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

89.27%

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 1200 days 4.79 100%
Anna Wooster 8/10 1238 days true 4.48 94%
Theo Macer 10/10 1239 days true 4.72 98%
Alex 9/10 1273 days true 4.65 97%
Patrick 8/10 1278 days true 4.41 92%
Bob 8/10 1281 days true 4.4 92%
Svenja 8/10 1289 days true 4.39 92%
Nolwen 9/10 1298 days true 4.6 96%
Cassandra Geyer 10/10 1522 days true 4.16 87%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 1534 days true 4.14 86%
gonzalo caldiz 9/10 1541 days 4.13 86%
Johannes Frank 10/10 1549 days true 4.11 86%
Nancy Logan 8/10 1556 days true 3.89 81%
Sophie Kalnymsky 9/10 1573 days true 4.06 85%
Henry Wichler 9/10 1582 days true 4.05 84%
Leo James 8/10 1598 days true 3.81 80%
Philip 10/10 1599 days true 4.01 84%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 1611 days 3.99 83%
Joshua Hortkorn 7/10 1624 days true 3.61 75%
Daria and Annika 8/10 1624 days true 3.77 79%
Anais Boileau 8/10 1626 days true 3.76 78%
Sammy Cronin 10/10 1643 days true 3.93 82%
Selma Krap 8/10 1645 days true 3.73 78%
Martha Taatz 10/10 1952 days true 3.32 69%
Liz and Alan Weathers 9/10 1955 days true 3.32 69%
Jakub Stastny 7/10 2253 days true 2.49 52%
Chris Handley 8/10 2279 days true 2.55 53%
Eva-Maria Krueger 10/10 2283 days 2.68 56%
Ann Winter 9/10 2301 days true 2.64 55%
Phillip 9/10 2301 days true 2.64 55%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 2309 days true 2.62 55%
Camille Gagnant 10/10 2332 days true 2.58 54%
Anne Collet 9/10 2335 days true 2.57 54%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 2611 days true 2.03 42%
Nina Coopmans 8/10 2617 days true 1.92 40%
Rey Germain 8/10 2624 days true 1.91 40%
Yu-Ti Chu 10/10 2639 days true 1.98 41%
Ton Martens 10/10 2639 days true 1.98 41%
Sebastian 10/10 2652 days true 1.95 41%
Constanze 9/10 2652 days true 1.95 41%
Andre and Marina 8/10 2681 days true 1.8 38%
Julien Bocherens 10/10 2724 days true 1.81 38%
Sharon Yates 10/10 2726 days true 1.81 38%
Stefan and Brigit and Janek 9/10 2730 days true 1.8 38%
Oliver Kalmbach 9/10 2747 days true 1.77 37%
Pietersen 8/10 2749 days true 1.68 35%
Martina Posch 10/10 2752 days true 1.76 37%
Anna Gottsch 10/10 2753 days true 1.76 37%
Anna 10/10 2980 days true 1.31 27%
Monika Kneidl 10/10 2988 days true 1.3 27%
Jessica Tilly 10/10 2988 days true 1.3 27%
Moss 9/10 2998 days true 1.28 27%
Jill Homewood 9/10 3006 days true 1.26 26%
Olivia Reiter 10/10 3006 days true 1.26 26%
Ruth Har 9/10 3007 days true 1.26 26%
Mike Wright 10/10 3007 days true 1.26 26%
Ed Trucie 10/10 3008 days true 1.26 26%
M Robinson 8/10 3009 days true 1.19 25%
Stephanie Spurr 10/10 3009 days true 1.25 26%
Melanie Friessen 8/10 3015 days true 1.18 25%
Jochem Snyders 9/10 3016 days true 1.24 26%
James Buryson 7/10 3024 days true 1.11 23%
Johanna & Catrin 8/10 3025 days true 1.16 24%
Susanne MacGyver 7/10 3025 days true 1.11 23%
Sandra Andersen 9/10 3025 days true 1.22 26%
Deana Peters 8/10 3025 days true 1.16 24%
Tom Pratt 7/10 3025 days true 1.11 23%
Rob Gill 10/10 3026 days true 1.22 25%
Elise Violet 8/10 3026 days true 1.16 24%
Walter & Heidi Baumann 8/10 3027 days true 1.16 24%
Hendrik F 9/10 3027 days true 1.22 25%
