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

92.50%

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
CHI HO LI 10/10 689 days 31.12 100%
nyssa halim 8/10 992 days 6.35 20%
Ian Ling 9/10 1298 days 4.6 15%
Tina Kueffer 10/10 1426 days true 4.35 14%
Viki Kent 9/10 1454 days true 4.3 14%
Maura O'Connell 8/10 1464 days 4.06 13%
YEW KIM YONG 8/10 1480 days 4.03 13%
Henry Ang 8/10 1510 days 3.98 13%
Wynnie Goh 8/10 1572 days 3.86 12%
Valentine de Beer 9/10 1668 days true 3.88 12%
Susanna Daaike 10/10 1677 days true 3.86 12%
Laura Schratt 9/10 1680 days true 3.86 12%
Marie 10/10 1682 days true 3.85 12%
Virginia Fradin 10/10 1684 days true 3.85 12%
Michael L 10/10 1686 days true 3.84 12%
Celine 10/10 1686 days true 3.84 12%
Verena Konetzhi 7/10 1700 days true 3.47 11%
ks ks 10/10 1720 days true 3.78 12%
Steven schoof 1/10 1723 days 2.75 9%
Max Seikowsky 9/10 1725 days true 3.77 12%
Rujing Lu 9/10 1754 days 3.71 12%
Matt Lohmeyer 10/10 1754 days 3.71 12%
Anais Boileau 10/10 1768 days true 3.68 12%
Madita and Lisann 9/10 1769 days true 3.68 12%
Xue Rong Kok 7/10 1785 days 3.32 11%
Sivram SD 10/10 1785 days 3.65 12%
melissa heng 10/10 2029 days 3.17 10%
Andy Jobst 10/10 2150 days true 2.94 9%
Andreas Liebe 10/10 2408 days true 2.43 8%
Jana Rutkowski 10/10 2411 days true 2.42 8%
Jesper Henriksen 8/10 2420 days true 2.29 7%
Helene Andersen 10/10 2420 days true 2.41 8%
Sagi 9/10 2429 days true 2.39 8%
Hadar 10/10 2429 days true 2.39 8%
Sara Berton 9/10 2434 days true 2.38 8%
Kiernan Matthew 10/10 2452 days true 2.34 8%
Becky Davis 10/10 2452 days true 2.34 8%
Natalie Boehm 8/10 2484 days true 2.17 7%
Audrey Ripoche 9/10 2766 days true 1.73 6%
Rey Germain 9/10 2766 days true 1.73 6%
Patrick 10/10 2774 days true 1.71 6%
Lisa 10/10 2774 days true 1.71 6%
Marie 9/10 2775 days true 1.71 6%
Asmawi Wahab 10/10 2790 days 1.68 5%
Sabisch Moritz 10/10 2790 days true 1.68 5%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 10/10 2879 days true 1.51 5%
David 10/10 2910 days 1.45 5%
fongb 10/10 2971 days 1.33 4%
QueenyHew 10/10 2971 days 1.33 4%
WorldofMark 10/10 3002 days 1.27 4%
oceanyeti 10/10 3063 days 1.15 4%
Anna 10/10 3122 days true 1.03 3%
Isifuffi 10/10 3155 days 0.97 3%
Kasten Madsen 8/10 3164 days true 0.9 3%
Melanie 10/10 3167 days true 0.95 3%
Erik Poirer 9/10 3169 days true 0.94 3%
R Straathof 8/10 3171 days true 0.89 3%
Chris Marsh 9/10 3181 days true 0.92 3%
Roberto Hallblom 7/10 3182 days true 0.83 3%
Kaz82 10/10 3184 days 0.91 3%
budge69 10/10 3184 days 0.91 3%
Katja Klein 10/10 3229 days true 0.82 3%
TroyBoyOZNZ 10/10 3429 days 0.43 1%
Marc Edwards 10/10 3479 days true 0.33 1%
Sam papworth 10/10 3489 days true 0.32 1%
Danny Connor 10/10 3489 days true 0.32 1%
Craig Hathaway 10/10 3489 days true 0.32 1%
Sarah James 9/10 3489 days true 0.32 1%
Shoko Watanabe 9/10 3489 days true 0.32 1%
jillw 10/10 3490 days 0.31 1%
youai779 10/10 3490 days 0.31 1%
lethbridge 10/10 3490 days 0.31 1%
Nick Foster 9/10 3503 days true 0.29 1%
Christine Gschwandtl 10/10 3512 days true 0.27 1%
Adam Duus-Boolsen 8/10 3513 days true 0.25 1%
Michael Long 10/10 3514 days true 0.27 1%
Laurent Michon 8/10 3519 days true 0.24 1%
LiamBrowne 10/10 3521 days 0.25 1%
kelso 10/10 3521 days 0.25 1%
Tessa 10/10 3521 days 0.25 1%
Grumbach 10/10 3524 days true 0.25 1%
Manuela Manns 9/10 3534 days true 0.23 1%
Jojo584 10/10 3549 days 0.2 1%
Stu2011 10/10 3549 days 0.2 1%
mteglengaard 9/10 3549 days 0.2 1%
georgiarose89 10/10 3580 days 0.14 0%
Nuro 9/10 3627 days true 0.05 0%
Barbara 10/10 3641 days 0.02 0%
sherbert 10/10 3672 days 0.0 0%
Ann Michle 9/10 3806 days true 0.0 0%
MattandRach 10/10 3855 days 0.0 0%
