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

92.90%

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 9/10 681 days true 38.59 100%
Eric 10/10 686 days true 37.81 98%
Simon Briens 10/10 691 days true 37.04 96%
Theerada Wongkaew 8/10 719 days true 32.88 85%
Janina 8/10 751 days true 28.5 73%
Maria Korte 10/10 776 days true 25.35 65%
gnkwvefvjpewyiiu 10/10 986 days true 8.26 20%
Marie Bocquier 9/10 1003 days true 7.61 18%
Ruby Reynolds 9/10 1010 days true 7.37 18%
Sascha Daub 10/10 1045 days true 6.48 15%
Franziska and Sabine 8/10 1057 days true 6.27 15%
Chloe 9/10 1072 days true 6.1 14%
Justin Kechanski 10/10 1090 days true 6.0 14%
Laurence 8/10 1368 days true 5.55 13%
Matthias Bohmert 9/10 1407 days true 5.49 13%
Anne Hempelt 10/10 1472 days true 5.38 12%
Lukas, Anne and Malte 7/10 1472 days true 5.38 12%
Lea Darotchetche 9/10 1636 days true 5.11 12%
Florian Klein 10/10 1698 days true 5.01 11%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 1745 days true 4.93 11%
Kim Lavener 10/10 1745 days true 4.93 11%
Isabelle Bohle 9/10 1756 days true 4.91 11%
Felix Brettner 10/10 1765 days true 4.9 11%
Arnaud Memay 9/10 1798 days true 4.84 11%
Evian Bolz 10/10 1803 days true 4.84 11%
Chen Levin 10/10 1803 days true 4.84 11%
Carina Huhmann 9/10 1810 days true 4.82 11%
zhang yang 10/10 1836 days 3.98 9%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2099 days true 4.35 10%
Sebastian 8/10 2115 days true 4.32 10%
Anna Niesl 10/10 2117 days true 4.32 10%
Jonas Schelbert 10/10 2119 days true 4.32 10%
Tessa Sinnema 9/10 2170 days 3.53 7%
Tourist101 9/10 2262 days 3.4 7%
pollyg 10/10 2323 days 3.32 7%
Isabel Winkow 8/10 2469 days true 3.74 8%
nathan_carr 10/10 2658 days 2.86 6%
tessrie 10/10 2720 days 2.77 5%
blayzeuk 10/10 2781 days 2.69 5%
Robin van der Linden 10/10 2793 days true 3.21 7%
Alice Bastiman 10/10 2819 days true 3.17 6%
Gema 10/10 2825 days true 3.16 6%
Claire Colquhoun 10/10 2829 days true 3.15 6%
amritdhingra 10/10 2842 days 2.61 5%
Pieter & Annelies 9/10 2844 days true 3.12 6%
Nick Roberts 9/10 2845 days true 3.12 6%
Steff 8/10 2862 days true 3.1 6%
Ainoa Salazar Lozano 10/10 2863 days true 3.09 6%
Fabi & Sabi 10/10 2865 days true 3.09 6%
Katherine Bernsdorf 7/10 2866 days true 3.09 6%
kimfeaster 10/10 2870 days 2.57 5%
JasonCainNZ 10/10 2901 days 2.53 5%
Andreaperera 10/10 2962 days 2.44 5%
robjohn 10/10 2962 days 2.44 5%
katiec82 10/10 3054 days 2.32 4%
kimi 10/10 3085 days 2.27 4%
dktnzl 10/10 3115 days 2.23 4%
Jen1804 10/10 3151 days true 2.62 5%
marisraneth 10/10 3176 days true 2.58 5%
Hans & Huxi 7/10 3215 days true 2.52 5%
Mieke Knoops 10/10 3217 days true 2.51 5%
Mathias Skov 9/10 3221 days true 2.51 5%
Jens van Evp 7/10 3231 days true 2.49 5%
Max Van der Zalm 7/10 3231 days true 2.49 5%
maxxx 10/10 3235 days 2.07 4%
Chris Leach 9/10 3304 days true 2.37 4%
Martin 10/10 3307 days true 2.36 4%
Thomas Willi 10/10 3307 days true 2.36 4%
