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

90.83%

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 10/10 357 days 79.8 100%
Jean Simonet 10/10 703 days 29.35 37%
Katharina Koch 9/10 948 days true 8.42 10%
Ben 10/10 970 days true 7.48 9%
Lucille Laurent 8/10 987 days true 6.51 8%
Marie Gros 8/10 987 days true 6.51 8%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 994 days 6.62 8%
Stuart Gange 10/10 1018 days 5.94 7%
Moreno 10/10 1025 days true 5.78 7%
Richard Fox 7/10 1040 days true 4.99 6%
Ferdinand 6/10 1040 days true 4.55 5%
romain perroches 10/10 1049 days true 5.34 6%
Gabriel Prerot 9/10 1067 days true 5.12 6%
Bettina Enigl 10/10 1067 days true 5.12 6%
Jessica Pein 7/10 1070 days true 4.64 6%
Nicole 7/10 1271 days true 4.28 5%
Sebastian Bauer 7/10 1271 days true 4.28 5%
Nathalie Botz 7/10 1271 days true 4.28 5%
Leopold Kern 9/10 1274 days true 4.69 6%
Claire Baron 8/10 1282 days true 4.45 5%
Sarah Grant 7/10 1283 days true 4.26 5%
Unalte 8/10 1284 days true 4.44 5%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1286 days true 4.25 5%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1286 days true 4.25 5%
Jenny Young 10/10 1290 days true 4.67 6%
Maayke Reidsma 9/10 1294 days true 4.66 6%
Brad Dobsky 8/10 1295 days true 4.42 5%
Radim Halasz 10/10 1296 days true 4.66 6%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1296 days true 4.66 6%
Judith 10/10 1302 days true 4.65 6%
Prisuille 8/10 1302 days true 4.41 5%
Andre 10/10 1304 days true 4.64 6%
Marco 7/10 1309 days true 4.22 5%
Ben and Pauline 10/10 1313 days true 4.63 6%
Andrea Tabaka 9/10 1318 days true 4.62 6%
Matas Tirilis 9/10 1318 days true 4.62 6%
Charlie Noon 10/10 1328 days true 4.6 5%
Rebecca Oft 8/10 1341 days true 4.35 5%
Philipp 7/10 1341 days true 4.17 5%
Joanna and Shaun 7/10 1341 days true 4.17 5%
Monica Mier 10/10 1343 days true 4.58 5%
Elisabeth Grabner 8/10 1348 days true 4.34 5%
Audrey Cavalerie 8/10 1355 days 4.33 5%
Amadeus van Schie 9/10 1374 days true 4.52 5%
Roman and Liz 10/10 1379 days true 4.51 5%
Maxi Woedel 7/10 1394 days true 4.08 5%
James Webster 10/10 1627 days 4.09 5%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 1656 days true 4.04 5%
Lara Jakob 10/10 1657 days true 4.04 5%
Darker 10/10 1682 days true 3.99 5%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 1706 days 3.95 5%
Katie Stillman 9/10 1740 days true 3.9 5%
Heike Heller 10/10 2010 days true 3.43 4%
Andreas Mouteiro 10/10 2010 days true 3.43 4%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 2032 days true 3.4 4%
Emilie Chanbon 9/10 2063 days true 3.34 4%
Bella Danaher 9/10 2069 days true 3.33 4%
Daniel Danamer 9/10 2069 days true 3.33 4%
Renee van der Syde 9/10 2075 days true 3.32 4%
Martha Horst 8/10 2075 days true 3.16 4%
Sarah Strong 10/10 2084 days true 3.31 4%
balesdent 10/10 2088 days true 3.3 4%
Lara Mroseck 8/10 2089 days true 3.13 4%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2089 days true 3.3 4%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 2360 days true 2.83 3%
Katya Verikaitis 10/10 2390 days true 2.78 3%
Claire 10/10 2397 days true 2.77 3%
Karine Scheers 10/10 2398 days true 2.77 3%
Karina Gratz 8/10 2401 days true 2.63 3%
Benjamin Geisser 9/10 2402 days true 2.76 3%
Rachel Geisser 9/10 2402 days true 2.76 3%
Lagunegrand 8/10 2413 days true 2.61 3%
Loesje 9/10 2456 days 2.67 3%
David and Sally Wallis 9/10 2478 days true 2.63 3%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 2478 days true 2.5 3%
Joanna 7/10 2493 days true 2.37 3%
Reijans 9/10 2493 days true 2.61 3%
Jim and JoAnn Harllee 10/10 2493 days true 2.61 3%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2497 days true 2.6 3%
C Schaap 10/10 2498 days true 2.6 3%
Steve and Therese Dunne 7/10 2499 days true 2.36 3%
