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

92.25%

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 95 days 98.57 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 552 days 51.72 52%
Jean Simonet 10/10 898 days 11.15 11%
Katharina Koch 9/10 1143 days true 4.91 5%
Ben 10/10 1165 days true 4.86 5%
Lucille Laurent 8/10 1182 days true 4.59 5%
Marie Gros 8/10 1182 days true 4.59 5%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 1189 days 4.82 5%
Stuart Gange 10/10 1213 days 4.77 5%
Moreno 10/10 1220 days true 4.76 5%
Richard Fox 7/10 1235 days true 4.3 4%
Ferdinand 6/10 1235 days true 3.92 4%
romain perroches 10/10 1244 days true 4.71 5%
Gabriel Prerot 9/10 1262 days true 4.67 5%
Bettina Enigl 10/10 1262 days true 4.67 5%
Jessica Pein 7/10 1265 days true 4.25 4%
Nicole 7/10 1466 days true 3.89 4%
Sebastian Bauer 7/10 1466 days true 3.89 4%
Nathalie Botz 7/10 1466 days true 3.89 4%
Leopold Kern 9/10 1469 days true 4.27 4%
Claire Baron 8/10 1477 days true 4.04 4%
Sarah Grant 7/10 1478 days true 3.87 4%
Unalte 8/10 1479 days true 4.04 4%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1481 days true 3.86 4%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1481 days true 3.86 4%
Jenny Young 10/10 1485 days true 4.24 4%
Maayke Reidsma 9/10 1489 days true 4.23 4%
Brad Dobsky 8/10 1490 days true 4.02 4%
Radim Halasz 10/10 1491 days true 4.23 4%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1491 days true 4.23 4%
Judith 10/10 1497 days true 4.21 4%
Prisuille 8/10 1497 days true 4.0 4%
Andre 10/10 1499 days true 4.21 4%
Marco 7/10 1504 days true 3.82 4%
Ben and Pauline 10/10 1508 days true 4.19 4%
Andrea Tabaka 9/10 1513 days true 4.18 4%
Matas Tirilis 9/10 1513 days true 4.18 4%
Charlie Noon 10/10 1523 days true 4.16 4%
Rebecca Oft 8/10 1536 days true 3.93 4%
Philipp 7/10 1536 days true 3.76 4%
Joanna and Shaun 7/10 1536 days true 3.76 4%
Monica Mier 10/10 1538 days true 4.13 4%
Elisabeth Grabner 8/10 1543 days true 3.92 4%
Audrey Cavalerie 8/10 1550 days 3.9 4%
Amadeus van Schie 9/10 1569 days true 4.07 4%
Roman and Liz 10/10 1574 days true 4.06 4%
Maxi Woedel 7/10 1589 days true 3.67 4%
James Webster 10/10 1821 days 3.58 4%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 1851 days true 3.52 4%
Lara Jakob 10/10 1852 days true 3.52 4%
Darker 10/10 1877 days true 3.47 4%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 1901 days 3.42 3%
Katie Stillman 9/10 1935 days true 3.36 3%
Heike Heller 10/10 2205 days true 2.83 3%
Andreas Mouteiro 10/10 2205 days true 2.83 3%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 2227 days true 2.78 3%
Emilie Chanbon 9/10 2258 days true 2.72 3%
Bella Danaher 9/10 2264 days true 2.71 3%
Daniel Danamer 9/10 2264 days true 2.71 3%
Renee van der Syde 9/10 2270 days true 2.7 3%
Martha Horst 8/10 2270 days true 2.57 3%
Sarah Strong 10/10 2279 days true 2.68 3%
balesdent 10/10 2283 days true 2.68 3%
Lara Mroseck 8/10 2284 days true 2.54 3%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2284 days true 2.67 3%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 2555 days true 2.14 2%
Katya Verikaitis 10/10 2585 days true 2.08 2%
Claire 10/10 2592 days true 2.07 2%
Karine Scheers 10/10 2593 days true 2.07 2%
Karina Gratz 8/10 2596 days true 1.96 2%
Benjamin Geisser 9/10 2597 days true 2.06 2%
Rachel Geisser 9/10 2597 days true 2.06 2%
Lagunegrand 8/10 2608 days true 1.94 2%
Loesje 9/10 2651 days 1.95 2%
David and Sally Wallis 9/10 2673 days true 1.91 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 2673 days true 1.82 2%
Joanna 7/10 2688 days true 1.71 2%
Reijans 9/10 2688 days true 1.88 2%
Jim and JoAnn Harllee 10/10 2688 days true 1.88 2%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2692 days true 1.87 2%
