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

93.18%

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 1092 days true 5.0 100%
Eric 10/10 1097 days true 5.0 100%
Simon Briens 10/10 1102 days true 4.99 100%
Theerada Wongkaew 8/10 1130 days true 4.68 94%
Janina 8/10 1162 days true 4.63 92%
Maria Korte 10/10 1187 days true 4.82 96%
gnkwvefvjpewyiiu 10/10 1397 days true 4.41 88%
Marie Bocquier 9/10 1414 days true 4.38 87%
Ruby Reynolds 9/10 1421 days true 4.36 87%
Sascha Daub 10/10 1456 days true 4.29 86%
Franziska and Sabine 8/10 1468 days true 4.06 81%
Chloe 9/10 1483 days true 4.24 85%
Justin Kechanski 10/10 1501 days true 4.21 84%
Laurence 8/10 1779 days true 3.48 70%
Matthias Bohmert 9/10 1818 days true 3.59 72%
Anne Hempelt 10/10 1883 days true 3.46 69%
Lukas, Anne and Malte 7/10 1883 days true 3.15 63%
Lea Darotchetche 9/10 2047 days true 3.14 63%
Florian Klein 10/10 2109 days true 3.02 60%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 2156 days true 2.92 58%
Kim Lavener 10/10 2156 days true 2.92 58%
Isabelle Bohle 9/10 2167 days true 2.9 58%
Felix Brettner 10/10 2176 days true 2.88 58%
Arnaud Memay 9/10 2209 days true 2.82 56%
Evian Bolz 10/10 2214 days true 2.81 56%
Chen Levin 10/10 2214 days true 2.81 56%
Carina Huhmann 9/10 2221 days true 2.8 56%
zhang yang 10/10 2247 days 2.75 55%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2510 days true 2.23 45%
Sebastian 8/10 2526 days true 2.09 42%
Anna Niesl 10/10 2528 days true 2.2 44%
Jonas Schelbert 10/10 2530 days true 2.19 44%
Tessa Sinnema 9/10 2581 days 2.09 42%
Tourist101 9/10 2673 days 1.91 38%
pollyg 10/10 2734 days 1.79 36%
Isabel Winkow 8/10 2880 days true 1.43 29%
nathan_carr 10/10 3069 days 1.14 23%
tessrie 10/10 3131 days 1.02 20%
blayzeuk 10/10 3192 days 0.9 18%
Robin van der Linden 10/10 3204 days true 0.87 17%
Alice Bastiman 10/10 3230 days true 0.82 16%
Gema 10/10 3236 days true 0.81 16%
Claire Colquhoun 10/10 3240 days true 0.8 16%
amritdhingra 10/10 3253 days 0.78 16%
Pieter & Annelies 9/10 3255 days true 0.77 15%
Nick Roberts 9/10 3256 days true 0.77 15%
Steff 8/10 3273 days true 0.7 14%
Ainoa Salazar Lozano 10/10 3274 days true 0.74 15%
Fabi & Sabi 10/10 3276 days true 0.73 15%
Katherine Bernsdorf 7/10 3277 days true 0.66 13%
kimfeaster 10/10 3281 days 0.72 14%
JasonCainNZ 10/10 3312 days 0.66 13%
Andreaperera 10/10 3373 days 0.54 11%
robjohn 10/10 3373 days 0.54 11%
katiec82 10/10 3465 days 0.36 7%
kimi 10/10 3496 days 0.3 6%
dktnzl 10/10 3526 days 0.24 5%
Jen1804 10/10 3562 days true 0.17 3%
marisraneth 10/10 3587 days true 0.12 2%
Hans & Huxi 7/10 3626 days true 0.04 1%
Mieke Knoops 10/10 3628 days true 0.04 1%
Mathias Skov 9/10 3632 days true 0.04 1%
Jens van Evp 7/10 3642 days true 0.01 0%
Max Van der Zalm 7/10 3642 days true 0.01 0%
maxxx 10/10 3646 days 0.01 0%
Chris Leach 9/10 3715 days true 0.0 0%
Martin 10/10 3718 days true 0.0 0%
