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 Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK.

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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Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK

Valid Reviews

224 Valid Reviews

The Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK experience has a total of 224 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 224 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 72
32%
9/10 72
32%
8/10 59
26%
7/10 16
7%
6/10 1
0%
5/10 2
1%
4/10 1
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.13% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK valid reviews is 88.13% and is based on 224 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

209 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 224 valid reviews, the experience has 209 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 209 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 64
31%
9/10 68
33%
8/10 58
28%
7/10 16
8%
6/10 1
0%
5/10 1
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.09% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK face-to-face reviews is 88.09% and is based on 209 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

89.24%

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
Harriet Smith 9/10 1274 days 4.65 100%
Anna Wooster 8/10 1312 days true 4.35 93%
Theo Macer 10/10 1313 days true 4.57 98%
Alex 9/10 1347 days true 4.51 97%
Patrick 8/10 1352 days true 4.27 92%
Bob 8/10 1355 days true 4.27 92%
Svenja 8/10 1363 days true 4.25 91%
Nolwen 9/10 1372 days true 4.46 96%
Cassandra Geyer 10/10 1596 days true 4.02 86%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 1608 days true 4.0 86%
gonzalo caldiz 9/10 1615 days 3.98 86%
Johannes Frank 10/10 1623 days true 3.97 85%
Nancy Logan 8/10 1630 days true 3.76 81%
Sophie Kalnymsky 9/10 1647 days true 3.92 84%
Henry Wichler 9/10 1656 days true 3.9 84%
Leo James 8/10 1672 days true 3.68 79%
Philip 10/10 1673 days true 3.87 83%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 1686 days 3.84 83%
Joshua Hortkorn 7/10 1698 days true 3.48 75%
Daria and Annika 8/10 1698 days true 3.63 78%
Anais Boileau 8/10 1700 days true 3.63 78%
Sammy Cronin 10/10 1717 days true 3.78 81%
Selma Krap 8/10 1719 days true 3.59 77%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2026 days true 3.18 68%
Liz and Alan Weathers 9/10 2029 days true 3.17 68%
Jakub Stastny 7/10 2327 days true 2.36 51%
Chris Handley 8/10 2353 days true 2.41 52%
Eva-Maria Krueger 10/10 2357 days 2.53 54%
Ann Winter 9/10 2375 days true 2.5 54%
Phillip 9/10 2375 days true 2.5 54%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 2383 days true 2.48 53%
Camille Gagnant 10/10 2406 days true 2.43 52%
Anne Collet 9/10 2409 days true 2.43 52%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 2685 days true 1.89 41%
Nina Coopmans 8/10 2691 days true 1.78 38%
Rey Germain 8/10 2698 days true 1.77 38%
Yu-Ti Chu 10/10 2713 days true 1.83 39%
Ton Martens 10/10 2713 days true 1.83 39%
Sebastian 10/10 2726 days true 1.81 39%
Constanze 9/10 2726 days true 1.81 39%
Andre and Marina 8/10 2755 days true 1.66 36%
Julien Bocherens 10/10 2798 days true 1.67 36%
Sharon Yates 10/10 2800 days true 1.66 36%
Stefan and Brigit and Janek 9/10 2804 days true 1.66 36%
Oliver Kalmbach 9/10 2821 days true 1.62 35%
Pietersen 8/10 2823 days true 1.54 33%
Martina Posch 10/10 2826 days true 1.61 35%
Anna Gottsch 10/10 2827 days true 1.61 35%
Anna 10/10 3054 days true 1.17 25%
Monika Kneidl 10/10 3062 days true 1.15 25%
Jessica Tilly 10/10 3062 days true 1.15 25%
Moss 9/10 3072 days true 1.13 24%
Jill Homewood 9/10 3080 days true 1.12 24%
