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

303 Valid Reviews

The Kaikoura Kayaks experience has a total of 315 reviews. There are 303 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 12 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 303 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 228
75%
9/10 54
18%
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%

96.27% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura Kayaks valid reviews is 96.27% and is based on 303 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 303 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

97.98%

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
Glenys 10/10 23 days 99.92 100%
Mary S. 10/10 85 days 98.86 99%
Caitlin 10/10 115 days 97.9 98%
Grant 10/10 146 days 96.62 97%
Friederike 10/10 176 days 95.09 95%
SHELLEY E BLYTHE 10/10 207 days 93.21 93%
Georgia Phelps 10/10 207 days 93.21 93%
Roger G 10/10 207 days 93.21 93%
Colin 10/10 207 days 93.21 93%
Julie 10/10 207 days 93.21 93%
Ruud en Wilma 10/10 207 days 93.21 93%
Robert 9/10 207 days 93.21 93%
ianbeaumont235@gmail.com 10/10 207 days 93.21 93%
Sam Cherry 10/10 207 days 93.21 93%
Steve O'Brien 10/10 217 days 92.54 93%
Dave Haughan 10/10 218 days 92.47 92%
Kristen Barrett 10/10 235 days 91.25 91%
MJ Macdonald 9/10 235 days 91.25 91%
Patrick Mclaughlin 10/10 235 days 91.25 91%
Miquela Mcguiness 10/10 235 days 91.25 91%
Michael Gooch 10/10 235 days 91.25 91%
Rebecca 10/10 235 days 91.25 91%
zer mo 10/10 266 days 88.79 89%
Petra Klerken 10/10 266 days 88.79 89%
Lisa Hurry 10/10 266 days 88.79 89%
Daniel Sullivan 10/10 297 days 86.02 86%
Lolliedives 10/10 327 days 83.06 83%
Susan Davey 10/10 358 days 79.69 80%
Joanne Sams 10/10 358 days 79.69 80%
Benjamin Yang 10/10 358 days 79.69 80%
Phil Baaten 10/10 358 days 79.69 80%
Heleen Middel 10/10 388 days 76.14 76%
Erika Browne 10/10 388 days 76.14 76%
Richard Hewitt 10/10 388 days 76.14 76%
Michelle Fox 10/10 388 days 76.14 76%
Saskia Frank 9/10 419 days 72.18 72%
Rhumm89 10/10 419 days 72.18 72%
Bj Thomas 10/10 419 days 72.18 72%
Jordi Carrasco 10/10 419 days 72.18 72%
Rick Goldsbrough 10/10 419 days 72.18 72%
Alice 10/10 419 days 72.18 72%
Kylie Cloke 10/10 419 days 72.18 72%
Karl O'Reilly 10/10 419 days 72.18 72%
Lee Fritz 10/10 419 days 72.18 72%
Laura Gnesko 10/10 450 days 67.91 68%
charliecharls 10/10 450 days 67.91 68%
anna852 9/10 450 days 67.91 68%
Sam Sareen 10/10 450 days 67.91 68%
Breanna Barker 10/10 480 days 63.49 63%
Maureen Yeo 10/10 480 days 63.49 63%
Laura Anderson 8/10 480 days 63.49 63%
Glenys Barr 10/10 485 days 62.73 62%
Vivian Jeenel 9/10 511 days 58.62 58%
Michael Eugster 10/10 572 days 48.34 48%
Scott Mallyon 9/10 620 days 40.75 40%
Noreen Crombie 10/10 631 days 39.12 39%
Sandra Egli 10/10 631 days 39.12 39%
Pete Park 9/10 631 days 39.12 39%
Slippy Theslip 10/10 631 days 39.12 39%
Ian Davison 10/10 631 days 39.12 39%
Pam Bowen 8/10 631 days 39.12 39%
Daniel Ryan 10/10 631 days 39.12 39%
Iners 10/10 662 days 34.71 34%
Aimee Theobald 10/10 662 days 34.71 34%
Helen Tea 10/10 662 days 34.71 34%
