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

91.97%

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
Laura 10/10 196 days 93.91 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 653 days 35.96 38%
Jean Simonet 10/10 999 days 6.46 7%
Katharina Koch 9/10 1244 days true 4.71 5%
Ben 10/10 1266 days true 4.67 5%
Lucille Laurent 8/10 1283 days true 4.4 5%
Marie Gros 8/10 1283 days true 4.4 5%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 1291 days 4.62 5%
Stuart Gange 10/10 1314 days 4.57 5%
Moreno 10/10 1321 days true 4.56 5%
Richard Fox 7/10 1336 days true 4.12 4%
Ferdinand 6/10 1336 days true 3.76 4%
romain perroches 10/10 1345 days true 4.51 5%
Gabriel Prerot 9/10 1363 days true 4.48 5%
Bettina Enigl 10/10 1363 days true 4.48 5%
Jessica Pein 7/10 1366 days true 4.07 4%
Nicole 7/10 1567 days true 3.71 4%
Sebastian Bauer 7/10 1567 days true 3.71 4%
Nathalie Botz 7/10 1567 days true 3.71 4%
Leopold Kern 9/10 1570 days true 4.07 4%
Claire Baron 8/10 1578 days true 3.85 4%
Sarah Grant 7/10 1579 days true 3.69 4%
Unalte 8/10 1580 days true 3.85 4%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1582 days true 3.68 4%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1582 days true 3.68 4%
Jenny Young 10/10 1586 days true 4.04 4%
Maayke Reidsma 9/10 1590 days true 4.03 4%
Brad Dobsky 8/10 1591 days true 3.83 4%
Radim Halasz 10/10 1592 days true 4.03 4%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1592 days true 4.03 4%
Judith 10/10 1598 days true 4.02 4%
Prisuille 8/10 1598 days true 3.81 4%
Andre 10/10 1600 days true 4.01 4%
Marco 7/10 1605 days true 3.64 4%
Ben and Pauline 10/10 1609 days true 3.99 4%
Andrea Tabaka 9/10 1614 days true 3.98 4%
Matas Tirilis 9/10 1614 days true 3.98 4%
Charlie Noon 10/10 1624 days true 3.96 4%
Rebecca Oft 8/10 1637 days true 3.74 4%
Philipp 7/10 1637 days true 3.58 4%
Joanna and Shaun 7/10 1637 days true 3.58 4%
Monica Mier 10/10 1639 days true 3.94 4%
Elisabeth Grabner 8/10 1644 days true 3.73 4%
Audrey Cavalerie 8/10 1651 days 3.72 4%
Amadeus van Schie 9/10 1670 days true 3.87 4%
Roman and Liz 10/10 1675 days true 3.86 4%
Maxi Woedel 7/10 1690 days true 3.49 4%
James Webster 10/10 1923 days 3.38 4%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 1952 days true 3.32 4%
Lara Jakob 10/10 1953 days true 3.32 4%
Darker 10/10 1978 days true 3.27 3%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 2002 days 3.23 3%
Katie Stillman 9/10 2036 days true 3.16 3%
Heike Heller 10/10 2306 days true 2.63 3%
Andreas Mouteiro 10/10 2306 days true 2.63 3%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 2328 days true 2.59 3%
Emilie Chanbon 9/10 2359 days true 2.53 3%
Bella Danaher 9/10 2365 days true 2.51 3%
Daniel Danamer 9/10 2365 days true 2.51 3%
Renee van der Syde 9/10 2371 days true 2.5 3%
Martha Horst 8/10 2371 days true 2.38 3%
Sarah Strong 10/10 2380 days true 2.49 3%
balesdent 10/10 2384 days true 2.48 3%
Lara Mroseck 8/10 2385 days true 2.35 3%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2385 days true 2.48 3%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 2656 days true 1.95 2%
Katya Verikaitis 10/10 2686 days true 1.89 2%
Claire 10/10 2693 days true 1.87 2%
Karine Scheers 10/10 2694 days true 1.87 2%
Karina Gratz 8/10 2697 days true 1.77 2%
Benjamin Geisser 9/10 2698 days true 1.86 2%
Rachel Geisser 9/10 2698 days true 1.86 2%
Lagunegrand 8/10 2709 days true 1.75 2%
Loesje 9/10 2752 days 1.76 2%
David and Sally Wallis 9/10 2774 days true 1.71 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 2774 days true 1.63 2%
Joanna 7/10 2789 days true 1.53 2%
Reijans 9/10 2789 days true 1.68 2%
Jim and JoAnn Harllee 10/10 2789 days true 1.68 2%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2793 days true 1.68 2%
C Schaap 10/10 2794 days true 1.68 2%
