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 Hooker Valley 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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Hooker Valley Track

Valid Reviews

311 Valid Reviews

The Hooker Valley Track experience has a total of 311 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 311 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 125
40%
9/10 104
33%
8/10 60
19%
7/10 18
6%
6/10 4
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.55% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hooker Valley Track valid reviews is 90.55% and is based on 311 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

289 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 311 valid reviews, the experience has 289 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 289 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 112
39%
9/10 98
34%
8/10 59
20%
7/10 16
6%
6/10 4
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.31% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hooker Valley Track face-to-face reviews is 90.31% and is based on 289 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

91.89%

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
Melanie Bunch 10/10 152 days 96.34 100%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 213 days 92.81 96%
Davina 7/10 425 days 64.95 67%
Cynthia Liew 10/10 517 days 57.64 60%
Ben H 9/10 762 days 22.57 23%
Hannibal Winther 9/10 887 days true 11.86 12%
Jayni L'Azou 9/10 896 days true 11.28 12%
Roland Eggli 10/10 1104 days true 4.98 5%
Moe Bouchard 10/10 1119 days true 4.95 5%
Lois and Gary Hampton 10/10 1130 days true 4.93 5%
Sevi 8/10 1131 days true 4.68 5%
Gilbert Keiser 10/10 1132 days true 4.93 5%
Fritsi and Flo 10/10 1141 days true 4.91 5%
Katie and Rob 10/10 1142 days true 4.91 5%
Patrick and Valerie 8/10 1144 days true 4.66 5%
Car R 9/10 1154 days 4.88 5%
Taylor Doolittle 10/10 1163 days true 4.87 5%
Bruce Steadman 10/10 1163 days true 4.87 5%
Sarah Doolittle 10/10 1163 days true 4.87 5%
Barb Steadman 10/10 1163 days true 4.87 5%
Jasmin Thuess 8/10 1164 days true 4.62 5%
James Macguire 9/10 1168 days true 4.86 5%
Orane Lefebuee 10/10 1168 days true 4.86 5%
Ingrid Maple 8/10 1169 days true 4.61 5%
Daniel Nanjh 10/10 1173 days true 4.85 5%
Breanna Alexander 10/10 1175 days 4.84 5%
Emma Millett 8/10 1177 days true 4.6 5%
Ilona Roeters 9/10 1198 days true 4.8 5%
Loic Besson 10/10 1199 days true 4.8 5%
Jerome Cluzel 10/10 1199 days true 4.8 5%
Natasha 8/10 1200 days true 4.55 5%
Oliver Francis 8/10 1200 days true 4.55 5%
Adam Pullinger 7/10 1203 days true 4.36 5%
Vallee Manon 10/10 1205 days true 4.78 5%
Rebecca Holmes 9/10 1207 days true 4.78 5%
Ruden Perez 10/10 1208 days true 4.78 5%
Manu Liberta 10/10 1215 days true 4.77 5%
Carole Schwab 10/10 1215 days true 4.77 5%
Moreno 8/10 1216 days true 4.53 5%
Sigrid Duus 10/10 1217 days true 4.76 5%