Jia Xin Fang 9/10 662 days 34.71 34%
John Robinson 9/10 662 days 34.71 34%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 662 days 34.71 34%
Lisa Scott 10/10 711 days 28.37 28%
Hugh South 10/10 723 days 26.93 26%
Pip Bowhay 10/10 723 days 26.93 26%
Barbara Unknown 9/10 723 days 26.93 26%
Chris 8/10 723 days 26.93 26%
Scott Tibbitts 9/10 723 days 26.93 26%
Catherine Skow 10/10 753 days 23.53 23%
Yun-Ting Chiang 10/10 753 days 23.53 23%
Ethan Ruhland 10/10 753 days 23.53 23%
clare Dubina 10/10 753 days 23.53 23%
ahyong Ling 10/10 753 days 23.53 23%
LAR 10/10 753 days 23.53 23%
Steve Krygger 10/10 753 days 23.53 23%
Lisa Evans 10/10 784 days 20.33 20%
Derek Derek 10/10 845 days 14.9 14%
Jessics Hagan 10/10 845 days 14.9 14%
Amanda Shackleton 10/10 845 days 14.9 14%
Silvie S 10/10 845 days 14.9 14%
K L 10/10 876 days 12.6 12%
Yoon Kwon 5/10 876 days 12.6 12%
Amber Deed 10/10 876 days 12.6 12%
Amber Jordan 9/10 886 days 11.92 11%
Meagan Leicht 9/10 906 days 10.66 10%
Anna 10/10 906 days 10.66 10%
Kim W 10/10 906 days 10.66 10%
Thomas N 10/10 906 days 10.66 10%
Geoff Burke 10/10 906 days 10.66 10%
Lynne Evans 10/10 906 days 10.66 10%
Cori Schultz 9/10 927 days true 11.37 11%
cynthia.david@hotmail.de Cynthia 10/10 937 days 8.96 8%
kurt asplin 10/10 937 days 8.96 8%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 951 days 8.29 8%
Braden Chick 10/10 966 days 7.64 7%
Marka Okrutny 9/10 997 days 6.52 6%
Kent Hartstang 10/10 997 days 6.52 6%
Carl Gerrard 10/10 997 days 6.52 6%
Riley Chick 10/10 997 days 6.52 6%
veremalua vugakoto 10/10 997 days 6.52 6%
Mustrum Ridcully 10/10 997 days 6.52 6%
Nayra M 10/10 997 days 6.52 6%
john mason 10/10 997 days 6.52 6%
Sebastian Hutchings 10/10 997 days 6.52 6%
Dwayne Fussell 9/10 997 days 6.52 6%
Stu Norman 10/10 997 days 6.52 6%
Joshua Sauder 10/10 997 days 6.52 6%
Billy Nowell 10/10 997 days 6.52 6%
fionna fraser 10/10 1028 days 5.71 5%
Alan Grove 9/10 1028 days 5.71 5%
Harvey Bentham 10/10 1028 days 5.71 5%
Stacey Kerin 10/10 1028 days 5.71 5%
Nicki Tulloch 8/10 1028 days 5.71 5%
johansan99 8/10 1028 days 5.71 5%
Chloe Harvey 6/10 1033 days 5.61 5%
K Proffitt 10/10 1089 days 5.01 4%
Anthony Jacobs 10/10 1150 days 4.92 4%
Anna Hunt 10/10 1181 days 4.88 4%
Wes Watchorn 10/10 1211 days 4.84 4%
Kaylen Echols 9/10 1211 days 4.84 4%
Charles Chan 10/10 1211 days 4.84 4%
Vicki Moffat 10/10 1272 days 4.76 4%
Katie 9/10 1272 days 4.76 4%
Keith Paris 9/10 1303 days 4.72 4%
Chris Harvey 10/10 1303 days 4.72 4%
Ian Knight 10/10 1303 days 4.72 4%
sydneyaharris 7/10 1303 days 4.72 4%
Jess Richardson 9/10 1303 days 4.72 4%
K F 10/10 1303 days 4.72 4%
Raima Svoboda 10/10 1303 days 4.72 4%
Mike Laanen 10/10 1303 days 4.72 4%
Sally Orr 10/10 1331 days 4.68 4%
Sabine Janzen 10/10 1362 days 4.63 4%
suze 10/10 1362 days 4.63 4%
Inge van Noorf 7/10 1390 days true 5.52 5%
Anja R 10/10 1454 days 4.51 4%
Hugh Pittty 10/10 1454 days 4.51 4%
scott bickley 10/10 1454 days 4.51 4%
Ruairi Mc 10/10 1484 days 4.47 4%
ellie bert 10/10 1546 days 4.38 4%
Gary 9/10 1645 days true 5.1 4%
Marilyn Mulkey 10/10 1668 days 4.22 3%
