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 Wanaka.

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 Wanaka

Valid Reviews

185 Valid Reviews

The Skydive Wanaka experience has a total of 188 reviews. There are 185 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 185 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 116
63%
9/10 40
22%
8/10 24
13%
7/10 3
2%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
1%

93.89% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Skydive Wanaka valid reviews is 93.89% and is based on 185 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

92 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 185 valid reviews, the experience has 92 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 92 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 41
45%
9/10 31
34%
8/10 18
20%
7/10 2
2%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.07% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Skydive Wanaka face-to-face reviews is 92.07% and is based on 92 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

93.12%

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
CHI HO LI 10/10 874 days 100%
nyssa halim 8/10 1177 days 36%
Ian Ling 9/10 1483 days 33%
Tina Kueffer 10/10 1611 days 31%
Viki Kent 9/10 1639 days 31%
Maura O'Connell 8/10 1649 days 29%
YEW KIM YONG 8/10 1665 days 29%
Henry Ang 8/10 1695 days 28%
Wynnie Goh 8/10 1757 days 27%
Valentine de Beer 9/10 1853 days 27%
Susanna Daaike 10/10 1862 days 27%
Laura Schratt 9/10 1865 days 27%
Marie 10/10 1867 days 27%
Virginia Fradin 10/10 1869 days 27%
Michael L 10/10 1871 days 27%
Celine 10/10 1871 days 27%
Verena Konetzhi 7/10 1885 days 24%
ks ks 10/10 1905 days 26%
Steven schoof 1/10 1908 days 19%
Max Seikowsky 9/10 1910 days 26%
Rujing Lu 9/10 1939 days 26%
Matt Lohmeyer 10/10 1939 days 26%
Anais Boileau 10/10 1953 days 26%
Madita and Lisann 9/10 1954 days 26%
Xue Rong Kok 7/10 1970 days 23%
Sivram SD 10/10 1970 days 25%
melissa heng 10/10 2214 days 22%
Andy Jobst 10/10 2335 days 20%
Andreas Liebe 10/10 2593 days 16%
Jana Rutkowski 10/10 2596 days 16%
Jesper Henriksen 8/10 2605 days 15%
Helene Andersen 10/10 2605 days 16%
Sagi 9/10 2614 days 15%
Hadar 10/10 2614 days 15%
Sara Berton 9/10 2619 days 15%
Kiernan Matthew 10/10 2637 days 15%
Becky Davis 10/10 2637 days 15%
Natalie Boehm 8/10 2669 days 14%
Audrey Ripoche 9/10 2951 days 10%
Rey Germain 9/10 2951 days 10%
Patrick 10/10 2959 days 10%
Lisa 10/10 2959 days 10%
Marie 9/10 2960 days 10%
Asmawi Wahab 10/10 2975 days 10%
Sabisch Moritz 10/10 2975 days 10%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 10/10 3064 days 8%
David 10/10 3095 days 8%
fongb 10/10 3156 days 7%
QueenyHew 10/10 3156 days 7%
WorldofMark 10/10 3187 days 7%
oceanyeti 10/10 3248 days 6%
Anna 10/10 3307 days 5%
Isifuffi 10/10 3340 days 4%
Kasten Madsen 8/10 3349 days 4%
Melanie 10/10 3352 days 4%
Erik Poirer 9/10 3354 days 4%
R Straathof 8/10 3356 days 4%
Chris Marsh 9/10 3366 days 4%
Roberto Hallblom 7/10 3367 days 3%
Kaz82 10/10 3369 days 4%
budge69 10/10 3369 days 4%
Katja Klein 10/10 3414 days 3%
TroyBoyOZNZ 10/10 3614 days 0%
Marc Edwards 10/10 3664 days 7%
Sam papworth 10/10 3674 days 7%
Danny Connor 10/10 3674 days 7%
Craig Hathaway 10/10 3674 days 7%
Sarah James 9/10 3674 days 7%
Shoko Watanabe 9/10 3674 days 7%
jillw 10/10 3675 days 7%
youai779 10/10 3675 days 7%
lethbridge 10/10 3675 days 7%
Nick Foster 9/10 3688 days 7%
Christine Gschwandtl 10/10 3697 days 7%
Adam Duus-Boolsen 8/10 3698 days 7%
Michael Long 10/10 3699 days 7%
Laurent Michon 8/10 3704 days 7%
