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 Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours.

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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Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours

Valid Reviews

145 Valid Reviews

The Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours experience has a total of 160 reviews. There are 145 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 15 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 145 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 119
82%
9/10 21
14%
8/10 2
1%
7/10 1
1%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

97.31% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours valid reviews is 97.31% and is based on 145 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

5 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 145 valid reviews, the experience has 5 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 5 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 0
0%
9/10 4
80%
8/10 0
0%
7/10 1
20%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours face-to-face reviews is 86.00% and is based on 5 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.45%

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
Wendy 6/10 432 days 58.45 100%
Sarah B 10/10 555 days 51.21 88%
Laura Aiosa 8/10 616 days 39.29 67%
Sarah Geran 10/10 616 days 41.36 71%
Sarah 10/10 616 days 41.36 71%
Amanda 10/10 616 days 41.36 71%
Antoine Bordas 10/10 1161 days 4.87 8%
Jack Shaked 10/10 1192 days 4.81 8%
Varun Udayakumar 9/10 1223 days 4.75 8%
Tina Mjn 10/10 1253 days 4.69 8%
Thomas Roehm 9/10 1467 days 4.27 7%
Alex 10/10 1467 days 4.27 7%
MJ 10/10 1467 days 4.27 7%
Robert Cool 10/10 1498 days 4.21 7%
Sheila Jackson 10/10 1498 days 4.21 7%
Mantri B 9/10 1498 days 4.21 7%
NORA MUND 10/10 1498 days 4.21 7%
Mar Robles 10/10 1498 days 4.21 7%
Cwinsing 10/10 1498 days 4.21 7%
Jean Judd 10/10 1498 days 4.21 7%
James Theophilus 10/10 1498 days 4.21 7%
Mari Mitchell 10/10 1499 days 4.21 7%
Evi Frencken 9/10 1527 days 4.15 7%
Paul Reilly 10/10 1527 days 4.15 7%
Alex Lempka 10/10 1527 days 4.15 7%
Larry Lindsay 9/10 1527 days 4.15 7%
Darcy Porter 10/10 1527 days 4.15 7%
Emma 10/10 1528 days 4.15 7%
Richard Latham 10/10 1528 days 4.15 7%
Barbara Richards 10/10 1528 days 4.15 7%
Gustaf GustafK 10/10 1558 days 4.09 7%
Daniel Johansson 10/10 1558 days 4.09 7%
sara 10/10 1558 days 4.09 7%
Marcus Nyh 10/10 1558 days 4.09 7%
Alaina Allred 10/10 1558 days 4.09 7%
Matilda Fröjd 10/10 1558 days 4.09 7%
patricia 10/10 1558 days 4.09 7%
Tracee Guibord 10/10 1558 days 4.09 7%
David PAULL 10/10 1559 days 4.09 7%
isabella 9/10 1559 days 4.09 7%
Therese 10/10 1559 days 4.09 7%
Mattias Rydeblad 9/10 1559 days 4.09 7%
Jay A 10/10 1589 days 4.03 7%
Jenny Fan 10/10 1589 days 4.03 7%
Chris Norris 10/10 1590 days 4.03 7%
Ainhoa Goenaga 10/10 1590 days 4.03 7%
Anne Patzschke 10/10 1590 days 4.03 7%
Peter 10/10 1590 days 4.03 7%
meital cohen 10/10 1590 days 4.03 7%
Anna UK 10/10 1590 days 4.03 7%
Susan Simon 10/10 1590 days 4.03 7%
Tim 10/10 1619 days 3.97 7%
Virinder Sandhu 10/10 1619 days 3.97 7%
Lenny 10/10 1619 days 3.97 7%
Robyn 10/10 1619 days 3.97 7%
Josh Lawrence 10/10 1619 days 3.97 7%
Kevin Farthing 10/10 1620 days 3.97 7%
Kaia Demming 10/10 1620 days 3.97 7%
Brian Medway 10/10 1620 days 3.97 7%
Sarah 10/10 1651 days 3.91 7%
Sylvia 10/10 1651 days 3.91 7%
Anne Fischer 10/10 1743 days 3.73 6%