Louison Laissus 8/10 1677 days true 5.04 4%
Alex Sheldon 9/10 1693 days true 5.02 4%
Stefan Reutler 8/10 1693 days true 5.02 4%
Anthony Brown 10/10 1720 days true 4.97 4%
fifilabumblebee 10/10 1849 days 3.97 3%
KoKi 10/10 1849 days 3.97 3%
Bertiethebus 10/10 2002 days 3.76 3%
Katya Verikaitis 7/10 2026 days true 4.47 4%
Raelene Vine 9/10 2033 days 3.72 3%
Lars Schulz 8/10 2048 days true 4.43 4%
Innes Martin 9/10 2127 days true 4.3 4%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2133 days true 4.29 3%
Megan_8023 10/10 2214 days 3.47 3%
merryunbirthday 10/10 2214 days 3.47 3%
Ronald 10/10 2214 days 3.47 3%
gareth williams 10/10 2214 days 3.47 3%
Hillsons 10/10 2337 days 3.3 2%
yuzu 10/10 2367 days 3.26 2%
randlmiller 10/10 2427 days 3.18 2%
JEB 10/10 2458 days 3.13 2%
Dottiedolittle 9/10 2489 days 3.09 2%
DEEPDIVERJM 10/10 2489 days 3.09 2%
LindseyH 10/10 2519 days 3.05 2%
daverr900 10/10 2550 days 3.01 2%
JAD 10/10 2550 days 3.01 2%
elise1987 10/10 2550 days 3.01 2%
nathan_carr 10/10 2580 days 2.97 2%
Oliver 10/10 2611 days 2.92 2%
catimai 10/10 2642 days 2.88 2%
Keiron 10/10 2642 days 2.88 2%
juliem 10/10 2642 days 2.88 2%
maxi14 10/10 2642 days 2.88 2%
thostheboss 10/10 2672 days 2.84 2%
kristy_nichol 10/10 2672 days 2.84 2%
lenaajdacic 9/10 2672 days 2.84 2%
nickyoung 9/10 2672 days 2.84 2%
El_mago_toman 10/10 2672 days 2.84 2%
filmgeekgirl 10/10 2672 days 2.84 2%
rooboo26 9/10 2672 days 2.84 2%
grizzlybear 10/10 2672 days 2.84 2%
Stephanie_M_ 10/10 2672 days 2.84 2%
pingralph2011 10/10 2703 days 2.8 2%
lulufrance 9/10 2703 days 2.8 2%
pascarni 9/10 2703 days 2.8 2%
Manda 9/10 2703 days 2.8 2%
liznkev 10/10 2703 days 2.8 2%
Marie_Lulu 8/10 2703 days 2.8 2%
raytaylr 10/10 2703 days 2.8 2%
Dexter 10/10 2703 days 2.8 2%
L3160 9/10 2733 days 2.76 2%
Olivia 9/10 2733 days 2.76 2%
EMMAPOLLARD 10/10 2733 days 2.76 2%
Chris_Atkinson 9/10 2733 days 2.76 2%
mesa28 9/10 2733 days 2.76 2%
CHARLOTTEGRUNBAUM 9/10 2733 days 2.76 2%
Braijay 10/10 2733 days 2.76 2%
Georgy 10/10 2733 days 2.76 2%
baloo 10/10 2733 days 2.76 2%
kafff17 10/10 2764 days 2.71 2%
Schnaegg 10/10 2764 days 2.71 2%
Id107 10/10 2764 days 2.71 2%
bjocar 8/10 2764 days 2.71 2%
joannem81 9/10 2764 days 2.71 2%
leighhk 10/10 2764 days 2.71 2%
michael9876 10/10 2764 days 2.71 2%
yamael66 9/10 2764 days 2.71 2%
Lema 9/10 2764 days 2.71 2%
kispista 10/10 2764 days 2.71 2%
uli 10/10 2764 days 2.71 2%
Emma Ducat 10/10 2764 days 2.71 2%
Naomi Kosteaman 7/10 2768 days true 3.25 2%
margreet boersma 10/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
Halebopp 10/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
thunderbird 10/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
inabambina 10/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
Teammuppet 9/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
nick777 8/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
barbarahonig 10/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
Pants1 10/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
ryleynewman 10/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
