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 Kapiti Island Nature 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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Kapiti Island Nature Tours

Valid Reviews

170 Valid Reviews

The Kapiti Island Nature Tours experience has a total of 171 reviews. There are 170 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 170 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 108
64%
9/10 48
28%
8/10 11
6%
7/10 2
1%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

95.18% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kapiti Island Nature Tours valid reviews is 95.18% and is based on 170 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

9 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 170 valid reviews, the experience has 9 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 9 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 4
44%
9/10 4
44%
8/10 1
11%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

93.33% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kapiti Island Nature Tours face-to-face reviews is 93.33% and is based on 9 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

95.02%

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
Richard Hamilton 10/10 1206 days 4.85 100%
DJ 9/10 1328 days 4.68 96%
John 10/10 1358 days 4.64 95%
Rob Pinney 9/10 1542 days 4.39 90%
Catherine Grace 10/10 1603 days 4.3 88%
Miranda Krestovnikoff 10/10 1662 days 4.22 86%
Amanda Morrison 10/10 1908 days 3.89 78%
Daniel Tawhai 10/10 1908 days 3.89 78%
Jim Maguire 10/10 1969 days 3.8 76%
Margaret Jeune 8/10 1969 days 3.8 76%
George Dickson 10/10 2028 days 3.72 75%
Jude Parrett 9/10 2089 days 3.64 73%
Janeen Gillies 9/10 2120 days 3.6 72%
birderdavid 10/10 2150 days 3.55 71%
Teknik151 10/10 2393 days 3.22 63%
TJamesH 9/10 2424 days 3.18 62%
susan_gavinklee 10/10 2454 days 3.14 61%
Mudgie 9/10 2454 days 3.14 61%
HarryH 10/10 2454 days 3.14 61%
conggra1 10/10 2515 days 3.05 60%
Storm 9/10 2515 days 3.05 60%
hakim76 10/10 2515 days 3.05 60%
abbots 9/10 2546 days 3.01 59%
batzi 8/10 2638 days 2.89 56%
Dolphin 10/10 2638 days 2.89 56%
Calder 9/10 2668 days 2.85 55%
Ole Klothrop 9/10 2722 days true 3.33 66%
SJMcCarthy 10/10 2790 days 2.68 51%
decado 10/10 2790 days 2.68 51%
janreid 10/10 2820 days 2.64 50%
bwcp 9/10 2820 days 2.64 50%
EdIsaac 9/10 2820 days 2.64 50%
ryan_0091 10/10 2820 days 2.64 50%
stephenwilliam_d 9/10 2820 days 2.64 50%
tpakai 10/10 2820 days 2.64 50%
Green 10/10 2820 days 2.64 50%
Peetr 7/10 2820 days 2.64 50%
kapitigirl 10/10 2851 days 2.59 49%
bonzer 8/10 2851 days 2.59 49%
ericjo 10/10 2851 days 2.59 49%
kjbaker 10/10 2881 days 2.55 48%
GreenSpot 9/10 2881 days 2.55 48%
Hendrik1 10/10 2881 days 2.55 48%
DayleMary 10/10 2881 days 2.55 48%
jungle 9/10 3034 days 2.34 44%
Roman & Esther 9/10 3062 days true 2.77 53%
llaing 10/10 3065 days 2.3 43%
Win 8/10 3065 days 2.3 43%
Tauhei 10/10 3065 days 2.3 43%
marydinniss 9/10 3065 days 2.3 43%
daleringham 10/10 3093 days 2.26 42%
Sofianna 10/10 3093 days 2.26 42%
cruisecritique 9/10 3155 days 2.18 40%
Nicole 10/10 3185 days 2.14 39%
raven123 9/10 3246 days 2.05 37%
molly77 9/10 3246 days 2.05 37%
windypoint 8/10 3246 days 2.05 37%
ScorpioMichael 8/10 3246 days 2.05 37%
tonyw 10/10 3246 days 2.05 37%
ROBYN12 9/10 3246 days 2.05 37%
JimW 10/10 3246 days 2.05 37%
Jaredputt 10/10 3277 days 2.01 36%
Boscombe74 9/10 3369 days 1.88 33%
Patricia_B6 10/10 3369 days 1.88 33%
karenpa 9/10 3369 days 1.88 33%
John Maz 10/10 3399 days 1.84 32%
Kim Everett 10/10 3399 days 1.84 32%
airbornejase 9/10 3399 days 1.84 32%
patrickr 10/10 3399 days 1.84 32%
Emma Brooks 10/10 3399 days 1.84 32%
cassowary 10/10 3430 days 1.8 31%
JoAnnaMichaelJonoStefan 10/10 3430 days 1.8 31%
Marguerita Harris 10/10 3430 days 1.8 31%
Rob Wickham 10/10 3430 days 1.8 31%
Chris Lloyd 9/10 3430 days 1.8 31%
Fabienne 10/10 3430 days 1.8 31%