Steve and Therese Dunne 7/10 2795 days true 1.52 2%
Green UK 9/10 3039 days true 1.2 1%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 3043 days true 1.19 1%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 3043 days true 1.19 1%
Nathan Sait 10/10 3050 days true 1.17 1%
Toby Clark 10/10 3050 days true 1.17 1%
Heath 10/10 3054 days true 1.17 1%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 3063 days true 1.15 1%
Vlutters 8/10 3063 days true 1.09 1%
Inge & Erik 9/10 3068 days true 1.14 1%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 3068 days true 1.14 1%
Ryan Pynappels 10/10 3069 days true 1.14 1%
Nico Schoots 7/10 3069 days true 1.03 1%
Shirley Marshall 10/10 3070 days true 1.14 1%
Mary Mitchell 9/10 3072 days true 1.13 1%
Paul Fairbrass 10/10 3080 days true 1.12 1%
David Blundell 9/10 3082 days true 1.11 1%
Thomas Behy 9/10 3085 days true 1.11 1%
Anika 7/10 3086 days true 1.0 1%
Cick Pouw 9/10 3086 days true 1.1 1%
Chris & Jen Spencer 10/10 3098 days true 1.08 1%
kaikouranz 10/10 3118 days 1.04 1%
Marc & Pauline 9/10 3155 days true 0.97 1%
Anna Bret 9/10 3158 days true 0.96 1%
Berry 10/10 3160 days true 0.96 1%
David & Audrey 9/10 3164 days true 0.95 1%
Peter Spooner 9/10 3166 days true 0.95 1%
Eveline Mestrom 8/10 3169 days true 0.89 1%
Craig Hathaway 8/10 3392 days true 0.48 1%
Sarah James 10/10 3392 days true 0.5 1%
Nick Taylor 10/10 3392 days true 0.5 1%
Christine 10/10 3405 days true 0.48 1%
Ed Ronan 9/10 3409 days true 0.47 1%
Stefanie 10/10 3409 days true 0.47 1%
Charlie 9/10 3410 days true 0.47 1%
Jason & Beth Berlin 10/10 3410 days true 0.47 1%
Richard Gallichan 7/10 3411 days true 0.43 0%
Veronica Warren 8/10 3414 days true 0.44 0%
Maggie Leyland 8/10 3414 days true 0.44 0%
henriket 10/10 3418 days true 0.45 0%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 3421 days true 0.45 0%
LandJ 8/10 3424 days 0.42 0%
Erin Dumbauld 8/10 3425 days true 0.42 0%
Wendy Good 8/10 3426 days true 0.42 0%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 3427 days true 0.44 0%
David Emerick 9/10 3427 days true 0.44 0%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3429 days true 0.43 0%
Richard Brijs 9/10 3435 days true 0.42 0%
Danny and Loreen Way 8/10 3440 days true 0.39 0%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3443 days true 0.38 0%
D Hoekstra 9/10 3447 days true 0.4 0%
Ellen Thompson 10/10 3447 days true 0.4 0%
Chris Chasemore 7/10 3448 days true 0.36 0%
Marie 9/10 3758 days true 0.0 0%
June 9/10 3758 days true 0.0 0%
Zoe Norcross 9/10 3775 days true 0.0 0%
Matthias & Ceristiane 8/10 3776 days true 0.0 0%
Antoine Migault 7/10 3779 days true 0.0 0%
Antoine Del 8/10 3779 days true 0.0 0%
R Bakker 7/10 3780 days true 0.0 0%
Trude 10/10 3791 days true 0.0 0%
Brian_Val 10/10 3792 days true 0.0 0%
Brian Morris 10/10 3798 days true 0.0 0%
Thijs Schoemaker 8/10 3803 days true 0.0 0%
Ulric 8/10 3811 days true 0.0 0%
Johanna X 9/10 3812 days true 0.0 0%
Petra Berrens 7/10 3815 days true 0.0 0%
Markus 7/10 3833 days true 0.0 0%
biene 9/10 3863 days true 0.0 0%
martinab 10/10 3863 days true 0.0 0%
mdarras 9/10 3883 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Wierzy 9/10 3886 days true 0.0 0%
Ruth Colmer 10/10 3889 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3890 days true 0.0 0%
Alan Riley 9/10 3891 days true 0.0 0%
Gensen 7/10 3905 days true 0.0 0%
SiljaH 6/10 4113 days true 0.0 0%
RussC 8/10 4115 days true 0.0 0%
Martina Bumiller 9/10 4128 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew Smith 7/10 4129 days true 0.0 0%
Christian Moll 7/10 4139 days true 0.0 0%
Johannes & Jopke Fokkema 8/10 4143 days true 0.0 0%
Nick 6/10 4152 days 0.0 0%
Amanda Williams 9/10 4164 days 0.0 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

92%

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.