Ranking Score Explained

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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 Tongariro River Rafting.

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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Tongariro River Rafting

Valid Reviews

161 Valid Reviews

The Tongariro River Rafting experience has a total of 162 reviews. There are 161 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 161 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 137
85%
9/10 17
11%
8/10 5
3%
7/10 2
1%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

97.95% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Tongariro River Rafting valid reviews is 97.95% and is based on 161 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

14 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 161 valid reviews, the experience has 14 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 14 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 8
57%
9/10 2
14%
8/10 3
21%
7/10 1
7%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.14% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Tongariro River Rafting face-to-face reviews is 92.14% and is based on 14 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

99.54%

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
Ruth 10/10 148 days 96.53 100%
Gary Koh 10/10 361 days 79.35 82%
Jan 10/10 391 days 75.77 78%
Alison B. 10/10 391 days 75.77 78%
John Olsen 10/10 422 days 71.78 74%
Peter 10/10 514 days 58.14 60%
Ben 10/10 544 days 53.11 55%
Ian 10/10 605 days 43.05 45%
Gary Walker 10/10 605 days 43.05 45%
Rowella Bacwaden 10/10 636 days 38.39 40%
Eileen H 10/10 695 days 30.35 31%
Brad 10/10 756 days 23.21 24%
Jared London 10/10 787 days 20.03 21%
Helen Turner 10/10 817 days 17.25 18%
James 10/10 848 days 14.67 15%
Isabelle_Qc 10/10 879 days 12.39 13%
Laura 10/10 909 days 10.48 11%
ACE Richardson 10/10 940 days 8.81 9%
Thea :-) 10/10 1001 days 6.4 7%
William Webb 10/10 1029 days 5.69 6%
Katelyn Mills 10/10 1029 days 5.69 6%
Mrs Smith 10/10 1029 days 5.69 6%
Mel 10/10 1029 days 5.69 6%
Wayne Smith 10/10 1029 days 5.69 6%
Kim 10/10 1060 days 5.19 5%
Songyang Liu 10/10 1060 days 5.19 5%
Mark Haydon 10/10 1394 days 4.41 5%
Kathryn Sherlock 10/10 1609 days 3.99 4%
Cherie Kemp 10/10 1609 days 3.99 4%
Renee Kemp 10/10 1609 days 3.99 4%
Patrick McIvor 10/10 1731 days 3.76 4%
Lengxi 10/10 1757 days true 3.7 4%
Uschi Pongratz 10/10 1765 days true 3.69 4%
Jessica Ruhland 10/10 1765 days true 3.69 4%
Paul 7/10 1770 days true 3.35 3%
Philip Piel 8/10 1770 days true 3.5 4%
Chiara 8/10 1770 days true 3.5 4%
Jess 10/10 1807 days true 3.61 4%
TashJ 10/10 1822 days 3.58 4%
Funny Schutt 10/10 1822 days 3.58 4%
Craig McCarthy 10/10 1852 days 3.52 4%
Tim K 10/10 1852 days 3.52 4%
Jack Shearer 10/10 1975 days 3.28 3%
Monika M 10/10 2005 days 3.22 3%
Ian Wilmot 10/10 2066 days 3.1 3%
Rodger Lamb 10/10 2097 days 3.04 3%
Leah Kyllo 10/10 2156 days 2.92 3%
Juliet Battersby 10/10 2156 days 2.92 3%
Chris C 10/10 2217 days 2.8 3%
Jessica 10/10 2309 days 2.62 3%
Mike Hollows 10/10 2401 days 2.44 3%
Monique Hollows 10/10 2462 days 2.32 2%
Thomas Subritzky 10/10 2462 days 2.32 2%
hmsteele 10/10 2490 days 2.27 2%
andy godfrey 9/10 2521 days 2.21 2%
Chris Nisbet 8/10 2521 days 2.1 2%
Michelle Sanders 9/10 2552 days 2.15 2%
phil costello 8/10 2582 days 1.99 2%
Robyn Orchard 10/10 2613 days 2.03 2%
Gisele Phillips 9/10 2613 days 2.03 2%
E Wall 10/10 2613 days 2.03 2%
Julie 10/10 2643 days 1.97 2%
Little 10/10 2643 days 1.97 2%
Grahame Keast 10/10 2674 days 1.91 2%
Linda Bates 10/10 2674 days 1.91 2%
Morgan Buckingham 10/10 2674 days 1.91 2%
Bertiethebus 10/10 2796 days 1.67 2%
Julian Roots 10/10 2827 days 1.61 2%
Lynette Nicolson 10/10 2886 days 1.5 2%
RENs Rens 10/10 2886 days 1.5 2%
CKDNH 10/10 2947 days 1.38 1%
mattus 9/10 2947 days 1.38 1%
