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 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

92.33%

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
CHI HO LI 10/10 727 days 26.46 100%
nyssa halim 8/10 1030 days 5.39 20%
Ian Ling 9/10 1336 days 4.53 17%
Tina Kueffer 10/10 1465 days true 4.28 16%
Viki Kent 9/10 1493 days true 4.22 16%
Maura O'Connell 8/10 1503 days 3.99 15%
YEW KIM YONG 8/10 1518 days 3.96 15%
Henry Ang 8/10 1548 days 3.91 15%
Wynnie Goh 8/10 1610 days 3.79 14%
Valentine de Beer 9/10 1707 days true 3.8 14%
Susanna Daaike 10/10 1716 days true 3.78 14%
Laura Schratt 9/10 1719 days true 3.78 14%
Marie 10/10 1721 days true 3.77 14%
Virginia Fradin 10/10 1723 days true 3.77 14%
Michael L 10/10 1725 days true 3.77 14%
Celine 10/10 1725 days true 3.77 14%
Verena Konetzhi 7/10 1739 days true 3.4 13%
ks ks 10/10 1759 days true 3.7 14%
Steven schoof 1/10 1761 days 2.7 10%
Max Seikowsky 9/10 1764 days true 3.69 14%
Rujing Lu 9/10 1792 days 3.64 14%
Matt Lohmeyer 10/10 1792 days 3.64 14%
Anais Boileau 10/10 1807 days true 3.61 14%
Madita and Lisann 9/10 1808 days true 3.6 14%
Xue Rong Kok 7/10 1823 days 3.25 12%
Sivram SD 10/10 1823 days 3.58 14%
melissa heng 10/10 2067 days 3.1 12%
Andy Jobst 10/10 2189 days true 2.86 11%
Andreas Liebe 10/10 2447 days true 2.35 9%
Jana Rutkowski 10/10 2450 days true 2.35 9%
Jesper Henriksen 8/10 2459 days true 2.21 8%
Helene Andersen 10/10 2459 days true 2.33 9%
Sagi 9/10 2468 days true 2.31 9%
Hadar 10/10 2468 days true 2.31 9%
Sara Berton 9/10 2473 days true 2.3 9%
Kiernan Matthew 10/10 2491 days true 2.27 9%
Becky Davis 10/10 2491 days true 2.27 9%
Natalie Boehm 8/10 2523 days true 2.1 8%
Audrey Ripoche 9/10 2805 days true 1.65 6%
Rey Germain 9/10 2805 days true 1.65 6%
Patrick 10/10 2813 days true 1.64 6%
Lisa 10/10 2813 days true 1.64 6%
Marie 9/10 2814 days true 1.64 6%
Asmawi Wahab 10/10 2829 days 1.61 6%
Sabisch Moritz 10/10 2829 days true 1.61 6%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 10/10 2918 days true 1.43 5%
David 10/10 2949 days 1.37 5%
fongb 10/10 3010 days 1.25 5%
QueenyHew 10/10 3010 days 1.25 5%
WorldofMark 10/10 3041 days 1.19 5%
oceanyeti 10/10 3102 days 1.07 4%
Anna 10/10 3161 days true 0.96 4%
Isifuffi 10/10 3194 days 0.89 3%
Kasten Madsen 8/10 3203 days true 0.83 3%
Melanie 10/10 3206 days true 0.87 3%
Erik Poirer 9/10 3208 days true 0.86 3%
R Straathof 8/10 3210 days true 0.82 3%
Chris Marsh 9/10 3220 days true 0.84 3%
Roberto Hallblom 7/10 3221 days true 0.76 3%
Kaz82 10/10 3223 days 0.84 3%
budge69 10/10 3223 days 0.84 3%
Katja Klein 10/10 3268 days true 0.75 3%
TroyBoyOZNZ 10/10 3468 days 0.36 1%
Marc Edwards 10/10 3518 days true 0.26 1%
Sam papworth 10/10 3528 days true 0.24 1%
Danny Connor 10/10 3528 days true 0.24 1%
Craig Hathaway 10/10 3528 days true 0.24 1%
Sarah James 9/10 3528 days true 0.24 1%
Shoko Watanabe 9/10 3528 days true 0.24 1%
jillw 10/10 3529 days 0.24 1%
youai779 10/10 3529 days 0.24 1%
lethbridge 10/10 3529 days 0.24 1%
Nick Foster 9/10 3542 days true 0.21 1%
Christine Gschwandtl 10/10 3551 days true 0.19 1%
Adam Duus-Boolsen 8/10 3552 days true 0.18 1%
Michael Long 10/10 3553 days true 0.19 1%
Laurent Michon 8/10 3558 days true 0.17 1%
LiamBrowne 10/10 3560 days 0.18 1%
kelso 10/10 3560 days 0.18 1%
Tessa 10/10 3560 days 0.18 1%
Grumbach 10/10 3563 days true 0.17 1%
Manuela Manns 9/10 3573 days true 0.15 1%
Jojo584 10/10 3588 days 0.12 0%
Stu2011 10/10 3588 days 0.12 0%
mteglengaard 9/10 3588 days 0.12 0%
georgiarose89 10/10 3619 days 0.06 0%
Nuro 9/10 3666 days true 0.0 0%
Barbara 10/10 3680 days 0.0 0%
sherbert 10/10 3711 days 0.0 0%
Ann Michle 9/10 3845 days true 0.0 0%