headnut 10/10 3886 days 0.0 0%
Alhena 10/10 3886 days 0.0 0%
Kaddi & Grego 9/10 3887 days true 0.0 0%
Bouwma 9/10 3907 days true 0.0 0%
laura 10/10 3914 days 0.0 0%
emily walters 10/10 3914 days 0.0 0%
ChipmunkMCG 10/10 3914 days 0.0 0%
AnneB 10/10 3914 days 0.0 0%
Omar Frenchy 9/10 3923 days true 0.0 0%
Conor Coyle 8/10 3931 days true 0.0 0%
wazsim 10/10 3945 days 0.0 0%
Grainne Ahern 3/10 3945 days 0.0 0%
englishrose 10/10 3945 days 0.0 0%
simonbo 9/10 3960 days true 0.0 0%
cguthrie 10/10 3976 days 0.0 0%
Sanne Bouw 10/10 3976 days 0.0 0%
Diz 9/10 3976 days 0.0 0%
Prue 10/10 3976 days 0.0 0%
Sena 10/10 3986 days true 0.0 0%
lyndabeader 10/10 4006 days 0.0 0%
simonsandra 9/10 4093 days true 0.0 0%
phil harter 10/10 4098 days 0.0 0%
melindashaftain 10/10 4098 days 0.0 0%
CM13 9/10 4098 days 0.0 0%
Manuel M 10/10 4129 days 0.0 0%
Tracy McKenzie 10/10 4129 days 0.0 0%
andyg 10/10 4129 days 0.0 0%
jessica 8/10 4141 days true 0.0 0%
Chris S 9/10 4159 days 0.0 0%
Nicole Weckert 10/10 4159 days 0.0 0%
scott waldron 10/10 4190 days 0.0 0%
Robyn Stevens 10/10 4190 days 0.0 0%
Jamie R 10/10 4220 days 0.0 0%
vickybaby 9/10 4220 days 0.0 0%
sarlene sarlene 10/10 4220 days 0.0 0%
madelene hjort 10/10 4220 days 0.0 0%
hibbler 8/10 4220 days 0.0 0%
Christophe Delacourt 10/10 4224 days 0.0 0%
Sam 8/10 4238 days true 0.0 0%
melony Stieben 10/10 4243 days 0.0 0%
peter barrett 10/10 4253 days 0.0 0%
Neeltje Bongers 10/10 4261 days 0.0 0%
Dustin Williams 10/10 4261 days 0.0 0%
RandiL 8/10 4262 days true 0.0 0%
CarinnaGermany 10/10 4262 days true 0.0 0%
j_h 10/10 4269 days true 0.0 0%
Abigail Mullins 10/10 4276 days 0.0 0%
Francey 9/10 4284 days 0.0 0%
Dalit 10/10 4287 days true 0.0 0%
Marlene Sander 9/10 4296 days 0.0 0%
Patrick 9/10 4297 days true 0.0 0%
matt snell 10/10 4301 days 0.0 0%
Sascha Bucher 10/10 4318 days 0.0 0%
saskia Seidel 10/10 4318 days 0.0 0%
ruthie 10/10 4331 days 0.0 0%
oese 10/10 4333 days 0.0 0%
denisec 10/10 4339 days 0.0 0%
Neil 8/10 4340 days true 0.0 0%
MissTraveller2009 10/10 4341 days 0.0 0%
hayleyj 10/10 4342 days 0.0 0%
densie clarke 10/10 4345 days 0.0 0%
Ruben Ott 10/10 4345 days 0.0 0%
Victoria Thomson 10/10 4345 days 0.0 0%
Eleanor Edwards 10/10 4382 days 0.0 0%
Louise Harris 10/10 4382 days 0.0 0%
Hannah Logan 10/10 4382 days 0.0 0%
Gaurav M 10/10 4383 days 0.0 0%
Davina 9/10 4396 days true 0.0 0%
Nicnac 10/10 4586 days 0.0 0%
Seungchul 10/10 4597 days true 0.0 0%
Tanja 10/10 4614 days 0.0 0%
boukje 10/10 4621 days 0.0 0%
Janne 10/10 4624 days 0.0 0%
Brendan 10/10 4628 days 0.0 0%
Stephanie 8/10 4631 days true 0.0 0%
Richard 10/10 4631 days true 0.0 0%
Kitty 10/10 4631 days true 0.0 0%
Ian 10/10 4631 days true 0.0 0%
Katie 10/10 4631 days true 0.0 0%
Jaccob 8/10 4632 days true 0.0 0%
Rebekah Holbrook 9/10 4648 days true 0.0 0%
Mathew 8/10 4656 days true 0.0 0%
Lyn Saxon 10/10 4705 days true 0.0 0%
Wendy Williams 9/10 4712 days true 0.0 0%
Ian Coldrake 10/10 4787 days true 0.0 0%
Michael 9/10 4938 days true 0.0 0%
Michael 9/10 4938 days true 0.0 0%
Stefan 9/10 4941 days true 0.0 0%
Franz 10/10 4948 days true 0.0 0%
Kathryn 8/10 4953 days true 0.0 0%
Annelte 8/10 4956 days true 0.0 0%
NeilYeoman 8/10 4957 days true 0.0 0%
Peter 8/10 4990 days true 0.0 0%
Nabuurs 9/10 5011 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 Skydive Wanaka experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-3.68% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 56 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 -3.62%
198 -3.64%
199 -3.66%
200 -3.68%
201 -3.70%
202 -3.71%
203 -3.73%

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.