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 Hooker Valley Track.

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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Hooker Valley Track

Valid Reviews

312 Valid Reviews

The Hooker Valley Track experience has a total of 312 valid reviews. There are no 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 312 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 125
40%
9/10 104
33%
8/10 61
20%
7/10 18
6%
6/10 4
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.51% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hooker Valley Track valid reviews is 90.51% and is based on 312 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

289 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 312 valid reviews, the experience has 289 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 289 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 112
39%
9/10 98
34%
8/10 59
20%
7/10 16
6%
6/10 4
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.31% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hooker Valley Track face-to-face reviews is 90.31% and is based on 289 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

91.04%

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
Guru 8/10 180 days 90.12 100%
Melanie Bunch 10/10 393 days 75.53 84%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 454 days 67.34 75%
Davina 7/10 666 days 31.09 34%
Cynthia Liew 10/10 758 days 23.0 26%
Ben H 9/10 1003 days 6.34 7%
Hannibal Winther 9/10 1128 days true 4.94 5%
Jayni L'Azou 9/10 1137 days true 4.92 5%
Roland Eggli 10/10 1345 days true 4.51 5%
Moe Bouchard 10/10 1360 days true 4.48 5%
Lois and Gary Hampton 10/10 1371 days true 4.46 5%
Sevi 8/10 1372 days true 4.24 5%
Gilbert Keiser 10/10 1373 days true 4.46 5%
Fritsi and Flo 10/10 1382 days true 4.44 5%
Katie and Rob 10/10 1383 days true 4.44 5%
Patrick and Valerie 8/10 1385 days true 4.21 5%
Car R 9/10 1395 days 4.41 5%
Taylor Doolittle 10/10 1404 days true 4.4 5%
Bruce Steadman 10/10 1404 days true 4.4 5%
Sarah Doolittle 10/10 1404 days true 4.4 5%
Barb Steadman 10/10 1404 days true 4.4 5%
Jasmin Thuess 8/10 1405 days true 4.17 5%
James Macguire 9/10 1409 days true 4.39 5%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1409 days true 4.39 5%
Ingrid Maple 8/10 1410 days true 4.16 5%
Daniel Nanjh 10/10 1414 days true 4.38 5%
Breanna Alexander 10/10 1416 days 4.37 5%
Emma Millett 8/10 1418 days true 4.15 5%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 1439 days true 4.33 5%
Loic Besson 10/10 1440 days true 4.32 5%
Jerome Cluzel 10/10 1440 days true 4.32 5%
Natasha 8/10 1441 days true 4.11 5%
Oliver Francis 8/10 1441 days true 4.11 5%
Adam Pullinger 7/10 1444 days true 3.93 4%
Vallee Manon 10/10 1446 days true 4.31 5%
Rebecca Holmes 9/10 1448 days true 4.31 5%
Ruden Perez 10/10 1449 days true 4.31 5%
Manu Liberta 10/10 1456 days true 4.29 5%
Carole Schwab 10/10 1456 days true 4.29 5%
Moreno 8/10 1457 days true 4.08 5%
Sigrid Duus 10/10 1458 days true 4.29 5%
Mads Nielsen 10/10 1458 days true 4.29 5%
Olde Vogel 8/10 1460 days true 4.07 5%
Lieke vol Velde 8/10 1460 days true 4.07 5%
Bob 10/10 1462 days true 4.28 5%
Yee How 7/10 1464 days true 3.89 4%
Marc Perales 8/10 1465 days true 4.06 5%
Mikkel Thomassen 9/10 1469 days true 4.27 5%
Jannika Cao 9/10 1469 days true 4.27 5%
Maarten 6/10 1469 days true 3.54 4%
Jakob Lovdahl 8/10 1473 days true 4.05 4%
Lina Kiellamn 10/10 1473 days true 4.26 5%
Sarah 10/10 1483 days true 4.24 5%
Simon Mueller 10/10 1483 days true 4.24 5%
Karine Dransart 8/10 1492 days true 4.01 4%
Thomas Nolwenn 10/10 1493 days true 4.22 5%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1498 days true 4.21 5%
James Jackson 10/10 1499 days true 4.21 5%
Meghan Maloney 9/10 1518 days 4.17 5%
Moni Basuki 10/10 1548 days 4.11 5%
