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

93.13%

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 9/10 849 days true 17.51 100%
Eric 10/10 854 days true 17.04 97%
Simon Briens 10/10 859 days true 16.59 95%
Theerada Wongkaew 8/10 887 days true 14.23 81%
Janina 8/10 919 days true 11.89 67%
Maria Korte 10/10 944 days true 10.34 58%
gnkwvefvjpewyiiu 10/10 1154 days true 5.9 32%
Marie Bocquier 9/10 1171 days true 5.88 32%
Ruby Reynolds 9/10 1178 days true 5.86 32%
Sascha Daub 10/10 1213 days true 5.81 31%
Franziska and Sabine 8/10 1225 days true 5.79 31%
Chloe 9/10 1240 days true 5.76 31%
Justin Kechanski 10/10 1258 days true 5.73 31%
Laurence 8/10 1536 days true 5.28 28%
Matthias Bohmert 9/10 1575 days true 5.21 28%
Anne Hempelt 10/10 1640 days true 5.1 27%
Lukas, Anne and Malte 7/10 1640 days true 5.1 27%
Lea Darotchetche 9/10 1804 days true 4.83 26%
Florian Klein 10/10 1866 days true 4.73 25%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 1913 days true 4.66 25%
Kim Lavener 10/10 1913 days true 4.66 25%
Isabelle Bohle 9/10 1924 days true 4.64 25%
Felix Brettner 10/10 1933 days true 4.62 25%
Arnaud Memay 9/10 1966 days true 4.57 24%
Evian Bolz 10/10 1971 days true 4.56 24%
Chen Levin 10/10 1971 days true 4.56 24%
Carina Huhmann 9/10 1978 days true 4.55 24%
zhang yang 10/10 2004 days 3.75 19%
Sarah Horn 10/10 2267 days true 4.07 21%
Sebastian 8/10 2283 days true 4.05 21%
Anna Niesl 10/10 2285 days true 4.04 21%
Jonas Schelbert 10/10 2287 days true 4.04 21%
Tessa Sinnema 9/10 2338 days 3.3 17%
Tourist101 9/10 2430 days 3.17 16%
pollyg 10/10 2491 days 3.09 16%
Isabel Winkow 8/10 2637 days true 3.47 18%
nathan_carr 10/10 2826 days 2.63 13%
tessrie 10/10 2888 days 2.54 12%
blayzeuk 10/10 2949 days 2.46 12%
Robin van der Linden 10/10 2961 days true 2.93 15%
Alice Bastiman 10/10 2987 days true 2.89 14%
Gema 10/10 2993 days true 2.88 14%
Claire Colquhoun 10/10 2997 days true 2.87 14%
amritdhingra 10/10 3010 days 2.38 11%
Pieter & Annelies 9/10 3012 days true 2.85 14%
Nick Roberts 9/10 3013 days true 2.85 14%
Steff 8/10 3030 days true 2.82 14%
Ainoa Salazar Lozano 10/10 3031 days true 2.82 14%
Fabi & Sabi 10/10 3033 days true 2.81 14%
Katherine Bernsdorf 7/10 3034 days true 2.81 14%
kimfeaster 10/10 3038 days 2.34 11%
JasonCainNZ 10/10 3069 days 2.3 11%
Andreaperera 10/10 3130 days 2.21 10%
robjohn 10/10 3130 days 2.21 10%
katiec82 10/10 3222 days 2.09 10%
kimi 10/10 3253 days 2.04 9%
dktnzl 10/10 3283 days 2.0 9%
Jen1804 10/10 3319 days true 2.34 11%
marisraneth 10/10 3344 days true 2.3 11%
Hans & Huxi 7/10 3383 days true 2.24 11%
Mieke Knoops 10/10 3385 days true 2.24 11%
Mathias Skov 9/10 3389 days true 2.23 11%
Jens van Evp 7/10 3399 days true 2.21 10%
Max Van der Zalm 7/10 3399 days true 2.21 10%
maxxx 10/10 3403 days 1.84 8%
Chris Leach 9/10 3472 days true 2.09 10%
Martin 10/10 3475 days true 2.09 10%
Thomas Willi 10/10 3475 days true 2.09 10%
Bettina illmann 10/10 3491 days true 2.06 10%
