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

92.82%

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 10/10 582 days 46.7 100%
nyssa halim 8/10 885 days 11.39 24%
Ian Ling 9/10 1191 days 4.81 10%
Tina Kueffer 10/10 1319 days true 4.56 10%
Viki Kent 9/10 1347 days true 4.51 10%
Maura O'Connell 8/10 1357 days 4.26 9%
YEW KIM YONG 8/10 1373 days 4.23 9%
Henry Ang 8/10 1403 days 4.18 9%
Wynnie Goh 8/10 1465 days 4.06 9%
Valentine de Beer 9/10 1561 days true 4.09 9%
Susanna Daaike 10/10 1570 days true 4.07 9%
Laura Schratt 9/10 1573 days true 4.06 9%
Marie 10/10 1575 days true 4.06 9%
Virginia Fradin 10/10 1577 days true 4.06 9%
Michael L 10/10 1579 days true 4.05 9%
Celine 10/10 1579 days true 4.05 9%
Verena Konetzhi 7/10 1593 days true 3.66 8%
ks ks 10/10 1613 days true 3.99 9%
Steven schoof 1/10 1616 days 2.91 6%
Max Seikowsky 9/10 1618 days true 3.98 9%
Rujing Lu 9/10 1647 days 3.92 8%
Matt Lohmeyer 10/10 1647 days 3.92 8%
Anais Boileau 10/10 1661 days true 3.89 8%
Madita and Lisann 9/10 1662 days true 3.89 8%
Xue Rong Kok 7/10 1678 days 3.51 8%
Sivram SD 10/10 1678 days 3.86 8%
melissa heng 10/10 1922 days 3.38 7%
Andy Jobst 10/10 2043 days true 3.14 7%
Andreas Liebe 10/10 2301 days true 2.64 6%
Jana Rutkowski 10/10 2304 days true 2.63 6%
Jesper Henriksen 8/10 2313 days true 2.49 5%
Helene Andersen 10/10 2313 days true 2.62 6%
Sagi 9/10 2322 days true 2.6 6%
Hadar 10/10 2322 days true 2.6 6%
Sara Berton 9/10 2327 days true 2.59 6%
Kiernan Matthew 10/10 2345 days true 2.55 5%
Becky Davis 10/10 2345 days true 2.55 5%
Natalie Boehm 8/10 2377 days true 2.37 5%
Audrey Ripoche 9/10 2659 days true 1.94 4%
Rey Germain 9/10 2659 days true 1.94 4%
Patrick 10/10 2667 days true 1.92 4%
Lisa 10/10 2667 days true 1.92 4%
Marie 9/10 2668 days true 1.92 4%
Asmawi Wahab 10/10 2683 days 1.89 4%
Sabisch Moritz 10/10 2683 days true 1.89 4%
Andreas and Christine and Nora Busch 10/10 2772 days true 1.72 4%
David 10/10 2803 days 1.66 4%
fongb 10/10 2864 days 1.54 3%
QueenyHew 10/10 2864 days 1.54 3%
WorldofMark 10/10 2895 days 1.48 3%
oceanyeti 10/10 2956 days 1.36 3%
Anna 10/10 3015 days true 1.24 3%
Isifuffi 10/10 3048 days 1.18 3%
Kasten Madsen 8/10 3057 days true 1.1 2%
Melanie 10/10 3060 days true 1.15 2%
Erik Poirer 9/10 3062 days true 1.15 2%
R Straathof 8/10 3064 days true 1.09 2%
Chris Marsh 9/10 3074 days true 1.13 2%
Roberto Hallblom 7/10 3075 days true 1.02 2%
Kaz82 10/10 3077 days 1.12 2%
budge69 10/10 3077 days 1.12 2%
Katja Klein 10/10 3122 days true 1.03 2%
TroyBoyOZNZ 10/10 3322 days 0.64 1%
Marc Edwards 10/10 3372 days true 0.54 1%
Sam papworth 10/10 3382 days true 0.52 1%
Danny Connor 10/10 3382 days true 0.52 1%
Craig Hathaway 10/10 3382 days true 0.52 1%
Sarah James 9/10 3382 days true 0.52 1%
Shoko Watanabe 9/10 3382 days true 0.52 1%
jillw 10/10 3383 days 0.52 1%
youai779 10/10 3383 days 0.52 1%
lethbridge 10/10 3383 days 0.52 1%
Nick Foster 9/10 3396 days true 0.5 1%
Christine Gschwandtl 10/10 3405 days true 0.48 1%
Adam Duus-Boolsen 8/10 3406 days true 0.45 1%
Michael Long 10/10 3407 days true 0.48 1%
Laurent Michon 8/10 3412 days true 0.44 1%
LiamBrowne 10/10 3414 days 0.46 1%
kelso 10/10 3414 days 0.46 1%
Tessa 10/10 3414 days 0.46 1%
Grumbach 10/10 3417 days true 0.46 1%
Manuela Manns 9/10 3427 days true 0.44 1%
Jojo584 10/10 3442 days 0.41 1%
Stu2011 10/10 3442 days 0.41 1%
mteglengaard 9/10 3442 days 0.41 1%
georgiarose89 10/10 3473 days 0.35 1%
Nuro 9/10 3520 days true 0.25 1%
Barbara 10/10 3534 days 0.23 0%
sherbert 10/10 3565 days 0.17 0%
Ann Michle 9/10 3699 days true 0.0 0%
MattandRach 10/10 3748 days 0.0 0%
