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

89.58%

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 79 days 99.01 100%
Jean Simonet 10/10 425 days 71.38 72%
Katharina Koch 9/10 670 days true 40.35 40%
Ben 10/10 692 days true 36.88 36%
Lucille Laurent 8/10 709 days true 34.33 34%
Marie Gros 8/10 709 days true 34.33 34%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 716 days 27.76 27%
Stuart Gange 10/10 740 days 24.97 24%
Moreno 10/10 747 days true 29.03 28%
Richard Fox 7/10 762 days true 27.09 26%
Ferdinand 6/10 762 days true 27.09 26%
romain perroches 10/10 771 days true 25.96 25%
Gabriel Prerot 9/10 789 days true 23.81 23%
Bettina Enigl 10/10 789 days true 23.81 23%
Jessica Pein 7/10 792 days true 23.46 22%
Nicole 7/10 993 days true 7.98 7%
Sebastian Bauer 7/10 993 days true 7.98 7%
Nathalie Botz 7/10 993 days true 7.98 7%
Leopold Kern 9/10 996 days true 7.86 6%
Claire Baron 8/10 1004 days true 7.57 6%
Sarah Grant 7/10 1005 days true 7.54 6%
Unalte 8/10 1006 days true 7.51 6%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1008 days true 7.44 6%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1008 days true 7.44 6%
Jenny Young 10/10 1012 days true 7.31 6%
Maayke Reidsma 9/10 1016 days true 7.19 6%
Brad Dobsky 8/10 1017 days true 7.16 6%
Radim Halasz 10/10 1018 days true 7.13 6%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1018 days true 7.13 6%
Judith 10/10 1024 days true 6.96 6%
Prisuille 8/10 1024 days true 6.96 6%
Andre 10/10 1026 days true 6.91 5%
Marco 7/10 1031 days true 6.78 5%
Ben and Pauline 10/10 1035 days true 6.68 5%
Andrea Tabaka 9/10 1040 days true 6.58 5%
Matas Tirilis 9/10 1040 days true 6.58 5%
Charlie Noon 10/10 1050 days true 6.39 5%
Rebecca Oft 8/10 1063 days true 6.19 5%
Philipp 7/10 1063 days true 6.19 5%
Joanna and Shaun 7/10 1063 days true 6.19 5%
Monica Mier 10/10 1065 days true 6.17 5%
Elisabeth Grabner 8/10 1070 days true 6.12 5%
Audrey Cavalerie 8/10 1077 days 5.05 4%
Amadeus van Schie 9/10 1096 days true 6.0 5%
Roman and Liz 10/10 1101 days true 5.99 5%
Maxi Woedel 7/10 1116 days true 5.97 4%
James Webster 10/10 1349 days 4.65 3%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 1378 days true 5.53 4%
Lara Jakob 10/10 1379 days true 5.53 4%
Darker 10/10 1404 days true 5.49 4%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 1428 days 4.54 3%
Katie Stillman 9/10 1462 days true 5.4 4%
Heike Heller 10/10 1732 days true 4.95 3%
Andreas Mouteiro 10/10 1732 days true 4.95 3%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 1754 days true 4.92 3%
Emilie Chanbon 9/10 1785 days true 4.87 3%
Bella Danaher 9/10 1791 days true 4.86 3%
Daniel Danamer 9/10 1791 days true 4.86 3%
Renee van der Syde 9/10 1797 days true 4.85 3%
Martha Horst 8/10 1797 days true 4.85 3%
Sarah Strong 10/10 1806 days true 4.83 3%
balesdent 10/10 1810 days true 4.82 3%
Lara Mroseck 8/10 1811 days true 4.82 3%
Robert Geissler 10/10 1811 days true 4.82 3%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 2082 days true 4.38 3%
Katya Verikaitis 10/10 2112 days true 4.33 3%
Claire 10/10 2119 days true 4.32 3%
Karine Scheers 10/10 2120 days true 4.32 3%
Karina Gratz 8/10 2123 days true 4.31 3%
Benjamin Geisser 9/10 2124 days true 4.31 3%
Rachel Geisser 9/10 2124 days true 4.31 3%
Lagunegrand 8/10 2135 days true 4.29 3%
Loesje 9/10 2178 days 3.52 2%
David and Sally Wallis 9/10 2200 days true 4.18 3%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 2200 days true 4.18 3%
Joanna 7/10 2215 days true 4.16 3%
Reijans 9/10 2215 days true 4.16 3%
Jim and JoAnn Harllee 10/10 2215 days true 4.16 3%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2219 days true 4.15 3%
C Schaap 10/10 2220 days true 4.15 3%
