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 Peninsula Walkway.

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 Peninsula Walkway

Valid Reviews

164 Valid Reviews

The Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway experience has a total of 164 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 164 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 57
35%
9/10 49
30%
8/10 30
18%
7/10 25
15%
6/10 3
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.05% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway valid reviews is 88.05% and is based on 164 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

152 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 164 valid reviews, the experience has 152 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 152 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 51
34%
9/10 46
30%
8/10 28
18%
7/10 25
16%
6/10 2
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.83% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway face-to-face reviews is 87.83% and is based on 152 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

89.84%

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
Mike Fricker 10/10 144 days 96.71 100%
Jean Simonet 10/10 490 days 61.95 63%
Katharina Koch 9/10 735 days true 30.64 31%
Ben 10/10 757 days true 27.72 28%
Lucille Laurent 8/10 774 days true 25.59 25%
Marie Gros 8/10 774 days true 25.59 25%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 781 days 20.62 20%
Stuart Gange 10/10 805 days 18.33 18%
Moreno 10/10 812 days true 21.23 21%
Richard Fox 7/10 827 days true 19.66 19%
Ferdinand 6/10 827 days true 19.66 19%
romain perroches 10/10 836 days true 18.76 18%
Gabriel Prerot 9/10 854 days true 17.04 16%
Bettina Enigl 10/10 854 days true 17.04 16%
Jessica Pein 7/10 857 days true 16.77 16%
Nicole 7/10 1058 days true 6.26 5%
Sebastian Bauer 7/10 1058 days true 6.26 5%
Nathalie Botz 7/10 1058 days true 6.26 5%
Leopold Kern 9/10 1061 days true 6.22 5%
Claire Baron 8/10 1069 days true 6.13 5%
Sarah Grant 7/10 1070 days true 6.12 5%
Unalte 8/10 1071 days true 6.11 5%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1073 days true 6.09 5%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1073 days true 6.09 5%
Jenny Young 10/10 1077 days true 6.06 5%
Maayke Reidsma 9/10 1081 days true 6.04 5%
Brad Dobsky 8/10 1082 days true 6.03 5%
Radim Halasz 10/10 1083 days true 6.03 5%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1083 days true 6.03 5%
Judith 10/10 1089 days true 6.01 5%
Prisuille 8/10 1089 days true 6.01 5%
Andre 10/10 1091 days true 6.0 5%
Marco 7/10 1096 days true 6.0 5%
Ben and Pauline 10/10 1100 days true 5.99 5%
Andrea Tabaka 9/10 1105 days true 5.98 5%
Matas Tirilis 9/10 1105 days true 5.98 5%
Charlie Noon 10/10 1115 days true 5.97 5%
Rebecca Oft 8/10 1128 days true 5.95 5%
Philipp 7/10 1128 days true 5.95 5%
Joanna and Shaun 7/10 1128 days true 5.95 5%
Monica Mier 10/10 1130 days true 5.94 5%
Elisabeth Grabner 8/10 1135 days true 5.93 5%
Audrey Cavalerie 8/10 1142 days 4.94 4%
Amadeus van Schie 9/10 1161 days true 5.89 5%
Roman and Liz 10/10 1166 days true 5.88 5%
Maxi Woedel 7/10 1181 days true 5.86 5%
James Webster 10/10 1414 days 4.56 3%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 1443 days true 5.43 4%
Lara Jakob 10/10 1444 days true 5.43 4%
Darker 10/10 1469 days true 5.39 4%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 1493 days 4.45 3%
Katie Stillman 9/10 1527 days true 5.29 4%
Heike Heller 10/10 1797 days true 4.85 4%
Andreas Mouteiro 10/10 1797 days true 4.85 4%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 1819 days true 4.81 3%
Emilie Chanbon 9/10 1850 days true 4.76 3%
Bella Danaher 9/10 1856 days true 4.75 3%
Daniel Danamer 9/10 1856 days true 4.75 3%
Renee van der Syde 9/10 1862 days true 4.74 3%
Martha Horst 8/10 1862 days true 4.74 3%
Sarah Strong 10/10 1871 days true 4.72 3%
balesdent 10/10 1875 days true 4.72 3%
Lara Mroseck 8/10 1876 days true 4.72 3%
Robert Geissler 10/10 1876 days true 4.72 3%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 2147 days true 4.27 3%
Katya Verikaitis 10/10 2177 days true 4.22 3%
Claire 10/10 2184 days true 4.21 3%
Karine Scheers 10/10 2185 days true 4.21 3%
Karina Gratz 8/10 2188 days true 4.2 3%
