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

92.79%

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 9/10 601 days true 52.4 100%
Eric 10/10 606 days true 51.47 98%
Simon Briens 10/10 611 days true 50.54 96%
Theerada Wongkaew 8/10 639 days true 45.54 87%
Janina 8/10 671 days true 40.19 76%
Maria Korte 10/10 696 days true 36.27 69%
gnkwvefvjpewyiiu 10/10 906 days true 12.79 23%
Marie Bocquier 9/10 923 days true 11.63 21%
Ruby Reynolds 9/10 930 days true 11.18 20%
Sascha Daub 10/10 965 days true 9.21 16%
Franziska and Sabine 8/10 977 days true 8.65 15%
Chloe 9/10 992 days true 8.02 14%
Justin Kechanski 10/10 1010 days true 7.37 13%
Laurence 8/10 1288 days true 5.68 9%
Matthias Bohmert 9/10 1327 days true 5.62 9%
Anne Hempelt 10/10 1392 days true 5.51 9%
Lukas, Anne and Malte 7/10 1392 days true 5.51 9%
Lea Darotchetche 9/10 1556 days true 5.24 9%
Florian Klein 10/10 1618 days true 5.14 8%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 1665 days true 5.06 8%
Kim Lavener 10/10 1665 days true 5.06 8%
Isabelle Bohle 9/10 1676 days true 5.04 8%
Felix Brettner 10/10 1685 days true 5.03 8%
Arnaud Memay 9/10 1718 days true 4.98 8%
Evian Bolz 10/10 1723 days true 4.97 8%
Chen Levin 10/10 1723 days true 4.97 8%
Carina Huhmann 9/10 1730 days true 4.96 8%
zhang yang 10/10 1756 days 4.09 6%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2019 days true 4.48 7%
Sebastian 8/10 2035 days true 4.45 7%
Anna Niesl 10/10 2037 days true 4.45 7%
Jonas Schelbert 10/10 2039 days true 4.45 7%
Tessa Sinnema 9/10 2090 days 3.64 5%
Tourist101 9/10 2182 days 3.51 5%
pollyg 10/10 2243 days 3.43 5%
Isabel Winkow 8/10 2389 days true 3.87 6%
nathan_carr 10/10 2578 days 2.97 4%
tessrie 10/10 2640 days 2.88 4%
blayzeuk 10/10 2701 days 2.8 4%
Robin van der Linden 10/10 2713 days true 3.34 5%
Alice Bastiman 10/10 2739 days true 3.3 5%
Gema 10/10 2745 days true 3.29 5%
Claire Colquhoun 10/10 2749 days true 3.28 5%
amritdhingra 10/10 2762 days 2.72 4%
Pieter & Annelies 9/10 2764 days true 3.26 5%
Nick Roberts 9/10 2765 days true 3.25 5%
Steff 8/10 2782 days true 3.23 5%
Ainoa Salazar Lozano 10/10 2783 days true 3.23 5%
Fabi & Sabi 10/10 2785 days true 3.22 5%
Katherine Bernsdorf 7/10 2786 days true 3.22 5%
kimfeaster 10/10 2790 days 2.68 4%
JasonCainNZ 10/10 2821 days 2.64 3%
Andreaperera 10/10 2882 days 2.55 3%
robjohn 10/10 2882 days 2.55 3%
katiec82 10/10 2974 days 2.43 3%
kimi 10/10 3005 days 2.38 3%
dktnzl 10/10 3035 days 2.34 3%
Jen1804 10/10 3071 days true 2.75 4%
marisraneth 10/10 3096 days true 2.71 4%
Hans & Huxi 7/10 3135 days true 2.65 4%
Mieke Knoops 10/10 3137 days true 2.64 3%
Mathias Skov 9/10 3141 days true 2.64 3%
Jens van Evp 7/10 3151 days true 2.62 3%
Max Van der Zalm 7/10 3151 days true 2.62 3%
maxxx 10/10 3155 days 2.18 3%
Chris Leach 9/10 3224 days true 2.5 3%
Martin 10/10 3227 days true 2.5 3%
Thomas Willi 10/10 3227 days true 2.5 3%
