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

321 Valid Reviews

The Kaikoura Kayaks experience has a total of 334 reviews. There are 321 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 321 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 244
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%

96.42% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura Kayaks valid reviews is 96.42% and is based on 321 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 321 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

98.41%

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
Abbey 10/10 26 days 99.89 100%
Els Vloedbeld 10/10 57 days 99.49 100%
Warren Taylor 9/10 87 days 98.8 99%
JB 10/10 87 days 98.8 99%
Dee 10/10 118 days 97.79 98%
Johanna Weidenbruch 10/10 301 days 85.64 86%
Martin Bolech 9/10 360 days 79.46 80%
Dr. Bill 10/10 360 days 79.46 80%
Fee08 10/10 360 days 79.46 80%
LYDIA ADAMS 10/10 360 days 79.46 80%
Dickinson Ann 10/10 360 days 79.46 80%
Tim 10/10 391 days 75.77 76%
Sue, UK 10/10 452 days 67.63 68%
thomas 10/10 452 days 67.63 68%
Andrew Barclift 10/10 452 days 67.63 68%
Marjan D 10/10 452 days 67.63 68%
Nathan 10/10 483 days 63.03 63%
Kathy Lee 10/10 483 days 63.03 63%
Glenys 10/10 513 days 58.3 58%
Mary S. 10/10 575 days 47.85 48%
Caitlin 10/10 605 days 43.05 43%
Grant 10/10 636 days 38.39 38%
Friederike 10/10 666 days 34.16 34%
SHELLEY E BLYTHE 10/10 697 days 30.1 30%
Georgia Phelps 10/10 697 days 30.1 30%
Roger G 10/10 697 days 30.1 30%
Colin 10/10 697 days 30.1 30%
Julie 10/10 697 days 30.1 30%
Ruud en Wilma 10/10 697 days 30.1 30%
Robert 9/10 697 days 30.1 30%
ianbeaumont235@gmail.com 10/10 697 days 30.1 30%
Sam Cherry 10/10 697 days 30.1 30%
Steve O'Brien 10/10 707 days 28.86 29%
Dave Haughan 10/10 708 days 28.73 29%
Kristen Barrett 10/10 725 days 26.69 27%
MJ Macdonald 9/10 725 days 26.69 27%
Patrick Mclaughlin 10/10 725 days 26.69 27%
Miquela Mcguiness 10/10 725 days 26.69 27%
Michael Gooch 10/10 725 days 26.69 27%
Rebecca 10/10 725 days 26.69 27%
zer mo 10/10 756 days 23.21 23%
Petra Klerken 10/10 756 days 23.21 23%
Lisa Hurry 10/10 756 days 23.21 23%
Daniel Sullivan 10/10 787 days 20.03 20%
Lolliedives 10/10 817 days 17.25 17%
Susan Davey 10/10 848 days 14.67 15%
Joanne Sams 10/10 848 days 14.67 15%
Benjamin Yang 10/10 848 days 14.67 15%
Phil Baaten 10/10 848 days 14.67 15%
Heleen Middel 10/10 878 days 12.46 12%
Erika Browne 10/10 878 days 12.46 12%
Richard Hewitt 10/10 878 days 12.46 12%
Michelle Fox 10/10 878 days 12.46 12%
Saskia Frank 9/10 909 days 10.48 10%
Rhumm89 10/10 909 days 10.48 10%
Bj Thomas 10/10 909 days 10.48 10%
Jordi Carrasco 10/10 909 days 10.48 10%
Rick Goldsbrough 10/10 909 days 10.48 10%
Alice 10/10 909 days 10.48 10%
Kylie Cloke 10/10 909 days 10.48 10%
Karl O'Reilly 10/10 909 days 10.48 10%
Lee Fritz 10/10 909 days 10.48 10%
Laura Gnesko 10/10 940 days 8.81 9%
charliecharls 10/10 940 days 8.81 9%
anna852 9/10 940 days 8.81 9%
Sam Sareen 10/10 940 days 8.81 9%
Breanna Barker 10/10 970 days 7.48 7%
Maureen Yeo 10/10 970 days 7.48 7%
Laura Anderson 8/10 970 days 7.1 7%
Glenys Barr 10/10 975 days 7.28 7%
Vivian Jeenel 9/10 1001 days 6.4 6%
Michael Eugster 10/10 1062 days 5.17 5%
Scott Mallyon 9/10 1110 days 4.97 5%
Noreen Crombie 10/10 1121 days 4.95 5%
Sandra Egli 10/10 1121 days 4.95 5%
Pete Park 9/10 1121 days 4.95 5%
Slippy Theslip 10/10 1121 days 4.95 5%
