Ranking Score Explained

G'day 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.

Cymen Crick's avatar

Cymen Crick

Rankers Owner

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

88.56%

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 10/10 955 days 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 1412 days 53%
Jean Simonet 10/10 1758 days 45%
Katharina Koch 9/10 2003 days 38%
Ben 10/10 2025 days 38%
Lucille Laurent 8/10 2042 days 36%
Marie Gros 8/10 2042 days 36%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 2050 days 37%
Stuart Gange 10/10 2073 days 37%
Moreno 10/10 2080 days 37%
Richard Fox 7/10 2095 days 33%
Ferdinand 6/10 2095 days 30%
romain perroches 10/10 2104 days 36%
Gabriel Prerot 9/10 2122 days 36%
Bettina Enigl 10/10 2122 days 36%
Jessica Pein 7/10 2125 days 32%
Nicole 7/10 2326 days 28%
Sebastian Bauer 7/10 2326 days 28%
Nathalie Botz 7/10 2326 days 28%
Leopold Kern 9/10 2329 days 30%
Claire Baron 8/10 2337 days 29%
Sarah Grant 7/10 2338 days 27%
Unalte 8/10 2339 days 29%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 2341 days 27%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 2341 days 27%
Jenny Young 10/10 2345 days 30%
Maayke Reidsma 9/10 2349 days 30%
Brad Dobsky 8/10 2350 days 28%
Radim Halasz 10/10 2351 days 30%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 2351 days 30%
Judith 10/10 2357 days 30%
Prisuille 8/10 2357 days 28%
Andre 10/10 2359 days 30%
Marco 7/10 2364 days 27%
Ben and Pauline 10/10 2368 days 29%
Andrea Tabaka 9/10 2373 days 29%
Matas Tirilis 9/10 2373 days 29%
Charlie Noon 10/10 2383 days 29%
Rebecca Oft 8/10 2396 days 27%
Philipp 7/10 2396 days 26%
Joanna and Shaun 7/10 2396 days 26%
Monica Mier 10/10 2398 days 29%
Elisabeth Grabner 8/10 2403 days 27%
Audrey Cavalerie 8/10 2410 days 27%
Amadeus van Schie 9/10 2429 days 28%
Roman and Liz 10/10 2434 days 28%
Maxi Woedel 7/10 2449 days 25%
James Webster 10/10 2682 days 22%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 2711 days 21%
Lara Jakob 10/10 2712 days 21%
Darker 10/10 2737 days 20%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 2761 days 20%
Katie Stillman 9/10 2795 days 19%
Heike Heller 10/10 3065 days 12%
Andreas Mouteiro 10/10 3065 days 12%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 3087 days 12%
Emilie Chanbon 9/10 3118 days 11%
Bella Danaher 9/10 3124 days 11%
Daniel Danamer 9/10 3124 days 11%
Renee van der Syde 9/10 3130 days 11%
Martha Horst 8/10 3130 days 10%
Sarah Strong 10/10 3139 days 10%
balesdent 10/10 3143 days 10%
Lara Mroseck 8/10 3144 days 10%
Robert Geissler 10/10 3144 days 10%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 3415 days 4%
Katya Verikaitis 10/10 3445 days 3%
Claire 10/10 3452 days 3%
Karine Scheers 10/10 3453 days 3%
Karina Gratz 8/10 3456 days 2%
Benjamin Geisser 9/10 3457 days 3%
Rachel Geisser 9/10 3457 days 3%
Lagunegrand 8/10 3468 days 2%
Loesje 9/10 3511 days 1%
David and Sally Wallis 9/10 3533 days 1%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 3533 days 1%
Joanna 7/10 3548 days 0%
Reijans 9/10 3548 days 0%
Jim and JoAnn Harllee 10/10 3548 days 0%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 3552 days 0%
