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

92.69%

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 9/10 513 days true 69.96 100%
Eric 10/10 518 days true 68.98 99%
Simon Briens 10/10 523 days true 67.99 97%
Theerada Wongkaew 8/10 551 days true 62.27 89%
Janina 8/10 583 days true 55.85 80%
Maria Korte 10/10 608 days true 51.1 73%
gnkwvefvjpewyiiu 10/10 818 days true 20.59 28%
Marie Bocquier 9/10 835 days true 18.85 26%
Ruby Reynolds 9/10 842 days true 18.17 25%
Sascha Daub 10/10 877 days true 15.04 20%
Franziska and Sabine 8/10 889 days true 14.07 19%
Chloe 9/10 904 days true 12.94 17%
Justin Kechanski 10/10 922 days true 11.69 16%
Laurence 8/10 1200 days true 5.83 7%
Matthias Bohmert 9/10 1239 days true 5.76 7%
Anne Hempelt 10/10 1304 days true 5.66 7%
Lukas, Anne and Malte 7/10 1304 days true 5.66 7%
Lea Darotchetche 9/10 1467 days true 5.39 6%
Florian Klein 10/10 1529 days true 5.29 6%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 1577 days true 5.21 6%
Kim Lavener 10/10 1577 days true 5.21 6%
Isabelle Bohle 9/10 1588 days true 5.19 6%
Felix Brettner 10/10 1597 days true 5.17 6%
Arnaud Memay 9/10 1630 days true 5.12 6%
Evian Bolz 10/10 1635 days true 5.11 6%
Chen Levin 10/10 1635 days true 5.11 6%
Carina Huhmann 9/10 1642 days true 5.1 6%
zhang yang 10/10 1668 days 4.22 5%
Sarah Horn 10/10 1931 days true 4.63 5%
Sebastian 8/10 1947 days true 4.6 5%
Anna Niesl 10/10 1949 days true 4.6 5%
Jonas Schelbert 10/10 1951 days true 4.59 5%
Tessa Sinnema 9/10 2002 days 3.76 4%
Tourist101 9/10 2094 days 3.63 4%
pollyg 10/10 2154 days 3.55 4%
Isabel Winkow 8/10 2301 days true 4.02 4%
nathan_carr 10/10 2489 days 3.09 3%
tessrie 10/10 2551 days 3.01 3%
blayzeuk 10/10 2612 days 2.92 3%
Robin van der Linden 10/10 2624 days true 3.49 4%
Alice Bastiman 10/10 2651 days true 3.44 4%
Gema 10/10 2657 days true 3.43 4%
Claire Colquhoun 10/10 2661 days true 3.43 4%
amritdhingra 10/10 2674 days 2.84 3%
Pieter & Annelies 9/10 2676 days true 3.4 4%
Nick Roberts 9/10 2677 days true 3.4 3%
Steff 8/10 2694 days true 3.37 3%
Ainoa Salazar Lozano 10/10 2695 days true 3.37 3%
Fabi & Sabi 10/10 2697 days true 3.37 3%
Katherine Bernsdorf 7/10 2698 days true 3.36 3%
kimfeaster 10/10 2702 days 2.8 3%
JasonCainNZ 10/10 2733 days 2.76 3%
Andreaperera 10/10 2794 days 2.67 2%
robjohn 10/10 2794 days 2.67 2%
katiec82 10/10 2885 days 2.55 2%
kimi 10/10 2916 days 2.51 2%
dktnzl 10/10 2946 days 2.46 2%
Jen1804 10/10 2982 days true 2.9 3%
marisraneth 10/10 3008 days true 2.86 3%
Hans & Huxi 7/10 3047 days true 2.79 3%
Mieke Knoops 10/10 3049 days true 2.79 3%
Mathias Skov 9/10 3053 days true 2.78 3%
Jens van Evp 7/10 3063 days true 2.76 3%
Max Van der Zalm 7/10 3063 days true 2.76 3%
maxxx 10/10 3067 days 2.3 2%
Chris Leach 9/10 3136 days true 2.64 2%
Martin 10/10 3139 days true 2.64 2%
Thomas Willi 10/10 3139 days true 2.64 2%
Bettina illmann 10/10 3155 days true 2.61 2%
jimmy33 10/10 3159 days 2.17 2%
holly 10/10 3250 days 2.05 2%
Joy Lehane 10/10 3250 days 2.05 2%
Sophie Keate 7/10 3256 days true 2.45 2%
Sam Lightfoot 6/10 3256 days true 2.45 2%