Olivia Reiter 10/10 3080 days true 1.12 24%
Ruth Har 9/10 3081 days true 1.11 24%
Mike Wright 10/10 3081 days true 1.11 24%
Ed Trucie 10/10 3082 days true 1.11 24%
M Robinson 8/10 3083 days true 1.05 23%
Stephanie Spurr 10/10 3083 days true 1.11 24%
Melanie Friessen 8/10 3089 days true 1.04 22%
Jochem Snyders 9/10 3090 days true 1.1 24%
James Buryson 7/10 3098 days true 0.98 21%
Johanna & Catrin 8/10 3099 days true 1.02 22%
Susanne MacGyver 7/10 3099 days true 0.98 21%
Sandra Andersen 9/10 3099 days true 1.08 23%
Deana Peters 8/10 3099 days true 1.02 22%
Tom Pratt 7/10 3099 days true 0.98 21%
Rob Gill 10/10 3100 days true 1.08 23%
Elise Violet 8/10 3100 days true 1.02 22%
Walter & Heidi Baumann 8/10 3101 days true 1.02 22%
Hendrik F 9/10 3101 days true 1.07 23%
Emily Wikston 9/10 3102 days true 1.07 23%
Nikki Bentley 9/10 3102 days true 1.07 23%
Siegfried Krueger 10/10 3103 days true 1.07 23%
Janet 10/10 3116 days true 1.05 22%
CMJ 9/10 3147 days 0.98 21%
Julia Edman 8/10 3161 days true 0.91 20%
Sarah Graham 10/10 3194 days true 0.89 19%
Laura McCusker 9/10 3194 days true 0.89 19%
Melanie Wood 8/10 3194 days true 0.85 18%
J Bliss 8/10 3208 days 0.82 18%
Jack Potman 8/10 3410 days true 0.45 10%
Lennart Lundberg 10/10 3424 days true 0.44 10%
Katy Johnson 8/10 3428 days true 0.41 9%
Iain Campbell 8/10 3431 days true 0.41 9%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3433 days true 0.42 9%
Patrick Gloede 9/10 3436 days true 0.42 9%
Daniel Kriecht 10/10 3436 days true 0.42 9%
Marian 9/10 3439 days true 0.41 9%
Marquardt and Bernd 10/10 3439 days true 0.41 9%
Thorsten Grocholl 9/10 3440 days true 0.41 9%
Cory Wornell 9/10 3442 days true 0.41 9%
W Groshops 9/10 3442 days true 0.41 9%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3443 days true 0.38 8%
John Mayer 8/10 3443 days true 0.38 8%
Mr Stanley and Miss Christy 10/10 3443 days true 0.41 9%
Marty Fey 10/10 3444 days true 0.4 9%
Tricia Goggin 9/10 3445 days true 0.4 9%
Jim & Suzy Ducker 9/10 3446 days true 0.4 9%
Niklas Ronnino 8/10 3451 days true 0.37 8%
Sue Hickman 10/10 3451 days true 0.39 8%
Silvia Schmutz 10/10 3453 days true 0.39 8%
Andreas Fritesche 8/10 3456 days true 0.36 8%
Annelie & Martin 10/10 3457 days true 0.38 8%
Ursula Scherch 9/10 3457 days true 0.38 8%
Alexander & Stephanie 8/10 3458 days true 0.36 8%
J Holden 9/10 3459 days true 0.37 8%
Mr and Mrs Lambert 10/10 3460 days true 0.37 8%
Jean-Francois Guilbault 9/10 3466 days true 0.36 8%
Amanda Wallace 9/10 3471 days true 0.35 8%
Diana Clipsham 8/10 3472 days true 0.33 7%
J Thorn 10/10 3472 days true 0.35 7%
Daniel Bogdanowitsch 10/10 3472 days true 0.35 7%
E M Klap 8/10 3472 days true 0.33 7%
Sandra Schneifer 9/10 3472 days true 0.35 7%
John Balson 10/10 3473 days true 0.35 7%
Mark Robinson 10/10 3473 days true 0.35 7%
Gillian de Vries 9/10 3474 days true 0.34 7%
Hemi Stein 10/10 3475 days true 0.34 7%
C Gobl 8/10 3480 days true 0.32 7%
Moniek Steyaert 8/10 3481 days true 0.31 7%
Remke 2/10 3482 days true 0.25 5%
aggiemary04 10/10 3604 days 0.09 2%
Bjorn Sall 8/10 3799 days true 0.0 0%
Benedict Fluthman 6/10 3808 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Schmidt 5/10 3818 days 0.0 0%
Leonard Vans 7/10 3818 days true 0.0 0%
Matthias A 9/10 3820 days true 0.0 0%
Barbara & Sven 9/10 3820 days true 0.0 0%
Jonathan Martin 9/10 3821 days true 0.0 0%
Jan Kuenzel 10/10 3824 days true 0.0 0%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 3825 days true 0.0 0%
Mark 8/10 3826 days true 0.0 0%
Hans & Huxi 8/10 3826 days true 0.0 0%
John Mathers 10/10 3827 days true 0.0 0%
S Bourford 9/10 3827 days true 0.0 0%
Heike Pless 10/10 3827 days true 0.0 0%
Henrik Plichta 9/10 3827 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Koeck 10/10 3827 days true 0.0 0%