Dale Askew 10/10 1833 days 3.56 6%
Manuela Kohler 10/10 1833 days 3.56 6%
Courtney Fultz 9/10 1833 days 3.56 6%
Dee McC 3/10 1833 days 2.74 5%
Carina Dunkhorst 10/10 1864 days 3.5 6%
Emily Kelly 10/10 1864 days 3.5 6%
Laura G 10/10 1864 days 3.5 6%
Angela Paterson 9/10 1864 days 3.5 6%
Raima Svoboda 10/10 1864 days 3.5 6%
Renee Lance 10/10 1864 days 3.5 6%
David Ford 10/10 1864 days 3.5 6%
Yuri Jones 9/10 1864 days 3.5 6%
Heiko Dreyer 10/10 1864 days 3.5 6%
Jonathan Karron 9/10 1892 days 3.44 6%
Julia Stan 10/10 1892 days 3.44 6%
Jessica Zais 10/10 1892 days 3.44 6%
Sarah Wilson 10/10 1892 days 3.44 6%
EMMA DARK 10/10 1892 days 3.44 6%
Lisa Wilson 10/10 1892 days 3.44 6%
Lis Francis 9/10 1892 days 3.44 6%
Homer Chiu 10/10 1892 days 3.44 6%
Dan Cawley 10/10 1923 days 3.38 6%
Kathrin Seifert 10/10 1923 days 3.38 6%
Ann Toplis 10/10 1923 days 3.38 6%
Trevor Watkins 10/10 1923 days 3.38 6%
Allison TIpper 10/10 1923 days 3.38 6%
Niek Evers 9/10 1924 days 3.38 6%
Nigel Murphy 10/10 1924 days 3.38 6%
Michael Bluestone 10/10 1924 days 3.38 6%
Frida Jehrlander 10/10 1924 days 3.38 6%
Heather Boucher 10/10 1924 days 3.38 6%
Toby 10/10 1924 days 3.38 6%
Barbara Settles 10/10 1954 days 3.32 6%
Alison Quigley 10/10 1984 days 3.26 6%
Daniel Krýcha 10/10 1984 days 3.26 6%
Mon 10/10 1984 days 3.26 6%
Graham Young 10/10 2199 days 2.84 5%
Helen Capell 10/10 2230 days 2.78 5%
Helen Gross 10/10 2258 days 2.72 5%
Fletcher 10/10 2289 days 2.66 5%
lizzie clarke 10/10 2289 days 2.66 5%
Ruben van Selm 10/10 2289 days 2.66 5%
Ulrich Merker 9/10 2320 days 2.6 4%
Jennifer Frame 10/10 2320 days 2.6 4%
Alex Dettori 10/10 2320 days 2.6 4%
Oihana San Sebastian 10/10 2320 days 2.6 4%
Lara Kratky 10/10 2320 days 2.6 4%
Gaelle C 10/10 2350 days 2.54 4%
Nicole Joos 10/10 2350 days 2.54 4%
SAK 10/10 2350 days 2.54 4%
samantha perry 10/10 2350 days 2.54 4%
kali burnell 10/10 2381 days 2.48 4%
Ricky Gullett 10/10 2381 days 2.48 4%
Jan Mathias 10/10 2442 days 2.36 4%
Ruth 10/10 2595 days 2.06 4%
Juliana Marinho 8/10 2595 days 1.96 3%
Sarah Herdewyn 10/10 2595 days 2.06 4%
jake long 10/10 2622 days 2.01 3%
TravelTine 10/10 2654 days 1.95 3%
JDadey 10/10 2654 days 1.95 3%
Shawnee Mohney 10/10 2654 days 1.95 3%
Brian&Mike 10/10 2654 days 1.95 3%
rashmi manghrani 10/10 2654 days 1.95 3%
Markus_Schmitt 10/10 2715 days 1.83 3%
OllyLennard 10/10 2838 days 1.59 3%
emhewson 10/10 2989 days 1.29 2%
FlyKiwiFly 10/10 3020 days 1.23 2%
SandyK 10/10 3051 days 1.17 2%
bigappleangie 10/10 3385 days 0.52 1%
coolmodee 10/10 3446 days 0.4 1%
lana_allen 10/10 3446 days 0.4 1%
DACraddock 9/10 3446 days 0.4 1%
FeeMac 10/10 3781 days 0.0 0%
zoey1 7/10 3890 days true 0.0 0%
RichardA 9/10 4032 days true 0.0 0%
Jonhamlin 9/10 4073 days 0.0 0%
laura2482 10/10 4074 days 0.0 0%
renanf 9/10 4076 days 0.0 0%
BenD 9/10 4105 days true 0.0 0%
LauraA 9/10 4105 days true 0.0 0%
Jonathan Liew 10/10 4176 days 0.0 0%
Karin Hell 9/10 4466 days true 0.0 0%
Maria Massalitina 10/10 4480 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 Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-3.98% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours 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 199 days.

The Flying Kiwi Adventure Tours experience has been adjusted for 199 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
196 -3.92%
197 -3.94%
198 -3.96%
199 -3.98%
200 -4.00%
201 -4.02%
202 -4.04%

Final Ranking Score

90%

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.