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

93.00%

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 9/10 753 days true 28.24 100%
Eric 10/10 758 days true 27.6 98%
Simon Briens 10/10 763 days true 26.96 95%
Theerada Wongkaew 8/10 791 days true 23.57 83%
Janina 8/10 823 days true 20.07 70%
Maria Korte 10/10 848 days true 17.6 62%
gnkwvefvjpewyiiu 10/10 1058 days true 6.26 21%
Marie Bocquier 9/10 1075 days true 6.08 20%
Ruby Reynolds 9/10 1082 days true 6.03 20%
Sascha Daub 10/10 1117 days true 5.96 19%
Franziska and Sabine 8/10 1129 days true 5.94 19%
Chloe 9/10 1144 days true 5.92 19%
Justin Kechanski 10/10 1162 days true 5.89 19%
Laurence 8/10 1440 days true 5.43 18%
Matthias Bohmert 9/10 1479 days true 5.37 17%
Anne Hempelt 10/10 1544 days true 5.26 17%
Lukas, Anne and Malte 7/10 1544 days true 5.26 17%
Lea Darotchetche 9/10 1708 days true 4.99 16%
Florian Klein 10/10 1770 days true 4.89 16%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 1817 days true 4.81 15%
Kim Lavener 10/10 1817 days true 4.81 15%
Isabelle Bohle 9/10 1828 days true 4.8 15%
Felix Brettner 10/10 1837 days true 4.78 15%
Arnaud Memay 9/10 1870 days true 4.73 15%
Evian Bolz 10/10 1875 days true 4.72 15%
Chen Levin 10/10 1875 days true 4.72 15%
Carina Huhmann 9/10 1882 days true 4.71 15%
zhang yang 10/10 1908 days 3.89 12%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2171 days true 4.23 13%
Sebastian 8/10 2187 days true 4.2 13%
Anna Niesl 10/10 2189 days true 4.2 13%
Jonas Schelbert 10/10 2191 days true 4.2 13%
Tessa Sinnema 9/10 2242 days 3.43 10%
Tourist101 9/10 2334 days 3.3 10%
pollyg 10/10 2395 days 3.22 10%
Isabel Winkow 8/10 2541 days true 3.62 11%
nathan_carr 10/10 2730 days 2.76 8%
tessrie 10/10 2792 days 2.68 8%
blayzeuk 10/10 2853 days 2.59 7%
Robin van der Linden 10/10 2865 days true 3.09 9%
Alice Bastiman 10/10 2891 days true 3.05 9%
Gema 10/10 2897 days true 3.04 9%
Claire Colquhoun 10/10 2901 days true 3.03 9%
amritdhingra 10/10 2914 days 2.51 7%
Pieter & Annelies 9/10 2916 days true 3.01 9%
Nick Roberts 9/10 2917 days true 3.0 9%
Steff 8/10 2934 days true 2.98 9%
Ainoa Salazar Lozano 10/10 2935 days true 2.98 9%
Fabi & Sabi 10/10 2937 days true 2.97 9%
Katherine Bernsdorf 7/10 2938 days true 2.97 9%
kimfeaster 10/10 2942 days 2.47 7%
JasonCainNZ 10/10 2973 days 2.43 7%
Andreaperera 10/10 3034 days 2.34 6%
robjohn 10/10 3034 days 2.34 6%
katiec82 10/10 3126 days 2.22 6%
kimi 10/10 3157 days 2.18 6%
dktnzl 10/10 3187 days 2.13 6%
Jen1804 10/10 3223 days true 2.5 7%
marisraneth 10/10 3248 days true 2.46 7%
Hans & Huxi 7/10 3287 days true 2.4 7%
Mieke Knoops 10/10 3289 days true 2.39 7%
Mathias Skov 9/10 3293 days true 2.39 6%
Jens van Evp 7/10 3303 days true 2.37 6%
Max Van der Zalm 7/10 3303 days true 2.37 6%
maxxx 10/10 3307 days 1.97 5%
Chris Leach 9/10 3376 days true 2.25 6%
Martin 10/10 3379 days true 2.25 6%
Thomas Willi 10/10 3379 days true 2.25 6%
Bettina illmann 10/10 3395 days true 2.22 6%
jimmy33 10/10 3399 days 1.84 5%
holly 10/10 3491 days 1.72 4%
Joy Lehane 10/10 3491 days 1.72 4%
