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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|Alex Victor||9/10||753 days||28.24||100%|
|Simon Briens||10/10||763 days||26.96||95%|
|Theerada Wongkaew||8/10||791 days||23.57||83%|
|Maria Korte||10/10||848 days||17.6||62%|
|Marie Bocquier||9/10||1075 days||6.08||20%|
|Ruby Reynolds||9/10||1082 days||6.03||20%|
|Sascha Daub||10/10||1117 days||5.96||19%|
|Franziska and Sabine||8/10||1129 days||5.94||19%|
|Justin Kechanski||10/10||1162 days||5.89||19%|
|Matthias Bohmert||9/10||1479 days||5.37||17%|
|Anne Hempelt||10/10||1544 days||5.26||17%|
|Lukas, Anne and Malte||7/10||1544 days||5.26||17%|
|Lea Darotchetche||9/10||1708 days||4.99||16%|
|Florian Klein||10/10||1770 days||4.89||16%|
|Sarah Beyeler||10/10||1817 days||4.81||15%|
|Kim Lavener||10/10||1817 days||4.81||15%|
|Isabelle Bohle||9/10||1828 days||4.8||15%|
|Felix Brettner||10/10||1837 days||4.78||15%|
|Arnaud Memay||9/10||1870 days||4.73||15%|
|Evian Bolz||10/10||1875 days||4.72||15%|
|Chen Levin||10/10||1875 days||4.72||15%|
|Carina Huhmann||9/10||1882 days||4.71||15%|
|zhang yang||10/10||1908 days||3.89||12%|
|Sarah Horn||10/10||2171 days||4.23||13%|
|Anna Niesl||10/10||2189 days||4.2||13%|
|Jonas Schelbert||10/10||2191 days||4.2||13%|
|Tessa Sinnema||9/10||2242 days||3.43||10%|
|Isabel Winkow||8/10||2541 days||3.62||11%|
|Robin van der Linden||10/10||2865 days||3.09||9%|
|Alice Bastiman||10/10||2891 days||3.05||9%|
|Claire Colquhoun||10/10||2901 days||3.03||9%|
|Pieter & Annelies||9/10||2916 days||3.01||9%|
|Nick Roberts||9/10||2917 days||3.0||9%|
|Ainoa Salazar Lozano||10/10||2935 days||2.98||9%|
|Fabi & Sabi||10/10||2937 days||2.97||9%|
|Katherine Bernsdorf||7/10||2938 days||2.97||9%|
|Hans & Huxi||7/10||3287 days||2.4||7%|
|Mieke Knoops||10/10||3289 days||2.39||7%|
|Mathias Skov||9/10||3293 days||2.39||6%|
|Jens van Evp||7/10||3303 days||2.37||6%|
|Max Van der Zalm||7/10||3303 days||2.37||6%|
|Chris Leach||9/10||3376 days||2.25||6%|
|Thomas Willi||10/10||3379 days||2.25||6%|
|Bettina illmann||10/10||3395 days||2.22||6%|
|Joy Lehane||10/10||3491 days||1.72||4%|
|Sophie Keate||7/10||3497 days||2.05||5%|
|Sam Lightfoot||6/10||3497 days||2.05||5%|
|Catherine Smiles||10/10||3527 days||2.0||5%|
|Martina Bumiller||10/10||3618 days||1.85||5%|
|Rick Rissewijck||9/10||3652 days||1.5||3%|
|Laura Muser||10/10||3671 days||1.47||3%|
|Daniela Bell||10/10||3819 days||1.52||3%|
|Sarah Rushton||10/10||3837 days||1.49||3%|
|John Ryan||9/10||3990 days||1.24||2%|
|Ellie Koss||7/10||3990 days||1.24||2%|
|richard griffiths||10/10||4008 days||1.01||2%|
|Emily Houston||10/10||4010 days||1.21||2%|
|Claire Masling||7/10||4013 days||1.2||2%|
|Stephanie Noverraz||10/10||4033 days||0.98||1%|
|Paul Cowie||10/10||4088 days||1.08||2%|
|Stuart Weavers||10/10||4090 days||1.08||2%|
|Jill Bourke||10/10||4185 days||0.92||1%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.