Benjamin Geisser 9/10 2189 days true 4.2 3%
Rachel Geisser 9/10 2189 days true 4.2 3%
Lagunegrand 8/10 2200 days true 4.18 3%
Loesje 9/10 2243 days 3.43 2%
David and Sally Wallis 9/10 2265 days true 4.08 3%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 2265 days true 4.08 3%
Joanna 7/10 2280 days true 4.05 3%
Reijans 9/10 2280 days true 4.05 3%
Jim and JoAnn Harllee 10/10 2280 days true 4.05 3%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2284 days true 4.05 3%
C Schaap 10/10 2285 days true 4.04 3%
Steve and Therese Dunne 7/10 2286 days true 4.04 3%
Green UK 9/10 2530 days true 3.64 2%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 2534 days true 3.63 2%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 2534 days true 3.63 2%
Nathan Sait 10/10 2541 days true 3.62 2%
Toby Clark 10/10 2541 days true 3.62 2%
Heath 10/10 2545 days true 3.62 2%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 2554 days true 3.6 2%
Vlutters 8/10 2554 days true 3.6 2%
Inge & Erik 9/10 2559 days true 3.59 2%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 2559 days true 3.59 2%
Ryan Pynappels 10/10 2560 days true 3.59 2%
Nico Schoots 7/10 2560 days true 3.59 2%
Shirley Marshall 10/10 2561 days true 3.59 2%
Mary Mitchell 9/10 2563 days true 3.59 2%
Paul Fairbrass 10/10 2571 days true 3.57 2%
David Blundell 9/10 2573 days true 3.57 2%
Thomas Behy 9/10 2576 days true 3.57 2%
Anika 7/10 2577 days true 3.56 2%
Cick Pouw 9/10 2577 days true 3.56 2%
Chris & Jen Spencer 10/10 2589 days true 3.54 2%
kaikouranz 10/10 2609 days 2.93 2%
Marc & Pauline 9/10 2646 days true 3.45 2%
Anna Bret 9/10 2649 days true 3.45 2%
Berry 10/10 2651 days true 3.44 2%
David & Audrey 9/10 2655 days true 3.44 2%
Peter Spooner 9/10 2657 days true 3.43 2%
Eveline Mestrom 8/10 2660 days true 3.43 2%
Craig Hathaway 8/10 2883 days true 3.06 2%
Sarah James 10/10 2883 days true 3.06 2%
Nick Taylor 10/10 2883 days true 3.06 2%
Christine 10/10 2896 days true 3.04 2%
Ed Ronan 9/10 2900 days true 3.03 2%
Stefanie 10/10 2900 days true 3.03 2%
Charlie 9/10 2901 days true 3.03 2%
Jason & Beth Berlin 10/10 2901 days true 3.03 2%
Richard Gallichan 7/10 2902 days true 3.03 2%
Veronica Warren 8/10 2905 days true 3.02 2%
Maggie Leyland 8/10 2905 days true 3.02 2%
henriket 10/10 2909 days true 3.02 2%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 2912 days true 3.01 2%
LandJ 8/10 2915 days 2.51 1%
Erin Dumbauld 8/10 2916 days true 3.01 2%
Wendy Good 8/10 2917 days true 3.0 2%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 2918 days true 3.0 2%
David Emerick 9/10 2918 days true 3.0 2%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 2920 days true 3.0 2%
Richard Brijs 9/10 2926 days true 2.99 2%
Danny and Loreen Way 8/10 2931 days true 2.98 2%
Roy Seymour 8/10 2934 days true 2.98 2%
D Hoekstra 9/10 2938 days true 2.97 2%
Ellen Thompson 10/10 2938 days true 2.97 2%
Chris Chasemore 7/10 2939 days true 2.97 2%
Marie 9/10 3249 days true 2.46 1%
June 9/10 3249 days true 2.46 1%
Zoe Norcross 9/10 3266 days true 2.43 1%
Matthias & Ceristiane 8/10 3267 days true 2.43 1%
Antoine Migault 7/10 3270 days true 2.42 1%
Antoine Del 8/10 3270 days true 2.42 1%
R Bakker 7/10 3271 days true 2.42 1%
Trude 10/10 3282 days true 2.4 1%
Brian_Val 10/10 3283 days true 2.4 1%
Brian Morris 10/10 3289 days true 2.39 1%
Thijs Schoemaker 8/10 3294 days true 2.39 1%
Ulric 8/10 3302 days true 2.37 1%
Johanna X 9/10 3303 days true 2.37 1%
Petra Berrens 7/10 3306 days true 2.37 1%
Markus 7/10 3324 days true 2.34 1%
biene 9/10 3354 days true 2.29 1%
martinab 10/10 3354 days true 2.29 1%
mdarras 9/10 3374 days true 2.25 1%
Bert Wierzy 9/10 3377 days true 2.25 1%
Ruth Colmer 10/10 3380 days true 2.24 1%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3381 days true 2.24 1%
Alan Riley 9/10 3382 days true 2.24 1%
Gensen 7/10 3396 days true 2.22 1%
SiljaH 6/10 3604 days true 1.88 0%
RussC 8/10 3606 days true 1.87 0%
Martina Bumiller 9/10 3619 days true 1.85 0%
Andrew Smith 7/10 3620 days true 1.85 0%
Christian Moll 7/10 3630 days true 1.83 0%
Johannes & Jopke Fokkema 8/10 3634 days true 1.83 0%
Nick 6/10 3643 days 1.51 0%
Amanda Williams 9/10 3655 days 1.49 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

90%

The final ranking score once 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.