Ian Davison 10/10 1121 days 4.95 5%
Pam Bowen 8/10 1121 days 4.7 5%
Daniel Ryan 10/10 1121 days 4.95 5%
Iners 10/10 1152 days 4.89 5%
Aimee Theobald 10/10 1152 days 4.89 5%
Helen Tea 10/10 1152 days 4.89 5%
Jia Xin Fang 9/10 1152 days 4.89 5%
John Robinson 9/10 1152 days 4.89 5%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 1152 days 4.89 5%
Lisa Scott 10/10 1201 days 4.79 5%
Hugh South 10/10 1213 days 4.77 5%
Pip Bowhay 10/10 1213 days 4.77 5%
Barbara Unknown 9/10 1213 days 4.77 5%
Chris 8/10 1213 days 4.53 5%
Scott Tibbitts 9/10 1213 days 4.77 5%
Catherine Skow 10/10 1243 days 4.71 5%
Yun-Ting Chiang 10/10 1243 days 4.71 5%
Ethan Ruhland 10/10 1243 days 4.71 5%
clare Dubina 10/10 1243 days 4.71 5%
ahyong Ling 10/10 1243 days 4.71 5%
LAR 10/10 1243 days 4.71 5%
Steve Krygger 10/10 1243 days 4.71 5%
Lisa Evans 10/10 1274 days 4.65 5%
Derek Derek 10/10 1335 days 4.53 5%
Jessics Hagan 10/10 1335 days 4.53 5%
Amanda Shackleton 10/10 1335 days 4.53 5%
Silvie S 10/10 1335 days 4.53 5%
K L 10/10 1366 days 4.47 4%
Yoon Kwon 5/10 1366 days 3.62 4%
Amber Deed 10/10 1366 days 4.47 4%
Amber Jordan 9/10 1376 days 4.45 4%
Meagan Leicht 9/10 1396 days 4.41 4%
Anna 10/10 1396 days 4.41 4%
Kim W 10/10 1396 days 4.41 4%
Thomas N 10/10 1396 days 4.41 4%
Geoff Burke 10/10 1396 days 4.41 4%
Lynne Evans 10/10 1396 days 4.41 4%
Cori Schultz 9/10 1417 days true 4.37 4%
cynthia.david@hotmail.de Cynthia 10/10 1427 days 4.35 4%
kurt asplin 10/10 1427 days 4.35 4%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1441 days 4.32 4%
Braden Chick 10/10 1456 days 4.29 4%
Marka Okrutny 9/10 1487 days 4.23 4%
Kent Hartstang 10/10 1487 days 4.23 4%
Carl Gerrard 10/10 1487 days 4.23 4%
Riley Chick 10/10 1487 days 4.23 4%
veremalua vugakoto 10/10 1487 days 4.23 4%
Mustrum Ridcully 10/10 1487 days 4.23 4%
Nayra M 10/10 1487 days 4.23 4%
john mason 10/10 1487 days 4.23 4%
Sebastian Hutchings 10/10 1487 days 4.23 4%
Dwayne Fussell 9/10 1487 days 4.23 4%
Stu Norman 10/10 1487 days 4.23 4%
Joshua Sauder 10/10 1487 days 4.23 4%
Billy Nowell 10/10 1487 days 4.23 4%
fionna fraser 10/10 1518 days 4.17 4%
Alan Grove 9/10 1518 days 4.17 4%
Harvey Bentham 10/10 1518 days 4.17 4%
Stacey Kerin 10/10 1518 days 4.17 4%
Nicki Tulloch 8/10 1518 days 3.96 4%
johansan99 8/10 1518 days 3.96 4%
Chloe Harvey 6/10 1523 days 3.45 3%
K Proffitt 10/10 1579 days 4.05 4%
Anthony Jacobs 10/10 1640 days 3.93 4%
Anna Hunt 10/10 1671 days 3.87 4%
Wes Watchorn 10/10 1701 days 3.81 4%
Kaylen Echols 9/10 1701 days 3.81 4%
Charles Chan 10/10 1701 days 3.81 4%
Vicki Moffat 10/10 1762 days 3.69 4%
Katie 9/10 1762 days 3.69 4%
Keith Paris 9/10 1793 days 3.63 4%
Chris Harvey 10/10 1793 days 3.63 4%
Ian Knight 10/10 1793 days 3.63 4%
sydneyaharris 7/10 1793 days 3.31 3%
Jess Richardson 9/10 1793 days 3.63 4%
K F 10/10 1793 days 3.63 4%
Raima Svoboda 10/10 1793 days 3.63 4%
Mike Laanen 10/10 1793 days 3.63 4%
Sally Orr 10/10 1821 days 3.58 4%
Sabine Janzen 10/10 1852 days 3.52 4%
suze 10/10 1852 days 3.52 4%
Inge van Noorf 7/10 1880 days true 3.15 3%
Anja R 10/10 1944 days 3.34 3%
Hugh Pittty 10/10 1944 days 3.34 3%
scott bickley 10/10 1944 days 3.34 3%
Ruairi Mc 10/10 1974 days 3.28 3%
ellie bert 10/10 2036 days 3.16 3%
Gary 9/10 2135 days true 2.96 3%
Marilyn Mulkey 10/10 2158 days 2.92 3%
Louison Laissus 8/10 2167 days true 2.76 3%
Alex Sheldon 9/10 2183 days true 2.87 3%
Stefan Reutler 8/10 2183 days true 2.73 3%
