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 Kaikoura Kayaks.

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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Kaikoura Kayaks

Valid Reviews

325 Valid Reviews

The Kaikoura Kayaks experience has a total of 338 reviews. There are 325 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 13 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 325 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 248
76%
9/10 56
17%
8/10 12
4%
7/10 5
2%
6/10 2
1%
5/10 1
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

96.46% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura Kayaks valid reviews is 96.46% and is based on 325 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

18 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 325 valid reviews, the experience has 18 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 18 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 2
11%
9/10 7
39%
8/10 4
22%
7/10 4
22%
6/10 1
6%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

82.78% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura Kayaks face-to-face reviews is 82.78% and is based on 18 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

98.36%

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
Kate 10/10 87 days 98.8 100%
Janet wheeler 10/10 117 days 97.83 99%
Karen Howie 10/10 148 days 96.53 98%
Fred 10/10 238 days 91.02 92%
Abbey 10/10 269 days 88.53 90%
Els Vloedbeld 10/10 300 days 85.74 87%
Warren Taylor 9/10 330 days 82.74 84%
JB 10/10 330 days 82.74 84%
Dee 10/10 361 days 79.35 80%
Johanna Weidenbruch 10/10 544 days 53.11 54%
Martin Bolech 9/10 603 days 43.36 44%
Dr. Bill 10/10 603 days 43.36 44%
Fee08 10/10 603 days 43.36 44%
LYDIA ADAMS 10/10 603 days 43.36 44%
Dickinson Ann 10/10 603 days 43.36 44%
Tim 10/10 634 days 38.68 39%
Sue, UK 10/10 695 days 30.35 31%
thomas 10/10 695 days 30.35 31%
Andrew Barclift 10/10 695 days 30.35 31%
Marjan D 10/10 695 days 30.35 31%
Nathan 10/10 726 days 26.58 27%
Kathy Lee 10/10 726 days 26.58 27%
Glenys 10/10 756 days 23.21 23%
Mary S. 10/10 818 days 17.16 17%
Caitlin 10/10 848 days 14.67 15%
Grant 10/10 879 days 12.39 13%
Friederike 10/10 909 days 10.48 11%
SHELLEY E BLYTHE 10/10 940 days 8.81 9%
Georgia Phelps 10/10 940 days 8.81 9%
Roger G 10/10 940 days 8.81 9%
Colin 10/10 940 days 8.81 9%
Julie 10/10 940 days 8.81 9%
Ruud en Wilma 10/10 940 days 8.81 9%
Robert 9/10 940 days 8.81 9%
ianbeaumont235@gmail.com 10/10 940 days 8.81 9%
Sam Cherry 10/10 940 days 8.81 9%
Steve O'Brien 10/10 950 days 8.33 8%
Dave Haughan 10/10 951 days 8.29 8%
Kristen Barrett 10/10 968 days 7.56 8%
MJ Macdonald 9/10 968 days 7.56 8%
Patrick Mclaughlin 10/10 968 days 7.56 8%
Miquela Mcguiness 10/10 968 days 7.56 8%
Michael Gooch 10/10 968 days 7.56 8%
Rebecca 10/10 968 days 7.56 8%
zer mo 10/10 999 days 6.46 7%
Petra Klerken 10/10 999 days 6.46 7%
Lisa Hurry 10/10 999 days 6.46 7%
Daniel Sullivan 10/10 1030 days 5.67 6%
Lolliedives 10/10 1060 days 5.19 5%
Susan Davey 10/10 1091 days 5.0 5%
Joanne Sams 10/10 1091 days 5.0 5%
Benjamin Yang 10/10 1091 days 5.0 5%
Phil Baaten 10/10 1091 days 5.0 5%
Heleen Middel 10/10 1121 days 4.95 5%
Erika Browne 10/10 1121 days 4.95 5%
Richard Hewitt 10/10 1121 days 4.95 5%
Michelle Fox 10/10 1121 days 4.95 5%
Saskia Frank 9/10 1152 days 4.89 5%
Rhumm89 10/10 1152 days 4.89 5%
Bj Thomas 10/10 1152 days 4.89 5%
Jordi Carrasco 10/10 1152 days 4.89 5%
Rick Goldsbrough 10/10 1152 days 4.89 5%
Alice 10/10 1152 days 4.89 5%
Kylie Cloke 10/10 1152 days 4.89 5%
Karl O'Reilly 10/10 1152 days 4.89 5%
Lee Fritz 10/10 1152 days 4.89 5%
