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

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 115
63%
9/10 40
22%
8/10 23
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%

93.93% Average

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.

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 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:

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

90.62%

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
Ian Ling 9/10 327 days 100%
Tina Kueffer 10/10 455 days 97%
Viki Kent 9/10 483 days 91%
Maura O'Connell 8/10 493 days 74%
YEW KIM YONG 8/10 509 days 71%
Henry Ang 8/10 539 days 64%
Wynnie Goh 8/10 601 days 52%
Valentine de Beer 9/10 697 days 43%
Susanna Daaike 10/10 706 days 41%
Laura Schratt 9/10 709 days 41%
Marie 10/10 711 days 40%
Virginia Fradin 10/10 713 days 40%
Michael L 10/10 715 days 39%
Celine 10/10 715 days 39%
Verena Konetzhi 7/10 729 days 37%
ks ks 10/10 749 days 34%
Steven schoof 1/10 752 days 23%
Max Seikowsky 9/10 754 days 33%
Rujing Lu 9/10 783 days 24%
Matt Lohmeyer 10/10 783 days 24%
Anais Boileau 10/10 797 days 27%
Madita and Lisann 9/10 798 days 26%
Xue Rong Kok 7/10 814 days 20%
Sivram SD 10/10 814 days 20%
melissa heng 10/10 1058 days 5%
Andy Jobst 10/10 1179 days 6%
Andreas Liebe 10/10 1437 days 5%
Jana Rutkowski 10/10 1440 days 5%
Jesper Henriksen 8/10 1449 days 5%
Helene Andersen 10/10 1449 days 5%
Sagi 9/10 1458 days 5%
Hadar 10/10 1458 days 5%
Sara Berton 9/10 1463 days 5%
Kiernan Matthew 10/10 1481 days 5%
Becky Davis 10/10 1481 days 5%
Natalie Boehm 8/10 1513 days 5%
Audrey Ripoche 9/10 1795 days 5%
Rey Germain 9/10 1795 days 5%
Patrick 10/10 1803 days 4%
Lisa 10/10 1803 days 4%
Marie 9/10 1804 days 4%
Asmawi Wahab 10/10 1819 days 3%
Sabisch Moritz 10/10 1819 days 4%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 10/10 1908 days 4%
David 10/10 1939 days 3%
fongb 10/10 2000 days 3%
QueenyHew 10/10 2000 days 3%
WorldofMark 10/10 2031 days 3%
oceanyeti 10/10 2092 days 3%
Anna 10/10 2151 days 4%
Isifuffi 10/10 2184 days 3%
Kasten Madsen 8/10 2193 days 4%
Melanie 10/10 2196 days 4%
Erik Poirer 9/10 2198 days 4%
R Straathof 8/10 2200 days 4%
Chris Marsh 9/10 2210 days 4%
Roberto Hallblom 7/10 2211 days 4%
Kaz82 10/10 2213 days 3%
budge69 10/10 2213 days 3%
Katja Klein 10/10 2258 days 4%
TroyBoyOZNZ 10/10 2458 days 2%
Marc Edwards 10/10 2508 days 3%
Sam papworth 10/10 2518 days 3%
Danny Connor 10/10 2518 days 3%
Craig Hathaway 10/10 2518 days 3%
Sarah James 9/10 2518 days 3%
Shoko Watanabe 9/10 2518 days 3%
jillw 10/10 2519 days 2%
youai779 10/10 2519 days 2%
lethbridge 10/10 2519 days 2%
Nick Foster 9/10 2532 days 3%
Christine Gschwandtl 10/10 2541 days 3%
Adam Duus-Boolsen 8/10 2542 days 3%
Michael Long 10/10 2543 days 3%
Laurent Michon 8/10 2548 days 3%
LiamBrowne 10/10 2550 days 2%
kelso 10/10 2550 days 2%
Tessa 10/10 2550 days 2%
Grumbach 10/10 2553 days 3%
Manuela Manns 9/10 2563 days 3%
Jojo584 10/10 2578 days 2%
Stu2011 10/10 2578 days 2%
mteglengaard 9/10 2578 days 2%
georgiarose89 10/10 2609 days 2%
Nuro 9/10 2656 days 3%
Barbara 10/10 2670 days 2%