Emily Wikston 9/10 3028 days true 1.22 25%
Nikki Bentley 9/10 3028 days true 1.22 25%
Siegfried Krueger 10/10 3029 days true 1.22 25%
Janet 10/10 3042 days true 1.19 25%
CMJ 9/10 3073 days 1.13 24%
Julia Edman 8/10 3087 days true 1.05 22%
Sarah Graham 10/10 3120 days true 1.04 22%
Laura McCusker 9/10 3120 days true 1.04 22%
Melanie Wood 8/10 3120 days true 0.99 21%
J Bliss 8/10 3134 days 0.96 20%
Jack Potman 8/10 3336 days true 0.58 12%
Lennart Lundberg 10/10 3350 days true 0.59 12%
Katy Johnson 8/10 3354 days true 0.55 11%
Iain Campbell 8/10 3357 days true 0.54 11%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3359 days true 0.57 12%
Patrick Gloede 9/10 3362 days true 0.56 12%
Daniel Kriecht 10/10 3362 days true 0.56 12%
Marian 9/10 3365 days true 0.56 12%
Marquardt and Bernd 10/10 3365 days true 0.56 12%
Thorsten Grocholl 9/10 3366 days true 0.56 12%
Cory Wornell 9/10 3368 days true 0.55 12%
W Groshops 9/10 3368 days true 0.55 12%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3369 days true 0.52 11%
John Mayer 8/10 3369 days true 0.52 11%
Mr Stanley and Miss Christy 10/10 3369 days true 0.55 11%
Marty Fey 10/10 3370 days true 0.55 11%
Tricia Goggin 9/10 3371 days true 0.55 11%
Jim & Suzy Ducker 9/10 3372 days true 0.54 11%
Niklas Ronnino 8/10 3377 days true 0.51 11%
Sue Hickman 10/10 3377 days true 0.53 11%
Silvia Schmutz 10/10 3379 days true 0.53 11%
Andreas Fritesche 8/10 3382 days true 0.5 10%
Annelie & Martin 10/10 3383 days true 0.52 11%
Ursula Scherch 9/10 3383 days true 0.52 11%
Alexander & Stephanie 8/10 3384 days true 0.49 10%
J Holden 9/10 3385 days true 0.52 11%
Mr and Mrs Lambert 10/10 3386 days true 0.52 11%
Jean-Francois Guilbault 9/10 3392 days true 0.5 11%
Amanda Wallace 9/10 3397 days true 0.5 10%
Diana Clipsham 8/10 3398 days true 0.47 10%
J Thorn 10/10 3398 days true 0.49 10%
Daniel Bogdanowitsch 10/10 3398 days true 0.49 10%
E M Klap 8/10 3398 days true 0.47 10%
Sandra Schneifer 9/10 3398 days true 0.49 10%
John Balson 10/10 3399 days true 0.49 10%
Mark Robinson 10/10 3399 days true 0.49 10%
Gillian de Vries 9/10 3400 days true 0.49 10%
Hemi Stein 10/10 3401 days true 0.49 10%
C Gobl 8/10 3406 days true 0.45 9%
Moniek Steyaert 8/10 3407 days true 0.45 9%
Remke 2/10 3408 days true 0.36 7%
aggiemary04 10/10 3530 days 0.23 5%
Bjorn Sall 8/10 3725 days true 0.0 0%
Benedict Fluthman 6/10 3734 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Schmidt 5/10 3744 days 0.0 0%
Leonard Vans 7/10 3744 days true 0.0 0%
Matthias A 9/10 3746 days true 0.0 0%
Barbara & Sven 9/10 3746 days true 0.0 0%
Jonathan Martin 9/10 3747 days true 0.0 0%
Jan Kuenzel 10/10 3750 days true 0.0 0%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 3751 days true 0.0 0%
Mark 8/10 3752 days true 0.0 0%
Hans & Huxi 8/10 3752 days true 0.0 0%
John Mathers 10/10 3753 days true 0.0 0%
S Bourford 9/10 3753 days true 0.0 0%
Heike Pless 10/10 3753 days true 0.0 0%
Henrik Plichta 9/10 3753 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Koeck 10/10 3753 days true 0.0 0%
Roger Trusedale 9/10 3754 days true 0.0 0%
Neal 10/10 3757 days true 0.0 0%
Tim Stick 8/10 3758 days true 0.0 0%
David Hobson 9/10 3764 days true 0.0 0%
Nikki Wood 9/10 3766 days true 0.0 0%
van der Wakker 8/10 3767 days true 0.0 0%