Bettina illmann 10/10 3243 days true 2.47 3%
jimmy33 10/10 3247 days 2.05 2%
holly 10/10 3339 days 1.93 2%
Joy Lehane 10/10 3339 days 1.93 2%
Sophie Keate 7/10 3345 days true 2.3 3%
Sam Lightfoot 6/10 3345 days true 2.3 3%
Catherine Smiles 10/10 3375 days true 2.25 3%
GemmaC 8/10 3453 days true 2.12 2%
LaurensD 9/10 3461 days true 2.11 2%
rosil 10/10 3461 days true 2.11 2%
Patricia 10/10 3463 days true 2.11 2%
Jake1 8/10 3463 days true 2.11 2%
Martina Bumiller 10/10 3466 days true 2.1 2%
mariea 10/10 3473 days true 2.09 2%
LosItaly 9/10 3473 days true 2.09 2%
JohannesGermany 7/10 3479 days true 2.08 2%
Craig 9/10 3480 days true 2.08 2%
Hayley 9/10 3485 days true 2.07 2%
Farmshow 10/10 3492 days 1.72 2%
Rick Rissewijck 9/10 3501 days 1.7 2%
Ozhan 10/10 3501 days true 2.04 2%
EmmaB1 10/10 3507 days true 2.04 2%
BethanD 10/10 3508 days true 2.03 2%
James 9/10 3510 days true 2.03 2%
Simon 10/10 3512 days true 2.03 2%
renanf 10/10 3512 days 1.69 2%
DaraghD 9/10 3518 days true 2.02 2%
Laura Muser 10/10 3520 days 1.68 2%
Whiteeee 10/10 3520 days 1.68 2%
Heidi 10/10 3526 days true 2.0 2%
Salick 10/10 3526 days true 2.0 2%
Constance 10/10 3527 days true 2.0 2%
Dougal 10/10 3533 days true 1.99 2%
Eugen 10/10 3533 days true 1.99 2%
Ann-Kathren 10/10 3533 days true 1.99 2%
Chris 8/10 3534 days true 1.99 2%
Kefan 10/10 3534 days true 1.99 2%
Sonja 9/10 3566 days true 1.94 2%
Tia 10/10 3587 days true 1.9 2%
Nicole 10/10 3596 days true 1.89 2%
Gayle 10/10 3618 days true 1.85 2%
Spike 10/10 3668 days true 1.77 2%
Daniela Bell 10/10 3668 days true 1.77 2%
Sarah Rushton 10/10 3686 days true 1.74 2%
Daniala 10/10 3729 days true 1.67 2%
John Ryan 9/10 3838 days true 1.49 1%
Ellie Koss 7/10 3838 days true 1.49 1%
charlotta 10/10 3857 days 1.22 1%
richard griffiths 10/10 3857 days 1.22 1%
Emily Houston 10/10 3858 days true 1.46 1%
Claire Masling 7/10 3861 days true 1.45 1%
Camille 10/10 3874 days true 1.43 1%
Anders 8/10 3874 days true 1.43 1%
Gregor 7/10 3877 days true 1.43 1%
Stephanie Noverraz 10/10 3882 days 1.18 1%
Laura 10/10 3897 days true 1.39 1%
Warren 10/10 3901 days true 1.39 1%
Ian 10/10 3901 days true 1.39 1%
Vicky 10/10 3903 days true 1.38 1%
Andrew 9/10 3908 days true 1.38 1%
Paul Cowie 10/10 3936 days true 1.33 1%
Stuart Weavers 10/10 3938 days true 1.33 1%
Martina 8/10 3951 days true 1.31 1%
Jill Bourke 10/10 4033 days true 1.17 1%
Diane 6/10 4168 days true 0.95 0%
Kristine 10/10 4173 days true 0.94 0%
Miles 10/10 4177 days true 0.93 0%
Helen 10/10 4179 days true 0.93 0%
David 9/10 4182 days true 0.93 0%
Hanneke 10/10 4189 days true 0.91 0%
Johnny 8/10 4189 days true 0.91 0%
Natalie 8/10 4196 days true 0.9 0%
Jonas 10/10 4196 days true 0.9 0%
Dan 10/10 4202 days true 0.89 0%
Nina 10/10 4233 days true 0.84 0%
Inga 10/10 4233 days true 0.84 0%
Italy 9/10 4233 days true 0.84 0%
Nina 9/10 4233 days true 0.84 0%
Helen 8/10 4233 days true 0.84 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.