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

89.22%

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 1318 days 4.56 100%
Anna Wooster 8/10 1356 days true 4.26 93%
Theo Macer 10/10 1357 days true 4.49 98%
Alex 9/10 1391 days true 4.42 97%
Patrick 8/10 1396 days true 4.19 92%
Bob 8/10 1399 days true 4.18 92%
Svenja 8/10 1407 days true 4.17 91%
Nolwen 9/10 1416 days true 4.37 96%
Cassandra Geyer 10/10 1640 days true 3.93 86%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 1652 days true 3.91 86%
gonzalo caldiz 9/10 1659 days 3.9 85%
Johannes Frank 10/10 1667 days true 3.88 85%
Nancy Logan 8/10 1674 days true 3.67 80%
Sophie Kalnymsky 9/10 1691 days true 3.83 84%
Henry Wichler 9/10 1700 days true 3.82 84%
Leo James 8/10 1716 days true 3.6 79%
Philip 10/10 1717 days true 3.78 83%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 1730 days 3.76 82%
Joshua Hortkorn 7/10 1742 days true 3.4 74%
Daria and Annika 8/10 1742 days true 3.55 78%
Anais Boileau 8/10 1744 days true 3.54 78%
Sammy Cronin 10/10 1761 days true 3.7 81%
Selma Krap 8/10 1763 days true 3.51 77%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2070 days true 3.09 68%
Liz and Alan Weathers 9/10 2073 days true 3.09 68%
Jakub Stastny 7/10 2371 days true 2.28 50%
Chris Handley 8/10 2397 days true 2.33 51%
Eva-Maria Krueger 10/10 2401 days 2.44 54%
Ann Winter 9/10 2419 days true 2.41 53%
Phillip 9/10 2419 days true 2.41 53%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 2427 days true 2.39 52%
Camille Gagnant 10/10 2450 days true 2.35 51%
Anne Collet 9/10 2453 days true 2.34 51%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 2729 days true 1.8 39%
Nina Coopmans 8/10 2735 days true 1.7 37%
Rey Germain 8/10 2742 days true 1.69 37%
Yu-Ti Chu 10/10 2757 days true 1.75 38%
Ton Martens 10/10 2757 days true 1.75 38%
Sebastian 10/10 2770 days true 1.72 38%
Constanze 9/10 2770 days true 1.72 38%
Andre and Marina 8/10 2799 days true 1.58 35%
Julien Bocherens 10/10 2842 days true 1.58 35%
Sharon Yates 10/10 2844 days true 1.58 35%
Stefan and Brigit and Janek 9/10 2848 days true 1.57 34%
Oliver Kalmbach 9/10 2865 days true 1.54 34%
Pietersen 8/10 2867 days true 1.46 32%
Martina Posch 10/10 2870 days true 1.53 33%
Anna Gottsch 10/10 2871 days true 1.52 33%
Anna 10/10 3098 days true 1.08 24%
Monika Kneidl 10/10 3106 days true 1.06 23%
Jessica Tilly 10/10 3106 days true 1.06 23%
Moss 9/10 3116 days true 1.05 23%
Jill Homewood 9/10 3124 days true 1.03 23%
Olivia Reiter 10/10 3124 days true 1.03 23%
Ruth Har 9/10 3125 days true 1.03 23%
Mike Wright 10/10 3125 days true 1.03 23%
Ed Trucie 10/10 3126 days true 1.03 22%
M Robinson 8/10 3127 days true 0.97 21%
Stephanie Spurr 10/10 3127 days true 1.02 22%
Melanie Friessen 8/10 3133 days true 0.96 21%
Jochem Snyders 9/10 3134 days true 1.01 22%
James Buryson 7/10 3142 days true 0.9 20%
Johanna & Catrin 8/10 3143 days true 0.94 21%
Susanne MacGyver 7/10 3143 days true 0.9 20%
Sandra Andersen 9/10 3143 days true 0.99 22%
Deana Peters 8/10 3143 days true 0.94 21%
Tom Pratt 7/10 3143 days true 0.9 20%
Rob Gill 10/10 3144 days true 0.99 22%
Elise Violet 8/10 3144 days true 0.94 21%
Walter & Heidi Baumann 8/10 3145 days true 0.94 21%
Hendrik F 9/10 3145 days true 0.99 22%