Matilda 8/10 1700 days true 3.63 4%
Katharina Schick 8/10 1702 days true 3.62 4%
Cecile 10/10 1706 days true 3.8 4%
Patricia 9/10 1709 days true 3.8 4%
Sam Creecy 9/10 1712 days true 3.79 4%
Mathilde 10/10 1714 days true 3.79 4%
Phlippe 9/10 1714 days true 3.79 4%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1715 days true 3.79 4%
Arthur Tymins 9/10 1715 days true 3.79 4%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 1715 days true 3.79 4%
Helene Christensen 9/10 1716 days true 3.78 4%
Sofie Madson 9/10 1716 days true 3.78 4%
Laurine 9/10 1717 days true 3.78 4%
Sonya Grimm 10/10 1718 days true 3.78 4%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 1719 days true 3.59 4%
Jeeyoung Kim 7/10 1719 days true 3.44 4%
Kim Rasun 9/10 1719 days true 3.78 4%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 9/10 1719 days true 3.78 4%
Alvaro Rodriguez 9/10 1719 days true 3.78 4%
Lisa Fenzl 9/10 1721 days true 3.77 4%
Cori Schultz 8/10 1723 days true 3.58 4%
Jill Stebbing 10/10 1723 days true 3.77 4%
Nico Neubauer 10/10 1723 days true 3.77 4%
Michael L 10/10 1725 days true 3.77 4%
Celine 10/10 1725 days true 3.77 4%
Kathryn Nolan 7/10 1726 days true 3.43 4%
Jeroen 8/10 1727 days true 3.58 4%
Lucy Mulvin 10/10 1728 days true 3.76 4%
Michael Menrath 10/10 1730 days 3.76 4%
Alexandre Roche 8/10 1730 days true 3.57 4%
Diane Toupaine 9/10 1730 days true 3.76 4%
Anouk Jongsma 9/10 1731 days true 3.76 4%
Lucy Murray 9/10 1732 days true 3.75 4%
Elisabet 10/10 1735 days true 3.75 4%
Lisa 10/10 1735 days true 3.75 4%
Cecile Seramis 10/10 1739 days true 3.74 4%
Alex 10/10 1741 days true 3.74 4%
Kathi 10/10 1741 days true 3.74 4%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1741 days true 3.74 4%
Anna Jungclaus 9/10 1741 days true 3.74 4%
Sandra 9/10 1743 days true 3.73 4%
Kim 8/10 1743 days true 3.55 4%
Selina Frankenberger 10/10 1743 days true 3.73 4%
Isaliner and Mathieu 6/10 1744 days true 3.1 3%
Riviere 8/10 1744 days true 3.54 4%
Tomas Lloyd 10/10 1745 days true 3.73 4%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1745 days true 3.73 4%
Nadav Knoll 8/10 1754 days true 3.52 4%
Rachel Aspinall 10/10 1755 days true 3.71 4%
Levin Stuers 9/10 1756 days true 3.71 4%
Laurent Petit 7/10 1757 days 3.37 4%
Cindy Rizzo 10/10 1764 days true 3.69 4%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 1766 days true 3.5 4%
Peter Hodgson 10/10 1767 days true 3.68 4%
Leanna Wyer 10/10 1769 days true 3.68 4%
Eric Hertort 8/10 1770 days true 3.5 4%
Brendon Rudland 9/10 1772 days true 3.68 4%
Sven and Annie 10/10 1775 days true 3.67 4%
Fiona and Matthew 9/10 1780 days true 3.66 4%
Philip 10/10 1780 days true 3.66 4%
Hannes Puediger 9/10 1781 days true 3.66 4%
Bonnie Krautz 10/10 1782 days true 3.66 4%
Veronika and Radovan 10/10 1783 days true 3.65 4%
Sabina Carney 10/10 1784 days true 3.65 4%
Chloe 9/10 1790 days true 3.64 4%
Matthias Hofer 10/10 1810 days true 3.6 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 1853 days 3.52 4%
Suzanne Vermeulen 10/10 1854 days 3.51 4%
Rachel S 10/10 2067 days 3.1 3%
Nurlaily Abu Bakar 10/10 2098 days 3.04 3%
Maria Schober 10/10 2115 days true 3.0 3%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 9/10 2120 days true 2.99 3%
Annika Funk 9/10 2124 days true 2.99 3%
Thomas Blom 10/10 2126 days 2.98 3%
Tobias Becker 8/10 2141 days true 2.81 3%
Laura and Marie 9/10 2150 days true 2.94 3%
Corinna Fallenbuchel 10/10 2174 days true 2.89 3%
Logan Leduc 9/10 2195 days true 2.85 3%
Caroline Hennache 9/10 2432 days true 2.38 3%
Calvin Becker 7/10 2432 days true 2.17 2%
Jacques Revel 10/10 2434 days true 2.38 3%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2434 days true 2.38 3%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 2437 days true 2.26 3%
Marek Heiurich 10/10 2442 days true 2.36 3%