C Schaap 10/10 3553 days 0%
Steve and Therese Dunne 7/10 3554 days 0%
Green UK 9/10 3798 days 10%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 3802 days 10%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 3802 days 10%
Nathan Sait 10/10 3809 days 10%
Toby Clark 10/10 3809 days 10%
Heath 10/10 3813 days 10%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 3822 days 10%
Vlutters 8/10 3822 days 10%
Inge & Erik 9/10 3827 days 10%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 3827 days 10%
Ryan Pynappels 10/10 3828 days 10%
Nico Schoots 7/10 3828 days 9%
Shirley Marshall 10/10 3829 days 10%
Mary Mitchell 9/10 3831 days 10%
Paul Fairbrass 10/10 3839 days 10%
David Blundell 9/10 3841 days 10%
Thomas Behy 9/10 3844 days 10%
Anika 7/10 3845 days 9%
Cick Pouw 9/10 3845 days 10%
Chris & Jen Spencer 10/10 3857 days 10%
kaikouranz 10/10 3877 days 10%
Marc & Pauline 9/10 3914 days 10%
Anna Bret 9/10 3917 days 10%
Berry 10/10 3919 days 10%
David & Audrey 9/10 3923 days 10%
Peter Spooner 9/10 3925 days 10%
Eveline Mestrom 8/10 3928 days 10%
Craig Hathaway 8/10 4151 days 10%
Sarah James 10/10 4151 days 10%
Nick Taylor 10/10 4151 days 10%
Christine 10/10 4164 days 10%
Ed Ronan 9/10 4168 days 10%
Stefanie 10/10 4168 days 10%
Charlie 9/10 4169 days 10%
Jason & Beth Berlin 10/10 4169 days 10%
Richard Gallichan 7/10 4170 days 9%
Veronica Warren 8/10 4173 days 10%
Maggie Leyland 8/10 4173 days 10%
henriket 10/10 4177 days 10%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 4180 days 10%
LandJ 8/10 4183 days 10%
Erin Dumbauld 8/10 4184 days 10%
Wendy Good 8/10 4185 days 10%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 4186 days 10%
David Emerick 9/10 4186 days 10%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 4188 days 10%
Richard Brijs 9/10 4194 days 10%
Danny and Loreen Way 8/10 4199 days 10%
Roy Seymour 8/10 4202 days 10%
D Hoekstra 9/10 4206 days 10%
Ellen Thompson 10/10 4206 days 10%
Chris Chasemore 7/10 4207 days 9%
Marie 9/10 4517 days 10%
June 9/10 4517 days 10%
Zoe Norcross 9/10 4534 days 10%
Matthias & Ceristiane 8/10 4535 days 10%
Antoine Migault 7/10 4538 days 9%
Antoine Del 8/10 4538 days 10%
R Bakker 7/10 4539 days 9%
Trude 10/10 4550 days 10%
Brian_Val 10/10 4551 days 10%
Brian Morris 10/10 4557 days 10%
Thijs Schoemaker 8/10 4562 days 10%
Ulric 8/10 4570 days 10%
Johanna X 9/10 4571 days 10%
Petra Berrens 7/10 4574 days 9%
Markus 7/10 4592 days 9%
biene 9/10 4622 days 10%
martinab 10/10 4622 days 10%
mdarras 9/10 4642 days 10%
Bert Wierzy 9/10 4645 days 10%
Ruth Colmer 10/10 4648 days 10%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 4649 days 10%
Alan Riley 9/10 4650 days 10%
Gensen 7/10 4664 days 9%
SiljaH 6/10 4872 days 8%
RussC 8/10 4874 days 10%
Martina Bumiller 9/10 4887 days 10%
Andrew Smith 7/10 4888 days 9%
Christian Moll 7/10 4898 days 9%
Johannes & Jopke Fokkema 8/10 4902 days 10%
Nick 6/10 4911 days 8%
Amanda Williams 9/10 4923 days 10%

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 any adjustments, ratings, and 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.