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

91.24%

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 Relative Weight
Hannah Campbell 10/10 355 days 100%
Harriet Smith 9/10 1801 days 5%
Anna Wooster 8/10 1839 days 4%
Theo Macer 10/10 1840 days 4%
Alex 9/10 1874 days 4%
Patrick 8/10 1879 days 4%
Bob 8/10 1882 days 4%
Svenja 8/10 1890 days 4%
Nolwen 9/10 1899 days 4%
Cassandra Geyer 10/10 2123 days 4%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 2135 days 4%
gonzalo caldiz 9/10 2142 days 4%
Johannes Frank 10/10 2150 days 4%
Nancy Logan 8/10 2157 days 3%
Sophie Kalnymsky 9/10 2174 days 4%
Henry Wichler 9/10 2183 days 4%
Leo James 8/10 2199 days 3%
Philip 10/10 2200 days 4%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 2212 days 3%
Joshua Hortkorn 7/10 2225 days 3%
Daria and Annika 8/10 2225 days 3%
Anais Boileau 8/10 2227 days 3%
Sammy Cronin 10/10 2244 days 3%
Selma Krap 8/10 2246 days 3%
Martha Taatz 10/10 2553 days 3%
Liz and Alan Weathers 9/10 2556 days 3%
Jakub Stastny 7/10 2854 days 2%
Chris Handley 8/10 2880 days 2%
Eva-Maria Krueger 10/10 2884 days 2%
Ann Winter 9/10 2902 days 2%
Phillip 9/10 2902 days 2%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 2910 days 2%
Camille Gagnant 10/10 2933 days 2%
Anne Collet 9/10 2936 days 2%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 3212 days 1%
Nina Coopmans 8/10 3218 days 1%
Rey Germain 8/10 3225 days 1%
Yu-Ti Chu 10/10 3240 days 1%
Ton Martens 10/10 3240 days 1%
Sebastian 10/10 3253 days 1%
Constanze 9/10 3253 days 1%
Andre and Marina 8/10 3282 days 1%
Julien Bocherens 10/10 3325 days 1%
Sharon Yates 10/10 3327 days 1%
Stefan and Brigit and Janek 9/10 3331 days 1%
Oliver Kalmbach 9/10 3348 days 1%
Pietersen 8/10 3350 days 1%
Martina Posch 10/10 3353 days 1%
Anna Gottsch 10/10 3354 days 1%
Anna 10/10 3581 days 0%
Monika Kneidl 10/10 3589 days 0%
Jessica Tilly 10/10 3589 days 0%
Moss 9/10 3599 days 0%
Jill Homewood 9/10 3607 days 0%
Olivia Reiter 10/10 3607 days 0%
Ruth Har 9/10 3608 days 0%
Mike Wright 10/10 3608 days 0%
Ed Trucie 10/10 3609 days 0%
M Robinson 8/10 3610 days 0%
Stephanie Spurr 10/10 3610 days 0%
Melanie Friessen 8/10 3616 days 0%
Jochem Snyders 9/10 3617 days 0%
James Buryson 7/10 3625 days 0%
Johanna & Catrin 8/10 3626 days 0%
Susanne MacGyver 7/10 3626 days 0%
Sandra Andersen 9/10 3626 days 0%
Deana Peters 8/10 3626 days 0%
Tom Pratt 7/10 3626 days 0%
Rob Gill 10/10 3627 days 0%
Elise Violet 8/10 3627 days 0%
Walter & Heidi Baumann 8/10 3628 days 0%
Hendrik F 9/10 3628 days 0%
Emily Wikston 9/10 3629 days 0%
Nikki Bentley 9/10 3629 days 0%
Siegfried Krueger 10/10 3630 days 0%
Janet 10/10 3643 days 0%
CMJ 9/10 3674 days 1%
Julia Edman 8/10 3688 days 1%
Sarah Graham 10/10 3721 days 1%
Laura McCusker 9/10 3721 days 1%
Melanie Wood 8/10 3721 days 1%
J Bliss 8/10 3735 days 1%
Jack Potman 8/10 3937 days 1%
Lennart Lundberg 10/10 3951 days 1%
Katy Johnson 8/10 3955 days 1%
Iain Campbell 8/10 3958 days 1%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3960 days 1%
Patrick Gloede 9/10 3963 days 1%
Daniel Kriecht 10/10 3963 days 1%
Marian 9/10 3966 days 1%
Marquardt and Bernd 10/10 3966 days 1%
Thorsten Grocholl 9/10 3967 days 1%
Cory Wornell 9/10 3969 days 1%
W Groshops 9/10 3969 days 1%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3970 days 1%
John Mayer 8/10 3970 days 1%
Mr Stanley and Miss Christy 10/10 3970 days 1%
Marty Fey 10/10 3971 days 1%
Tricia Goggin 9/10 3972 days 1%
Jim & Suzy Ducker 9/10 3973 days 1%
Niklas Ronnino 8/10 3978 days 1%
Sue Hickman 10/10 3978 days 1%
Silvia Schmutz 10/10 3980 days 1%
Andreas Fritesche 8/10 3983 days 1%
Annelie & Martin 10/10 3984 days 1%
Ursula Scherch 9/10 3984 days 1%
Alexander & Stephanie 8/10 3985 days 1%
J Holden 9/10 3986 days 1%