Laura Gnesko 10/10 1183 days 4.83 5%
charliecharls 10/10 1183 days 4.83 5%
anna852 9/10 1183 days 4.83 5%
Sam Sareen 10/10 1183 days 4.83 5%
Breanna Barker 10/10 1213 days 4.77 5%
Maureen Yeo 10/10 1213 days 4.77 5%
Laura Anderson 8/10 1213 days 4.53 5%
Glenys Barr 10/10 1218 days 4.76 5%
Vivian Jeenel 9/10 1244 days 4.71 5%
Michael Eugster 10/10 1305 days 4.59 5%
Scott Mallyon 9/10 1353 days 4.5 5%
Noreen Crombie 10/10 1364 days 4.47 5%
Sandra Egli 10/10 1364 days 4.47 5%
Pete Park 9/10 1364 days 4.47 5%
Slippy Theslip 10/10 1364 days 4.47 5%
Ian Davison 10/10 1364 days 4.47 5%
Pam Bowen 8/10 1364 days 4.25 4%
Daniel Ryan 10/10 1364 days 4.47 5%
Iners 10/10 1395 days 4.41 4%
Aimee Theobald 10/10 1395 days 4.41 4%
Helen Tea 10/10 1395 days 4.41 4%
Jia Xin Fang 9/10 1395 days 4.41 4%
John Robinson 9/10 1395 days 4.41 4%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 1395 days 4.41 4%
Lisa Scott 10/10 1444 days 4.32 4%
Hugh South 10/10 1456 days 4.29 4%
Pip Bowhay 10/10 1456 days 4.29 4%
Barbara Unknown 9/10 1456 days 4.29 4%
Chris 8/10 1456 days 4.08 4%
Scott Tibbitts 9/10 1456 days 4.29 4%
Catherine Skow 10/10 1486 days 4.23 4%
Yun-Ting Chiang 10/10 1486 days 4.23 4%
Ethan Ruhland 10/10 1486 days 4.23 4%
clare Dubina 10/10 1486 days 4.23 4%
ahyong Ling 10/10 1486 days 4.23 4%
LAR 10/10 1486 days 4.23 4%
Steve Krygger 10/10 1486 days 4.23 4%
Lisa Evans 10/10 1517 days 4.17 4%
Derek Derek 10/10 1578 days 4.05 4%
Jessics Hagan 10/10 1578 days 4.05 4%
Amanda Shackleton 10/10 1578 days 4.05 4%
Silvie S 10/10 1578 days 4.05 4%
K L 10/10 1609 days 3.99 4%
Yoon Kwon 5/10 1609 days 3.24 3%
Amber Deed 10/10 1609 days 3.99 4%
Amber Jordan 9/10 1619 days 3.97 4%
Meagan Leicht 9/10 1639 days 3.94 4%
Anna 10/10 1639 days 3.94 4%
Kim W 10/10 1639 days 3.94 4%
Thomas N 10/10 1639 days 3.94 4%
Geoff Burke 10/10 1639 days 3.94 4%
Lynne Evans 10/10 1639 days 3.94 4%
Cori Schultz 9/10 1660 days true 3.89 4%
cynthia.david@hotmail.de Cynthia 10/10 1670 days 3.87 4%
kurt asplin 10/10 1670 days 3.87 4%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1684 days 3.85 4%
Braden Chick 10/10 1699 days 3.82 4%
Marka Okrutny 9/10 1730 days 3.76 4%
Kent Hartstang 10/10 1730 days 3.76 4%
Carl Gerrard 10/10 1730 days 3.76 4%
Riley Chick 10/10 1730 days 3.76 4%
veremalua vugakoto 10/10 1730 days 3.76 4%
Mustrum Ridcully 10/10 1730 days 3.76 4%
Nayra M 10/10 1730 days 3.76 4%
john mason 10/10 1730 days 3.76 4%
Sebastian Hutchings 10/10 1730 days 3.76 4%
Dwayne Fussell 9/10 1730 days 3.76 4%
Stu Norman 10/10 1730 days 3.76 4%
Joshua Sauder 10/10 1730 days 3.76 4%
Billy Nowell 10/10 1730 days 3.76 4%
fionna fraser 10/10 1761 days 3.7 4%
Alan Grove 9/10 1761 days 3.7 4%
Harvey Bentham 10/10 1761 days 3.7 4%
Stacey Kerin 10/10 1761 days 3.7 4%
Nicki Tulloch 8/10 1761 days 3.51 4%
johansan99 8/10 1761 days 3.51 4%
Chloe Harvey 6/10 1766 days 3.06 3%
K Proffitt 10/10 1822 days 3.58 4%
Anthony Jacobs 10/10 1883 days 3.46 3%
Anna Hunt 10/10 1914 days 3.4 3%
Wes Watchorn 10/10 1944 days 3.34 3%
Kaylen Echols 9/10 1944 days 3.34 3%
Charles Chan 10/10 1944 days 3.34 3%
Vicki Moffat 10/10 2005 days 3.22 3%
Katie 9/10 2005 days 3.22 3%
Keith Paris 9/10 2036 days 3.16 3%
Chris Harvey 10/10 2036 days 3.16 3%
Ian Knight 10/10 2036 days 3.16 3%
sydneyaharris 7/10 2036 days 2.87 3%
Jess Richardson 9/10 2036 days 3.16 3%
K F 10/10 2036 days 3.16 3%
Raima Svoboda 10/10 2036 days 3.16 3%
Mike Laanen 10/10 2036 days 3.16 3%
Sally Orr 10/10 2064 days 3.1 3%
Sabine Janzen 10/10 2095 days 3.04 3%
suze 10/10 2095 days 3.04 3%
Inge van Noorf 7/10 2123 days true 2.72 3%
Anja R 10/10 2187 days 2.86 3%