Anthony Brown 10/10 2210 days true 2.82 3%
fifilabumblebee 10/10 2339 days 2.57 3%
KoKi 10/10 2339 days 2.57 3%
Bertiethebus 10/10 2492 days 2.27 2%
Katya Verikaitis 7/10 2516 days true 2.02 2%
Raelene Vine 9/10 2523 days 2.21 2%
Lars Schulz 8/10 2538 days true 2.07 2%
Innes Martin 9/10 2617 days true 2.02 2%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2623 days true 2.01 2%
Megan_8023 10/10 2704 days 1.85 2%
merryunbirthday 10/10 2704 days 1.85 2%
Ronald 10/10 2704 days 1.85 2%
gareth williams 10/10 2704 days 1.85 2%
Hillsons 10/10 2827 days 1.61 2%
yuzu 10/10 2857 days 1.55 2%
randlmiller 10/10 2917 days 1.43 1%
JEB 10/10 2948 days 1.37 1%
Dottiedolittle 9/10 2979 days 1.31 1%
DEEPDIVERJM 10/10 2979 days 1.31 1%
LindseyH 10/10 3009 days 1.25 1%
daverr900 10/10 3040 days 1.19 1%
JAD 10/10 3040 days 1.19 1%
elise1987 10/10 3040 days 1.19 1%
nathan_carr 10/10 3070 days 1.14 1%
Oliver 10/10 3101 days 1.07 1%
catimai 10/10 3132 days 1.01 1%
Keiron 10/10 3132 days 1.01 1%
juliem 10/10 3132 days 1.01 1%
maxi14 10/10 3132 days 1.01 1%
thostheboss 10/10 3162 days 0.95 1%
kristy_nichol 10/10 3162 days 0.95 1%
lenaajdacic 9/10 3162 days 0.95 1%
nickyoung 9/10 3162 days 0.95 1%
El_mago_toman 10/10 3162 days 0.95 1%
filmgeekgirl 10/10 3162 days 0.95 1%
rooboo26 9/10 3162 days 0.95 1%
grizzlybear 10/10 3162 days 0.95 1%
Stephanie_M_ 10/10 3162 days 0.95 1%
pingralph2011 10/10 3193 days 0.89 1%
lulufrance 9/10 3193 days 0.89 1%
pascarni 9/10 3193 days 0.89 1%
Manda 9/10 3193 days 0.89 1%
liznkev 10/10 3193 days 0.89 1%
Marie_Lulu 8/10 3193 days 0.85 1%
raytaylr 10/10 3193 days 0.89 1%
Dexter 10/10 3193 days 0.89 1%
L3160 9/10 3223 days 0.84 1%
Olivia 9/10 3223 days 0.84 1%
EMMAPOLLARD 10/10 3223 days 0.84 1%
Chris_Atkinson 9/10 3223 days 0.84 1%
mesa28 9/10 3223 days 0.84 1%
CHARLOTTEGRUNBAUM 9/10 3223 days 0.84 1%
Braijay 10/10 3223 days 0.84 1%
Georgy 10/10 3223 days 0.84 1%
baloo 10/10 3223 days 0.84 1%
kafff17 10/10 3254 days 0.77 1%
Schnaegg 10/10 3254 days 0.77 1%
Id107 10/10 3254 days 0.77 1%
bjocar 8/10 3254 days 0.74 1%
joannem81 9/10 3254 days 0.77 1%
leighhk 10/10 3254 days 0.77 1%
michael9876 10/10 3254 days 0.77 1%
yamael66 9/10 3254 days 0.77 1%
Lema 9/10 3254 days 0.77 1%
kispista 10/10 3254 days 0.77 1%
uli 10/10 3254 days 0.77 1%
Emma Ducat 10/10 3254 days 0.77 1%
Naomi Kosteaman 7/10 3258 days true 0.7 1%
margreet boersma 10/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
Halebopp 10/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
thunderbird 10/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
inabambina 10/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
Teammuppet 9/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
nick777 8/10 3282 days 0.68 1%
barbarahonig 10/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
Pants1 10/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
ryleynewman 10/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
knix 10/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
slucht 10/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
kmorris 10/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
Lauhe 10/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
bmeyers 10/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
kellysa 9/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
GypsyJill 9/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
