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

165 Valid Reviews

The Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway experience has a total of 165 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 165 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 58
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%

88.12% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway valid reviews is 88.12% and is based on 165 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 165 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

89.85%

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 Relative Weight
Laura 10/10 570 days 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 1027 days 11%
Jean Simonet 10/10 1373 days 9%
Katharina Koch 9/10 1618 days 8%
Ben 10/10 1640 days 8%
Lucille Laurent 8/10 1657 days 7%
Marie Gros 8/10 1657 days 7%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 1665 days 8%
Stuart Gange 10/10 1688 days 8%
Moreno 10/10 1695 days 7%
Richard Fox 7/10 1710 days 7%
Ferdinand 6/10 1710 days 6%
romain perroches 10/10 1719 days 7%
Gabriel Prerot 9/10 1737 days 7%
Bettina Enigl 10/10 1737 days 7%
Jessica Pein 7/10 1740 days 7%
Nicole 7/10 1941 days 6%
Sebastian Bauer 7/10 1941 days 6%
Nathalie Botz 7/10 1941 days 6%
Leopold Kern 9/10 1944 days 6%
Claire Baron 8/10 1952 days 6%
Sarah Grant 7/10 1953 days 6%
Unalte 8/10 1954 days 6%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1956 days 6%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1956 days 6%
Jenny Young 10/10 1960 days 6%
Maayke Reidsma 9/10 1964 days 6%
Brad Dobsky 8/10 1965 days 6%
Radim Halasz 10/10 1966 days 6%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1966 days 6%
Judith 10/10 1972 days 6%
Prisuille 8/10 1972 days 6%
Andre 10/10 1974 days 6%
Marco 7/10 1979 days 6%
Ben and Pauline 10/10 1983 days 6%
Andrea Tabaka 9/10 1988 days 6%
Matas Tirilis 9/10 1988 days 6%
Charlie Noon 10/10 1998 days 6%
Rebecca Oft 8/10 2011 days 6%
Philipp 7/10 2011 days 6%
Joanna and Shaun 7/10 2011 days 6%
Monica Mier 10/10 2013 days 6%
Elisabeth Grabner 8/10 2018 days 6%
Audrey Cavalerie 8/10 2025 days 6%
Amadeus van Schie 9/10 2044 days 6%
Roman and Liz 10/10 2049 days 6%
Maxi Woedel 7/10 2064 days 5%
James Webster 10/10 2297 days 5%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 2326 days 5%
Lara Jakob 10/10 2327 days 5%
Darker 10/10 2352 days 5%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 2376 days 5%
Katie Stillman 9/10 2410 days 5%
Heike Heller 10/10 2680 days 4%
Andreas Mouteiro 10/10 2680 days 4%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 2702 days 3%
Emilie Chanbon 9/10 2733 days 3%
Bella Danaher 9/10 2739 days 3%
Daniel Danamer 9/10 2739 days 3%
Renee van der Syde 9/10 2745 days 3%
Martha Horst 8/10 2745 days 3%
Sarah Strong 10/10 2754 days 3%
balesdent 10/10 2758 days 3%
Lara Mroseck 8/10 2759 days 3%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2759 days 3%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 3030 days 2%
Katya Verikaitis 10/10 3060 days 2%
Claire 10/10 3067 days 2%
Karine Scheers 10/10 3068 days 2%
Karina Gratz 8/10 3071 days 2%
Benjamin Geisser 9/10 3072 days 2%
Rachel Geisser 9/10 3072 days 2%
Lagunegrand 8/10 3083 days 2%
Loesje 9/10 3126 days 2%
David and Sally Wallis 9/10 3148 days 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 3148 days 2%
Joanna 7/10 3163 days 1%
Reijans 9/10 3163 days 2%
Jim and JoAnn Harllee 10/10 3163 days 2%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 3167 days 2%
C Schaap 10/10 3168 days 2%
Steve and Therese Dunne 7/10 3169 days 1%
Green UK 9/10 3413 days 1%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 3417 days 1%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 3417 days 1%
Nathan Sait 10/10 3424 days 1%
Toby Clark 10/10 3424 days 1%
Heath 10/10 3428 days 0%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 3437 days 0%
Vlutters 8/10 3437 days 0%
Inge & Erik 9/10 3442 days 0%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 3442 days 0%
Ryan Pynappels 10/10 3443 days 0%
Nico Schoots 7/10 3443 days 0%
Shirley Marshall 10/10 3444 days 0%
Mary Mitchell 9/10 3446 days 0%
Paul Fairbrass 10/10 3454 days 0%
David Blundell 9/10 3456 days 0%
Thomas Behy 9/10 3459 days 0%
Anika 7/10 3460 days 0%
Cick Pouw 9/10 3460 days 0%
Chris & Jen Spencer 10/10 3472 days 0%
kaikouranz 10/10 3492 days 0%
Marc & Pauline 9/10 3529 days 0%
Anna Bret 9/10 3532 days 0%
Berry 10/10 3534 days 0%
David & Audrey 9/10 3538 days 0%
Peter Spooner 9/10 3540 days 0%
Eveline Mestrom 8/10 3543 days 0%
Craig Hathaway 8/10 3766 days 2%
Sarah James 10/10 3766 days 2%
Nick Taylor 10/10 3766 days 2%
Christine 10/10 3779 days 2%
Ed Ronan 9/10 3783 days 2%
Stefanie 10/10 3783 days 2%
Charlie 9/10 3784 days 2%
Jason & Beth Berlin 10/10 3784 days 2%
Richard Gallichan 7/10 3785 days 1%
Veronica Warren 8/10 3788 days 2%
Maggie Leyland 8/10 3788 days 2%
henriket 10/10 3792 days 2%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 3795 days 2%
LandJ 8/10 3798 days 2%
Erin Dumbauld 8/10 3799 days 2%
Wendy Good 8/10 3800 days 2%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 3801 days 2%
David Emerick 9/10 3801 days 2%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3803 days 2%
Richard Brijs 9/10 3809 days 2%
Danny and Loreen Way 8/10 3814 days 2%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3817 days 2%
D Hoekstra 9/10 3821 days 2%
Ellen Thompson 10/10 3821 days 2%
Chris Chasemore 7/10 3822 days 1%
Marie 9/10 4132 days 2%
June 9/10 4132 days 2%
Zoe Norcross 9/10 4149 days 2%
Matthias & Ceristiane 8/10 4150 days 2%
Antoine Migault 7/10 4153 days 1%
Antoine Del 8/10 4153 days 2%
R Bakker 7/10 4154 days 1%
Trude 10/10 4165 days 2%
Brian_Val 10/10 4166 days 2%
Brian Morris 10/10 4172 days 2%
Thijs Schoemaker 8/10 4177 days 2%
Ulric 8/10 4185 days 2%
Johanna X 9/10 4186 days 2%
Petra Berrens 7/10 4189 days 1%
Markus 7/10 4207 days 1%
biene 9/10 4237 days 2%
martinab 10/10 4237 days 2%
mdarras 9/10 4257 days 2%
Bert Wierzy 9/10 4260 days 2%
Ruth Colmer 10/10 4263 days 2%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 4264 days 2%
Alan Riley 9/10 4265 days 2%
Gensen 7/10 4279 days 1%
SiljaH 6/10 4487 days 1%
RussC 8/10 4489 days 2%
Martina Bumiller 9/10 4502 days 2%
Andrew Smith 7/10 4503 days 1%
Christian Moll 7/10 4513 days 1%
Johannes & Jopke Fokkema 8/10 4517 days 2%
Nick 6/10 4526 days 1%
Amanda Williams 9/10 4538 days 2%

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.