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 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

130 Valid Reviews

The Taupo Tandem Skydiving experience has a total of 132 reviews. There are 130 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 130 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 69
53%
9/10 40
31%
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%

92.23% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Taupo Tandem Skydiving valid reviews is 92.23% and is based on 130 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 130 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

92.42%

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
Sandra Reynders 10/10 1389 days true 4.42 100%
Jessica Nasstrom 10/10 1421 days true 4.36 99%
Matt Harris 9/10 1646 days true 3.92 89%
Nadja Guiliani 9/10 1647 days true 3.92 89%
Laerke Soee 10/10 1654 days true 3.91 88%
Christian Krause 10/10 1654 days true 3.91 88%
Philipp 8/10 1656 days true 3.71 84%
Matt Irwin 9/10 1677 days true 3.86 87%
Tom Hurst 9/10 1677 days true 3.86 87%
Luca Herzig 10/10 1682 days true 3.85 87%
Natasha Harbinson 10/10 1685 days true 3.85 87%
Lennox 10/10 1686 days true 3.84 87%
Philip Piel 10/10 1706 days true 3.8 86%
Jonas 10/10 1706 days true 3.8 86%
Mikkel Palleson 10/10 1708 days true 3.8 86%
Asborn Damgaard 7/10 1713 days true 3.45 78%
Hans 9/10 1738 days true 3.74 85%
Raviv Regev 8/10 1738 days 3.55 80%
Sophie Jenkins 10/10 1759 days true 3.7 84%
Charlotte Casey 9/10 2394 days true 2.46 56%
Rhys Williams 7/10 2422 days true 2.19 49%
Ruth Watkin 10/10 2422 days true 2.4 54%
Jake Bell 9/10 2457 days 2.33 53%
Annika 6/10 2767 days true 1.43 32%
Courtney Quintrell 8/10 2770 days true 1.64 37%
Neele & Philipp 9/10 2773 days true 1.72 39%
Christina Rodewald 9/10 2796 days true 1.67 38%
Jens Moller 10/10 3121 days true 1.04 23%
Yves & Sylvia 10/10 3142 days true 0.99 22%
Nelly & Lisa 9/10 3144 days true 0.99 22%
Franziska & Katrin 9/10 3149 days true 0.98 22%
Graham Swinyard 8/10 3151 days true 0.93 21%
Asha 10/10 3188 days 0.9 20%
dally 10/10 3433 days 0.42 10%
Ryan_Packer 10/10 3433 days 0.42 10%
Stefanny Ling 9/10 3459 days true 0.37 8%
carol50 10/10 3463 days 0.37 8%
Kate Morgan 10/10 3482 days true 0.33 7%
Ann-Katrine & Sille 8/10 3492 days true 0.29 7%
Leslie Aldridge 4/10 3515 days true 0.21 5%
Clamdine 9/10 3517 days true 0.26 6%
Hull 10/10 3517 days true 0.26 6%
Family_Thomsen 10/10 3841 days true 0.0 0%
Will Jemma 10/10 3872 days true 0.0 0%
Martÿn Steenvoorden 9/10 3879 days true 0.0 0%
Lisa Beauchemin 10/10 3882 days true 0.0 0%
John-Paul 8/10 3887 days 0.0 0%
stroalki 9/10 3918 days 0.0 0%
biene 3/10 3933 days true 0.0 0%
jamesg 9/10 3947 days true 0.0 0%
Mille Winther 6/10 3960 days true 0.0 0%
Matty Boombatty 10/10 4010 days 0.0 0%
Neil 10/10 4121 days true 0.0 0%
michellew 8/10 4141 days true 0.0 0%
BryonyS 10/10 4181 days true 0.0 0%
KatieR 9/10 4191 days true 0.0 0%