Hugh Pittty 10/10 2187 days 2.86 3%
scott bickley 10/10 2187 days 2.86 3%
Ruairi Mc 10/10 2217 days 2.8 3%
ellie bert 10/10 2279 days 2.68 3%
Gary 9/10 2378 days true 2.49 3%
Marilyn Mulkey 10/10 2401 days 2.44 2%
Louison Laissus 8/10 2410 days true 2.31 2%
Alex Sheldon 9/10 2426 days true 2.4 2%
Stefan Reutler 8/10 2426 days true 2.28 2%
Anthony Brown 10/10 2453 days true 2.34 2%
fifilabumblebee 10/10 2582 days 2.09 2%
KoKi 10/10 2582 days 2.09 2%
Bertiethebus 10/10 2735 days 1.79 2%
Katya Verikaitis 7/10 2759 days true 1.59 2%
Raelene Vine 9/10 2766 days 1.73 2%
Lars Schulz 8/10 2781 days true 1.62 2%
Innes Martin 9/10 2860 days true 1.55 2%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2866 days true 1.53 2%
Megan_8023 10/10 2947 days 1.38 1%
merryunbirthday 10/10 2947 days 1.38 1%
Ronald 10/10 2947 days 1.38 1%
gareth williams 10/10 2947 days 1.38 1%
Hillsons 10/10 3070 days 1.14 1%
yuzu 10/10 3100 days 1.08 1%
randlmiller 10/10 3160 days 0.96 1%
JEB 10/10 3191 days 0.9 1%
Dottiedolittle 9/10 3222 days 0.84 1%
DEEPDIVERJM 10/10 3222 days 0.84 1%
LindseyH 10/10 3252 days 0.78 1%
daverr900 10/10 3283 days 0.72 1%
JAD 10/10 3283 days 0.72 1%
elise1987 10/10 3283 days 0.72 1%
nathan_carr 10/10 3313 days 0.66 1%
Oliver 10/10 3344 days 0.6 1%
catimai 10/10 3375 days 0.54 1%
Keiron 10/10 3375 days 0.54 1%
juliem 10/10 3375 days 0.54 1%
maxi14 10/10 3375 days 0.54 1%
thostheboss 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
kristy_nichol 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
lenaajdacic 9/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
nickyoung 9/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
El_mago_toman 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
filmgeekgirl 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
rooboo26 9/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
grizzlybear 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
Stephanie_M_ 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
pingralph2011 10/10 3436 days 0.42 0%
lulufrance 9/10 3436 days 0.42 0%
pascarni 9/10 3436 days 0.42 0%
Manda 9/10 3436 days 0.42 0%
liznkev 10/10 3436 days 0.42 0%
Marie_Lulu 8/10 3436 days 0.4 0%
raytaylr 10/10 3436 days 0.42 0%
Dexter 10/10 3436 days 0.42 0%
L3160 9/10 3466 days 0.36 0%
Olivia 9/10 3466 days 0.36 0%
EMMAPOLLARD 10/10 3466 days 0.36 0%
Chris_Atkinson 9/10 3466 days 0.36 0%
mesa28 9/10 3466 days 0.36 0%
CHARLOTTEGRUNBAUM 9/10 3466 days 0.36 0%
Braijay 10/10 3466 days 0.36 0%
Georgy 10/10 3466 days 0.36 0%
baloo 10/10 3466 days 0.36 0%
kafff17 10/10 3497 days 0.3 0%
Schnaegg 10/10 3497 days 0.3 0%
Id107 10/10 3497 days 0.3 0%
bjocar 8/10 3497 days 0.28 0%
joannem81 9/10 3497 days 0.3 0%
leighhk 10/10 3497 days 0.3 0%
michael9876 10/10 3497 days 0.3 0%
yamael66 9/10 3497 days 0.3 0%
Lema 9/10 3497 days 0.3 0%
kispista 10/10 3497 days 0.3 0%
uli 10/10 3497 days 0.3 0%
Emma Ducat 10/10 3497 days 0.3 0%
Naomi Kosteaman 7/10 3501 days true 0.27 0%
margreet boersma 10/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
Halebopp 10/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
thunderbird 10/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
inabambina 10/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
Teammuppet 9/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
nick777 8/10 3525 days 0.23 0%
barbarahonig 10/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
Pants1 10/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
ryleynewman 10/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
knix 10/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
