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 Huka Falls to Aratiatia Rapids Walking 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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Huka Falls to Aratiatia Rapids Walking Track

Valid Reviews

55 Valid Reviews

The Huka Falls to Aratiatia Rapids Walking Track experience has a total of 55 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 55 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
9%
9/10 18
33%
8/10 18
33%
7/10 11
20%
6/10 2
4%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

81.82% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Huka Falls to Aratiatia Rapids Walking Track valid reviews is 81.82% and is based on 55 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

55 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 55 valid reviews, the experience has 55 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 55 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
9%
9/10 18
33%
8/10 18
33%
7/10 11
20%
6/10 2
4%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

81.82% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Huka Falls to Aratiatia Rapids Walking Track face-to-face reviews is 81.82% and is based on 55 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

81.62%

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
Mathilde 7/10 1495 days 93%
Gauthier Dournean 7/10 1512 days 92%
Tome 7/10 1524 days 91%
Sam Staines 9/10 1539 days 100%
Evan Lloyd 9/10 1539 days 100%
Michal Za'heryuk 8/10 1542 days 95%
Veronika Za'heryuk 8/10 1542 days 95%
Erik 8/10 1542 days 95%
MARK CURPHEY 9/10 1552 days 99%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1772 days 80%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1772 days 80%
Sarah Dorsett 10/10 1778 days 88%
Jonathan Foskett 8/10 1782 days 84%
Anna Lerchl 8/10 1783 days 84%
Leonie Kraft 8/10 1783 days 84%
Eberhard 9/10 1784 days 88%
Luisa Mathes 8/10 1803 days 83%
Petra Fragner 9/10 1803 days 87%
Ute Fragner 9/10 1803 days 87%
Matas Tirilis 8/10 1804 days 83%
Patrick Veber 10/10 1807 days 87%
Philipp 6/10 1811 days 71%
Alexandra Nagelu 8/10 1816 days 82%
Briony 7/10 1816 days 78%
David Schelensky 9/10 1816 days 86%
Olivia Aliprandi 5/10 1823 days 69%
Brennan Jungling 9/10 1825 days 86%
Anita Wallace 10/10 1825 days 86%
Lisa Kalkert 8/10 1826 days 82%
Paul 7/10 1826 days 78%
David 7/10 1826 days 78%
Levi 8/10 1828 days 81%
Mikkel Palleson 9/10 1828 days 86%
Maxima Buisan 8/10 1828 days 81%
Marek Dvonsky 9/10 1829 days 86%
Asborn Damgaard 8/10 1833 days 81%
Berith 9/10 1834 days 86%
Rafaella 7/10 1859 days 77%
Michael and Anna 7/10 1871 days 76%
Vallerie Spoo 9/10 2146 days 70%
Jan Meik Stegmann 7/10 2146 days 64%
Liz and Alan Weathers 8/10 2190 days 65%
Felix Holm 6/10 2224 days 55%
Camille Bellay 8/10 2489 days 51%
Christopher Berkhahn 9/10 2502 days 53%
Adele Grandguillot 9/10 2515 days 52%
Granjon 8/10 2519 days 49%
Katja Kraffzik 10/10 2522 days 52%
Miriam Grund 9/10 2522 days 52%
Aurelien Noailly 8/10 2526 days 49%
Annalina Drebald 10/10 2568 days 50%
Menu 9/10 2873 days 35%
Ron & Hannah de Reuver 8/10 3353 days 11%
Zoe Barker 9/10 3588 days 0%
AlanN316 9/10 4694 days 22%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

82%

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.