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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
183 Valid Reviews
The Skydive Wanaka experience has a total of 186 reviews. There are 183 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 183 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Skydive Wanaka valid reviews is 93.93% and is based on 183 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
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.
Within the 183 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:
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.
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.
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|Tina Kueffer||10/10||268 days||100%|
|Viki Kent||9/10||296 days||97%|
|Maura O'Connell||8/10||306 days||80%|
|YEW KIM YONG||8/10||322 days||78%|
|Henry Ang||8/10||352 days||75%|
|Wynnie Goh||8/10||414 days||68%|
|Valentine de Beer||9/10||510 days||66%|
|Susanna Daaike||10/10||519 days||64%|
|Laura Schratt||9/10||522 days||64%|
|Virginia Fradin||10/10||526 days||63%|
|Michael L||10/10||528 days||62%|
|Verena Konetzhi||7/10||542 days||60%|
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|Steven schoof||1/10||565 days||39%|
|Max Seikowsky||9/10||567 days||55%|
|Rujing Lu||9/10||596 days||41%|
|Matt Lohmeyer||10/10||596 days||41%|
|Anais Boileau||10/10||610 days||47%|
|Madita and Lisann||9/10||611 days||47%|
|Xue Rong Kok||7/10||627 days||36%|
|Sivram SD||10/10||627 days||36%|
|melissa heng||10/10||871 days||11%|
|Andy Jobst||10/10||992 days||6%|
|Andreas Liebe||10/10||1250 days||4%|
|Jana Rutkowski||10/10||1253 days||4%|
|Jesper Henriksen||8/10||1262 days||4%|
|Helene Andersen||10/10||1262 days||4%|
|Sara Berton||9/10||1276 days||4%|
|Kiernan Matthew||10/10||1294 days||4%|
|Becky Davis||10/10||1294 days||4%|
|Natalie Boehm||8/10||1326 days||4%|
|Audrey Ripoche||9/10||1608 days||4%|
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|Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch||10/10||1721 days||3%|
|Kasten Madsen||8/10||2006 days||3%|
|Erik Poirer||9/10||2011 days||3%|
|R Straathof||8/10||2013 days||3%|
|Chris Marsh||9/10||2023 days||3%|
|Roberto Hallblom||7/10||2024 days||3%|
|Katja Klein||10/10||2071 days||3%|
|Marc Edwards||10/10||2321 days||2%|
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|Danny Connor||10/10||2331 days||2%|
|Craig Hathaway||10/10||2331 days||2%|
|Sarah James||9/10||2331 days||2%|
|Shoko Watanabe||9/10||2331 days||2%|
|Nick Foster||9/10||2345 days||2%|
|Christine Gschwandtl||10/10||2354 days||2%|
|Adam Duus-Boolsen||8/10||2355 days||2%|
|Michael Long||10/10||2356 days||2%|
|Laurent Michon||8/10||2361 days||2%|
|Manuela Manns||9/10||2376 days||2%|
|Ann Michle||9/10||2648 days||2%|
|Kaddi & Grego||9/10||2729 days||2%|
|emily walters||10/10||2756 days||1%|
|Omar Frenchy||9/10||2765 days||2%|
|Conor Coyle||8/10||2773 days||2%|
|Grainne Ahern||3/10||2787 days||1%|
|Sanne Bouw||10/10||2818 days||1%|
|phil harter||10/10||2940 days||1%|
|Manuel M||10/10||2971 days||1%|
|Tracy McKenzie||10/10||2971 days||1%|
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|Nicole Weckert||10/10||3001 days||1%|
|scott waldron||10/10||3032 days||1%|
|Robyn Stevens||10/10||3032 days||1%|
|Jamie R||10/10||3062 days||1%|
|sarlene sarlene||10/10||3062 days||1%|
|madelene hjort||10/10||3062 days||1%|
|Christophe Delacourt||10/10||3066 days||1%|
|melony Stieben||10/10||3085 days||1%|
|peter barrett||10/10||3095 days||1%|
|Neeltje Bongers||10/10||3103 days||1%|
|Dustin Williams||10/10||3103 days||1%|
|Abigail Mullins||10/10||3118 days||1%|
|Marlene Sander||9/10||3138 days||1%|
|matt snell||10/10||3143 days||1%|
|Sascha Bucher||10/10||3160 days||1%|
|saskia Seidel||10/10||3160 days||1%|
|densie clarke||10/10||3187 days||1%|
|Ruben Ott||10/10||3187 days||1%|
|Victoria Thomson||10/10||3187 days||1%|
|Eleanor Edwards||10/10||3224 days||1%|
|Louise Harris||10/10||3224 days||1%|
|Hannah Logan||10/10||3224 days||1%|
|Gaurav M||10/10||3224 days||1%|
|Rebekah Holbrook||9/10||3490 days||1%|
|Lyn Saxon||10/10||3547 days||0%|
|Wendy Williams||9/10||3554 days||0%|
|Ian Coldrake||10/10||3629 days||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 Skydive Wanaka 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 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 364 days.
The Skydive Wanaka experience has been adjusted for 118 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.