LiamBrowne 10/10 3706 days 7%
kelso 10/10 3706 days 7%
Tessa 10/10 3706 days 7%
Grumbach 10/10 3709 days 7%
Manuela Manns 9/10 3719 days 7%
Jojo584 10/10 3734 days 7%
Stu2011 10/10 3734 days 7%
mteglengaard 9/10 3734 days 7%
georgiarose89 10/10 3765 days 7%
Nuro 9/10 3812 days 7%
Barbara 10/10 3826 days 7%
sherbert 10/10 3857 days 7%
Ann Michle 9/10 3991 days 7%
MattandRach 10/10 4040 days 7%
headnut 10/10 4071 days 7%
Alhena 10/10 4071 days 7%
Kaddi & Grego 9/10 4072 days 7%
Bouwma 9/10 4092 days 7%
laura 10/10 4099 days 7%
emily walters 10/10 4099 days 7%
ChipmunkMCG 10/10 4099 days 7%
AnneB 10/10 4099 days 7%
Omar Frenchy 9/10 4108 days 7%
Conor Coyle 8/10 4116 days 7%
wazsim 10/10 4130 days 7%
Grainne Ahern 3/10 4130 days 6%
englishrose 10/10 4130 days 7%
simonbo 9/10 4145 days 7%
cguthrie 10/10 4161 days 7%
Sanne Bouw 10/10 4161 days 7%
Diz 9/10 4161 days 7%
Prue 10/10 4161 days 7%
Sena 10/10 4171 days 7%
lyndabeader 10/10 4191 days 7%
simonsandra 9/10 4278 days 7%
phil harter 10/10 4283 days 7%
melindashaftain 10/10 4283 days 7%
CM13 9/10 4283 days 7%
Manuel M 10/10 4314 days 7%
Tracy McKenzie 10/10 4314 days 7%
andyg 10/10 4314 days 7%
jessica 8/10 4326 days 7%
Chris S 9/10 4344 days 7%
Nicole Weckert 10/10 4344 days 7%
scott waldron 10/10 4375 days 7%
Robyn Stevens 10/10 4375 days 7%
Jamie R 10/10 4405 days 7%
vickybaby 9/10 4405 days 7%
sarlene sarlene 10/10 4405 days 7%
madelene hjort 10/10 4405 days 7%
hibbler 8/10 4405 days 7%
Christophe Delacourt 10/10 4409 days 7%
Sam 8/10 4423 days 7%
melony Stieben 10/10 4428 days 7%
peter barrett 10/10 4438 days 7%
Neeltje Bongers 10/10 4446 days 7%
Dustin Williams 10/10 4446 days 7%
RandiL 8/10 4447 days 7%
CarinnaGermany 10/10 4447 days 7%
j_h 10/10 4454 days 7%
Abigail Mullins 10/10 4461 days 7%
Francey 9/10 4469 days 7%
Dalit 10/10 4471 days 7%
Marlene Sander 9/10 4481 days 7%
Patrick 9/10 4482 days 7%
matt snell 10/10 4485 days 7%
Sascha Bucher 10/10 4503 days 7%
saskia Seidel 10/10 4503 days 7%
ruthie 10/10 4516 days 7%
oese 10/10 4518 days 7%
denisec 10/10 4523 days 7%
Neil 8/10 4524 days 7%
MissTraveller2009 10/10 4526 days 7%
hayleyj 10/10 4527 days 7%
densie clarke 10/10 4530 days 7%
Ruben Ott 10/10 4530 days 7%
Victoria Thomson 10/10 4530 days 7%
Eleanor Edwards 10/10 4567 days 7%
Louise Harris 10/10 4567 days 7%
Hannah Logan 10/10 4567 days 7%
Gaurav M 10/10 4567 days 7%
Davina 9/10 4580 days 7%
Nicnac 10/10 4771 days 7%
Seungchul 10/10 4782 days 7%
Tanja 10/10 4799 days 7%
boukje 10/10 4805 days 7%
Janne 10/10 4809 days 7%
Brendan 10/10 4813 days 7%
Stephanie 8/10 4816 days 7%
Richard 10/10 4816 days 7%
Kitty 10/10 4816 days 7%
Ian 10/10 4816 days 7%
Katie 10/10 4816 days 7%
Jaccob 8/10 4817 days 7%
Rebekah Holbrook 9/10 4833 days 7%
Mathew 8/10 4841 days 7%
Lyn Saxon 10/10 4890 days 7%
Wendy Williams 9/10 4897 days 7%
Ian Coldrake 10/10 4972 days 7%
Michael 9/10 5123 days 7%
Michael 9/10 5123 days 7%
Stefan 9/10 5126 days 7%
Franz 10/10 5133 days 7%
Kathryn 8/10 5138 days 7%
Annelte 8/10 5141 days 7%
NeilYeoman 8/10 5142 days 7%
Peter 8/10 5175 days 7%
Nabuurs 9/10 5196 days 7%

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 Wanaka experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-3.29% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 71 days. However the Skydive Wanaka 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 Skydive Wanaka experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -3.24%
198 -3.26%
199 -3.28%
200 -3.29%
201 -3.31%
202 -3.32%
203 -3.34%

Final Ranking Score

90%

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.