knix 10/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
slucht 10/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
kmorris 10/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
Lauhe 10/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
bmeyers 10/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
kellysa 9/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
GypsyJill 9/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
Ginette 10/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
Lifeasyouseeit 10/10 2792 days 2.68 2%
mpatel 10/10 2823 days 2.63 2%
laurieuj 10/10 2823 days 2.63 2%
mrkstwrt 10/10 2823 days 2.63 2%
ssoohoo11 10/10 2823 days 2.63 2%
iain 10/10 2823 days 2.63 2%
antuori 9/10 2823 days 2.63 2%
pogui 9/10 2823 days 2.63 2%
Ines_Victor 10/10 2823 days 2.63 2%
Rc22 10/10 2854 days 2.59 2%
gianzav 10/10 2854 days 2.59 2%
jillxjlei 10/10 2854 days 2.59 2%
Lea24 10/10 2854 days 2.59 2%
ctkwok 10/10 2854 days 2.59 2%
bkavanagh 10/10 2884 days 2.55 2%
djnifong 10/10 2884 days 2.55 2%
cstanley 10/10 2884 days 2.55 2%
djpanther73 10/10 2884 days 2.55 2%
nblank 10/10 2884 days 2.55 2%
gauera 10/10 2884 days 2.55 2%
westwoodcrew 10/10 2884 days 2.55 2%
breconbird 10/10 2884 days 2.55 2%
darcym 10/10 2884 days 2.55 2%
jilliang104 10/10 2884 days 2.55 2%
lucy55 9/10 2884 days 2.55 2%
cheye17 10/10 2884 days 2.55 2%
Dai 10/10 2884 days 2.55 2%
chris_doidge 10/10 2884 days 2.55 2%
katharina 9/10 2884 days 2.55 2%
ingrid484 10/10 2915 days 2.51 2%
cjimenez 10/10 2915 days 2.51 2%
Yasuyuki 10/10 2915 days 2.51 2%
pjterrett 10/10 2915 days 2.51 2%
rachelcare 10/10 2915 days 2.51 2%
sinbad343 10/10 2915 days 2.51 2%
tamsing 10/10 2915 days 2.51 2%
marktwigg 10/10 2915 days 2.51 2%
judy56 10/10 2915 days 2.51 2%
joeann 10/10 2915 days 2.51 2%
Barron 10/10 2915 days 2.51 2%
jaxon 10/10 2945 days 2.47 2%
stevod59 10/10 2945 days 2.47 2%
audrey 10/10 2945 days 2.47 2%
madevlin 10/10 2945 days 2.47 2%
spacer6789 10/10 2945 days 2.47 2%
annhodder 9/10 2945 days 2.47 2%
bluegirl 10/10 2945 days 2.47 2%
coolbron 10/10 2945 days 2.47 2%
Macca 10/10 2945 days 2.47 2%
annapopanna 10/10 2976 days 2.42 2%
hollyks 10/10 3129 days 2.21 1%
kurt asplin 10/10 3129 days 2.21 1%
ben21 10/10 3157 days 2.18 1%
Leoniewoolf 10/10 3188 days 2.13 1%
Emily Brand 9/10 3280 days 2.01 1%
durk94 9/10 3280 days 2.01 1%
vinny walia 10/10 3280 days 2.01 1%
Diana Spaulding 9/10 3280 days 2.01 1%
Cam Short 10/10 3280 days 2.01 1%
Jeremy 3/10 3310 days 1.79 1%
johanw 6/10 3335 days true 2.32 2%
GingerPrince 9/10 3497 days true 2.05 1%
jahirst 10/10 3845 days 1.23 0%
Denise 8/10 3846 days true 1.48 1%
Hall 10/10 3891 days true 1.4 1%
Eleanor Adams 7/10 3955 days true 1.3 0%
Sue 9/10 4241 days true 0.83 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

-0.42% 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 364 days.

The Kaikoura Kayaks experience has been adjusted for 21 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
18 -0.36%
19 -0.38%
20 -0.40%
21 -0.42%
22 -0.44%
23 -0.46%
24 -0.48%

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.