Mads Nielsen 10/10 1217 days true 4.76 5%
Olde Vogel 8/10 1219 days true 4.52 5%
Lieke vol Velde 8/10 1219 days true 4.52 5%
Bob 10/10 1221 days true 4.75 5%
Yee How 7/10 1223 days true 4.32 4%
Marc Perales 8/10 1224 days true 4.51 5%
Mikkel Thomassen 9/10 1228 days true 4.74 5%
Jannika Cao 9/10 1228 days true 4.74 5%
Maarten 6/10 1228 days true 3.93 4%
Jakob Lovdahl 8/10 1232 days true 4.5 5%
Lina Kiellamn 10/10 1232 days true 4.73 5%
Sarah 10/10 1242 days true 4.71 5%
Simon Mueller 10/10 1242 days true 4.71 5%
Karine Dransart 8/10 1251 days true 4.46 5%
Thomas Nolwenn 10/10 1252 days true 4.69 5%
Cat Johnston 10/10 1257 days true 4.68 5%
James Jackson 10/10 1258 days true 4.68 5%
Meghan Maloney 9/10 1277 days 4.64 5%
Moni Basuki 10/10 1307 days 4.59 5%
Matilda 8/10 1459 days true 4.07 4%
Katharina Schick 8/10 1461 days true 4.07 4%
Cecile 10/10 1465 days true 4.28 4%
Patricia 9/10 1468 days true 4.27 4%
Sam Creecy 9/10 1471 days true 4.26 4%
Mathilde 10/10 1473 days true 4.26 4%
Phlippe 9/10 1473 days true 4.26 4%
Floriane Desnoyer 10/10 1474 days true 4.26 4%
Arthur Tymins 9/10 1474 days true 4.26 4%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 1474 days true 4.26 4%
Helene Christensen 9/10 1475 days true 4.26 4%
Sofie Madson 9/10 1475 days true 4.26 4%
Laurine 9/10 1476 days true 4.25 4%
Sonya Grimm 10/10 1477 days true 4.25 4%
Milan Maiwald 8/10 1478 days true 4.04 4%
Jeeyoung Kim 7/10 1478 days true 3.87 4%
Kim Rasun 9/10 1478 days true 4.25 4%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 9/10 1478 days true 4.25 4%
Alvaro Rodriguez 9/10 1478 days true 4.25 4%
Lisa Fenzl 9/10 1480 days true 4.25 4%
Cori Schultz 8/10 1482 days true 4.03 4%
Jill Stebbing 10/10 1482 days true 4.24 4%
Nico Neubauer 10/10 1482 days true 4.24 4%
Michael L 10/10 1484 days true 4.24 4%
Celine 10/10 1484 days true 4.24 4%
Kathryn Nolan 7/10 1485 days true 3.86 4%
Jeroen 8/10 1486 days true 4.02 4%
Lucy Mulvin 10/10 1487 days true 4.23 4%
Michael Menrath 10/10 1489 days 4.23 4%
Alexandre Roche 8/10 1489 days true 4.02 4%
Diane Toupaine 9/10 1489 days true 4.23 4%
Anouk Jongsma 9/10 1490 days true 4.23 4%
Lucy Murray 9/10 1491 days true 4.23 4%
Elisabet 10/10 1494 days true 4.22 4%
Lisa 10/10 1494 days true 4.22 4%
Cecile Seramis 10/10 1498 days true 4.21 4%
Alex 10/10 1500 days true 4.21 4%
Kathi 10/10 1500 days true 4.21 4%
Jacob Winchester 10/10 1500 days true 4.21 4%
Anna Jungclaus 9/10 1500 days true 4.21 4%
Sandra 9/10 1502 days true 4.2 4%
Kim 8/10 1502 days true 3.99 4%
Selina Frankenberger 10/10 1502 days true 4.2 4%
Isaliner and Mathieu 6/10 1503 days true 3.49 4%
Riviere 8/10 1503 days true 3.99 4%
Tomas Lloyd 10/10 1504 days true 4.2 4%
Paul and Astrid 10/10 1504 days true 4.2 4%
Nadav Knoll 8/10 1513 days true 3.97 4%
Rachel Aspinall 10/10 1514 days true 4.18 4%
Levin Stuers 9/10 1515 days true 4.18 4%
Laurent Petit 7/10 1516 days 3.8 4%