Joanne Clarke 9/10 3452 days true 2.13 39%
Sylvia Bagnall 10/10 3458 days 1.76 30%
Radha Sahar 10/10 3458 days 1.76 30%
Liz Roberts 7/10 3458 days 1.76 30%
Chris Brown 10/10 3458 days 1.76 30%
paula 9/10 3458 days 1.76 30%
Annette Friskopp 9/10 3458 days 1.76 30%
Sid & Rod 9/10 3458 days 1.76 30%
Mariano 10/10 3458 days 1.76 30%
marea tawa 10/10 3458 days 1.76 30%
GrahamSandy 8/10 3458 days 1.76 30%
Marlene Levine 10/10 3458 days 1.76 30%
Bruce54617 10/10 3458 days 1.76 30%
aiakar 4/10 3489 days 1.6 27%
Marama Parore 10/10 3489 days 1.72 29%
Lydia Leimer 10/10 3489 days 1.72 29%
Jamie Bull 10/10 3520 days 1.68 29%
ray_jb 10/10 3520 days 1.68 29%
catch 10/10 3520 days 1.68 29%
janets 10/10 3520 days 1.68 29%
Heather Peters 10/10 3550 days 1.64 28%
Nick675 10/10 3550 days 1.64 28%
angus 10/10 3550 days 1.64 28%
Dorothy 10/10 3550 days 1.64 28%
billy 10/10 3550 days 1.64 28%
Charlotte 10/10 3581 days 1.59 27%
msfandg 10/10 3581 days 1.59 27%
ursula hazell 10/10 3581 days 1.59 27%
Barb 10/10 3581 days 1.59 27%
barbara nef 10/10 3642 days 1.51 25%
julie_thomas 10/10 3734 days 1.38 22%
George Parry 9/10 3734 days 1.38 22%
LeeRA 10/10 3734 days 1.38 22%
caroltackett 8/10 3764 days 1.34 21%
hariata hema 9/10 3764 days 1.34 21%
pattie 9/10 3764 days 1.34 21%
Ingrid Thijssen 10/10 3764 days 1.34 21%
fmelston 10/10 3764 days 1.34 21%
Duncan Watson 10/10 3764 days 1.34 21%
Bernd Eichhorn 10/10 3764 days 1.34 21%
Michael Coup 10/10 3764 days 1.34 21%
jeremy buchanan 8/10 3764 days 1.34 21%
Naomi_and_Brett 9/10 3764 days 1.34 21%
Natalie Hopkirk 9/10 3768 days 1.34 21%
Kate Barton 9/10 3770 days 1.34 21%
Fiona Saones 9/10 3770 days 1.34 21%
Ray Findlay 9/10 3770 days 1.34 21%
Bernie Muollo 10/10 3771 days 1.33 21%
MMc 10/10 3772 days 1.33 21%
DerrekS 10/10 3783 days true 1.58 26%
Allie 10/10 3784 days 1.32 20%
Paul Cumberland 10/10 3784 days 1.32 20%
Paekak 10/10 3785 days 1.32 20%
kama 10/10 3788 days 1.31 20%
canada1 10/10 3789 days 1.31 20%
Valerie Stirling 9/10 3790 days 1.31 20%
Stewart 10/10 3795 days 1.3 20%
Catherine Nalty 10/10 3795 days 1.3 20%
mwoolever 9/10 3795 days 1.3 20%
Geoff Norman 10/10 3801 days 1.29 20%
Amanda Eike 10/10 3806 days 1.29 20%
Mark Peterson 10/10 3813 days 1.28 19%
amanda yarrall 8/10 3813 days 1.28 19%
Cliff 10/10 3820 days true 1.52 25%
Kirsten Flansmose 10/10 3823 days 1.26 19%
Claes 10/10 3823 days 1.26 19%
Vida Strahl 10/10 3832 days 1.25 19%
Ann Lewis 10/10 3834 days 1.25 19%
teresad 10/10 3836 days 1.25 19%
paul_and_anna 10/10 3843 days 1.24 19%
Katherine Corich 10/10 3845 days 1.23 18%
Rachel 9/10 3845 days 1.23 18%
Charlotte Mill 9/10 3847 days 1.23 18%
12_frame 9/10 3852 days 1.22 18%
Philip Griffin 10/10 3854 days 1.22 18%
Jo Violet 9/10 3857 days 1.22 18%
Kenneth Archambault 10/10 3866 days 1.2 18%
Paul Knight 10/10 3868 days 1.2 18%
Chris Willsher 9/10 3877 days 1.19 18%
revans 10/10 3883 days 1.18 17%
Birte 10/10 3884 days 1.18 17%
Megan Farr 10/10 3901 days 1.16 17%
Aira Ani 10/10 3904 days 1.15 17%
Rochelle Gardiner 10/10 3904 days 1.15 17%
h_atawa 10/10 3906 days 1.15 17%
Gael 9/10 3916 days 1.14 16%
Richard Johnstone 9/10 3941 days 1.1 16%
coops 9/10 3958 days 1.08 15%
Galen 8/10 4130 days true 1.01 13%
Monica Black 9/10 4130 days true 1.01 13%
DickvandenOever 10/10 4220 days 0.72 7%
GaryC 10/10 4404 days 0.47 1%
Rosemary 10/10 4494 days true 0.41 0%
Peter 10/10 4494 days true 0.41 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 Kapiti Island Nature Tours experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-7.28% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Kapiti Island Nature 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 364 days.

The Kapiti Island Nature Tours experience has been adjusted for 364 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
361 -7.22%
362 -7.24%
363 -7.26%
364 -7.28%
365 -7.30%
366 -7.32%
367 -7.34%

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.