Bettina illmann 10/10 3323 days true 2.34 4%
jimmy33 10/10 3327 days 1.94 3%
holly 10/10 3419 days 1.82 3%
Joy Lehane 10/10 3419 days 1.82 3%
Sophie Keate 7/10 3425 days true 2.17 4%
Sam Lightfoot 6/10 3425 days true 2.17 4%
Catherine Smiles 10/10 3455 days true 2.12 4%
GemmaC 8/10 3533 days true 1.99 3%
LaurensD 9/10 3541 days true 1.98 3%
rosil 10/10 3541 days true 1.98 3%
Patricia 10/10 3542 days true 1.98 3%
Jake1 8/10 3543 days true 1.98 3%
Martina Bumiller 10/10 3546 days true 1.97 3%
mariea 10/10 3553 days true 1.96 3%
LosItaly 9/10 3553 days true 1.96 3%
JohannesGermany 7/10 3558 days true 1.95 3%
Craig 9/10 3560 days true 1.95 3%
Hayley 9/10 3565 days true 1.94 3%
Farmshow 10/10 3572 days 1.61 2%
Rick Rissewijck 9/10 3580 days 1.6 2%
Ozhan 10/10 3581 days true 1.91 3%
EmmaB1 10/10 3587 days true 1.9 3%
BethanD 10/10 3588 days true 1.9 3%
James 9/10 3590 days true 1.9 3%
Simon 10/10 3591 days true 1.9 3%
renanf 10/10 3592 days 1.58 2%
DaraghD 9/10 3598 days true 1.89 3%
Laura Muser 10/10 3599 days 1.57 2%
Whiteeee 10/10 3600 days 1.57 2%
Heidi 10/10 3605 days true 1.87 3%
Salick 10/10 3605 days true 1.87 3%
Constance 10/10 3607 days true 1.87 3%
Dougal 10/10 3613 days true 1.86 3%
Eugen 10/10 3613 days true 1.86 3%
Ann-Kathren 10/10 3613 days true 1.86 3%
Chris 8/10 3613 days true 1.86 3%
Kefan 10/10 3614 days true 1.86 3%
Sonja 9/10 3646 days true 1.81 3%
Tia 10/10 3667 days true 1.77 3%
Nicole 10/10 3675 days true 1.76 3%
Gayle 10/10 3698 days true 1.72 3%
Spike 10/10 3747 days true 1.64 2%
Daniela Bell 10/10 3747 days true 1.64 2%
Sarah Rushton 10/10 3765 days true 1.61 2%
Daniala 10/10 3808 days true 1.54 2%
John Ryan 9/10 3918 days true 1.36 2%
Ellie Koss 7/10 3918 days true 1.36 2%
charlotta 10/10 3937 days 1.11 1%
richard griffiths 10/10 3937 days 1.11 1%
Emily Houston 10/10 3938 days true 1.33 2%
Claire Masling 7/10 3941 days true 1.32 2%
Camille 10/10 3954 days true 1.3 2%
Anders 8/10 3954 days true 1.3 2%
Gregor 7/10 3957 days true 1.3 2%
Stephanie Noverraz 10/10 3961 days 1.07 1%
Laura 10/10 3977 days true 1.26 1%
Warren 10/10 3981 days true 1.26 1%
Ian 10/10 3981 days true 1.26 1%
Vicky 10/10 3983 days true 1.25 1%
Andrew 9/10 3988 days true 1.24 1%
Paul Cowie 10/10 4016 days true 1.2 1%
Stuart Weavers 10/10 4018 days true 1.2 1%
Martina 8/10 4031 days true 1.17 1%
Jill Bourke 10/10 4113 days true 1.04 1%
Diane 6/10 4248 days true 0.82 0%
Kristine 10/10 4253 days true 0.81 0%
Miles 10/10 4257 days true 0.8 0%
Helen 10/10 4259 days true 0.8 0%
David 9/10 4262 days true 0.79 0%
Hanneke 10/10 4269 days true 0.78 0%
Johnny 8/10 4269 days true 0.78 0%
Natalie 8/10 4276 days true 0.77 0%
Jonas 10/10 4276 days true 0.77 0%
Dan 10/10 4282 days true 0.76 0%
Nina 10/10 4313 days true 0.71 0%
Inga 10/10 4313 days true 0.71 0%
Italy 9/10 4313 days true 0.71 0%
Nina 9/10 4313 days true 0.71 0%
Helen 8/10 4313 days true 0.71 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.