Cindy Rizzo 10/10 1523 days true 4.16 4%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 1525 days true 3.95 4%
Peter Hodgson 10/10 1526 days true 4.16 4%
Leanna Wyer 10/10 1528 days true 4.15 4%
Eric Hertort 8/10 1529 days true 3.94 4%
Brendon Rudland 9/10 1531 days true 4.15 4%
Sven and Annie 10/10 1534 days true 4.14 4%
Fiona and Matthew 9/10 1539 days true 4.13 4%
Philip 10/10 1539 days true 4.13 4%
Hannes Puediger 9/10 1540 days true 4.13 4%
Bonnie Krautz 10/10 1541 days true 4.13 4%
Veronika and Radovan 10/10 1542 days true 4.13 4%
Sabina Carney 10/10 1543 days true 4.12 4%
Chloe 9/10 1549 days true 4.11 4%
Matthias Hofer 10/10 1569 days true 4.07 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 10/10 1612 days 3.99 4%
Suzanne Vermeulen 10/10 1613 days 3.99 4%
Rachel S 10/10 1826 days 3.57 4%
Nurlaily Abu Bakar 10/10 1857 days 3.51 4%
Maria Schober 10/10 1874 days true 3.48 4%
Finn and Melanie Lorbeer 9/10 1879 days true 3.47 4%
Annika Funk 9/10 1883 days true 3.46 4%
Thomas Blom 10/10 1885 days 3.45 4%
Tobias Becker 8/10 1900 days true 3.25 3%
Laura and Marie 9/10 1909 days true 3.41 4%
Corinna Fallenbuchel 10/10 1933 days true 3.36 3%
Logan Leduc 9/10 1954 days true 3.32 3%
Caroline Hennache 9/10 2191 days true 2.86 3%
Calvin Becker 7/10 2191 days true 2.6 3%
Jacques Revel 10/10 2193 days true 2.85 3%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2193 days true 2.85 3%
Claudia Hillebrand 8/10 2196 days true 2.7 3%
Marek Heiurich 10/10 2201 days true 2.84 3%
Te-Ana and Mark 10/10 2202 days true 2.83 3%
Mark 7/10 2205 days true 2.57 3%
Wouter Vanmoz 8/10 2207 days true 2.68 3%
Laure Cops 8/10 2207 days true 2.68 3%
Agathe Dupuis 8/10 2220 days true 2.66 3%
Linda Wainman 10/10 2220 days true 2.8 3%
Chris Wainman 10/10 2220 days true 2.8 3%
jefft 8/10 2223 days true 2.65 3%
Mara 9/10 2225 days true 2.79 3%
Andrea Morello 8/10 2225 days true 2.65 3%
Denise Ewbank 9/10 2238 days true 2.76 3%
Antton Vappula 7/10 2241 days true 2.51 3%
Xavier 10/10 2244 days true 2.75 3%
Bjoern 7/10 2250 days true 2.49 3%
Lena Jensen 9/10 2258 days true 2.72 3%
Jesper Andersen 9/10 2258 days true 2.72 3%
Alacchi Moustier 10/10 2264 days true 2.71 3%
Julien de la lande 7/10 2264 days true 2.47 3%
Wouter Bosch 8/10 2264 days true 2.58 3%
Aude Moulin 8/10 2264 days true 2.58 3%
Claire Lieval 10/10 2270 days true 2.7 3%
Andrea Beck 6/10 2282 days true 2.22 2%
Marc Greeve 10/10 2290 days true 2.66 3%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2290 days true 2.66 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2292 days true 2.66 3%
Kim Maertens 9/10 2292 days true 2.66 3%
Clarissa Hanck 10/10 2563 days true 2.13 2%
Marco Schmidt 8/10 2567 days true 2.01 2%
Patrick 9/10 2572 days true 2.11 2%
Lisa 10/10 2572 days true 2.11 2%
Brandon Wells 8/10 2575 days true 2.0 2%
Marcel 7/10 2581 days true 1.9 2%
