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 Taranaki Falls.

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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Taranaki Falls

Valid Reviews

65 Valid Reviews

The Taranaki Falls experience has a total of 65 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 65 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 16
25%
9/10 22
34%
8/10 18
28%
7/10 8
12%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.77% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Taranaki Falls valid reviews is 86.77% and is based on 65 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

61 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 65 valid reviews, the experience has 61 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 61 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
23%
9/10 21
34%
8/10 17
28%
7/10 8
13%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.39% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Taranaki Falls face-to-face reviews is 86.39% and is based on 61 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

88.10%

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
Dee Greig-Dunn 9/10 729 days 26.23 100%
Linnea Sahlberg 10/10 1138 days true 4.92 19%
Kati Behrendt 10/10 1397 days 4.41 17%
Julia Achatz 7/10 1399 days true 4.01 15%
Markus Wagner 9/10 1399 days true 4.41 17%
Katharina Gans 9/10 1407 days true 4.39 17%
Benedikt Lorenz 10/10 1409 days true 4.39 17%
Jonas Neumann 9/10 1412 days true 4.38 17%
Theresa Flach 10/10 1412 days true 4.38 17%
Daniela Hintermayr 7/10 1413 days true 3.98 15%
Thomas Klinting 6/10 1413 days true 3.63 14%
Wouter Bleckmann 8/10 1447 days true 4.1 16%
Tom Rogers 7/10 1461 days true 3.9 15%
Ulf 10/10 1473 days true 4.26 16%
Jack Robinson 10/10 1484 days true 4.24 16%
Robert Elzinga 8/10 1714 days true 3.6 14%
David Schelensky 10/10 1763 days true 3.69 14%
Ruven Rintelmann 9/10 1764 days true 3.69 14%
Daniel Roedel 8/10 1772 days 3.49 13%
Catherine Schlachter 9/10 2440 days true 2.37 9%
Christina Perez 8/10 2440 days true 2.25 9%
Casandra Prunica 9/10 2467 days true 2.32 9%
Janina Zwerver 8/10 2467 days true 2.2 8%
Anton Thisted 7/10 2797 days true 1.52 6%
Chantal Mortel 8/10 2835 days true 1.52 6%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 2902 days true 1.46 6%
Soren and Inelase Lindhardbell 10/10 2902 days true 1.46 6%
Brigitte 9/10 2908 days true 1.45 6%
Ron 8/10 2924 days true 1.35 5%
Laurits and Bettina 9/10 2927 days true 1.41 5%
Kerstin 9/10 2935 days true 1.4 5%
Helmut Schmid 9/10 3189 days true 0.9 3%
Melinda Moir 9/10 3201 days true 0.88 3%
Lars 8/10 3204 days true 0.83 3%
Lotte Foged 9/10 3222 days true 0.84 3%
Dean 8/10 3270 days true 0.71 3%
Lisa Beutler 10/10 3275 days true 0.73 3%
Barry Dunster 10/10 3286 days 0.71 3%
Rudy Witt 8/10 3302 days true 0.65 2%
Tina 9/10 3316 days true 0.65 2%
Ralph & Marloes Meyers 9/10 3529 days true 0.24 1%
Wheeler 10/10 3550 days true 0.2 1%
Michael Orme 7/10 3551 days true 0.18 1%
Tim 9/10 3551 days true 0.19 1%
Tina Baun 8/10 3553 days true 0.18 1%
Erica Moorhouse 8/10 3566 days true 0.16 1%
Dennis & Claudia 8/10 3581 days true 0.13 0%
Florian 7/10 3582 days true 0.12 0%
D Oostrum 9/10 3584 days true 0.13 0%
Mike Peirce 9/10 3920 days true 0.0 0%
Cecile 10/10 3929 days true 0.0 0%
Jannievan Osnabrugge 7/10 3936 days true 0.0 0%
Lousie Hug 7/10 3940 days true 0.0 0%
Schubert, Wolfgang & Claudia 8/10 3959 days true 0.0 0%
ilkal 8/10 4002 days true 0.0 0%
katesc 9/10 4005 days true 0.0 0%
usigmund 8/10 4005 days true 0.0 0%
vernenal 10/10 4020 days true 0.0 0%
Bue Verrept 8/10 4023 days true 0.0 0%
Monika Wenzel 10/10 4024 days true 0.0 0%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 4027 days true 0.0 0%
Jeanette Larsen 9/10 4028 days true 0.0 0%
johannac 8/10 4135 days true 0.0 0%
BVanW 9/10 4252 days true 0.0 0%
Ralph Boese 10/10 4280 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

88%

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.