Ranking Score Explained

Hello 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

93.08%

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 1351 days 100%
nyssa halim 8/10 1654 days 82%
Ian Ling 9/10 1960 days 73%
Tina Kueffer 10/10 2088 days 68%
Viki Kent 9/10 2116 days 66%
Maura O'Connell 8/10 2126 days 63%
YEW KIM YONG 8/10 2142 days 62%
Henry Ang 8/10 2172 days 61%
Wynnie Goh 8/10 2234 days 58%
Valentine de Beer 9/10 2330 days 57%
Susanna Daaike 10/10 2339 days 57%
Laura Schratt 9/10 2342 days 57%
Marie 10/10 2344 days 56%
Virginia Fradin 10/10 2346 days 56%
Michael L 10/10 2348 days 56%
Celine 10/10 2348 days 56%
Verena Konetzhi 7/10 2362 days 51%
ks ks 10/10 2382 days 55%
Steven schoof 1/10 2385 days 40%
Max Seikowsky 9/10 2387 days 55%
Rujing Lu 9/10 2416 days 53%
Matt Lohmeyer 10/10 2416 days 53%
Anais Boileau 10/10 2430 days 53%
Madita and Lisann 9/10 2431 days 53%
Xue Rong Kok 7/10 2447 days 47%
Sivram SD 10/10 2447 days 52%
melissa heng 10/10 2691 days 41%
Andy Jobst 10/10 2812 days 36%
Andreas Liebe 10/10 3070 days 25%
Jana Rutkowski 10/10 3073 days 25%
Jesper Henriksen 8/10 3082 days 23%
Helene Andersen 10/10 3082 days 24%
Sagi 9/10 3091 days 24%
Hadar 10/10 3091 days 24%
Sara Berton 9/10 3096 days 24%
Kiernan Matthew 10/10 3114 days 23%
Becky Davis 10/10 3114 days 23%
Natalie Boehm 8/10 3146 days 20%
Audrey Ripoche 9/10 3428 days 9%
Rey Germain 9/10 3428 days 9%
Patrick 10/10 3436 days 9%
Lisa 10/10 3436 days 9%
Marie 9/10 3437 days 9%
Asmawi Wahab 10/10 3452 days 8%
Sabisch Moritz 10/10 3452 days 8%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 10/10 3541 days 4%
David 10/10 3572 days 3%
fongb 10/10 3633 days 0%
QueenyHew 10/10 3633 days 0%
WorldofMark 10/10 3664 days 22%
oceanyeti 10/10 3725 days 22%
Anna 10/10 3784 days 22%
Isifuffi 10/10 3817 days 22%
Kasten Madsen 8/10 3826 days 21%
Melanie 10/10 3829 days 22%
Erik Poirer 9/10 3831 days 22%
R Straathof 8/10 3833 days 21%
Chris Marsh 9/10 3843 days 22%
Roberto Hallblom 7/10 3844 days 20%
Kaz82 10/10 3846 days 22%
budge69 10/10 3846 days 22%
Katja Klein 10/10 3891 days 22%
TroyBoyOZNZ 10/10 4091 days 22%
Marc Edwards 10/10 4141 days 22%
Sam papworth 10/10 4151 days 22%
Danny Connor 10/10 4151 days 22%
Craig Hathaway 10/10 4151 days 22%
Sarah James 9/10 4151 days 22%
Shoko Watanabe 9/10 4151 days 22%
jillw 10/10 4152 days 22%
youai779 10/10 4152 days 22%
lethbridge 10/10 4152 days 22%
Nick Foster 9/10 4165 days 22%
Christine Gschwandtl 10/10 4174 days 22%
Adam Duus-Boolsen 8/10 4175 days 21%
Michael Long 10/10 4176 days 22%
Laurent Michon 8/10 4181 days 21%
LiamBrowne 10/10 4183 days 22%
kelso 10/10 4183 days 22%
Tessa 10/10 4183 days 22%
Grumbach 10/10 4186 days 22%
Manuela Manns 9/10 4196 days 22%
Jojo584 10/10 4211 days 22%
Stu2011 10/10 4211 days 22%
mteglengaard 9/10 4211 days 22%
georgiarose89 10/10 4242 days 22%
Nuro 9/10 4289 days 22%
Barbara 10/10 4303 days 22%
sherbert 10/10 4334 days 22%
Ann Michle 9/10 4468 days 22%
MattandRach 10/10 4517 days 22%
headnut 10/10 4548 days 22%
Alhena 10/10 4548 days 22%
Kaddi & Grego 9/10 4549 days 22%