C Schaap 10/10 2693 days true 1.87 2%
Steve and Therese Dunne 7/10 2694 days true 1.7 2%
Green UK 9/10 2938 days true 1.39 1%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 2942 days true 1.39 1%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 2942 days true 1.39 1%
Nathan Sait 10/10 2949 days true 1.37 1%
Toby Clark 10/10 2949 days true 1.37 1%
Heath 10/10 2953 days true 1.36 1%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 2962 days true 1.35 1%
Vlutters 8/10 2962 days true 1.28 1%
Inge & Erik 9/10 2967 days true 1.34 1%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 2967 days true 1.34 1%
Ryan Pynappels 10/10 2968 days true 1.33 1%
Nico Schoots 7/10 2968 days true 1.21 1%
Shirley Marshall 10/10 2969 days true 1.33 1%
Mary Mitchell 9/10 2971 days true 1.33 1%
Paul Fairbrass 10/10 2979 days true 1.31 1%
David Blundell 9/10 2981 days true 1.31 1%
Thomas Behy 9/10 2984 days true 1.3 1%
Anika 7/10 2985 days true 1.18 1%
Cick Pouw 9/10 2985 days true 1.3 1%
Chris & Jen Spencer 10/10 2997 days true 1.28 1%
kaikouranz 10/10 3017 days 1.24 1%
Marc & Pauline 9/10 3054 days true 1.17 1%
Anna Bret 9/10 3057 days true 1.16 1%
Berry 10/10 3059 days true 1.16 1%
David & Audrey 9/10 3063 days true 1.15 1%
Peter Spooner 9/10 3065 days true 1.14 1%
Eveline Mestrom 8/10 3068 days true 1.08 1%
Craig Hathaway 8/10 3291 days true 0.67 1%
Sarah James 10/10 3291 days true 0.7 1%
Nick Taylor 10/10 3291 days true 0.7 1%
Christine 10/10 3304 days true 0.68 1%
Ed Ronan 9/10 3308 days true 0.67 1%
Stefanie 10/10 3308 days true 0.67 1%
Charlie 9/10 3309 days true 0.67 1%
Jason & Beth Berlin 10/10 3309 days true 0.67 1%
Richard Gallichan 7/10 3310 days true 0.61 1%
Veronica Warren 8/10 3313 days true 0.63 1%
Maggie Leyland 8/10 3313 days true 0.63 1%
henriket 10/10 3317 days true 0.65 1%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 3320 days true 0.65 1%
LandJ 8/10 3323 days 0.61 1%
Erin Dumbauld 8/10 3324 days true 0.61 1%
Wendy Good 8/10 3325 days true 0.6 1%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 3326 days true 0.63 1%
David Emerick 9/10 3326 days true 0.63 1%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3328 days true 0.63 1%
Richard Brijs 9/10 3334 days true 0.62 1%
Danny and Loreen Way 8/10 3339 days true 0.58 1%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3342 days true 0.57 1%
D Hoekstra 9/10 3346 days true 0.59 1%
Ellen Thompson 10/10 3346 days true 0.59 1%
Chris Chasemore 7/10 3347 days true 0.54 1%
Marie 9/10 3657 days true 0.0 0%
June 9/10 3657 days true 0.0 0%
Zoe Norcross 9/10 3674 days true 0.0 0%
Matthias & Ceristiane 8/10 3675 days true 0.0 0%
Antoine Migault 7/10 3678 days true 0.0 0%
Antoine Del 8/10 3678 days true 0.0 0%
R Bakker 7/10 3679 days true 0.0 0%
Trude 10/10 3690 days true 0.0 0%
Brian_Val 10/10 3691 days true 0.0 0%
Brian Morris 10/10 3697 days true 0.0 0%
Thijs Schoemaker 8/10 3702 days true 0.0 0%
Ulric 8/10 3710 days true 0.0 0%
Johanna X 9/10 3711 days true 0.0 0%
Petra Berrens 7/10 3714 days true 0.0 0%
Markus 7/10 3732 days true 0.0 0%
biene 9/10 3762 days true 0.0 0%
martinab 10/10 3762 days true 0.0 0%
mdarras 9/10 3782 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Wierzy 9/10 3785 days true 0.0 0%
Ruth Colmer 10/10 3788 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3789 days true 0.0 0%
Alan Riley 9/10 3790 days true 0.0 0%
Gensen 7/10 3804 days true 0.0 0%
SiljaH 6/10 4011 days true 0.0 0%
RussC 8/10 4013 days true 0.0 0%
Martina Bumiller 9/10 4027 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew Smith 7/10 4028 days true 0.0 0%
Christian Moll 7/10 4038 days true 0.0 0%
Johannes & Jopke Fokkema 8/10 4042 days true 0.0 0%
Nick 6/10 4051 days 0.0 0%
Amanda Williams 9/10 4063 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.