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

225 Valid Reviews

The Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK experience has a total of 225 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 225 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 73
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%

88.18% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK valid reviews is 88.18% and is based on 225 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 225 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

91.52%

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 Relative Weight
Hannah Campbell 10/10 235 days 100%
Harriet Smith 9/10 1681 days 4%
Anna Wooster 8/10 1719 days 4%
Theo Macer 10/10 1720 days 4%
Alex 9/10 1754 days 4%
Patrick 8/10 1759 days 4%
Bob 8/10 1762 days 4%
Svenja 8/10 1770 days 4%
Nolwen 9/10 1779 days 4%
Cassandra Geyer 10/10 2003 days 3%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 2015 days 3%
gonzalo caldiz 9/10 2022 days 3%
Johannes Frank 10/10 2030 days 3%
Nancy Logan 8/10 2037 days 3%
Sophie Kalnymsky 9/10 2054 days 3%
Henry Wichler 9/10 2063 days 3%
Leo James 8/10 2079 days 3%
Philip 10/10 2080 days 3%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 2092 days 3%
Joshua Hortkorn 7/10 2105 days 3%
Daria and Annika 8/10 2105 days 3%
Anais Boileau 8/10 2107 days 3%
Sammy Cronin 10/10 2124 days 3%
Selma Krap 8/10 2126 days 3%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2433 days 3%
Liz and Alan Weathers 9/10 2436 days 3%
Jakub Stastny 7/10 2734 days 2%
Chris Handley 8/10 2760 days 2%
Eva-Maria Krueger 10/10 2764 days 2%
Ann Winter 9/10 2782 days 2%
Phillip 9/10 2782 days 2%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 2790 days 2%
Camille Gagnant 10/10 2813 days 2%
Anne Collet 9/10 2816 days 2%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 3092 days 1%
Nina Coopmans 8/10 3098 days 1%
Rey Germain 8/10 3105 days 1%
Yu-Ti Chu 10/10 3120 days 1%
Ton Martens 10/10 3120 days 1%
Sebastian 10/10 3133 days 1%
Constanze 9/10 3133 days 1%
Andre and Marina 8/10 3162 days 1%
Julien Bocherens 10/10 3205 days 1%
Sharon Yates 10/10 3207 days 1%
Stefan and Brigit and Janek 9/10 3211 days 1%
Oliver Kalmbach 9/10 3228 days 1%
Pietersen 8/10 3230 days 1%
Martina Posch 10/10 3233 days 1%
Anna Gottsch 10/10 3234 days 1%
Anna 10/10 3461 days 0%
Monika Kneidl 10/10 3469 days 0%
Jessica Tilly 10/10 3469 days 0%
Moss 9/10 3479 days 0%
Jill Homewood 9/10 3487 days 0%
Olivia Reiter 10/10 3487 days 0%
Ruth Har 9/10 3488 days 0%
Mike Wright 10/10 3488 days 0%
Ed Trucie 10/10 3489 days 0%
M Robinson 8/10 3490 days 0%
Stephanie Spurr 10/10 3490 days 0%
Melanie Friessen 8/10 3496 days 0%
Jochem Snyders 9/10 3497 days 0%
James Buryson 7/10 3505 days 0%
Johanna & Catrin 8/10 3506 days 0%
Susanne MacGyver 7/10 3506 days 0%
Sandra Andersen 9/10 3506 days 0%
Deana Peters 8/10 3506 days 0%
Tom Pratt 7/10 3506 days 0%
Rob Gill 10/10 3507 days 0%
Elise Violet 8/10 3507 days 0%
Walter & Heidi Baumann 8/10 3508 days 0%
Hendrik F 9/10 3508 days 0%
Emily Wikston 9/10 3509 days 0%
Nikki Bentley 9/10 3509 days 0%
Siegfried Krueger 10/10 3510 days 0%
Janet 10/10 3523 days 0%
CMJ 9/10 3554 days 0%
Julia Edman 8/10 3568 days 0%
Sarah Graham 10/10 3601 days 0%
Laura McCusker 9/10 3601 days 0%
Melanie Wood 8/10 3601 days 0%
J Bliss 8/10 3615 days 0%
Jack Potman 8/10 3817 days 1%
Lennart Lundberg 10/10 3831 days 1%
Katy Johnson 8/10 3835 days 1%
Iain Campbell 8/10 3838 days 1%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3840 days 1%
Patrick Gloede 9/10 3843 days 1%
Daniel Kriecht 10/10 3843 days 1%
Marian 9/10 3846 days 1%
Marquardt and Bernd 10/10 3846 days 1%
Thorsten Grocholl 9/10 3847 days 1%
Cory Wornell 9/10 3849 days 1%
W Groshops 9/10 3849 days 1%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3850 days 1%
John Mayer 8/10 3850 days 1%
Mr Stanley and Miss Christy 10/10 3850 days 1%
Marty Fey 10/10 3851 days 1%
Tricia Goggin 9/10 3852 days 1%
Jim & Suzy Ducker 9/10 3853 days 1%