Sally477 10/10 4193 days 0.0 0%
Katy1 8/10 4195 days true 0.0 0%
ElissaH 10/10 4195 days true 0.0 0%
Paul 7/10 4196 days true 0.0 0%
AnneliesK 9/10 4202 days true 0.0 0%
Jon Li 10/10 4205 days true 0.0 0%
EleanorL 10/10 4226 days true 0.0 0%
VickiS 9/10 4226 days true 0.0 0%
soccaplaya14 10/10 4232 days 0.0 0%
kiwibrit86 10/10 4236 days 0.0 0%
StefanieW 10/10 4243 days true 0.0 0%
NinaH1 10/10 4243 days true 0.0 0%
Noamiki 9/10 4255 days true 0.0 0%
Michael 10/10 4256 days true 0.0 0%
Alon 10/10 4257 days true 0.0 0%
Dan 10/10 4257 days true 0.0 0%
Sabrina 10/10 4259 days true 0.0 0%
Kelly 10/10 4259 days true 0.0 0%
Chris 10/10 4260 days true 0.0 0%
swizzler 10/10 4262 days 0.0 0%
Lieke 9/10 4265 days true 0.0 0%
Ans 10/10 4266 days true 0.0 0%
Alan 10/10 4271 days true 0.0 0%
Emory 8/10 4277 days true 0.0 0%
Bonnie Turner 9/10 4283 days 0.0 0%
Evi 10/10 4298 days true 0.0 0%
Christian 10/10 4311 days true 0.0 0%
Tim 10/10 4313 days true 0.0 0%
Ben 10/10 4333 days true 0.0 0%
Clare 9/10 4359 days true 0.0 0%
Chris 10/10 4368 days true 0.0 0%
Jimmy 9/10 4390 days true 0.0 0%
Charlotte 9/10 4403 days true 0.0 0%
Fiona 9/10 4412 days true 0.0 0%
Naki_Girlz 10/10 4523 days 0.0 0%
L1z4rd 10/10 4523 days 0.0 0%
Mark 9/10 4563 days true 0.0 0%
Joanne M 9/10 4569 days true 0.0 0%
Anna 9/10 4570 days true 0.0 0%
Julie 8/10 4573 days true 0.0 0%
Claire 10/10 4579 days true 0.0 0%
Sarah Maudsley 9/10 4579 days true 0.0 0%
Kelly Noirin 9/10 4580 days true 0.0 0%
Laurie 8/10 4604 days true 0.0 0%
Stephanie 10/10 4605 days true 0.0 0%
Katharina 9/10 4605 days true 0.0 0%
Maree 9/10 4606 days true 0.0 0%
Orlaith 10/10 4606 days true 0.0 0%
Marc Hertogs 10/10 4609 days true 0.0 0%
Stephanie Jones 10/10 4633 days true 0.0 0%
Laura Sutton 9/10 4633 days true 0.0 0%
Tim 10/10 4633 days true 0.0 0%
Aske Helbor 10/10 4636 days true 0.0 0%
ranker_734 10/10 4636 days true 0.0 0%
Martin Nigschit 8/10 4667 days true 0.0 0%
marion 9/10 4674 days true 0.0 0%
Michelle Orr 10/10 4675 days true 0.0 0%
Kevin 10/10 4678 days true 0.0 0%
dieter 9/10 4680 days 0.0 0%
Pete 10/10 4682 days true 0.0 0%
Orla 9/10 4683 days true 0.0 0%
Richard Kindgren 10/10 4685 days true 0.0 0%
Jessica Callen 10/10 4795 days true 0.0 0%
Sabine 9/10 4905 days true 0.0 0%
Will 9/10 4909 days true 0.0 0%
ShoshanaAbrams 9/10 4914 days true 0.0 0%
Elaine 10/10 4914 days true 0.0 0%
Kitsu 10/10 4917 days true 0.0 0%
Valerie 5/10 4920 days true 0.0 0%
Janning 8/10 4929 days true 0.0 0%
Kim Holland 10/10 4929 days true 0.0 0%
Sean 10/10 4933 days true 0.0 0%
Mary 10/10 4944 days true 0.0 0%
PamWalter 10/10 4970 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 Taupo Tandem Skydiving experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-3.12% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 72 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 -3.07%
198 -3.09%
199 -3.10%
200 -3.12%
201 -3.13%
202 -3.15%
203 -3.16%

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.