Thomas Willi 10/10 3718 days true 0.0 0%
Bettina illmann 10/10 3734 days true 0.0 0%
jimmy33 10/10 3738 days 0.0 0%
holly 10/10 3830 days 0.0 0%
Joy Lehane 10/10 3830 days 0.0 0%
Sophie Keate 7/10 3836 days true 0.0 0%
Sam Lightfoot 6/10 3836 days true 0.0 0%
Catherine Smiles 10/10 3866 days true 0.0 0%
GemmaC 8/10 3944 days true 0.0 0%
LaurensD 9/10 3952 days true 0.0 0%
rosil 10/10 3952 days true 0.0 0%
Patricia 10/10 3953 days true 0.0 0%
Jake1 8/10 3954 days true 0.0 0%
Martina Bumiller 10/10 3957 days true 0.0 0%
mariea 10/10 3964 days true 0.0 0%
LosItaly 9/10 3964 days true 0.0 0%
JohannesGermany 7/10 3969 days true 0.0 0%
Craig 9/10 3971 days true 0.0 0%
Hayley 9/10 3976 days true 0.0 0%
Farmshow 10/10 3983 days 0.0 0%
Rick Rissewijck 9/10 3991 days 0.0 0%
Ozhan 10/10 3992 days true 0.0 0%
EmmaB1 10/10 3998 days true 0.0 0%
BethanD 10/10 3999 days true 0.0 0%
James 9/10 4001 days true 0.0 0%
Simon 10/10 4002 days true 0.0 0%
renanf 10/10 4003 days 0.0 0%
DaraghD 9/10 4009 days true 0.0 0%
Laura Muser 10/10 4011 days 0.0 0%
Whiteeee 10/10 4011 days 0.0 0%
Heidi 10/10 4016 days true 0.0 0%
Salick 10/10 4016 days true 0.0 0%
Constance 10/10 4018 days true 0.0 0%
Dougal 10/10 4024 days true 0.0 0%
Eugen 10/10 4024 days true 0.0 0%
Ann-Kathren 10/10 4024 days true 0.0 0%
Chris 8/10 4024 days true 0.0 0%
Kefan 10/10 4025 days true 0.0 0%
Sonja 9/10 4057 days true 0.0 0%
Tia 10/10 4078 days true 0.0 0%
Nicole 10/10 4086 days true 0.0 0%
Gayle 10/10 4109 days true 0.0 0%
Spike 10/10 4158 days true 0.0 0%
Daniela Bell 10/10 4158 days true 0.0 0%
Sarah Rushton 10/10 4176 days true 0.0 0%
Daniala 10/10 4219 days true 0.0 0%
John Ryan 9/10 4329 days true 0.0 0%
Ellie Koss 7/10 4329 days true 0.0 0%
charlotta 10/10 4348 days 0.0 0%
richard griffiths 10/10 4348 days 0.0 0%
Emily Houston 10/10 4349 days true 0.0 0%
Claire Masling 7/10 4352 days true 0.0 0%
Camille 10/10 4365 days true 0.0 0%
Anders 8/10 4365 days true 0.0 0%
Gregor 7/10 4368 days true 0.0 0%
Stephanie Noverraz 10/10 4372 days 0.0 0%
Laura 10/10 4388 days true 0.0 0%
Warren 10/10 4392 days true 0.0 0%
Ian 10/10 4392 days true 0.0 0%
Vicky 10/10 4394 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew 9/10 4399 days true 0.0 0%
Paul Cowie 10/10 4427 days true 0.0 0%
Stuart Weavers 10/10 4429 days true 0.0 0%
Martina 8/10 4442 days true 0.0 0%
Jill Bourke 10/10 4524 days true 0.0 0%
Diane 6/10 4659 days true 0.0 0%
Kristine 10/10 4664 days true 0.0 0%
Miles 10/10 4668 days true 0.0 0%
Helen 10/10 4670 days true 0.0 0%
David 9/10 4673 days true 0.0 0%
Hanneke 10/10 4680 days true 0.0 0%
Johnny 8/10 4680 days true 0.0 0%
Natalie 8/10 4687 days true 0.0 0%
Jonas 10/10 4687 days true 0.0 0%
Dan 10/10 4693 days true 0.0 0%
Nina 10/10 4724 days true 0.0 0%
Inga 10/10 4724 days true 0.0 0%
Italy 9/10 4724 days true 0.0 0%
Nina 9/10 4724 days true 0.0 0%
Helen 8/10 4724 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.