MattandRach 10/10 3894 days 0.0 0%
headnut 10/10 3925 days 0.0 0%
Alhena 10/10 3925 days 0.0 0%
Kaddi & Grego 9/10 3926 days true 0.0 0%
Bouwma 9/10 3946 days true 0.0 0%
laura 10/10 3953 days 0.0 0%
emily walters 10/10 3953 days 0.0 0%
ChipmunkMCG 10/10 3953 days 0.0 0%
AnneB 10/10 3953 days 0.0 0%
Omar Frenchy 9/10 3962 days true 0.0 0%
Conor Coyle 8/10 3970 days true 0.0 0%
wazsim 10/10 3984 days 0.0 0%
Grainne Ahern 3/10 3984 days 0.0 0%
englishrose 10/10 3984 days 0.0 0%
simonbo 9/10 3999 days true 0.0 0%
cguthrie 10/10 4015 days 0.0 0%
Sanne Bouw 10/10 4015 days 0.0 0%
Diz 9/10 4015 days 0.0 0%
Prue 10/10 4015 days 0.0 0%
Sena 10/10 4025 days true 0.0 0%
lyndabeader 10/10 4045 days 0.0 0%
simonsandra 9/10 4132 days true 0.0 0%
phil harter 10/10 4137 days 0.0 0%
melindashaftain 10/10 4137 days 0.0 0%
CM13 9/10 4137 days 0.0 0%
Manuel M 10/10 4168 days 0.0 0%
Tracy McKenzie 10/10 4168 days 0.0 0%
andyg 10/10 4168 days 0.0 0%
jessica 8/10 4180 days true 0.0 0%
Chris S 9/10 4198 days 0.0 0%
Nicole Weckert 10/10 4198 days 0.0 0%
scott waldron 10/10 4229 days 0.0 0%
Robyn Stevens 10/10 4229 days 0.0 0%
Jamie R 10/10 4259 days 0.0 0%
vickybaby 9/10 4259 days 0.0 0%
sarlene sarlene 10/10 4259 days 0.0 0%
madelene hjort 10/10 4259 days 0.0 0%
hibbler 8/10 4259 days 0.0 0%
Christophe Delacourt 10/10 4262 days 0.0 0%
Sam 8/10 4276 days true 0.0 0%
melony Stieben 10/10 4281 days 0.0 0%
peter barrett 10/10 4291 days 0.0 0%
Neeltje Bongers 10/10 4299 days 0.0 0%
Dustin Williams 10/10 4299 days 0.0 0%
RandiL 8/10 4301 days true 0.0 0%
CarinnaGermany 10/10 4301 days true 0.0 0%
j_h 10/10 4308 days true 0.0 0%
Abigail Mullins 10/10 4314 days 0.0 0%
Francey 9/10 4322 days 0.0 0%
Dalit 10/10 4325 days true 0.0 0%
Marlene Sander 9/10 4334 days 0.0 0%
Patrick 9/10 4335 days true 0.0 0%
matt snell 10/10 4339 days 0.0 0%
Sascha Bucher 10/10 4356 days 0.0 0%
saskia Seidel 10/10 4356 days 0.0 0%
ruthie 10/10 4369 days 0.0 0%
oese 10/10 4371 days 0.0 0%
denisec 10/10 4377 days 0.0 0%
Neil 8/10 4378 days true 0.0 0%
MissTraveller2009 10/10 4380 days 0.0 0%
hayleyj 10/10 4380 days 0.0 0%
densie clarke 10/10 4383 days 0.0 0%
Ruben Ott 10/10 4383 days 0.0 0%
Victoria Thomson 10/10 4383 days 0.0 0%
Eleanor Edwards 10/10 4420 days 0.0 0%
Louise Harris 10/10 4420 days 0.0 0%
Hannah Logan 10/10 4420 days 0.0 0%
Gaurav M 10/10 4421 days 0.0 0%
Davina 9/10 4434 days true 0.0 0%
Nicnac 10/10 4624 days 0.0 0%
Seungchul 10/10 4636 days true 0.0 0%
Tanja 10/10 4652 days 0.0 0%
boukje 10/10 4659 days 0.0 0%
Janne 10/10 4662 days 0.0 0%
Brendan 10/10 4666 days 0.0 0%
Stephanie 8/10 4670 days true 0.0 0%
Richard 10/10 4670 days true 0.0 0%
Kitty 10/10 4670 days true 0.0 0%
Ian 10/10 4670 days true 0.0 0%
Katie 10/10 4670 days true 0.0 0%
Jaccob 8/10 4671 days true 0.0 0%
Rebekah Holbrook 9/10 4687 days true 0.0 0%
Mathew 8/10 4695 days true 0.0 0%
Lyn Saxon 10/10 4744 days true 0.0 0%
Wendy Williams 9/10 4751 days true 0.0 0%
Ian Coldrake 10/10 4826 days true 0.0 0%
Michael 9/10 4977 days true 0.0 0%
Michael 9/10 4977 days true 0.0 0%
Stefan 9/10 4980 days true 0.0 0%
Franz 10/10 4987 days true 0.0 0%
Kathryn 8/10 4992 days true 0.0 0%
Annelte 8/10 4995 days true 0.0 0%
NeilYeoman 8/10 4996 days true 0.0 0%
Peter 8/10 5029 days true 0.0 0%
Nabuurs 9/10 5050 days true 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 Skydive Wanaka experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-4.07% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 43 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 -4.01%
198 -4.03%
199 -4.05%
200 -4.07%
201 -4.09%
202 -4.11%
203 -4.13%

Final Ranking Score

88%

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.