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

89.92%

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 10/10 236 days 91.17 100%
Jean Simonet 10/10 582 days 46.7 50%
Katharina Koch 9/10 827 days true 19.66 20%
Ben 10/10 849 days true 17.51 18%
Lucille Laurent 8/10 866 days true 15.97 16%
Marie Gros 8/10 866 days true 15.97 16%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 874 days 12.74 13%
Stuart Gange 10/10 897 days 11.21 11%
Moreno 10/10 904 days true 12.94 13%
Richard Fox 7/10 919 days true 11.89 12%
Ferdinand 6/10 919 days true 11.89 12%
romain perroches 10/10 928 days true 11.3 11%
Gabriel Prerot 9/10 946 days true 10.22 10%
Bettina Enigl 10/10 946 days true 10.22 10%
Jessica Pein 7/10 949 days true 10.05 10%
Nicole 7/10 1150 days true 5.91 5%
Sebastian Bauer 7/10 1150 days true 5.91 5%
Nathalie Botz 7/10 1150 days true 5.91 5%
Leopold Kern 9/10 1153 days true 5.9 5%
Claire Baron 8/10 1161 days true 5.89 5%
Sarah Grant 7/10 1162 days true 5.89 5%
Unalte 8/10 1163 days true 5.89 5%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1165 days true 5.88 5%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1165 days true 5.88 5%
Jenny Young 10/10 1169 days true 5.88 5%
Maayke Reidsma 9/10 1173 days true 5.87 5%
Brad Dobsky 8/10 1174 days true 5.87 5%
Radim Halasz 10/10 1175 days true 5.87 5%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1175 days true 5.87 5%
Judith 10/10 1181 days true 5.86 5%
Prisuille 8/10 1181 days true 5.86 5%
Andre 10/10 1183 days true 5.86 5%
Marco 7/10 1188 days true 5.85 5%
Ben and Pauline 10/10 1192 days true 5.84 5%
Andrea Tabaka 9/10 1197 days true 5.83 5%
Matas Tirilis 9/10 1197 days true 5.83 5%
Charlie Noon 10/10 1207 days true 5.82 5%
Rebecca Oft 8/10 1220 days true 5.79 5%
Philipp 7/10 1220 days true 5.79 5%
Joanna and Shaun 7/10 1220 days true 5.79 5%
Monica Mier 10/10 1222 days true 5.79 5%
Elisabeth Grabner 8/10 1227 days true 5.78 5%
Audrey Cavalerie 8/10 1234 days 4.81 4%
Amadeus van Schie 9/10 1253 days true 5.74 5%
Roman and Liz 10/10 1258 days true 5.73 5%
Maxi Woedel 7/10 1273 days true 5.71 5%
James Webster 10/10 1506 days 4.44 3%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 1535 days true 5.28 4%
Lara Jakob 10/10 1536 days true 5.28 4%
Darker 10/10 1561 days true 5.23 4%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 1585 days 4.33 3%
Katie Stillman 9/10 1619 days true 5.14 4%
Heike Heller 10/10 1889 days true 4.69 4%
Andreas Mouteiro 10/10 1889 days true 4.69 4%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 1911 days true 4.66 4%
Emilie Chanbon 9/10 1942 days true 4.61 4%
Bella Danaher 9/10 1948 days true 4.6 4%
Daniel Danamer 9/10 1948 days true 4.6 4%
Renee van der Syde 9/10 1954 days true 4.59 4%
Martha Horst 8/10 1954 days true 4.59 4%
Sarah Strong 10/10 1963 days true 4.57 4%
balesdent 10/10 1967 days true 4.57 4%
Lara Mroseck 8/10 1968 days true 4.56 4%
Robert Geissler 10/10 1968 days true 4.56 4%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 2239 days true 4.12 3%
Katya Verikaitis 10/10 2269 days true 4.07 3%
Claire 10/10 2276 days true 4.06 3%
Karine Scheers 10/10 2277 days true 4.06 3%
Karina Gratz 8/10 2280 days true 4.05 3%
Benjamin Geisser 9/10 2281 days true 4.05 3%
Rachel Geisser 9/10 2281 days true 4.05 3%
Lagunegrand 8/10 2292 days true 4.03 3%
Loesje 9/10 2335 days 3.3 2%
David and Sally Wallis 9/10 2357 days true 3.93 3%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 2357 days true 3.93 3%
Joanna 7/10 2372 days true 3.9 3%
Reijans 9/10 2372 days true 3.9 3%
Jim and JoAnn Harllee 10/10 2372 days true 3.9 3%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2376 days true 3.89 3%
C Schaap 10/10 2377 days true 3.89 3%
Steve and Therese Dunne 7/10 2378 days true 3.89 3%