Ken 10/10 2947 days 1.38 1%
Kathy27 10/10 2947 days 1.38 1%
ladywithplants 9/10 3008 days 1.26 1%
princessliz 10/10 3008 days 1.26 1%
lariley 9/10 3008 days 1.26 1%
richardp 10/10 3039 days 1.2 1%
prasanth03 10/10 3070 days 1.14 1%
EllieW 10/10 3100 days 1.08 1%
Terry 10/10 3161 days 0.96 1%
Borderland 10/10 3192 days 0.9 1%
jimbob 10/10 3192 days 0.9 1%
mopheim 10/10 3192 days 0.9 1%
Mats Harstedt 9/10 3201 days true 0.88 1%
KateS 10/10 3221 days 0.84 1%
RubberDuck 10/10 3252 days 0.78 1%
Red_Hurring 10/10 3252 days 0.78 1%
travelpam 10/10 3252 days 0.78 1%
barjjake 9/10 3252 days 0.78 1%
cindyd 10/10 3283 days 0.72 1%
webstersuk 10/10 3283 days 0.72 1%
pezalone 10/10 3283 days 0.72 1%
WiseOwl 10/10 3283 days 0.72 1%
mausandhari 10/10 3283 days 0.72 1%
Pauline 10/10 3313 days 0.66 1%
JadesWorld 9/10 3313 days 0.66 1%
utstarfish 10/10 3313 days 0.66 1%
johnco78 10/10 3313 days 0.66 1%
jrwholey 10/10 3344 days 0.6 1%
ShawnM 10/10 3344 days 0.6 1%
Tarsh 10/10 3344 days 0.6 1%
lindahealey 10/10 3344 days 0.6 1%
campbell_steven 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
markrussell 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
Bayneer 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
jaspreetsohal86 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
kiwiholly 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
garethd1980 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
Mulliano 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
CathyK 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
silver 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
Meyerclan 10/10 3436 days 0.42 0%
poetania 10/10 3466 days 0.36 0%
southernboy611 10/10 3466 days 0.36 0%
EvilChris 10/10 3497 days 0.3 0%
nia427 10/10 3527 days 0.24 0%
Mags620 10/10 3527 days 0.24 0%
deanblackburn 10/10 3527 days 0.24 0%
Heatherorchard 10/10 3558 days 0.18 0%
BeetleBom 10/10 3558 days 0.18 0%
AnnaBain 10/10 3586 days 0.13 0%
geezer 10/10 3586 days 0.13 0%
Jen 10/10 3586 days 0.13 0%
busheybrew 10/10 3586 days 0.13 0%
painter47 10/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
ganbji 9/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
charles 10/10 3648 days 0.0 0%
alanos 9/10 3648 days 0.0 0%
teeneelz 10/10 3648 days 0.0 0%
Douggie 7/10 3739 days 0.0 0%
celticcolleen 10/10 3862 days 0.0 0%
MarcyMark 10/10 3892 days 0.0 0%
Susiekj 10/10 3923 days 0.0 0%
Kirsten 10/10 3951 days 0.0 0%
Ravi Chand 10/10 3982 days 0.0 0%
Sika 10/10 3982 days 0.0 0%
anthony mcclaren 9/10 3982 days 0.0 0%
menzel 10/10 3996 days true 0.0 0%
joannaw 10/10 3998 days true 0.0 0%
meisterbaumann 10/10 4013 days 0.0 0%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 4024 days true 0.0 0%
Aussies 10/10 4043 days 0.0 0%
Jake Volle 10/10 4043 days 0.0 0%
Jess Woods 10/10 4104 days 0.0 0%
emmah 9/10 4140 days true 0.0 0%
Dave Roebuck 10/10 4166 days 0.0 0%
steph_m 9/10 4267 days 0.0 0%
JasonL 8/10 4269 days true 0.0 0%
Tanja Kirschmann 10/10 4271 days 0.0 0%
MicheyJ 10/10 4273 days 0.0 0%
caz 10/10 4293 days 0.0 0%
Cilla 10/10 4299 days true 0.0 0%
Hannah 10/10 4301 days 0.0 0%
karlijn schaap 10/10 4378 days 0.0 0%
Murray 10/10 4408 days 0.0 0%
Jan Burch 9/10 4520 days 0.0 0%
zane mirfin 10/10 4577 days 0.0 0%
becky 10/10 4604 days 0.0 0%
dave 9/10 4632 days 0.0 0%
shinylight 9/10 4664 days 0.0 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 Tongariro River Rafting experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.89% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 43 days. However the Tongariro River Rafting 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 Tongariro River Rafting experience has been adjusted for 142 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
139 -2.83%
140 -2.85%
141 -2.87%
142 -2.89%
143 -2.91%
144 -2.93%
145 -2.95%

Final Ranking Score

97%

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.