Emily Wikston 9/10 3146 days true 0.99 22%
Nikki Bentley 9/10 3146 days true 0.99 22%
Siegfried Krueger 10/10 3147 days true 0.98 22%
Janet 10/10 3160 days true 0.96 21%
CMJ 9/10 3191 days 0.9 20%
Julia Edman 8/10 3205 days true 0.83 18%
Sarah Graham 10/10 3238 days true 0.81 18%
Laura McCusker 9/10 3238 days true 0.81 18%
Melanie Wood 8/10 3238 days true 0.77 17%
J Bliss 8/10 3252 days 0.74 16%
Jack Potman 8/10 3454 days true 0.36 8%
Lennart Lundberg 10/10 3468 days true 0.36 8%
Katy Johnson 8/10 3472 days true 0.33 7%
Iain Campbell 8/10 3475 days true 0.33 7%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3477 days true 0.34 7%
Patrick Gloede 9/10 3480 days true 0.33 7%
Daniel Kriecht 10/10 3480 days true 0.33 7%
Marian 9/10 3483 days true 0.33 7%
Marquardt and Bernd 10/10 3483 days true 0.33 7%
Thorsten Grocholl 9/10 3484 days true 0.32 7%
Cory Wornell 9/10 3486 days true 0.32 7%
W Groshops 9/10 3486 days true 0.32 7%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3487 days true 0.3 7%
John Mayer 8/10 3487 days true 0.3 7%
Mr Stanley and Miss Christy 10/10 3487 days true 0.32 7%
Marty Fey 10/10 3488 days true 0.32 7%
Tricia Goggin 9/10 3489 days true 0.32 7%
Jim & Suzy Ducker 9/10 3490 days true 0.31 7%
Niklas Ronnino 8/10 3495 days true 0.29 6%
Sue Hickman 10/10 3495 days true 0.3 7%
Silvia Schmutz 10/10 3497 days true 0.3 7%
Andreas Fritesche 8/10 3500 days true 0.28 6%
Annelie & Martin 10/10 3501 days true 0.29 6%
Ursula Scherch 9/10 3501 days true 0.29 6%
Alexander & Stephanie 8/10 3502 days true 0.28 6%
J Holden 9/10 3503 days true 0.29 6%
Mr and Mrs Lambert 10/10 3504 days true 0.29 6%
Jean-Francois Guilbault 9/10 3510 days true 0.27 6%
Amanda Wallace 9/10 3515 days true 0.26 6%
Diana Clipsham 8/10 3516 days true 0.25 5%
J Thorn 10/10 3516 days true 0.26 6%
Daniel Bogdanowitsch 10/10 3516 days true 0.26 6%
E M Klap 8/10 3516 days true 0.25 5%
Sandra Schneifer 9/10 3516 days true 0.26 6%
John Balson 10/10 3517 days true 0.26 6%
Mark Robinson 10/10 3517 days true 0.26 6%
Gillian de Vries 9/10 3518 days true 0.26 6%
Hemi Stein 10/10 3519 days true 0.26 6%
C Gobl 8/10 3524 days true 0.23 5%
Moniek Steyaert 8/10 3525 days true 0.23 5%
Remke 2/10 3526 days true 0.18 4%
aggiemary04 10/10 3648 days 0.0 0%
Bjorn Sall 8/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
Benedict Fluthman 6/10 3852 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Schmidt 5/10 3862 days 0.0 0%
Leonard Vans 7/10 3862 days true 0.0 0%
Matthias A 9/10 3864 days true 0.0 0%
Barbara & Sven 9/10 3864 days true 0.0 0%
Jonathan Martin 9/10 3865 days true 0.0 0%
Jan Kuenzel 10/10 3868 days true 0.0 0%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 3869 days true 0.0 0%
Mark 8/10 3870 days true 0.0 0%
Hans & Huxi 8/10 3870 days true 0.0 0%
John Mathers 10/10 3871 days true 0.0 0%
S Bourford 9/10 3871 days true 0.0 0%
Heike Pless 10/10 3871 days true 0.0 0%
Henrik Plichta 9/10 3871 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Koeck 10/10 3871 days true 0.0 0%
Roger Trusedale 9/10 3872 days true 0.0 0%
Neal 10/10 3875 days true 0.0 0%
Tim Stick 8/10 3876 days true 0.0 0%
David Hobson 9/10 3882 days true 0.0 0%
Nikki Wood 9/10 3884 days true 0.0 0%
van der Wakker 8/10 3885 days true 0.0 0%