Green UK 9/10 2743 days true 2.18 2%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 2747 days true 2.17 2%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 2747 days true 2.17 2%
Nathan Sait 10/10 2754 days true 2.16 2%
Toby Clark 10/10 2754 days true 2.16 2%
Heath 10/10 2758 days true 2.15 2%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 2767 days true 2.14 2%
Vlutters 8/10 2767 days true 2.03 2%
Inge & Erik 9/10 2772 days true 2.13 2%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 2772 days true 2.13 2%
Ryan Pynappels 10/10 2773 days true 2.13 2%
Nico Schoots 7/10 2773 days true 1.94 2%
Shirley Marshall 10/10 2774 days true 2.13 2%
Mary Mitchell 9/10 2776 days true 2.12 2%
Paul Fairbrass 10/10 2784 days true 2.11 2%
David Blundell 9/10 2786 days true 2.1 2%
Thomas Behy 9/10 2789 days true 2.1 2%
Anika 7/10 2790 days true 1.91 2%
Cick Pouw 9/10 2790 days true 2.1 2%
Chris & Jen Spencer 10/10 2802 days true 2.08 2%
kaikouranz 10/10 2822 days 2.04 2%
Marc & Pauline 9/10 2859 days true 1.98 2%
Anna Bret 9/10 2862 days true 1.97 2%
Berry 10/10 2864 days true 1.97 2%
David & Audrey 9/10 2868 days true 1.96 2%
Peter Spooner 9/10 2870 days true 1.96 2%
Eveline Mestrom 8/10 2873 days true 1.86 2%
Craig Hathaway 8/10 3096 days true 1.49 2%
Sarah James 10/10 3096 days true 1.57 2%
Nick Taylor 10/10 3096 days true 1.57 2%
Christine 10/10 3109 days true 1.55 2%
Ed Ronan 9/10 3113 days true 1.54 2%
Stefanie 10/10 3113 days true 1.54 2%
Charlie 9/10 3114 days true 1.54 2%
Jason & Beth Berlin 10/10 3114 days true 1.54 2%
Richard Gallichan 7/10 3115 days true 1.4 1%
Veronica Warren 8/10 3118 days true 1.46 2%
Maggie Leyland 8/10 3118 days true 1.46 2%
henriket 10/10 3122 days true 1.53 2%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 3125 days true 1.52 2%
LandJ 8/10 3128 days 1.44 2%
Erin Dumbauld 8/10 3129 days true 1.44 2%
Wendy Good 8/10 3130 days true 1.44 2%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 3131 days true 1.51 2%
David Emerick 9/10 3131 days true 1.51 2%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3133 days true 1.51 2%
Richard Brijs 9/10 3139 days true 1.5 2%
Danny and Loreen Way 8/10 3144 days true 1.42 1%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3147 days true 1.41 1%
D Hoekstra 9/10 3151 days true 1.48 2%
Ellen Thompson 10/10 3151 days true 1.48 2%
Chris Chasemore 7/10 3152 days true 1.34 1%
Marie 9/10 3462 days true 0.95 1%
June 9/10 3462 days true 0.95 1%
Zoe Norcross 9/10 3479 days true 0.92 1%
Matthias & Ceristiane 8/10 3480 days true 0.87 1%
Antoine Migault 7/10 3483 days true 0.83 1%
Antoine Del 8/10 3483 days true 0.87 1%
R Bakker 7/10 3484 days true 0.83 1%
Trude 10/10 3495 days true 0.89 1%
Brian_Val 10/10 3496 days true 0.89 1%
Brian Morris 10/10 3502 days true 0.88 1%
Thijs Schoemaker 8/10 3507 days true 0.83 1%
Ulric 8/10 3515 days true 0.81 1%
Johanna X 9/10 3516 days true 0.85 1%
Petra Berrens 7/10 3519 days true 0.77 1%
Markus 7/10 3537 days true 0.74 1%
biene 9/10 3567 days true 0.77 1%
martinab 10/10 3567 days true 0.77 1%
mdarras 9/10 3587 days true 0.73 1%
Bert Wierzy 9/10 3590 days true 0.73 1%
Ruth Colmer 10/10 3593 days true 0.72 1%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3594 days true 0.72 1%
Alan Riley 9/10 3595 days true 0.72 1%
Gensen 7/10 3609 days true 0.63 1%
SiljaH 6/10 3817 days true 0.28 0%
RussC 8/10 3819 days true 0.32 0%
Martina Bumiller 9/10 3832 days true 0.31 0%
Andrew Smith 7/10 3833 days true 0.28 0%
Christian Moll 7/10 3843 days true 0.27 0%
Johannes & Jopke Fokkema 8/10 3847 days true 0.27 0%
Nick 6/10 3856 days 0.23 0%
Amanda Williams 9/10 3868 days 0.25 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

91%

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.