Ginette 10/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
Lifeasyouseeit 10/10 3282 days 0.72 1%
mpatel 10/10 3313 days 0.66 1%
laurieuj 10/10 3313 days 0.66 1%
mrkstwrt 10/10 3313 days 0.66 1%
ssoohoo11 10/10 3313 days 0.66 1%
iain 10/10 3313 days 0.66 1%
antuori 9/10 3313 days 0.66 1%
pogui 9/10 3313 days 0.66 1%
Ines_Victor 10/10 3313 days 0.66 1%
Rc22 10/10 3344 days 0.6 1%
gianzav 10/10 3344 days 0.6 1%
jillxjlei 10/10 3344 days 0.6 1%
Lea24 10/10 3344 days 0.6 1%
ctkwok 10/10 3344 days 0.6 1%
bkavanagh 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
djnifong 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
cstanley 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
djpanther73 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
nblank 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
gauera 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
westwoodcrew 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
breconbird 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
darcym 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
jilliang104 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
lucy55 9/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
cheye17 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
Dai 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
chris_doidge 10/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
katharina 9/10 3374 days 0.54 1%
ingrid484 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
cjimenez 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
Yasuyuki 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
pjterrett 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
rachelcare 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
sinbad343 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
tamsing 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
marktwigg 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
judy56 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
joeann 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
Barron 10/10 3405 days 0.48 0%
jaxon 10/10 3435 days 0.42 0%
stevod59 10/10 3435 days 0.42 0%
audrey 10/10 3435 days 0.42 0%
madevlin 10/10 3435 days 0.42 0%
spacer6789 10/10 3435 days 0.42 0%
annhodder 9/10 3435 days 0.42 0%
bluegirl 10/10 3435 days 0.42 0%
coolbron 10/10 3435 days 0.42 0%
Macca 10/10 3435 days 0.42 0%
annapopanna 10/10 3466 days 0.36 0%
hollyks 10/10 3619 days 0.06 0%
kurt asplin 10/10 3619 days 0.06 0%
ben21 10/10 3647 days 0.01 0%
Leoniewoolf 10/10 3678 days 0.0 0%
Emily Brand 9/10 3770 days 0.0 0%
durk94 9/10 3770 days 0.0 0%
vinny walia 10/10 3770 days 0.0 0%
Diana Spaulding 9/10 3770 days 0.0 0%
Cam Short 10/10 3770 days 0.0 0%
Jeremy 3/10 3800 days 0.0 0%
johanw 6/10 3825 days true 0.0 0%
GingerPrince 9/10 3987 days true 0.0 0%
jahirst 10/10 4335 days 0.0 0%
Denise 8/10 4336 days true 0.0 0%
Hall 10/10 4381 days true 0.0 0%
Eleanor Adams 7/10 4445 days true 0.0 0%
Sue 9/10 4731 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

-0.14% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 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 199 days.

The Kaikoura Kayaks experience has been adjusted for 7 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
4 -0.08%
5 -0.10%
6 -0.12%
7 -0.14%
8 -0.16%
9 -0.18%
10 -0.20%

Final Ranking Score

98%

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.