Bouwma 9/10 4569 days 22%
laura 10/10 4576 days 22%
emily walters 10/10 4576 days 22%
ChipmunkMCG 10/10 4576 days 22%
AnneB 10/10 4576 days 22%
Omar Frenchy 9/10 4585 days 22%
Conor Coyle 8/10 4593 days 21%
wazsim 10/10 4607 days 22%
Grainne Ahern 3/10 4607 days 16%
englishrose 10/10 4607 days 22%
simonbo 9/10 4622 days 22%
cguthrie 10/10 4638 days 22%
Sanne Bouw 10/10 4638 days 22%
Diz 9/10 4638 days 22%
Prue 10/10 4638 days 22%
Sena 10/10 4648 days 22%
lyndabeader 10/10 4668 days 22%
simonsandra 9/10 4755 days 22%
phil harter 10/10 4760 days 22%
melindashaftain 10/10 4760 days 22%
CM13 9/10 4760 days 22%
Manuel M 10/10 4791 days 22%
Tracy McKenzie 10/10 4791 days 22%
andyg 10/10 4791 days 22%
jessica 8/10 4803 days 21%
Chris S 9/10 4821 days 22%
Nicole Weckert 10/10 4821 days 22%
scott waldron 10/10 4852 days 22%
Robyn Stevens 10/10 4852 days 22%
Jamie R 10/10 4882 days 22%
vickybaby 9/10 4882 days 22%
sarlene sarlene 10/10 4882 days 22%
madelene hjort 10/10 4882 days 22%
hibbler 8/10 4882 days 21%
Christophe Delacourt 10/10 4886 days 22%
Sam 8/10 4900 days 21%
melony Stieben 10/10 4905 days 22%
peter barrett 10/10 4915 days 22%
Neeltje Bongers 10/10 4923 days 22%
Dustin Williams 10/10 4923 days 22%
RandiL 8/10 4924 days 21%
CarinnaGermany 10/10 4924 days 22%
j_h 10/10 4931 days 22%
Abigail Mullins 10/10 4938 days 22%
Francey 9/10 4946 days 22%
Dalit 10/10 4948 days 22%
Marlene Sander 9/10 4958 days 22%
Patrick 9/10 4959 days 22%
matt snell 10/10 4963 days 22%
Sascha Bucher 10/10 4980 days 22%
saskia Seidel 10/10 4980 days 22%
ruthie 10/10 4993 days 22%
oese 10/10 4995 days 22%
denisec 10/10 5000 days 22%
Neil 8/10 5001 days 21%
MissTraveller2009 10/10 5003 days 22%
hayleyj 10/10 5004 days 22%
densie clarke 10/10 5007 days 22%
Ruben Ott 10/10 5007 days 22%
Victoria Thomson 10/10 5007 days 22%
Eleanor Edwards 10/10 5044 days 22%
Louise Harris 10/10 5044 days 22%
Hannah Logan 10/10 5044 days 22%
Gaurav M 10/10 5044 days 22%
Davina 9/10 5057 days 22%
Nicnac 10/10 5248 days 22%
Seungchul 10/10 5259 days 22%
Tanja 10/10 5276 days 22%
boukje 10/10 5283 days 22%
Janne 10/10 5286 days 22%
Brendan 10/10 5290 days 22%
Stephanie 8/10 5293 days 21%
Richard 10/10 5293 days 22%
Kitty 10/10 5293 days 22%
Ian 10/10 5293 days 22%
Katie 10/10 5293 days 22%
Jaccob 8/10 5294 days 21%
Rebekah Holbrook 9/10 5310 days 22%
Mathew 8/10 5318 days 21%
Lyn Saxon 10/10 5367 days 22%
Wendy Williams 9/10 5374 days 22%
Ian Coldrake 10/10 5449 days 22%
Michael 9/10 5600 days 22%
Michael 9/10 5600 days 22%
Stefan 9/10 5603 days 22%
Franz 10/10 5610 days 22%
Kathryn 8/10 5615 days 21%
Annelte 8/10 5618 days 21%
NeilYeoman 8/10 5619 days 21%
Peter 8/10 5652 days 21%
Nabuurs 9/10 5673 days 22%

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

-2.26% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 116 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 -2.23%
198 -2.24%
199 -2.25%
200 -2.26%
201 -2.27%
202 -2.29%
203 -2.30%

Final Ranking Score

91%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, 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.