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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|Sandra Reynders||10/10||739 days||30.1||100%|
|Jessica Nasstrom||10/10||771 days||25.96||86%|
|Matt Harris||9/10||996 days||7.86||24%|
|Nadja Guiliani||9/10||997 days||7.83||24%|
|Laerke Soee||10/10||1004 days||7.57||23%|
|Christian Krause||10/10||1004 days||7.57||23%|
|Matt Irwin||9/10||1027 days||6.88||21%|
|Tom Hurst||9/10||1027 days||6.88||21%|
|Luca Herzig||10/10||1032 days||6.75||21%|
|Natasha Harbinson||10/10||1035 days||6.68||20%|
|Philip Piel||10/10||1056 days||6.29||19%|
|Mikkel Palleson||10/10||1058 days||6.26||19%|
|Asborn Damgaard||7/10||1063 days||6.19||19%|
|Raviv Regev||8/10||1088 days||5.01||15%|
|Sophie Jenkins||10/10||1109 days||5.98||18%|
|Charlotte Casey||9/10||1744 days||4.93||14%|
|Rhys Williams||7/10||1772 days||4.89||14%|
|Ruth Watkin||10/10||1772 days||4.89||14%|
|Jake Bell||9/10||1807 days||4.02||11%|
|Courtney Quintrell||8/10||2120 days||4.32||12%|
|Neele & Philipp||9/10||2123 days||4.31||12%|
|Christina Rodewald||9/10||2146 days||4.27||12%|
|Jens Moller||10/10||2471 days||3.74||10%|
|Yves & Sylvia||10/10||2492 days||3.7||10%|
|Nelly & Lisa||9/10||2494 days||3.7||10%|
|Franziska & Katrin||9/10||2499 days||3.69||10%|
|Graham Swinyard||8/10||2501 days||3.69||10%|
|Stefanny Ling||9/10||2809 days||3.18||8%|
|Kate Morgan||10/10||2832 days||3.14||8%|
|Ann-Katrine & Sille||8/10||2842 days||3.13||8%|
|Leslie Aldridge||4/10||2865 days||2.91||8%|
|Will Jemma||10/10||3222 days||2.5||6%|
|Martÿn Steenvoorden||9/10||3229 days||2.49||6%|
|Lisa Beauchemin||10/10||3232 days||2.49||6%|
|Mille Winther||6/10||3310 days||2.36||6%|
|Matty Boombatty||10/10||3360 days||1.9||4%|
|Jon Li||10/10||3555 days||1.96||4%|
|Bonnie Turner||9/10||3633 days||1.52||3%|
|Joanne M||9/10||3919 days||1.36||2%|
|Sarah Maudsley||9/10||3929 days||1.34||2%|
|Kelly Noirin||9/10||3930 days||1.34||2%|
|Marc Hertogs||10/10||3959 days||1.29||2%|
|Stephanie Jones||10/10||3983 days||1.25||2%|
|Laura Sutton||9/10||3983 days||1.25||2%|
|Aske Helbor||10/10||3986 days||1.25||2%|
|Martin Nigschit||8/10||4017 days||1.2||2%|
|Michelle Orr||10/10||4025 days||1.18||2%|
|Richard Kindgren||10/10||4035 days||1.17||2%|
|Jessica Callen||10/10||4145 days||0.99||1%|
|Kim Holland||10/10||4279 days||0.77||0%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.
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.
There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 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 364 days.
The Taupo Tandem Skydiving experience has been adjusted for 364 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.