Te-Ana and Mark 10/10 2443 days true 2.36 3%
Mark 7/10 2446 days true 2.14 2%
Wouter Vanmoz 8/10 2448 days true 2.23 2%
Laure Cops 8/10 2448 days true 2.23 2%
Agathe Dupuis 8/10 2461 days true 2.21 2%
Linda Wainman 10/10 2461 days true 2.33 3%
Chris Wainman 10/10 2461 days true 2.33 3%
jefft 8/10 2464 days true 2.2 2%
Mara 9/10 2466 days true 2.32 3%
Andrea Morello 8/10 2466 days true 2.2 2%
Denise Ewbank 9/10 2479 days true 2.29 3%
Antton Vappula 7/10 2482 days true 2.08 2%
Xavier 10/10 2485 days true 2.28 3%
Bjoern 7/10 2491 days true 2.06 2%
Lena Jensen 9/10 2499 days true 2.25 2%
Jesper Andersen 9/10 2499 days true 2.25 2%
Alacchi Moustier 10/10 2505 days true 2.24 2%
Julien de la lande 7/10 2505 days true 2.04 2%
Wouter Bosch 8/10 2505 days true 2.13 2%
Aude Moulin 8/10 2505 days true 2.13 2%
Claire Lieval 10/10 2511 days true 2.23 2%
Andrea Beck 6/10 2523 days true 1.83 2%
Marc Greeve 10/10 2531 days true 2.19 2%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2531 days true 2.19 2%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2533 days true 2.19 2%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2533 days true 2.19 2%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 2804 days true 1.66 2%
Marco Schmidt 8/10 2808 days true 1.57 2%
Patrick 9/10 2813 days true 1.64 2%
Lisa 10/10 2813 days true 1.64 2%
Brandon Wells 8/10 2816 days true 1.55 2%
Marcel 7/10 2822 days true 1.47 2%
Maria 8/10 2822 days true 1.54 2%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2822 days true 1.62 2%
James Young 10/10 2831 days true 1.6 2%
Eric 7/10 2834 days true 1.45 2%
Rogier Ramaker 9/10 2834 days true 1.6 2%
Kathryn Pisco 8/10 2835 days true 1.52 2%
Raquel 9/10 2836 days true 1.59 2%
Fernando Martin 7/10 2836 days true 1.45 2%
Kristin Denny 9/10 2839 days true 1.59 2%
Enna Keet 9/10 2841 days true 1.58 2%
Jeanne Moustier 10/10 2870 days true 1.53 2%
Mathieu Brias 9/10 2875 days true 1.52 2%
Loesje 8/10 2888 days 1.42 2%
Mark and Eefie 9/10 2904 days true 1.46 2%
Karin Genyn 10/10 2905 days true 1.46 2%
Steven Switsers 9/10 2909 days true 1.45 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 2911 days true 1.45 2%
Annie 8/10 2912 days true 1.37 2%
Jacquemard 9/10 2924 days true 1.42 2%
Barbara Berkhout 9/10 3179 days true 0.92 1%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 3180 days true 0.87 1%
Sally Gordie 10/10 3181 days true 0.92 1%
Def Fem 9/10 3189 days true 0.9 1%
Alex Ross 10/10 3190 days true 0.9 1%
M Robinson 10/10 3190 days true 0.9 1%
Alan Brady 10/10 3191 days true 0.9 1%
Richard and Janet 9/10 3197 days true 0.89 1%
Laura Diepeveen 8/10 3199 days true 0.84 1%
Emma Bagguley 8/10 3201 days true 0.83 1%
Siegfried Richter 9/10 3204 days true 0.87 1%
Peter & Kate Carmichael 9/10 3205 days true 0.87 1%
Ed & Katie Riches 9/10 3206 days true 0.87 1%
Tom Pratt 7/10 3206 days true 0.79 1%
Beat Kindler 8/10 3206 days true 0.83 1%
Seth & Carla 9/10 3208 days true 0.86 1%
Houter 9/10 3208 days true 0.86 1%
Butz 10/10 3209 days true 0.86 1%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 3209 days true 0.86 1%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 9/10 3209 days true 0.86 1%
Helen Chilton 9/10 3211 days true 0.86 1%
Domroes 9/10 3215 days true 0.85 1%
Andreas Kristiansen 9/10 3217 days true 0.85 1%
Chris Marsh 10/10 3220 days true 0.84 1%
Jessica Lane 10/10 3220 days true 0.84 1%
Dave McLeish 8/10 3221 days true 0.8 1%
Thyg Lingdal 10/10 3222 days true 0.84 1%
Nicole van Bergen 8/10 3222 days true 0.8 1%
Mike1952 9/10 3223 days 0.84 1%
Allison Meyoz 9/10 3505 days true 0.28 0%
Fontvieille 10/10 3512 days true 0.27 0%
Stephane Lebel 10/10 3533 days true 0.23 0%
Gertz 10/10 3533 days true 0.23 0%
Faith Whitcraft 10/10 3537 days true 0.22 0%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3542 days true 0.21 0%