slucht 10/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
kmorris 10/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
Lauhe 10/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
bmeyers 10/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
kellysa 9/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
GypsyJill 9/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
Ginette 10/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
Lifeasyouseeit 10/10 3525 days 0.24 0%
mpatel 10/10 3556 days 0.18 0%
laurieuj 10/10 3556 days 0.18 0%
mrkstwrt 10/10 3556 days 0.18 0%
ssoohoo11 10/10 3556 days 0.18 0%
iain 10/10 3556 days 0.18 0%
antuori 9/10 3556 days 0.18 0%
pogui 9/10 3556 days 0.18 0%
Ines_Victor 10/10 3556 days 0.18 0%
Rc22 10/10 3587 days 0.12 0%
gianzav 10/10 3587 days 0.12 0%
jillxjlei 10/10 3587 days 0.12 0%
Lea24 10/10 3587 days 0.12 0%
ctkwok 10/10 3587 days 0.12 0%
bkavanagh 10/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
djnifong 10/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
cstanley 10/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
djpanther73 10/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
nblank 10/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
gauera 10/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
westwoodcrew 10/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
breconbird 10/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
darcym 10/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
jilliang104 10/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
lucy55 9/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
cheye17 10/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
Dai 10/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
chris_doidge 10/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
katharina 9/10 3617 days 0.06 0%
ingrid484 10/10 3648 days 0.0 0%
cjimenez 10/10 3648 days 0.0 0%
Yasuyuki 10/10 3648 days 0.0 0%
pjterrett 10/10 3648 days 0.0 0%
rachelcare 10/10 3648 days 0.0 0%
sinbad343 10/10 3648 days 0.0 0%
tamsing 10/10 3648 days 0.0 0%
marktwigg 10/10 3648 days 0.0 0%
judy56 10/10 3648 days 0.0 0%
joeann 10/10 3648 days 0.0 0%
Barron 10/10 3648 days 0.0 0%
jaxon 10/10 3678 days 0.0 0%
stevod59 10/10 3678 days 0.0 0%
audrey 10/10 3678 days 0.0 0%
madevlin 10/10 3678 days 0.0 0%
spacer6789 10/10 3678 days 0.0 0%
annhodder 9/10 3678 days 0.0 0%
bluegirl 10/10 3678 days 0.0 0%
coolbron 10/10 3678 days 0.0 0%
Macca 10/10 3678 days 0.0 0%
annapopanna 10/10 3709 days 0.0 0%
hollyks 10/10 3862 days 0.0 0%
kurt asplin 10/10 3862 days 0.0 0%
ben21 10/10 3890 days 0.0 0%
Leoniewoolf 10/10 3921 days 0.0 0%
Emily Brand 9/10 4013 days 0.0 0%
durk94 9/10 4013 days 0.0 0%
vinny walia 10/10 4013 days 0.0 0%
Diana Spaulding 9/10 4013 days 0.0 0%
Cam Short 10/10 4013 days 0.0 0%
Jeremy 3/10 4043 days 0.0 0%
johanw 6/10 4068 days true 0.0 0%
GingerPrince 9/10 4230 days true 0.0 0%
jahirst 10/10 4578 days 0.0 0%
Denise 8/10 4579 days true 0.0 0%
Hall 10/10 4624 days true 0.0 0%
Eleanor Adams 7/10 4688 days true 0.0 0%
Sue 9/10 4974 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 Kaikoura Kayaks experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.29% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 70 days. However the Kaikoura Kayaks 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 Kaikoura Kayaks experience has been adjusted for 81 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
78 -1.24%
79 -1.26%
80 -1.27%
81 -1.29%
82 -1.31%
83 -1.32%
84 -1.34%

Final Ranking Score

97%

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.