Roger Trusedale 9/10 3828 days true 0.0 0%
Neal 10/10 3831 days true 0.0 0%
Tim Stick 8/10 3832 days true 0.0 0%
David Hobson 9/10 3838 days true 0.0 0%
Nikki Wood 9/10 3840 days true 0.0 0%
van der Wakker 8/10 3841 days true 0.0 0%
Thomas Stopp 10/10 3846 days true 0.0 0%
Alain Deslandres 8/10 3859 days true 0.0 0%
Honeymooners 4/10 3877 days 0.0 0%
balthes 7/10 3891 days true 0.0 0%
eliertv 7/10 3892 days true 0.0 0%
gabei 9/10 3892 days true 0.0 0%
marcol 10/10 3893 days true 0.0 0%
florian 9/10 3893 days true 0.0 0%
mariak 7/10 3894 days true 0.0 0%
Steffi Marco 10/10 3912 days true 0.0 0%
Stephanie Steiner 8/10 3912 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Wierzy 7/10 3915 days true 0.0 0%
Sarah Goeckener 7/10 3918 days true 0.0 0%
Zach 9/10 3918 days true 0.0 0%
katharina 7/10 3918 days true 0.0 0%
Bushbeck 10/10 3918 days true 0.0 0%
bdevries 9/10 3919 days true 0.0 0%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 3919 days true 0.0 0%
Vanessa 9/10 3919 days true 0.0 0%
Gina Swindells 10/10 3919 days true 0.0 0%
Elodie 8/10 3919 days true 0.0 0%
MV Vroenhoven 8/10 3923 days true 0.0 0%
Karen Fisher 10/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
Dimitry Zonnet 9/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
jmulrooney 10/10 3938 days 0.0 0%
Francesca 8/10 3953 days true 0.0 0%
G Miller 10/10 3999 days 0.0 0%
muriellef 9/10 4034 days true 0.0 0%
Andrea 8/10 4072 days true 0.0 0%
KimC 8/10 4140 days true 0.0 0%
BVanW 9/10 4144 days true 0.0 0%
VirginiaR 10/10 4144 days true 0.0 0%
AndrewL1 8/10 4144 days true 0.0 0%
HansH1 9/10 4147 days true 0.0 0%
Lisa Duin 7/10 4150 days true 0.0 0%
Lucia Vontobel 9/10 4150 days true 0.0 0%
LaurensD 8/10 4152 days true 0.0 0%
Jan 9/10 4170 days true 0.0 0%
JohannaB 9/10 4171 days true 0.0 0%
Viola 9/10 4171 days true 0.0 0%
Elinor Wajngot 10/10 4174 days true 0.0 0%
Hannes Ockerman 7/10 4175 days true 0.0 0%
FrasorK 9/10 4185 days true 0.0 0%
HelenAustralia 9/10 4185 days true 0.0 0%
JuliaG1 9/10 4185 days true 0.0 0%
Douglas 8/10 4194 days true 0.0 0%
Eugene 9/10 4194 days true 0.0 0%
InkenGermany 10/10 4194 days true 0.0 0%
ralphl 7/10 4196 days true 0.0 0%
Chris 9/10 4219 days true 0.0 0%
Denis 10/10 4221 days true 0.0 0%
Andie 8/10 4224 days true 0.0 0%
Erik 9/10 4224 days true 0.0 0%
George 10/10 4229 days true 0.0 0%
Miranda 8/10 4229 days true 0.0 0%
Sandy 9/10 4229 days true 0.0 0%
Emory 9/10 4237 days true 0.0 0%
Patrick 10/10 4274 days true 0.0 0%
Lucy 9/10 4283 days true 0.0 0%
Masako 10/10 4287 days true 0.0 0%
NeeleO 8/10 4303 days true 0.0 0%
mark_mientjes 10/10 4315 days 0.0 0%
Tom van Ommen 10/10 4315 days 0.0 0%
Nathan 10/10 4325 days 0.0 0%
Sune 9/10 4341 days true 0.0 0%
Allison Hosley 10/10 4351 days 0.0 0%
Brent Scanlan 10/10 4494 days true 0.0 0%
Marian Mckinney 5/10 4545 days true 0.0 0%
Steven 8/10 4549 days true 0.0 0%
Brendan Marshall 9/10 4557 days true 0.0 0%
Damien Marshall 8/10 4557 days true 0.0 0%
Roman 7/10 4563 days true 0.0 0%
ranker_851 9/10 4563 days true 0.0 0%
Vaclaf 8/10 4563 days true 0.0 0%
Alex 10/10 4580 days true 0.0 0%
Anneli 8/10 4600 days true 0.0 0%
Shelley 10/10 4859 days true 0.0 0%
John 10/10 4882 days true 0.0 0%
Jonas 8/10 4887 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 Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.28% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 115 days. However the Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK 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 Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -2.24%
198 -2.26%
199 -2.27%
200 -2.28%
201 -2.29%
202 -2.30%
203 -2.31%

Final Ranking Score

87%

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.