Green UK 9/10 2622 days true 3.49 2%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 2626 days true 3.48 2%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 2626 days true 3.48 2%
Nathan Sait 10/10 2633 days true 3.47 2%
Toby Clark 10/10 2633 days true 3.47 2%
Heath 10/10 2637 days true 3.47 2%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 2646 days true 3.45 2%
Vlutters 8/10 2646 days true 3.45 2%
Inge & Erik 9/10 2651 days true 3.44 2%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 2651 days true 3.44 2%
Ryan Pynappels 10/10 2652 days true 3.44 2%
Nico Schoots 7/10 2652 days true 3.44 2%
Shirley Marshall 10/10 2653 days true 3.44 2%
Mary Mitchell 9/10 2655 days true 3.44 2%
Paul Fairbrass 10/10 2663 days true 3.42 2%
David Blundell 9/10 2665 days true 3.42 2%
Thomas Behy 9/10 2668 days true 3.41 2%
Anika 7/10 2669 days true 3.41 2%
Cick Pouw 9/10 2669 days true 3.41 2%
Chris & Jen Spencer 10/10 2681 days true 3.39 2%
kaikouranz 10/10 2701 days 2.8 2%
Marc & Pauline 9/10 2738 days true 3.3 2%
Anna Bret 9/10 2741 days true 3.29 2%
Berry 10/10 2743 days true 3.29 2%
David & Audrey 9/10 2747 days true 3.28 2%
Peter Spooner 9/10 2749 days true 3.28 2%
Eveline Mestrom 8/10 2752 days true 3.28 2%
Craig Hathaway 8/10 2975 days true 2.91 2%
Sarah James 10/10 2975 days true 2.91 2%
Nick Taylor 10/10 2975 days true 2.91 2%
Christine 10/10 2988 days true 2.89 2%
Ed Ronan 9/10 2992 days true 2.88 2%
Stefanie 10/10 2992 days true 2.88 2%
Charlie 9/10 2993 days true 2.88 2%
Jason & Beth Berlin 10/10 2993 days true 2.88 2%
Richard Gallichan 7/10 2994 days true 2.88 2%
Veronica Warren 8/10 2997 days true 2.87 2%
Maggie Leyland 8/10 2997 days true 2.87 2%
henriket 10/10 3001 days true 2.87 2%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 3004 days true 2.86 2%
LandJ 8/10 3007 days 2.38 1%
Erin Dumbauld 8/10 3008 days true 2.86 2%
Wendy Good 8/10 3009 days true 2.85 2%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 3010 days true 2.85 2%
David Emerick 9/10 3010 days true 2.85 2%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3012 days true 2.85 2%
Richard Brijs 9/10 3018 days true 2.84 2%
Danny and Loreen Way 8/10 3023 days true 2.83 2%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3026 days true 2.83 2%
D Hoekstra 9/10 3030 days true 2.82 2%
Ellen Thompson 10/10 3030 days true 2.82 2%
Chris Chasemore 7/10 3031 days true 2.82 2%
Marie 9/10 3341 days true 2.31 1%
June 9/10 3341 days true 2.31 1%
Zoe Norcross 9/10 3358 days true 2.28 1%
Matthias & Ceristiane 8/10 3359 days true 2.28 1%
Antoine Migault 7/10 3362 days true 2.27 1%
Antoine Del 8/10 3362 days true 2.27 1%
R Bakker 7/10 3363 days true 2.27 1%
Trude 10/10 3374 days true 2.25 1%
Brian_Val 10/10 3375 days true 2.25 1%
Brian Morris 10/10 3381 days true 2.24 1%
Thijs Schoemaker 8/10 3386 days true 2.23 1%
Ulric 8/10 3394 days true 2.22 1%
Johanna X 9/10 3395 days true 2.22 1%
Petra Berrens 7/10 3398 days true 2.21 1%
Markus 7/10 3416 days true 2.18 1%
biene 9/10 3446 days true 2.14 1%
martinab 10/10 3446 days true 2.14 1%
mdarras 9/10 3466 days true 2.1 1%
Bert Wierzy 9/10 3469 days true 2.1 1%
Ruth Colmer 10/10 3472 days true 2.09 1%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3473 days true 2.09 1%
Alan Riley 9/10 3474 days true 2.09 1%
Gensen 7/10 3488 days true 2.07 1%
SiljaH 6/10 3696 days true 1.72 0%
RussC 8/10 3698 days true 1.72 0%
Martina Bumiller 9/10 3711 days true 1.7 0%
Andrew Smith 7/10 3712 days true 1.7 0%
Christian Moll 7/10 3722 days true 1.68 0%
Johannes & Jopke Fokkema 8/10 3726 days true 1.68 0%
Nick 6/10 3735 days 1.38 0%
Amanda Williams 9/10 3747 days 1.37 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

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.

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