Steve and Therese Dunne 7/10 2221 days true 4.15 3%
Green UK 9/10 2465 days true 3.75 2%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 2469 days true 3.74 2%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 2469 days true 3.74 2%
Nathan Sait 10/10 2476 days true 3.73 2%
Toby Clark 10/10 2476 days true 3.73 2%
Heath 10/10 2480 days true 3.72 2%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 2489 days true 3.71 2%
Vlutters 8/10 2489 days true 3.71 2%
Inge & Erik 9/10 2494 days true 3.7 2%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 2494 days true 3.7 2%
Ryan Pynappels 10/10 2495 days true 3.7 2%
Nico Schoots 7/10 2495 days true 3.7 2%
Shirley Marshall 10/10 2496 days true 3.7 2%
Mary Mitchell 9/10 2498 days true 3.69 2%
Paul Fairbrass 10/10 2506 days true 3.68 2%
David Blundell 9/10 2508 days true 3.68 2%
Thomas Behy 9/10 2511 days true 3.67 2%
Anika 7/10 2512 days true 3.67 2%
Cick Pouw 9/10 2512 days true 3.67 2%
Chris & Jen Spencer 10/10 2524 days true 3.65 2%
kaikouranz 10/10 2544 days 3.02 1%
Marc & Pauline 9/10 2581 days true 3.56 2%
Anna Bret 9/10 2584 days true 3.55 2%
Berry 10/10 2586 days true 3.55 2%
David & Audrey 9/10 2590 days true 3.54 2%
Peter Spooner 9/10 2592 days true 3.54 2%
Eveline Mestrom 8/10 2595 days true 3.53 2%
Craig Hathaway 8/10 2818 days true 3.17 2%
Sarah James 10/10 2818 days true 3.17 2%
Nick Taylor 10/10 2818 days true 3.17 2%
Christine 10/10 2831 days true 3.15 2%
Ed Ronan 9/10 2835 days true 3.14 2%
Stefanie 10/10 2835 days true 3.14 2%
Charlie 9/10 2836 days true 3.14 2%
Jason & Beth Berlin 10/10 2836 days true 3.14 2%
Richard Gallichan 7/10 2837 days true 3.14 2%
Veronica Warren 8/10 2840 days true 3.13 2%
Maggie Leyland 8/10 2840 days true 3.13 2%
henriket 10/10 2844 days true 3.12 2%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 2847 days true 3.12 2%
LandJ 8/10 2850 days 2.6 1%
Erin Dumbauld 8/10 2851 days true 3.11 2%
Wendy Good 8/10 2852 days true 3.11 2%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 2853 days true 3.11 2%
David Emerick 9/10 2853 days true 3.11 2%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 2855 days true 3.11 2%
Richard Brijs 9/10 2861 days true 3.1 2%
Danny and Loreen Way 8/10 2866 days true 3.09 2%
Roy Seymour 8/10 2869 days true 3.08 2%
D Hoekstra 9/10 2873 days true 3.08 2%
Ellen Thompson 10/10 2873 days true 3.08 2%
Chris Chasemore 7/10 2874 days true 3.08 2%
Marie 9/10 3184 days true 2.57 1%
June 9/10 3184 days true 2.57 1%
Zoe Norcross 9/10 3201 days true 2.54 1%
Matthias & Ceristiane 8/10 3202 days true 2.54 1%
Antoine Migault 7/10 3205 days true 2.53 1%
Antoine Del 8/10 3205 days true 2.53 1%
R Bakker 7/10 3206 days true 2.53 1%
Trude 10/10 3217 days true 2.51 1%
Brian_Val 10/10 3218 days true 2.51 1%
Brian Morris 10/10 3224 days true 2.5 1%
Thijs Schoemaker 8/10 3229 days true 2.49 1%
Ulric 8/10 3237 days true 2.48 1%
Johanna X 9/10 3238 days true 2.48 1%
Petra Berrens 7/10 3241 days true 2.47 1%
Markus 7/10 3259 days true 2.44 1%
biene 9/10 3289 days true 2.39 1%
martinab 10/10 3289 days true 2.39 1%
mdarras 9/10 3309 days true 2.36 1%
Bert Wierzy 9/10 3312 days true 2.36 1%
Ruth Colmer 10/10 3315 days true 2.35 1%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3316 days true 2.35 1%
Alan Riley 9/10 3317 days true 2.35 1%
Gensen 7/10 3331 days true 2.32 1%
SiljaH 6/10 3539 days true 1.98 0%
RussC 8/10 3541 days true 1.98 0%
Martina Bumiller 9/10 3554 days true 1.96 0%
Andrew Smith 7/10 3555 days true 1.96 0%
Christian Moll 7/10 3565 days true 1.94 0%
Johannes & Jopke Fokkema 8/10 3569 days true 1.93 0%
Nick 6/10 3578 days 1.6 0%
Amanda Williams 9/10 3590 days 1.58 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.