Catherine Smiles 10/10 3286 days true 2.4 2%
GemmaC 8/10 3364 days true 2.27 2%
LaurensD 9/10 3373 days true 2.26 2%
rosil 10/10 3373 days true 2.26 2%
Patricia 10/10 3374 days true 2.25 2%
Jake1 8/10 3375 days true 2.25 2%
Martina Bumiller 10/10 3378 days true 2.25 2%
mariea 10/10 3384 days true 2.24 2%
LosItaly 9/10 3385 days true 2.24 2%
JohannesGermany 7/10 3390 days true 2.23 2%
Craig 9/10 3392 days true 2.22 2%
Hayley 9/10 3397 days true 2.22 2%
Farmshow 10/10 3404 days 1.84 1%
Rick Rissewijck 9/10 3412 days 1.83 1%
Ozhan 10/10 3413 days true 2.19 2%
EmmaB1 10/10 3419 days true 2.18 2%
BethanD 10/10 3420 days true 2.18 2%
James 9/10 3422 days true 2.17 2%
Simon 10/10 3423 days true 2.17 2%
renanf 10/10 3423 days 1.81 1%
DaraghD 9/10 3430 days true 2.16 2%
Laura Muser 10/10 3431 days 1.8 1%
Whiteeee 10/10 3432 days 1.8 1%
Heidi 10/10 3437 days true 2.15 2%
Salick 10/10 3437 days true 2.15 2%
Constance 10/10 3439 days true 2.15 2%
Dougal 10/10 3445 days true 2.14 2%
Eugen 10/10 3445 days true 2.14 2%
Ann-Kathren 10/10 3445 days true 2.14 2%
Chris 8/10 3445 days true 2.14 2%
Kefan 10/10 3446 days true 2.14 2%
Sonja 9/10 3477 days true 2.08 2%
Tia 10/10 3498 days true 2.05 2%
Nicole 10/10 3507 days true 2.04 2%
Gayle 10/10 3529 days true 2.0 1%
Spike 10/10 3579 days true 1.92 1%
Daniela Bell 10/10 3579 days true 1.92 1%
Sarah Rushton 10/10 3597 days true 1.89 1%
Daniala 10/10 3640 days true 1.82 1%
John Ryan 9/10 3750 days true 1.64 1%
Ellie Koss 7/10 3750 days true 1.64 1%
charlotta 10/10 3768 days 1.34 1%
richard griffiths 10/10 3768 days 1.34 1%
Emily Houston 10/10 3770 days true 1.6 1%
Claire Masling 7/10 3773 days true 1.6 1%
Camille 10/10 3786 days true 1.58 1%
Anders 8/10 3786 days true 1.58 1%
Gregor 7/10 3789 days true 1.57 1%
Stephanie Noverraz 10/10 3793 days 1.3 0%
Laura 10/10 3809 days true 1.54 1%
Warren 10/10 3813 days true 1.53 1%
Ian 10/10 3813 days true 1.53 1%
Vicky 10/10 3815 days true 1.53 1%
Andrew 9/10 3820 days true 1.52 1%
Paul Cowie 10/10 3848 days true 1.47 1%
Stuart Weavers 10/10 3850 days true 1.47 1%
Martina 8/10 3863 days true 1.45 1%
Jill Bourke 10/10 3944 days true 1.32 0%
Diane 6/10 4079 days true 1.09 0%
Kristine 10/10 4084 days true 1.09 0%
Miles 10/10 4088 days true 1.08 0%
Helen 10/10 4090 days true 1.08 0%
David 9/10 4093 days true 1.07 0%
Hanneke 10/10 4100 days true 1.06 0%
Johnny 8/10 4100 days true 1.06 0%
Natalie 8/10 4107 days true 1.05 0%
Jonas 10/10 4107 days true 1.05 0%
Dan 10/10 4113 days true 1.04 0%
Nina 10/10 4145 days true 0.99 0%
Inga 10/10 4145 days true 0.99 0%
Italy 9/10 4145 days true 0.99 0%
Nina 9/10 4145 days true 0.99 0%
Helen 8/10 4145 days true 0.99 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

-7.04% 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 364 days.

The Skydive Taupo experience has been adjusted for 352 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
349 -6.98%
350 -7.00%
351 -7.02%
352 -7.04%
353 -7.06%
354 -7.08%
355 -7.10%

Final Ranking Score

86%

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.