jimmy33 10/10 3495 days 1.71 7%
holly 10/10 3587 days 1.59 7%
Joy Lehane 10/10 3587 days 1.59 7%
Sophie Keate 7/10 3593 days true 1.89 9%
Sam Lightfoot 6/10 3593 days true 1.89 9%
Catherine Smiles 10/10 3623 days true 1.84 8%
GemmaC 8/10 3701 days true 1.72 8%
LaurensD 9/10 3709 days true 1.7 7%
rosil 10/10 3709 days true 1.7 7%
Patricia 10/10 3710 days true 1.7 7%
Jake1 8/10 3711 days true 1.7 7%
Martina Bumiller 10/10 3714 days true 1.69 7%
mariea 10/10 3720 days true 1.68 7%
LosItaly 9/10 3721 days true 1.68 7%
JohannesGermany 7/10 3726 days true 1.68 7%
Craig 9/10 3728 days true 1.67 7%
Hayley 9/10 3733 days true 1.66 7%
Farmshow 10/10 3740 days 1.38 6%
Rick Rissewijck 9/10 3748 days 1.37 5%
Ozhan 10/10 3749 days true 1.64 7%
EmmaB1 10/10 3755 days true 1.63 7%
BethanD 10/10 3756 days true 1.63 7%
James 9/10 3758 days true 1.62 7%
Simon 10/10 3759 days true 1.62 7%
renanf 10/10 3760 days 1.35 5%
DaraghD 9/10 3766 days true 1.61 7%
Laura Muser 10/10 3767 days 1.34 5%
Whiteeee 10/10 3768 days 1.34 5%
Heidi 10/10 3773 days true 1.6 7%
Salick 10/10 3773 days true 1.6 7%
Constance 10/10 3775 days true 1.59 7%
Dougal 10/10 3781 days true 1.58 7%
Eugen 10/10 3781 days true 1.58 7%
Ann-Kathren 10/10 3781 days true 1.58 7%
Chris 8/10 3781 days true 1.58 7%
Kefan 10/10 3782 days true 1.58 7%
Sonja 9/10 3813 days true 1.53 6%
Tia 10/10 3834 days true 1.5 6%
Nicole 10/10 3843 days true 1.48 6%
Gayle 10/10 3865 days true 1.45 6%
Spike 10/10 3915 days true 1.36 5%
Daniela Bell 10/10 3915 days true 1.36 5%
Sarah Rushton 10/10 3933 days true 1.33 5%
Daniala 10/10 3976 days true 1.26 5%
John Ryan 9/10 4086 days true 1.08 4%
Ellie Koss 7/10 4086 days true 1.08 4%
charlotta 10/10 4104 days 0.88 3%
richard griffiths 10/10 4104 days 0.88 3%
Emily Houston 10/10 4106 days true 1.05 4%
Claire Masling 7/10 4109 days true 1.05 4%
Camille 10/10 4122 days true 1.02 3%
Anders 8/10 4122 days true 1.02 3%
Gregor 7/10 4125 days true 1.02 3%
Stephanie Noverraz 10/10 4129 days 0.84 2%
Laura 10/10 4145 days true 0.99 3%
Warren 10/10 4149 days true 0.98 3%
Ian 10/10 4149 days true 0.98 3%
Vicky 10/10 4151 days true 0.98 3%
Andrew 9/10 4156 days true 0.97 3%
Paul Cowie 10/10 4184 days true 0.92 3%
Stuart Weavers 10/10 4186 days true 0.92 3%
Martina 8/10 4199 days true 0.9 3%
Jill Bourke 10/10 4281 days true 0.76 2%
Diane 6/10 4416 days true 0.54 1%
Kristine 10/10 4421 days true 0.53 1%
Miles 10/10 4425 days true 0.53 1%
Helen 10/10 4427 days true 0.52 1%
David 9/10 4430 days true 0.52 0%
Hanneke 10/10 4437 days true 0.51 0%
Johnny 8/10 4437 days true 0.51 0%
Natalie 8/10 4444 days true 0.49 0%
Jonas 10/10 4444 days true 0.49 0%
Dan 10/10 4450 days true 0.48 0%
Nina 10/10 4481 days true 0.43 0%
Inga 10/10 4481 days true 0.43 0%
Italy 9/10 4481 days true 0.43 0%
Nina 9/10 4481 days true 0.43 0%
Helen 8/10 4481 days true 0.43 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.

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