Sophia Kelly 9/10 3544 days true 0.21 0%
Judith 9/10 3546 days true 0.2 0%
Richard Dudfield 9/10 3546 days true 0.2 0%
Thomas 10/10 3547 days true 0.2 0%
Kauzta 9/10 3548 days true 0.2 0%
Tricia Goggin 8/10 3552 days true 0.18 0%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3553 days true 0.18 0%
Michael Long 9/10 3553 days true 0.19 0%
Harry Hammond 10/10 3553 days true 0.19 0%
Gerstmann 6/10 3554 days true 0.16 0%
E C Frans 9/10 3558 days true 0.18 0%
Martin 10/10 3558 days true 0.18 0%
Jessica Vogels 9/10 3558 days true 0.18 0%
Betten 9/10 3559 days true 0.18 0%
Gert Vogelaers 9/10 3563 days true 0.17 0%
Manfred Liuduer 9/10 3564 days true 0.17 0%
Jesper Hassel 9/10 3565 days true 0.17 0%
Rian Bach 9/10 3566 days true 0.16 0%
Dieter Uhlmann 8/10 3571 days true 0.15 0%
Laura Hayes 8/10 3575 days true 0.14 0%
Teum and Orselien 8/10 3576 days true 0.14 0%
Cheryl 8/10 3578 days true 0.13 0%
Ruben and Jetske 9/10 3578 days true 0.14 0%
Dave and Lin Mungham 9/10 3581 days true 0.14 0%
Tom Hill 9/10 3583 days true 0.13 0%
Sue Haward 10/10 3583 days true 0.13 0%
Rissa W 9/10 3588 days 0.12 0%
dollimyxture 10/10 3619 days 0.06 0%
Mikeminch 9/10 3680 days 0.0 0%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3857 days true 0.0 0%
BelindaT 10/10 3872 days true 0.0 0%
Martina Pankova 10/10 3900 days true 0.0 0%
Agnes 9/10 3904 days true 0.0 0%
Russ Turner 9/10 3911 days true 0.0 0%
Ingrid Zell 10/10 3916 days true 0.0 0%
Jana Steve 10/10 3919 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 3921 days true 0.0 0%
johnandgin 8/10 3925 days true 0.0 0%
Schlaepfer 10/10 3927 days true 0.0 0%
Horst 9/10 3928 days true 0.0 0%
Don & Alice 7/10 3929 days true 0.0 0%
Hans Suess 9/10 3931 days true 0.0 0%
Yssel de Schepper 8/10 3931 days true 0.0 0%
Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow 7/10 3931 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Glasg 8/10 3933 days true 0.0 0%
Nicola 9/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Tonwen 9/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
Max Mareen 10/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
Dieter Groscurth 9/10 3935 days true 0.0 0%
Ronny 9/10 3939 days true 0.0 0%
Jamie 10/10 3945 days true 0.0 0%
Christian 7/10 3945 days true 0.0 0%
Schygulla 9/10 3945 days true 0.0 0%
Loleit 10/10 3946 days true 0.0 0%
Harmann Volker 9/10 3947 days true 0.0 0%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 3949 days true 0.0 0%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3949 days true 0.0 0%
Sinjc Grude 10/10 3950 days true 0.0 0%
Carl Diehl 9/10 3951 days true 0.0 0%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 3953 days true 0.0 0%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 8/10 3962 days true 0.0 0%
mariak 9/10 4001 days true 0.0 0%
Marons 9/10 4004 days true 0.0 0%
koellner 8/10 4013 days true 0.0 0%
Melanie Bielefeld 10/10 4017 days true 0.0 0%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 4026 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Bulman 10/10 4026 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 4026 days true 0.0 0%
Sara Reekmans 10/10 4038 days true 0.0 0%
harryb 10/10 4124 days true 0.0 0%
brianp 10/10 4131 days true 0.0 0%
simonsandra 9/10 4132 days true 0.0 0%
andriesk 8/10 4141 days true 0.0 0%
jessica 9/10 4180 days true 0.0 0%
DustyLaptop 10/10 4198 days 0.0 0%
HermannR 10/10 4247 days true 0.0 0%
DanielGermany 10/10 4251 days true 0.0 0%
Nathalie 8/10 4256 days true 0.0 0%
annysp 8/10 4259 days true 0.0 0%
johnst 9/10 4259 days true 0.0 0%
Barry Smith 9/10 4279 days true 0.0 0%
Robert 9/10 4303 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Hooker Valley Track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

91%

The final ranking score once 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.