Sophie Keate 7/10 3497 days true 2.05 5%
Sam Lightfoot 6/10 3497 days true 2.05 5%
Catherine Smiles 10/10 3527 days true 2.0 5%
GemmaC 8/10 3605 days true 1.87 5%
LaurensD 9/10 3613 days true 1.86 5%
rosil 10/10 3613 days true 1.86 5%
Patricia 10/10 3614 days true 1.86 5%
Jake1 8/10 3615 days true 1.86 5%
Martina Bumiller 10/10 3618 days true 1.85 5%
mariea 10/10 3624 days true 1.84 5%
LosItaly 9/10 3625 days true 1.84 5%
JohannesGermany 7/10 3630 days true 1.83 4%
Craig 9/10 3632 days true 1.83 4%
Hayley 9/10 3637 days true 1.82 4%
Farmshow 10/10 3644 days 1.51 3%
Rick Rissewijck 9/10 3652 days 1.5 3%
Ozhan 10/10 3653 days true 1.8 4%
EmmaB1 10/10 3659 days true 1.79 4%
BethanD 10/10 3660 days true 1.78 4%
James 9/10 3662 days true 1.78 4%
Simon 10/10 3663 days true 1.78 4%
renanf 10/10 3664 days 1.48 3%
DaraghD 9/10 3670 days true 1.77 4%
Laura Muser 10/10 3671 days 1.47 3%
Whiteeee 10/10 3672 days 1.47 3%
Heidi 10/10 3677 days true 1.76 4%
Salick 10/10 3677 days true 1.76 4%
Constance 10/10 3679 days true 1.75 4%
Dougal 10/10 3685 days true 1.74 4%
Eugen 10/10 3685 days true 1.74 4%
Ann-Kathren 10/10 3685 days true 1.74 4%
Chris 8/10 3685 days true 1.74 4%
Kefan 10/10 3686 days true 1.74 4%
Sonja 9/10 3717 days true 1.69 4%
Tia 10/10 3738 days true 1.66 4%
Nicole 10/10 3747 days true 1.64 4%
Gayle 10/10 3769 days true 1.6 4%
Spike 10/10 3819 days true 1.52 3%
Daniela Bell 10/10 3819 days true 1.52 3%
Sarah Rushton 10/10 3837 days true 1.49 3%
Daniala 10/10 3880 days true 1.42 3%
John Ryan 9/10 3990 days true 1.24 2%
Ellie Koss 7/10 3990 days true 1.24 2%
charlotta 10/10 4008 days 1.01 2%
richard griffiths 10/10 4008 days 1.01 2%
Emily Houston 10/10 4010 days true 1.21 2%
Claire Masling 7/10 4013 days true 1.2 2%
Camille 10/10 4026 days true 1.18 2%
Anders 8/10 4026 days true 1.18 2%
Gregor 7/10 4029 days true 1.18 2%
Stephanie Noverraz 10/10 4033 days 0.98 1%
Laura 10/10 4049 days true 1.14 2%
Warren 10/10 4053 days true 1.14 2%
Ian 10/10 4053 days true 1.14 2%
Vicky 10/10 4055 days true 1.13 2%
Andrew 9/10 4060 days true 1.13 2%
Paul Cowie 10/10 4088 days true 1.08 2%
Stuart Weavers 10/10 4090 days true 1.08 2%
Martina 8/10 4103 days true 1.06 2%
Jill Bourke 10/10 4185 days true 0.92 1%
Diane 6/10 4320 days true 0.7 0%
Kristine 10/10 4325 days true 0.69 0%
Miles 10/10 4329 days true 0.68 0%
Helen 10/10 4331 days true 0.68 0%
David 9/10 4334 days true 0.68 0%
Hanneke 10/10 4341 days true 0.66 0%
Johnny 8/10 4341 days true 0.66 0%
Natalie 8/10 4348 days true 0.65 0%
Jonas 10/10 4348 days true 0.65 0%
Dan 10/10 4354 days true 0.64 0%
Nina 10/10 4385 days true 0.59 0%
Inga 10/10 4385 days true 0.59 0%
Italy 9/10 4385 days true 0.59 0%
Nina 9/10 4385 days true 0.59 0%
Helen 8/10 4385 days true 0.59 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

-7.28% 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 364 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
361 -7.22%
362 -7.24%
363 -7.26%
364 -7.28%
365 -7.30%
366 -7.32%
367 -7.34%

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.