Thomas Stopp 10/10 3772 days true 0.0 0%
Alain Deslandres 8/10 3785 days true 0.0 0%
Honeymooners 4/10 3803 days 0.0 0%
balthes 7/10 3817 days true 0.0 0%
eliertv 7/10 3818 days true 0.0 0%
gabei 9/10 3818 days true 0.0 0%
marcol 10/10 3819 days true 0.0 0%
florian 9/10 3819 days true 0.0 0%
mariak 7/10 3820 days true 0.0 0%
Steffi Marco 10/10 3838 days true 0.0 0%
Stephanie Steiner 8/10 3838 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Wierzy 7/10 3841 days true 0.0 0%
Sarah Goeckener 7/10 3844 days true 0.0 0%
Zach 9/10 3844 days true 0.0 0%
katharina 7/10 3844 days true 0.0 0%
Bushbeck 10/10 3844 days true 0.0 0%
bdevries 9/10 3845 days true 0.0 0%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 3845 days true 0.0 0%
Vanessa 9/10 3845 days true 0.0 0%
Gina Swindells 10/10 3845 days true 0.0 0%
Elodie 8/10 3845 days true 0.0 0%
MV Vroenhoven 8/10 3849 days true 0.0 0%
Karen Fisher 10/10 3860 days true 0.0 0%
Dimitry Zonnet 9/10 3860 days true 0.0 0%
jmulrooney 10/10 3864 days 0.0 0%
Francesca 8/10 3879 days true 0.0 0%
G Miller 10/10 3925 days 0.0 0%
muriellef 9/10 3960 days true 0.0 0%
Andrea 8/10 3998 days true 0.0 0%
KimC 8/10 4066 days true 0.0 0%
BVanW 9/10 4070 days true 0.0 0%
VirginiaR 10/10 4070 days true 0.0 0%
AndrewL1 8/10 4070 days true 0.0 0%
HansH1 9/10 4073 days true 0.0 0%
Lisa Duin 7/10 4076 days true 0.0 0%
Lucia Vontobel 9/10 4076 days true 0.0 0%
LaurensD 8/10 4078 days true 0.0 0%
Jan 9/10 4095 days true 0.0 0%
JohannaB 9/10 4097 days true 0.0 0%
Viola 9/10 4097 days true 0.0 0%
Elinor Wajngot 10/10 4100 days true 0.0 0%
Hannes Ockerman 7/10 4101 days true 0.0 0%
FrasorK 9/10 4111 days true 0.0 0%
HelenAustralia 9/10 4111 days true 0.0 0%
JuliaG1 9/10 4111 days true 0.0 0%
Douglas 8/10 4119 days true 0.0 0%
Eugene 9/10 4119 days true 0.0 0%
InkenGermany 10/10 4120 days true 0.0 0%
ralphl 7/10 4122 days true 0.0 0%
Chris 9/10 4145 days true 0.0 0%
Denis 10/10 4147 days true 0.0 0%
Andie 8/10 4150 days true 0.0 0%
Erik 9/10 4150 days true 0.0 0%
George 10/10 4154 days true 0.0 0%
Miranda 8/10 4154 days true 0.0 0%
Sandy 9/10 4154 days true 0.0 0%
Emory 9/10 4162 days true 0.0 0%
Patrick 10/10 4199 days true 0.0 0%
Lucy 9/10 4208 days true 0.0 0%
Masako 10/10 4212 days true 0.0 0%
NeeleO 8/10 4229 days true 0.0 0%
mark_mientjes 10/10 4241 days 0.0 0%
Tom van Ommen 10/10 4241 days 0.0 0%
Nathan 10/10 4251 days 0.0 0%
Sune 9/10 4267 days true 0.0 0%
Allison Hosley 10/10 4277 days 0.0 0%
Brent Scanlan 10/10 4420 days true 0.0 0%
Marian Mckinney 5/10 4471 days true 0.0 0%
Steven 8/10 4475 days true 0.0 0%
Brendan Marshall 9/10 4483 days true 0.0 0%
Damien Marshall 8/10 4483 days true 0.0 0%
Roman 7/10 4489 days true 0.0 0%
ranker_851 9/10 4489 days true 0.0 0%
Vaclaf 8/10 4489 days true 0.0 0%
Alex 10/10 4506 days true 0.0 0%
Anneli 8/10 4526 days true 0.0 0%
Shelley 10/10 4785 days true 0.0 0%
John 10/10 4808 days true 0.0 0%
Jonas 8/10 4813 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

-2.45% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 106 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 -2.42%
198 -2.43%
199 -2.44%
200 -2.45%
201 -2.46%
202 -2.48%
203 -2.49%

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.