Maria 8/10 2581 days true 1.99 2%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2581 days true 2.09 2%
James Young 10/10 2590 days true 2.07 2%
Eric 7/10 2593 days true 1.88 2%
Rogier Ramaker 9/10 2593 days true 2.07 2%
Kathryn Pisco 8/10 2594 days true 1.96 2%
Raquel 9/10 2595 days true 2.06 2%
Fernando Martin 7/10 2595 days true 1.88 2%
Kristin Denny 9/10 2598 days true 2.06 2%
Enna Keet 9/10 2600 days true 2.05 2%
Jeanne Moustier 10/10 2629 days true 2.0 2%
Mathieu Brias 9/10 2634 days true 1.99 2%
Loesje 8/10 2647 days 1.86 2%
Mark and Eefie 9/10 2663 days true 1.93 2%
Karin Genyn 10/10 2664 days true 1.93 2%
Steven Switsers 9/10 2668 days true 1.92 2%
Natalie Nubler 10/10 2670 days true 1.92 2%
Annie 8/10 2671 days true 1.82 2%
Jacquemard 9/10 2683 days true 1.89 2%
Barbara Berkhout 9/10 2938 days true 1.39 1%
Margreet Hanemaaijer 8/10 2939 days true 1.32 1%
Sally Gordie 10/10 2940 days true 1.39 1%
Def Fem 9/10 2948 days true 1.37 1%
Alex Ross 10/10 2949 days true 1.37 1%
M Robinson 10/10 2949 days true 1.37 1%
Alan Brady 10/10 2950 days true 1.37 1%
Richard and Janet 9/10 2956 days true 1.36 1%
Laura Diepeveen 8/10 2958 days true 1.29 1%
Emma Bagguley 8/10 2960 days true 1.28 1%
Siegfried Richter 9/10 2963 days true 1.34 1%
Peter & Kate Carmichael 9/10 2964 days true 1.34 1%
Ed & Katie Riches 9/10 2965 days true 1.34 1%
Tom Pratt 7/10 2965 days true 1.22 1%
Beat Kindler 8/10 2965 days true 1.27 1%
Seth & Carla 9/10 2967 days true 1.34 1%
Houter 9/10 2967 days true 1.34 1%
Butz 10/10 2968 days true 1.33 1%
Marilyn Mobley 10/10 2968 days true 1.33 1%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 9/10 2968 days true 1.33 1%
Helen Chilton 9/10 2970 days true 1.33 1%
Domroes 9/10 2974 days true 1.32 1%
Andreas Kristiansen 9/10 2976 days true 1.32 1%
Chris Marsh 10/10 2979 days true 1.31 1%
Jessica Lane 10/10 2979 days true 1.31 1%
Dave McLeish 8/10 2980 days true 1.25 1%
Thyg Lingdal 10/10 2981 days true 1.31 1%
Nicole van Bergen 8/10 2981 days true 1.24 1%
Mike1952 9/10 2982 days 1.31 1%
Allison Meyoz 9/10 3264 days true 0.76 1%
Fontvieille 10/10 3271 days true 0.74 1%
Stephane Lebel 10/10 3292 days true 0.7 1%
Gertz 10/10 3292 days true 0.7 1%
Faith Whitcraft 10/10 3296 days true 0.69 1%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3301 days true 0.68 1%
Sophia Kelly 9/10 3303 days true 0.68 1%
Judith 9/10 3305 days true 0.68 1%
Richard Dudfield 9/10 3305 days true 0.68 1%
Thomas 10/10 3306 days true 0.67 1%
Kauzta 9/10 3307 days true 0.67 1%
Tricia Goggin 8/10 3311 days true 0.63 1%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3312 days true 0.63 1%
Michael Long 9/10 3312 days true 0.66 1%
Harry Hammond 10/10 3312 days true 0.66 1%
Gerstmann 6/10 3313 days true 0.55 1%
E C Frans 9/10 3317 days true 0.65 1%
Martin 10/10 3317 days true 0.65 1%
Jessica Vogels 9/10 3317 days true 0.65 1%
Betten 9/10 3318 days true 0.65 1%
Gert Vogelaers 9/10 3322 days true 0.64 1%
