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

89.36%

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 10/10 662 days 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 1119 days 14%
Jean Simonet 10/10 1465 days 12%
Katharina Koch 9/10 1710 days 11%
Ben 10/10 1732 days 11%
Lucille Laurent 8/10 1749 days 10%
Marie Gros 8/10 1749 days 10%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 1757 days 11%
Stuart Gange 10/10 1780 days 10%
Moreno 10/10 1787 days 10%
Richard Fox 7/10 1802 days 9%
Ferdinand 6/10 1802 days 9%
romain perroches 10/10 1811 days 10%
Gabriel Prerot 9/10 1829 days 10%
Bettina Enigl 10/10 1829 days 10%
Jessica Pein 7/10 1832 days 9%
Nicole 7/10 2033 days 8%
Sebastian Bauer 7/10 2033 days 8%
Nathalie Botz 7/10 2033 days 8%
Leopold Kern 9/10 2036 days 9%
Claire Baron 8/10 2044 days 9%
Sarah Grant 7/10 2045 days 8%
Unalte 8/10 2046 days 9%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 2048 days 8%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 2048 days 8%
Jenny Young 10/10 2052 days 9%
Maayke Reidsma 9/10 2056 days 9%
Brad Dobsky 8/10 2057 days 8%
Radim Halasz 10/10 2058 days 9%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 2058 days 9%
Judith 10/10 2064 days 9%
Prisuille 8/10 2064 days 8%
Andre 10/10 2066 days 9%
Marco 7/10 2071 days 8%
Ben and Pauline 10/10 2075 days 9%
Andrea Tabaka 9/10 2080 days 9%
Matas Tirilis 9/10 2080 days 9%
Charlie Noon 10/10 2090 days 9%
Rebecca Oft 8/10 2103 days 8%
Philipp 7/10 2103 days 8%
Joanna and Shaun 7/10 2103 days 8%
Monica Mier 10/10 2105 days 9%
Elisabeth Grabner 8/10 2110 days 8%
Audrey Cavalerie 8/10 2117 days 8%
Amadeus van Schie 9/10 2136 days 8%
Roman and Liz 10/10 2141 days 8%
Maxi Woedel 7/10 2156 days 8%
James Webster 10/10 2389 days 7%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 2418 days 7%
Lara Jakob 10/10 2419 days 7%
Darker 10/10 2444 days 7%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 2468 days 7%
Katie Stillman 9/10 2502 days 6%
Heike Heller 10/10 2772 days 5%
Andreas Mouteiro 10/10 2772 days 5%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 2794 days 5%
Emilie Chanbon 9/10 2825 days 5%
Bella Danaher 9/10 2831 days 5%
Daniel Danamer 9/10 2831 days 5%
Renee van der Syde 9/10 2837 days 5%
Martha Horst 8/10 2837 days 4%
Sarah Strong 10/10 2846 days 4%
balesdent 10/10 2850 days 4%
Lara Mroseck 8/10 2851 days 4%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2851 days 4%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 3122 days 3%
Katya Verikaitis 10/10 3152 days 3%
Claire 10/10 3159 days 3%
Karine Scheers 10/10 3160 days 3%
Karina Gratz 8/10 3163 days 3%
Benjamin Geisser 9/10 3164 days 3%
Rachel Geisser 9/10 3164 days 3%
Lagunegrand 8/10 3175 days 2%
Loesje 9/10 3218 days 2%
David and Sally Wallis 9/10 3240 days 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 3240 days 2%
Joanna 7/10 3255 days 2%
Reijans 9/10 3255 days 2%
Jim and JoAnn Harllee 10/10 3255 days 2%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 3259 days 2%
C Schaap 10/10 3260 days 2%
Steve and Therese Dunne 7/10 3261 days 2%
Green UK 9/10 3505 days 1%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 3509 days 1%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 3509 days 1%
Nathan Sait 10/10 3516 days 1%
Toby Clark 10/10 3516 days 1%
Heath 10/10 3520 days 1%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 3529 days 1%
Vlutters 8/10 3529 days 1%
Inge & Erik 9/10 3534 days 1%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 3534 days 1%
Ryan Pynappels 10/10 3535 days 1%
Nico Schoots 7/10 3535 days 1%
Shirley Marshall 10/10 3536 days 1%
Mary Mitchell 9/10 3538 days 1%
Paul Fairbrass 10/10 3546 days 1%
David Blundell 9/10 3548 days 0%
Thomas Behy 9/10 3551 days 0%
Anika 7/10 3552 days 0%
Cick Pouw 9/10 3552 days 0%
Chris & Jen Spencer 10/10 3564 days 0%
kaikouranz 10/10 3584 days 0%
Marc & Pauline 9/10 3621 days 0%
Anna Bret 9/10 3624 days 0%
Berry 10/10 3626 days 0%
David & Audrey 9/10 3630 days 0%
Peter Spooner 9/10 3632 days 0%
Eveline Mestrom 8/10 3635 days 0%
Craig Hathaway 8/10 3858 days 3%
Sarah James 10/10 3858 days 3%
Nick Taylor 10/10 3858 days 3%
Christine 10/10 3871 days 3%
Ed Ronan 9/10 3875 days 3%
Stefanie 10/10 3875 days 3%
Charlie 9/10 3876 days 3%
Jason & Beth Berlin 10/10 3876 days 3%
Richard Gallichan 7/10 3877 days 3%
Veronica Warren 8/10 3880 days 3%
Maggie Leyland 8/10 3880 days 3%
henriket 10/10 3884 days 3%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 3887 days 3%
LandJ 8/10 3890 days 3%
Erin Dumbauld 8/10 3891 days 3%
Wendy Good 8/10 3892 days 3%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 3893 days 3%
David Emerick 9/10 3893 days 3%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3895 days 3%
Richard Brijs 9/10 3901 days 3%
Danny and Loreen Way 8/10 3906 days 3%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3909 days 3%
D Hoekstra 9/10 3913 days 3%
Ellen Thompson 10/10 3913 days 3%
Chris Chasemore 7/10 3914 days 3%
Marie 9/10 4224 days 3%
June 9/10 4224 days 3%
Zoe Norcross 9/10 4241 days 3%
Matthias & Ceristiane 8/10 4242 days 3%
Antoine Migault 7/10 4245 days 3%
Antoine Del 8/10 4245 days 3%
R Bakker 7/10 4246 days 3%
Trude 10/10 4257 days 3%
Brian_Val 10/10 4258 days 3%
Brian Morris 10/10 4264 days 3%
Thijs Schoemaker 8/10 4269 days 3%
Ulric 8/10 4277 days 3%
Johanna X 9/10 4278 days 3%
Petra Berrens 7/10 4281 days 3%
Markus 7/10 4299 days 3%
biene 9/10 4329 days 3%
martinab 10/10 4329 days 3%
mdarras 9/10 4349 days 3%
Bert Wierzy 9/10 4352 days 3%
Ruth Colmer 10/10 4355 days 3%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 4356 days 3%
Alan Riley 9/10 4357 days 3%
Gensen 7/10 4371 days 3%
SiljaH 6/10 4579 days 2%
RussC 8/10 4581 days 3%
Martina Bumiller 9/10 4594 days 3%
Andrew Smith 7/10 4595 days 3%
Christian Moll 7/10 4605 days 3%
Johannes & Jopke Fokkema 8/10 4609 days 3%
Nick 6/10 4618 days 2%
Amanda Williams 9/10 4630 days 3%

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

89%

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.