0.0 0%
Hanneke 10/10 4582 days true 0.0 0%
Johnny 8/10 4582 days true 0.0 0%
Natalie 8/10 4589 days true 0.0 0%
Jonas 10/10 4589 days true 0.0 0%
Dan 10/10 4595 days true 0.0 0%
Nina 10/10 4626 days true 0.0 0%
Inga 10/10 4626 days true 0.0 0%
Italy 9/10 4626 days true 0.0 0%
Nina 9/10 4626 days true 0.0 0%
Helen 8/10 4626 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 Skydive Taupo experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-3.98% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Skydive Taupo 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 199 days.

The Skydive Taupo experience has been adjusted for 199 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
196 -3.92%
197 -3.94%
198 -3.96%
199 -3.98%
200 -4.00%
201 -4.02%
202 -4.04%

Final Ranking Score

89%

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.