Manfred Liuduer 9/10 3323 days true 0.64 1%
Jesper Hassel 9/10 3324 days true 0.64 1%
Rian Bach 9/10 3325 days true 0.64 1%
Dieter Uhlmann 8/10 3330 days true 0.59 1%
Laura Hayes 8/10 3334 days true 0.59 1%
Teum and Orselien 8/10 3335 days true 0.59 1%
Cheryl 8/10 3337 days true 0.58 1%
Ruben and Jetske 9/10 3337 days true 0.61 1%
Dave and Lin Mungham 9/10 3340 days true 0.61 1%
Tom Hill 9/10 3342 days true 0.6 1%
Sue Haward 10/10 3342 days true 0.6 1%
Rissa W 9/10 3347 days 0.59 1%
dollimyxture 10/10 3378 days 0.53 1%
Mikeminch 9/10 3439 days 0.41 0%
Pete & Judy McChesney 10/10 3616 days true 0.07 0%
BelindaT 10/10 3631 days true 0.04 0%
Martina Pankova 10/10 3659 days true 0.0 0%
Agnes 9/10 3663 days true 0.0 0%
Russ Turner 9/10 3670 days true 0.0 0%
Ingrid Zell 10/10 3675 days true 0.0 0%
Jana Steve 10/10 3678 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 3680 days true 0.0 0%
johnandgin 8/10 3684 days true 0.0 0%
Schlaepfer 10/10 3686 days true 0.0 0%
Horst 9/10 3687 days true 0.0 0%
Don & Alice 7/10 3688 days true 0.0 0%
Hans Suess 9/10 3690 days true 0.0 0%
Yssel de Schepper 8/10 3690 days true 0.0 0%
Janny Meerdinnk Veldboow 7/10 3690 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Glasg 8/10 3692 days true 0.0 0%
Nicola 9/10 3693 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Tonwen 9/10 3693 days true 0.0 0%
Max Mareen 10/10 3693 days true 0.0 0%
Dieter Groscurth 9/10 3694 days true 0.0 0%
Ronny 9/10 3698 days true 0.0 0%
Jamie 10/10 3704 days true 0.0 0%
Christian 7/10 3704 days true 0.0 0%
Schygulla 9/10 3704 days true 0.0 0%
Loleit 10/10 3705 days true 0.0 0%
Harmann Volker 9/10 3706 days true 0.0 0%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 3708 days true 0.0 0%
Dick Rosman 9/10 3708 days true 0.0 0%
Sinjc Grude 10/10 3709 days true 0.0 0%
Carl Diehl 9/10 3710 days true 0.0 0%
Kevin and Teresa 8/10 3712 days true 0.0 0%
Michael and Tanja Kreugel 8/10 3721 days true 0.0 0%
mariak 9/10 3760 days true 0.0 0%
Marons 9/10 3763 days true 0.0 0%
koellner 8/10 3772 days true 0.0 0%
Melanie Bielefeld 10/10 3776 days true 0.0 0%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 3785 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Bulman 10/10 3785 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3785 days true 0.0 0%
Sara Reekmans 10/10 3797 days true 0.0 0%
harryb 10/10 3883 days true 0.0 0%
brianp 10/10 3890 days true 0.0 0%
simonsandra 9/10 3891 days true 0.0 0%
andriesk 8/10 3900 days true 0.0 0%
jessica 9/10 3939 days true 0.0 0%
DustyLaptop 10/10 3957 days 0.0 0%
HermannR 10/10 4006 days true 0.0 0%
DanielGermany 10/10 4010 days true 0.0 0%
Nathalie 8/10 4015 days true 0.0 0%
annysp 8/10 4018 days true 0.0 0%
johnst 9/10 4018 days true 0.0 0%
Barry Smith 9/10 4038 days true 0.0 0%
Robert 9/10 4062 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

92%

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.