Niklas Ronnino 8/10 3858 days 1%
Sue Hickman 10/10 3858 days 1%
Silvia Schmutz 10/10 3860 days 1%
Andreas Fritesche 8/10 3863 days 1%
Annelie & Martin 10/10 3864 days 1%
Ursula Scherch 9/10 3864 days 1%
Alexander & Stephanie 8/10 3865 days 1%
J Holden 9/10 3866 days 1%
Mr and Mrs Lambert 10/10 3867 days 1%
Jean-Francois Guilbault 9/10 3873 days 1%
Amanda Wallace 9/10 3878 days 1%
Diana Clipsham 8/10 3879 days 1%
J Thorn 10/10 3879 days 1%
Daniel Bogdanowitsch 10/10 3879 days 1%
E M Klap 8/10 3879 days 1%
Sandra Schneifer 9/10 3879 days 1%
John Balson 10/10 3880 days 1%
Mark Robinson 10/10 3880 days 1%
Gillian de Vries 9/10 3881 days 1%
Hemi Stein 10/10 3882 days 1%
C Gobl 8/10 3887 days 1%
Moniek Steyaert 8/10 3888 days 1%
Remke 2/10 3889 days 1%
aggiemary04 10/10 4011 days 1%
Bjorn Sall 8/10 4206 days 1%
Benedict Fluthman 6/10 4215 days 1%
Peter Schmidt 5/10 4225 days 1%
Leonard Vans 7/10 4225 days 1%
Matthias A 9/10 4227 days 1%
Barbara & Sven 9/10 4227 days 1%
Jonathan Martin 9/10 4228 days 1%
Jan Kuenzel 10/10 4231 days 1%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 4232 days 1%
Mark 8/10 4233 days 1%
Hans & Huxi 8/10 4233 days 1%
John Mathers 10/10 4234 days 1%
S Bourford 9/10 4234 days 1%
Heike Pless 10/10 4234 days 1%
Henrik Plichta 9/10 4234 days 1%
Peter Koeck 10/10 4234 days 1%
Roger Trusedale 9/10 4235 days 1%
Neal 10/10 4238 days 1%
Tim Stick 8/10 4239 days 1%
David Hobson 9/10 4245 days 1%
Nikki Wood 9/10 4247 days 1%
van der Wakker 8/10 4248 days 1%
Thomas Stopp 10/10 4253 days 1%
Alain Deslandres 8/10 4266 days 1%
Honeymooners 4/10 4284 days 1%
balthes 7/10 4298 days 1%
eliertv 7/10 4299 days 1%
gabei 9/10 4299 days 1%
marcol 10/10 4300 days 1%
florian 9/10 4300 days 1%
mariak 7/10 4301 days 1%
Steffi Marco 10/10 4319 days 1%
Stephanie Steiner 8/10 4319 days 1%
Bert Wierzy 7/10 4322 days 1%
Sarah Goeckener 7/10 4325 days 1%
Zach 9/10 4325 days 1%
katharina 7/10 4325 days 1%
Bushbeck 10/10 4325 days 1%
bdevries 9/10 4326 days 1%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 4326 days 1%
Vanessa 9/10 4326 days 1%
Gina Swindells 10/10 4326 days 1%
Elodie 8/10 4326 days 1%
MV Vroenhoven 8/10 4330 days 1%
Karen Fisher 10/10 4341 days 1%
Dimitry Zonnet 9/10 4341 days 1%
jmulrooney 10/10 4345 days 1%
Francesca 8/10 4360 days 1%
G Miller 10/10 4406 days 1%
muriellef 9/10 4441 days 1%
Andrea 8/10 4479 days 1%
KimC 8/10 4547 days 1%
BVanW 9/10 4551 days 1%
VirginiaR 10/10 4551 days 1%
AndrewL1 8/10 4551 days 1%
HansH1 9/10 4554 days 1%
Lisa Duin 7/10 4557 days 1%
Lucia Vontobel 9/10 4557 days 1%
LaurensD 8/10 4559 days 1%
Jan 9/10 4576 days 1%
JohannaB 9/10 4578 days 1%
Viola 9/10 4578 days 1%
Elinor Wajngot 10/10 4581 days 1%
Hannes Ockerman 7/10 4582 days 1%
FrasorK 9/10 4592 days 1%
HelenAustralia 9/10 4592 days 1%
JuliaG1 9/10 4592 days 1%
Douglas 8/10 4600 days 1%
Eugene 9/10 4600 days 1%
InkenGermany 10/10 4601 days 1%
ralphl 7/10 4603 days 1%
Chris 9/10 4626 days 1%
Denis 10/10 4628 days 1%
Andie 8/10 4631 days 1%
Erik 9/10 4631 days 1%
George 10/10 4635 days 1%
Miranda 8/10 4635 days 1%
Sandy 9/10 4635 days 1%
Emory 9/10 4643 days 1%
Patrick 10/10 4680 days 1%
Lucy 9/10 4689 days 1%
Masako 10/10 4693 days 1%
NeeleO 8/10 4710 days 1%
mark_mientjes 10/10 4722 days 1%
Tom van Ommen 10/10 4722 days 1%
Nathan 10/10 4732 days 1%
Sune 9/10 4748 days 1%
Allison Hosley 10/10 4758 days 1%
Brent Scanlan 10/10 4901 days 1%
Marian Mckinney 5/10 4952 days 1%
Steven 8/10 4956 days 1%
Brendan Marshall 9/10 4964 days 1%
Damien Marshall 8/10 4964 days 1%
Roman 7/10 4970 days 1%
ranker_851 9/10 4970 days 1%
Vaclaf 8/10 4970 days 1%
Alex 10/10 4987 days 1%
Anneli 8/10 5007 days 1%
Shelley 10/10 5266 days 1%
John 10/10 5289 days 1%
Jonas 8/10 5294 days 1%

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

-3.12% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 72 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 -3.07%
198 -3.09%
199 -3.10%
200 -3.12%
201 -3.13%
202 -3.15%
203 -3.16%

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.