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

90.40%

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 10/10 467 days 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 924 days 14%
Jean Simonet 10/10 1270 days 7%
Katharina Koch 9/10 1515 days 6%
Ben 10/10 1537 days 6%
Lucille Laurent 8/10 1554 days 5%
Marie Gros 8/10 1554 days 5%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 1562 days 6%
Stuart Gange 10/10 1585 days 6%
Moreno 10/10 1592 days 6%
Richard Fox 7/10 1607 days 5%
Ferdinand 6/10 1607 days 5%
romain perroches 10/10 1616 days 6%
Gabriel Prerot 9/10 1634 days 5%
Bettina Enigl 10/10 1634 days 5%
Jessica Pein 7/10 1637 days 5%
Nicole 7/10 1838 days 4%
Sebastian Bauer 7/10 1838 days 4%
Nathalie Botz 7/10 1838 days 4%
Leopold Kern 9/10 1841 days 5%
Claire Baron 8/10 1849 days 5%
Sarah Grant 7/10 1850 days 4%
Unalte 8/10 1851 days 5%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1853 days 4%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1853 days 4%
Jenny Young 10/10 1857 days 5%
Maayke Reidsma 9/10 1861 days 5%
Brad Dobsky 8/10 1862 days 5%
Radim Halasz 10/10 1863 days 5%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1863 days 5%
Judith 10/10 1869 days 5%
Prisuille 8/10 1869 days 4%
Andre 10/10 1871 days 5%
Marco 7/10 1876 days 4%
Ben and Pauline 10/10 1880 days 5%
Andrea Tabaka 9/10 1885 days 5%
Matas Tirilis 9/10 1885 days 5%
Charlie Noon 10/10 1895 days 5%
Rebecca Oft 8/10 1908 days 4%
Philipp 7/10 1908 days 4%
Joanna and Shaun 7/10 1908 days 4%
Monica Mier 10/10 1910 days 5%
Elisabeth Grabner 8/10 1915 days 4%
Audrey Cavalerie 8/10 1922 days 4%
Amadeus van Schie 9/10 1941 days 5%
Roman and Liz 10/10 1946 days 5%
Maxi Woedel 7/10 1961 days 4%
James Webster 10/10 2194 days 4%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 2223 days 4%
Lara Jakob 10/10 2224 days 4%
Darker 10/10 2249 days 4%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 2273 days 4%
Katie Stillman 9/10 2307 days 3%
Heike Heller 10/10 2577 days 3%
Andreas Mouteiro 10/10 2577 days 3%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 2599 days 3%
Emilie Chanbon 9/10 2630 days 2%
Bella Danaher 9/10 2636 days 2%
Daniel Danamer 9/10 2636 days 2%
Renee van der Syde 9/10 2642 days 2%
Martha Horst 8/10 2642 days 2%
Sarah Strong 10/10 2651 days 2%
balesdent 10/10 2655 days 2%
Lara Mroseck 8/10 2656 days 2%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2656 days 2%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 2927 days 2%
Katya Verikaitis 10/10 2957 days 1%
Claire 10/10 2964 days 1%
Karine Scheers 10/10 2965 days 1%
Karina Gratz 8/10 2968 days 1%
Benjamin Geisser 9/10 2969 days 1%
Rachel Geisser 9/10 2969 days 1%
Lagunegrand 8/10 2980 days 1%
Loesje 9/10 3023 days 1%
David and Sally Wallis 9/10 3045 days 1%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 3045 days 1%
Joanna 7/10 3060 days 1%
Reijans 9/10 3060 days 1%
Jim and JoAnn Harllee 10/10 3060 days 1%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 3064 days 1%
C Schaap 10/10 3065 days 1%
Steve and Therese Dunne 7/10 3066 days 1%
Green UK 9/10 3310 days 0%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 3314 days 0%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 3314 days 0%
Nathan Sait 10/10 3321 days 0%
Toby Clark 10/10 3321 days 0%
Heath 10/10 3325 days 0%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 3334 days 0%
Vlutters 8/10 3334 days 0%
Inge & Erik 9/10 3339 days 0%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 3339 days 0%
Ryan Pynappels 10/10 3340 days 0%
Nico Schoots 7/10 3340 days 0%
Shirley Marshall 10/10 3341 days 0%
Mary Mitchell 9/10 3343 days 0%
Paul Fairbrass 10/10 3351 days 0%
David Blundell 9/10 3353 days 0%
Thomas Behy 9/10 3356 days 0%
Anika 7/10 3357 days 0%
Cick Pouw 9/10 3357 days 0%
Chris & Jen Spencer 10/10 3369 days 0%
kaikouranz 10/10 3389 days 0%
Marc & Pauline 9/10 3426 days 0%
Anna Bret 9/10 3429 days 0%
Berry 10/10 3431 days 0%
David & Audrey 9/10 3435 days 0%
Peter Spooner 9/10 3437 days 0%
Eveline Mestrom 8/10 3440 days 0%
Craig Hathaway 8/10 3663 days 1%
Sarah James 10/10 3663 days 1%
Nick Taylor 10/10 3663 days 1%
Christine 10/10 3676 days 1%
Ed Ronan 9/10 3680 days 1%
Stefanie 10/10 3680 days 1%
Charlie 9/10 3681 days 1%
Jason & Beth Berlin 10/10 3681 days 1%
Richard Gallichan 7/10 3682 days 1%
Veronica Warren 8/10 3685 days 1%
Maggie Leyland 8/10 3685 days 1%
henriket 10/10 3689 days 1%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 3692 days 1%
LandJ 8/10 3695 days 1%
Erin Dumbauld 8/10 3696 days 1%
Wendy Good 8/10 3697 days 1%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 3698 days 1%
David Emerick 9/10 3698 days 1%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3700 days 1%
Richard Brijs 9/10 3706 days 1%
Danny and Loreen Way 8/10 3711 days 1%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3714 days 1%
D Hoekstra 9/10 3718 days 1%
Ellen Thompson 10/10 3718 days 1%
Chris Chasemore 7/10 3719 days 1%
Marie 9/10 4029 days 1%
June 9/10 4029 days 1%
Zoe Norcross 9/10 4046 days 1%
Matthias & Ceristiane 8/10 4047 days 1%
Antoine Migault 7/10 4050 days 1%
Antoine Del 8/10 4050 days 1%
R Bakker 7/10 4051 days 1%
Trude 10/10 4062 days 1%
Brian_Val 10/10 4063 days 1%
Brian Morris 10/10 4069 days 1%
Thijs Schoemaker 8/10 4074 days 1%
Ulric 8/10 4082 days 1%
Johanna X 9/10 4083 days 1%
Petra Berrens 7/10 4086 days 1%
Markus 7/10 4104 days 1%
biene 9/10 4134 days 1%
martinab 10/10 4134 days 1%
mdarras 9/10 4154 days 1%
Bert Wierzy 9/10 4157 days 1%
Ruth Colmer 10/10 4160 days 1%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 4161 days 1%
Alan Riley 9/10 4162 days 1%
Gensen 7/10 4176 days 1%
SiljaH 6/10 4384 days 1%
RussC 8/10 4386 days 1%
Martina Bumiller 9/10 4399 days 1%
Andrew Smith 7/10 4400 days 1%
Christian Moll 7/10 4410 days 1%
Johannes & Jopke Fokkema 8/10 4414 days 1%
Nick 6/10 4423 days 1%
Amanda Williams 9/10 4435 days 1%

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.