headnut 10/10 3779 days 0.0 0%
Alhena 10/10 3779 days 0.0 0%
Kaddi & Grego 9/10 3780 days true 0.0 0%
Bouwma 9/10 3800 days true 0.0 0%
laura 10/10 3807 days 0.0 0%
emily walters 10/10 3807 days 0.0 0%
ChipmunkMCG 10/10 3807 days 0.0 0%
AnneB 10/10 3807 days 0.0 0%
Omar Frenchy 9/10 3816 days true 0.0 0%
Conor Coyle 8/10 3824 days true 0.0 0%
wazsim 10/10 3838 days 0.0 0%
Grainne Ahern 3/10 3838 days 0.0 0%
englishrose 10/10 3838 days 0.0 0%
simonbo 9/10 3853 days true 0.0 0%
cguthrie 10/10 3869 days 0.0 0%
Sanne Bouw 10/10 3869 days 0.0 0%
Diz 9/10 3869 days 0.0 0%
Prue 10/10 3869 days 0.0 0%
Sena 10/10 3879 days true 0.0 0%
lyndabeader 10/10 3899 days 0.0 0%
simonsandra 9/10 3986 days true 0.0 0%
phil harter 10/10 3991 days 0.0 0%
melindashaftain 10/10 3991 days 0.0 0%
CM13 9/10 3991 days 0.0 0%
Manuel M 10/10 4022 days 0.0 0%
Tracy McKenzie 10/10 4022 days 0.0 0%
andyg 10/10 4022 days 0.0 0%
jessica 8/10 4034 days true 0.0 0%
Chris S 9/10 4052 days 0.0 0%
Nicole Weckert 10/10 4052 days 0.0 0%
scott waldron 10/10 4083 days 0.0 0%
Robyn Stevens 10/10 4083 days 0.0 0%
Jamie R 10/10 4113 days 0.0 0%
vickybaby 9/10 4113 days 0.0 0%
sarlene sarlene 10/10 4113 days 0.0 0%
madelene hjort 10/10 4113 days 0.0 0%
hibbler 8/10 4113 days 0.0 0%
Christophe Delacourt 10/10 4117 days 0.0 0%
Sam 8/10 4131 days true 0.0 0%
melony Stieben 10/10 4136 days 0.0 0%
peter barrett 10/10 4146 days 0.0 0%
Neeltje Bongers 10/10 4154 days 0.0 0%
Dustin Williams 10/10 4154 days 0.0 0%
RandiL 8/10 4155 days true 0.0 0%
CarinnaGermany 10/10 4155 days true 0.0 0%
j_h 10/10 4162 days true 0.0 0%
Abigail Mullins 10/10 4169 days 0.0 0%
Francey 9/10 4177 days 0.0 0%
Dalit 10/10 4179 days true 0.0 0%
Marlene Sander 9/10 4189 days 0.0 0%
Patrick 9/10 4190 days true 0.0 0%
matt snell 10/10 4194 days 0.0 0%
Sascha Bucher 10/10 4211 days 0.0 0%
saskia Seidel 10/10 4211 days 0.0 0%
ruthie 10/10 4224 days 0.0 0%
oese 10/10 4226 days 0.0 0%
denisec 10/10 4231 days 0.0 0%
Neil 8/10 4232 days true 0.0 0%
MissTraveller2009 10/10 4234 days 0.0 0%
hayleyj 10/10 4235 days 0.0 0%
densie clarke 10/10 4238 days 0.0 0%
Ruben Ott 10/10 4238 days 0.0 0%
Victoria Thomson 10/10 4238 days 0.0 0%
Eleanor Edwards 10/10 4275 days 0.0 0%
Louise Harris 10/10 4275 days 0.0 0%
Hannah Logan 10/10 4275 days 0.0 0%
Gaurav M 10/10 4276 days 0.0 0%
Davina 9/10 4289 days true 0.0 0%
Nicnac 10/10 4479 days 0.0 0%
Seungchul 10/10 4490 days true 0.0 0%
Tanja 10/10 4507 days 0.0 0%
boukje 10/10 4514 days 0.0 0%
Janne 10/10 4517 days 0.0 0%
Brendan 10/10 4521 days 0.0 0%
Stephanie 8/10 4524 days true 0.0 0%
Richard 10/10 4524 days true 0.0 0%
Kitty 10/10 4524 days true 0.0 0%
Ian 10/10 4524 days true 0.0 0%
Katie 10/10 4524 days true 0.0 0%
Jaccob 8/10 4525 days true 0.0 0%
Rebekah Holbrook 9/10 4541 days true 0.0 0%
Mathew 8/10 4549 days true 0.0 0%
Lyn Saxon 10/10 4598 days true 0.0 0%
Wendy Williams 9/10 4605 days true 0.0 0%
Ian Coldrake 10/10 4680 days true 0.0 0%
Michael 9/10 4831 days true 0.0 0%
Michael 9/10 4831 days true 0.0 0%
Stefan 9/10 4834 days true 0.0 0%
Franz 10/10 4841 days true 0.0 0%
Kathryn 8/10 4846 days true 0.0 0%
Annelte 8/10 4849 days true 0.0 0%
NeilYeoman 8/10 4850 days true 0.0 0%
Peter 8/10 4883 days true 0.0 0%
Nabuurs 9/10 4904 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

-2.02% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 124 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 -1.99%
198 -2.00%
199 -2.01%
200 -2.02%
201 -2.03%
202 -2.04%
203 -2.05%

Final Ranking Score

91%

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.