Thomas Stopp 10/10 3890 days true 0.0 0%
Alain Deslandres 8/10 3903 days true 0.0 0%
Honeymooners 4/10 3921 days 0.0 0%
balthes 7/10 3935 days true 0.0 0%
eliertv 7/10 3936 days true 0.0 0%
gabei 9/10 3936 days true 0.0 0%
marcol 10/10 3937 days true 0.0 0%
florian 9/10 3937 days true 0.0 0%
mariak 7/10 3938 days true 0.0 0%
Steffi Marco 10/10 3956 days true 0.0 0%
Stephanie Steiner 8/10 3956 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Wierzy 7/10 3959 days true 0.0 0%
Sarah Goeckener 7/10 3962 days true 0.0 0%
Zach 9/10 3962 days true 0.0 0%
katharina 7/10 3962 days true 0.0 0%
Bushbeck 10/10 3962 days true 0.0 0%
bdevries 9/10 3963 days true 0.0 0%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 3963 days true 0.0 0%
Vanessa 9/10 3963 days true 0.0 0%
Gina Swindells 10/10 3963 days true 0.0 0%
Elodie 8/10 3963 days true 0.0 0%
MV Vroenhoven 8/10 3967 days true 0.0 0%
Karen Fisher 10/10 3978 days true 0.0 0%
Dimitry Zonnet 9/10 3978 days true 0.0 0%
jmulrooney 10/10 3982 days 0.0 0%
Francesca 8/10 3997 days true 0.0 0%
G Miller 10/10 4043 days 0.0 0%
muriellef 9/10 4078 days true 0.0 0%
Andrea 8/10 4116 days true 0.0 0%
KimC 8/10 4184 days true 0.0 0%
BVanW 9/10 4188 days true 0.0 0%
VirginiaR 10/10 4188 days true 0.0 0%
AndrewL1 8/10 4188 days true 0.0 0%
HansH1 9/10 4191 days true 0.0 0%
Lisa Duin 7/10 4194 days true 0.0 0%
Lucia Vontobel 9/10 4194 days true 0.0 0%
LaurensD 8/10 4196 days true 0.0 0%
Jan 9/10 4214 days true 0.0 0%
JohannaB 9/10 4215 days true 0.0 0%
Viola 9/10 4215 days true 0.0 0%
Elinor Wajngot 10/10 4218 days true 0.0 0%
Hannes Ockerman 7/10 4219 days true 0.0 0%
FrasorK 9/10 4229 days true 0.0 0%
HelenAustralia 9/10 4229 days true 0.0 0%
JuliaG1 9/10 4229 days true 0.0 0%
Douglas 8/10 4237 days true 0.0 0%
Eugene 9/10 4237 days true 0.0 0%
InkenGermany 10/10 4238 days true 0.0 0%
ralphl 7/10 4240 days true 0.0 0%
Chris 9/10 4263 days true 0.0 0%
Denis 10/10 4265 days true 0.0 0%
Andie 8/10 4268 days true 0.0 0%
Erik 9/10 4268 days true 0.0 0%
George 10/10 4273 days true 0.0 0%
Miranda 8/10 4273 days true 0.0 0%
Sandy 9/10 4273 days true 0.0 0%
Emory 9/10 4281 days true 0.0 0%
Patrick 10/10 4318 days true 0.0 0%
Lucy 9/10 4326 days true 0.0 0%
Masako 10/10 4331 days true 0.0 0%
NeeleO 8/10 4347 days true 0.0 0%
mark_mientjes 10/10 4359 days 0.0 0%
Tom van Ommen 10/10 4359 days 0.0 0%
Nathan 10/10 4369 days 0.0 0%
Sune 9/10 4385 days true 0.0 0%
Allison Hosley 10/10 4395 days 0.0 0%
Brent Scanlan 10/10 4538 days true 0.0 0%
Marian Mckinney 5/10 4589 days true 0.0 0%
Steven 8/10 4593 days true 0.0 0%
Brendan Marshall 9/10 4601 days true 0.0 0%
Damien Marshall 8/10 4601 days true 0.0 0%
Roman 7/10 4607 days true 0.0 0%
ranker_851 9/10 4607 days true 0.0 0%
Vaclaf 8/10 4607 days true 0.0 0%
Alex 10/10 4624 days true 0.0 0%
Anneli 8/10 4644 days true 0.0 0%
Shelley 10/10 4903 days true 0.0 0%
John 10/10 4926 days true 0.0 0%
Jonas 8/10 4931 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

-3.18% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 70 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 -3.14%
198 -3.15%
199 -3.17%
200 -3.18%
201 -3.20%
202 -3.22%
203 -3.23%

Final Ranking Score

86%

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.