sherbert 10/10 2701 days 2%
Ann Michle 9/10 2835 days 2%
MattandRach 10/10 2884 days 2%
headnut 10/10 2915 days 2%
Alhena 10/10 2915 days 2%
Kaddi & Grego 9/10 2916 days 2%
Bouwma 9/10 2936 days 2%
laura 10/10 2943 days 2%
emily walters 10/10 2943 days 2%
ChipmunkMCG 10/10 2943 days 2%
AnneB 10/10 2943 days 2%
Omar Frenchy 9/10 2952 days 2%
Conor Coyle 8/10 2960 days 2%
wazsim 10/10 2974 days 2%
Grainne Ahern 3/10 2974 days 1%
englishrose 10/10 2974 days 2%
simonbo 9/10 2989 days 2%
cguthrie 10/10 3005 days 1%
Sanne Bouw 10/10 3005 days 1%
Diz 9/10 3005 days 1%
Prue 10/10 3005 days 1%
Sena 10/10 3015 days 2%
lyndabeader 10/10 3035 days 1%
simonsandra 9/10 3122 days 2%
phil harter 10/10 3127 days 1%
melindashaftain 10/10 3127 days 1%
CM13 9/10 3127 days 1%
Manuel M 10/10 3158 days 1%
Tracy McKenzie 10/10 3158 days 1%
andyg 10/10 3158 days 1%
jessica 8/10 3170 days 2%
Chris S 9/10 3188 days 1%
Nicole Weckert 10/10 3188 days 1%
scott waldron 10/10 3219 days 1%
Robyn Stevens 10/10 3219 days 1%
Jamie R 10/10 3249 days 1%
vickybaby 9/10 3249 days 1%
sarlene sarlene 10/10 3249 days 1%
madelene hjort 10/10 3249 days 1%
hibbler 8/10 3249 days 1%
Christophe Delacourt 10/10 3253 days 1%
Sam 8/10 3267 days 2%
melony Stieben 10/10 3272 days 1%
peter barrett 10/10 3282 days 1%
Neeltje Bongers 10/10 3290 days 1%
Dustin Williams 10/10 3290 days 1%
RandiL 8/10 3291 days 2%
CarinnaGermany 10/10 3291 days 2%
j_h 10/10 3298 days 1%
Abigail Mullins 10/10 3305 days 1%
Francey 9/10 3313 days 1%
Dalit 10/10 3315 days 1%
Marlene Sander 9/10 3325 days 1%
Patrick 9/10 3326 days 1%
matt snell 10/10 3329 days 1%
Sascha Bucher 10/10 3347 days 1%
saskia Seidel 10/10 3347 days 1%
ruthie 10/10 3360 days 1%
oese 10/10 3362 days 1%
denisec 10/10 3367 days 1%
Neil 8/10 3368 days 1%
MissTraveller2009 10/10 3370 days 1%
hayleyj 10/10 3371 days 1%
densie clarke 10/10 3374 days 1%
Ruben Ott 10/10 3374 days 1%
Victoria Thomson 10/10 3374 days 1%
Eleanor Edwards 10/10 3411 days 1%
Louise Harris 10/10 3411 days 1%
Hannah Logan 10/10 3411 days 1%
Gaurav M 10/10 3411 days 1%
Davina 9/10 3424 days 1%
Nicnac 10/10 3615 days 0%
Seungchul 10/10 3626 days 1%
Tanja 10/10 3643 days 0%
boukje 10/10 3649 days 0%
Janne 10/10 3652 days 0%
Brendan 10/10 3657 days 0%
Stephanie 8/10 3660 days 1%
Richard 10/10 3660 days 1%
Kitty 10/10 3660 days 1%
Ian 10/10 3660 days 1%
Katie 10/10 3660 days 1%
Jaccob 8/10 3661 days 1%
Rebekah Holbrook 9/10 3677 days 1%
Mathew 8/10 3685 days 1%
Lyn Saxon 10/10 3734 days 1%
Wendy Williams 9/10 3741 days 1%
Ian Coldrake 10/10 3816 days 0%
Michael 9/10 3967 days 0%
Michael 9/10 3967 days 0%
Stefan 9/10 3970 days 0%
Franz 10/10 3977 days 0%
Kathryn 8/10 3982 days 0%
Annelte 8/10 3985 days 0%
NeilYeoman 8/10 3986 days 0%
Peter 8/10 4019 days 0%
Nabuurs 9/10 4040 days 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

-6.10% 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 305 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
302 -6.04%
303 -6.06%
304 -6.08%
305 -6.10%
306 -6.12%
307 -6.14%
308 -6.16%

Final Ranking Score

85%

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.