Mr and Mrs Lambert 10/10 3987 days 1%
Jean-Francois Guilbault 9/10 3993 days 1%
Amanda Wallace 9/10 3998 days 1%
Diana Clipsham 8/10 3999 days 1%
J Thorn 10/10 3999 days 1%
Daniel Bogdanowitsch 10/10 3999 days 1%
E M Klap 8/10 3999 days 1%
Sandra Schneifer 9/10 3999 days 1%
John Balson 10/10 4000 days 1%
Mark Robinson 10/10 4000 days 1%
Gillian de Vries 9/10 4001 days 1%
Hemi Stein 10/10 4002 days 1%
C Gobl 8/10 4007 days 1%
Moniek Steyaert 8/10 4008 days 1%
Remke 2/10 4009 days 1%
aggiemary04 10/10 4131 days 1%
Bjorn Sall 8/10 4326 days 1%
Benedict Fluthman 6/10 4335 days 1%
Peter Schmidt 5/10 4345 days 1%
Leonard Vans 7/10 4345 days 1%
Matthias A 9/10 4347 days 1%
Barbara & Sven 9/10 4347 days 1%
Jonathan Martin 9/10 4348 days 1%
Jan Kuenzel 10/10 4351 days 1%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 4352 days 1%
Mark 8/10 4353 days 1%
Hans & Huxi 8/10 4353 days 1%
John Mathers 10/10 4354 days 1%
S Bourford 9/10 4354 days 1%
Heike Pless 10/10 4354 days 1%
Henrik Plichta 9/10 4354 days 1%
Peter Koeck 10/10 4354 days 1%
Roger Trusedale 9/10 4355 days 1%
Neal 10/10 4358 days 1%
Tim Stick 8/10 4359 days 1%
David Hobson 9/10 4365 days 1%
Nikki Wood 9/10 4367 days 1%
van der Wakker 8/10 4368 days 1%
Thomas Stopp 10/10 4373 days 1%
Alain Deslandres 8/10 4386 days 1%
Honeymooners 4/10 4404 days 1%
balthes 7/10 4418 days 1%
eliertv 7/10 4419 days 1%
gabei 9/10 4419 days 1%
marcol 10/10 4420 days 1%
florian 9/10 4420 days 1%
mariak 7/10 4421 days 1%
Steffi Marco 10/10 4439 days 1%
Stephanie Steiner 8/10 4439 days 1%
Bert Wierzy 7/10 4442 days 1%
Sarah Goeckener 7/10 4445 days 1%
Zach 9/10 4445 days 1%
katharina 7/10 4445 days 1%
Bushbeck 10/10 4445 days 1%
bdevries 9/10 4446 days 1%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 4446 days 1%
Vanessa 9/10 4446 days 1%
Gina Swindells 10/10 4446 days 1%
Elodie 8/10 4446 days 1%
MV Vroenhoven 8/10 4450 days 1%
Karen Fisher 10/10 4461 days 1%
Dimitry Zonnet 9/10 4461 days 1%
jmulrooney 10/10 4465 days 1%
Francesca 8/10 4480 days 1%
G Miller 10/10 4526 days 1%
muriellef 9/10 4561 days 1%
Andrea 8/10 4599 days 1%
KimC 8/10 4667 days 1%
BVanW 9/10 4671 days 1%
VirginiaR 10/10 4671 days 1%
AndrewL1 8/10 4671 days 1%
HansH1 9/10 4674 days 1%
Lisa Duin 7/10 4677 days 1%
Lucia Vontobel 9/10 4677 days 1%
LaurensD 8/10 4679 days 1%
Jan 9/10 4696 days 1%
JohannaB 9/10 4698 days 1%
Viola 9/10 4698 days 1%
Elinor Wajngot 10/10 4701 days 1%
Hannes Ockerman 7/10 4702 days 1%
FrasorK 9/10 4712 days 1%
HelenAustralia 9/10 4712 days 1%
JuliaG1 9/10 4712 days 1%
Douglas 8/10 4720 days 1%
Eugene 9/10 4720 days 1%
InkenGermany 10/10 4721 days 1%
ralphl 7/10 4723 days 1%
Chris 9/10 4746 days 1%
Denis 10/10 4748 days 1%
Andie 8/10 4751 days 1%
Erik 9/10 4751 days 1%
George 10/10 4755 days 1%
Miranda 8/10 4755 days 1%
Sandy 9/10 4755 days 1%
Emory 9/10 4763 days 1%
Patrick 10/10 4800 days 1%
Lucy 9/10 4809 days 1%
Masako 10/10 4813 days 1%
NeeleO 8/10 4830 days 1%
mark_mientjes 10/10 4842 days 1%
Tom van Ommen 10/10 4842 days 1%
Nathan 10/10 4851 days 1%
Sune 9/10 4868 days 1%
Allison Hosley 10/10 4878 days 1%
Brent Scanlan 10/10 5021 days 1%
Marian Mckinney 5/10 5072 days 1%
Steven 8/10 5076 days 1%
Brendan Marshall 9/10 5084 days 1%
Damien Marshall 8/10 5084 days 1%
Roman 7/10 5090 days 1%
ranker_851 9/10 5090 days 1%
Vaclaf 8/10 5090 days 1%
Alex 10/10 5107 days 1%
Anneli 8/10 5127 days 1%
Shelley 10/10 5386 days 1%
John 10/10 5409 days 1%
Jonas 8/10 5414 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

-4.11% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 47 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 -4.05%
198 -4.07%
199 -4.09%
200 -4.11%
201 -4.13%
202 -4.15%
203 -4.17%

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.