Ranking Score Explained

G'day 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 Taupo Tandem Skydiving.

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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Taupo Tandem Skydiving

Valid Reviews

132 Valid Reviews

The Taupo Tandem Skydiving experience has a total of 134 reviews. There are 132 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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 132 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 71
54%
9/10 40
30%
8/10 13
10%
7/10 3
2%
6/10 2
2%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.35% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Taupo Tandem Skydiving valid reviews is 92.35% and is based on 132 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

113 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 132 valid reviews, the experience has 113 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 113 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 58
51%
9/10 36
32%
8/10 11
10%
7/10 3
3%
6/10 2
2%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.77% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Taupo Tandem Skydiving face-to-face reviews is 91.77% and is based on 113 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

95.85%

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 Relative Weight
Margaret 10/10 557 days 100%
ILDIKO JUHASZ 10/10 557 days 100%
Sandra Reynders 10/10 2077 days 5%
Jessica Nasstrom 10/10 2109 days 5%
Matt Harris 9/10 2334 days 4%
Nadja Guiliani 9/10 2335 days 4%
Laerke Soee 10/10 2342 days 4%
Christian Krause 10/10 2342 days 4%
Philipp 8/10 2344 days 4%
Matt Irwin 9/10 2365 days 4%
Tom Hurst 9/10 2365 days 4%
Luca Herzig 10/10 2370 days 4%
Natasha Harbinson 10/10 2373 days 4%
Lennox 10/10 2374 days 4%
Philip Piel 10/10 2394 days 4%
Jonas 10/10 2394 days 4%
Mikkel Palleson 10/10 2396 days 4%
Asborn Damgaard 7/10 2401 days 4%
Hans 9/10 2426 days 4%
Raviv Regev 8/10 2426 days 4%
Sophie Jenkins 10/10 2447 days 4%
Charlotte Casey 9/10 3082 days 2%
Rhys Williams 7/10 3110 days 1%
Ruth Watkin 10/10 3110 days 1%
Jake Bell 9/10 3145 days 1%
Annika 6/10 3455 days 0%
Courtney Quintrell 8/10 3458 days 0%
Neele & Philipp 9/10 3461 days 0%
Christina Rodewald 9/10 3484 days 0%
Jens Moller 10/10 3809 days 1%
Yves & Sylvia 10/10 3830 days 1%
Nelly & Lisa 9/10 3832 days 1%
Franziska & Katrin 9/10 3837 days 1%
Graham Swinyard 8/10 3839 days 1%
Asha 10/10 3876 days 1%
dally 10/10 4121 days 1%
Ryan_Packer 10/10 4121 days 1%
Stefanny Ling 9/10 4147 days 1%
carol50 10/10 4151 days 1%
Kate Morgan 10/10 4170 days 1%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 8/10 4180 days 1%
Leslie Aldridge 4/10 4203 days 1%
Clamdine 9/10 4205 days 1%
Hull 10/10 4205 days 1%
Family_Thomsen 10/10 4529 days 1%
Will Jemma 10/10 4560 days 1%
Martÿn Steenvoorden 9/10 4567 days 1%
Lisa Beauchemin 10/10 4570 days 1%
John-Paul 8/10 4575 days 1%
stroalki 9/10 4606 days 1%
biene 3/10 4621 days 1%
jamesg 9/10 4635 days 1%
Mille Winther 6/10 4648 days 1%
Matty Boombatty 10/10 4698 days 1%
Neil 10/10 4809 days 1%
michellew 8/10 4829 days 1%
BryonyS 10/10 4869 days 1%
KatieR 9/10 4879 days 1%
Sally477 10/10 4882 days 1%
Katy1 8/10 4883 days 1%
ElissaH 10/10 4883 days 1%
Paul 7/10 4884 days 1%
AnneliesK 9/10 4891 days 1%
Jon Li 10/10 4893 days 1%
EleanorL 10/10 4914 days 1%
VickiS 9/10 4914 days 1%
soccaplaya14 10/10 4921 days 1%
kiwibrit86 10/10 4925 days 1%
StefanieW 10/10 4931 days 1%
NinaH1 10/10 4931 days 1%
Noamiki 9/10 4943 days 1%
Michael 10/10 4945 days 1%
Alon 10/10 4946 days 1%
Dan 10/10 4946 days 1%
Sabrina 10/10 4947 days 1%
Kelly 10/10 4947 days 1%
Chris 10/10 4948 days 1%
swizzler 10/10 4951 days 1%
Lieke 9/10 4953 days 1%
Ans 10/10 4954 days 1%
Alan 10/10 4960 days 1%
Emory 8/10 4966 days 1%
Bonnie Turner 9/10 4971 days 1%
Evi 10/10 4987 days 1%
Christian 10/10 5000 days 1%
Tim 10/10 5002 days 1%
Ben 10/10 5022 days 1%
Clare 9/10 5048 days 1%
Chris 10/10 5056 days 1%
Jimmy 9/10 5079 days 1%
Charlotte 9/10 5092 days 1%
Fiona 9/10 5101 days 1%
Naki_Girlz 10/10 5212 days 1%
L1z4rd 10/10 5212 days 1%
Mark 9/10 5251 days 1%
Joanne M 9/10 5257 days 1%
Anna 9/10 5258 days 1%
Julie 8/10 5261 days 1%
Claire 10/10 5267 days 1%
Sarah Maudsley 9/10 5267 days 1%
Kelly Noirin 9/10 5268 days 1%
Laurie 8/10 5292 days 1%
Stephanie 10/10 5293 days 1%
Katharina 9/10 5293 days 1%
Maree 9/10 5294 days 1%
Orlaith 10/10 5294 days 1%
Marc Hertogs 10/10 5297 days 1%
Stephanie Jones 10/10 5321 days 1%
Laura Sutton 9/10 5321 days 1%
Tim 10/10 5321 days 1%
Aske Helbor 10/10 5324 days 1%
ranker_734 10/10 5324 days 1%
Martin Nigschit 8/10 5355 days 1%
marion 9/10 5362 days 1%
Michelle Orr 10/10 5363 days 1%
Kevin 10/10 5366 days 1%
dieter 9/10 5368 days 1%
Pete 10/10 5370 days 1%
Orla 9/10 5371 days 1%
Richard Kindgren 10/10 5373 days 1%
Jessica Callen 10/10 5483 days 1%
Sabine 9/10 5593 days 1%
Will 9/10 5597 days 1%
ShoshanaAbrams 9/10 5602 days 1%
Elaine 10/10 5602 days 1%
Kitsu 10/10 5605 days 1%
Valerie 5/10 5608 days 1%
Janning 8/10 5617 days 1%
Kim Holland 10/10 5617 days 1%
Sean 10/10 5621 days 1%
Mary 10/10 5632 days 1%
PamWalter 10/10 5658 days 1%

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 Taupo Tandem Skydiving experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.25% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 117 days. However the Taupo Tandem Skydiving 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 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Taupo Tandem Skydiving experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -2.21%
198 -2.23%
199 -2.24%
200 -2.25%
201 -2.26%
202 -2.27%
203 -2.28%

Final Ranking Score

94%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, 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.