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

91.79%

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 10/10 262 days 89.12 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 719 days 27.4 31%
Jean Simonet 10/10 1065 days 5.14 6%
Katharina Koch 9/10 1310 days true 4.58 5%
Ben 10/10 1332 days true 4.54 5%
Lucille Laurent 8/10 1349 days true 4.28 5%
Marie Gros 8/10 1349 days true 4.28 5%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 1356 days 4.49 5%
Stuart Gange 10/10 1380 days 4.44 5%
Moreno 10/10 1387 days true 4.43 5%
Richard Fox 7/10 1402 days true 4.0 4%
Ferdinand 6/10 1402 days true 3.65 4%
romain perroches 10/10 1411 days true 4.38 5%
Gabriel Prerot 9/10 1429 days true 4.35 5%
Bettina Enigl 10/10 1429 days true 4.35 5%
Jessica Pein 7/10 1432 days true 3.95 4%
Nicole 7/10 1633 days true 3.59 4%
Sebastian Bauer 7/10 1633 days true 3.59 4%
Nathalie Botz 7/10 1633 days true 3.59 4%
Leopold Kern 9/10 1636 days true 3.94 4%
Claire Baron 8/10 1644 days true 3.73 4%
Sarah Grant 7/10 1645 days true 3.57 4%
Unalte 8/10 1646 days true 3.73 4%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1648 days true 3.57 4%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1648 days true 3.57 4%
Jenny Young 10/10 1652 days true 3.91 4%
Maayke Reidsma 9/10 1656 days true 3.9 4%
Brad Dobsky 8/10 1657 days true 3.71 4%
Radim Halasz 10/10 1658 days true 3.9 4%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1658 days true 3.9 4%
Judith 10/10 1664 days true 3.89 4%
Prisuille 8/10 1664 days true 3.69 4%
Andre 10/10 1666 days true 3.88 4%
Marco 7/10 1671 days true 3.52 4%
Ben and Pauline 10/10 1675 days true 3.86 4%
Andrea Tabaka 9/10 1680 days true 3.86 4%
Matas Tirilis 9/10 1680 days true 3.86 4%
Charlie Noon 10/10 1690 days true 3.84 4%
Rebecca Oft 8/10 1703 days true 3.62 4%
Philipp 7/10 1703 days true 3.47 4%
Joanna and Shaun 7/10 1703 days true 3.47 4%
Monica Mier 10/10 1705 days true 3.81 4%
Elisabeth Grabner 8/10 1710 days true 3.61 4%
Audrey Cavalerie 8/10 1717 days 3.59 4%
Amadeus van Schie 9/10 1736 days true 3.75 4%
Roman and Liz 10/10 1741 days true 3.74 4%
Maxi Woedel 7/10 1756 days true 3.37 4%
James Webster 10/10 1989 days 3.25 4%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 2018 days true 3.19 4%
Lara Jakob 10/10 2019 days true 3.19 4%
Darker 10/10 2044 days true 3.14 4%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 2068 days 3.1 3%
Katie Stillman 9/10 2102 days true 3.03 3%
Heike Heller 10/10 2372 days true 2.5 3%
Andreas Mouteiro 10/10 2372 days true 2.5 3%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 2394 days true 2.46 3%
Emilie Chanbon 9/10 2425 days true 2.4 3%
Bella Danaher 9/10 2431 days true 2.39 3%
Daniel Danamer 9/10 2431 days true 2.39 3%
Renee van der Syde 9/10 2437 days true 2.37 3%
Martha Horst 8/10 2437 days true 2.26 3%
Sarah Strong 10/10 2446 days true 2.36 3%
balesdent 10/10 2450 days true 2.35 3%
Lara Mroseck 8/10 2451 days true 2.23 3%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2451 days true 2.35 3%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 2722 days true 1.82 2%
Katya Verikaitis 10/10 2752 days true 1.76 2%
Claire 10/10 2759 days true 1.74 2%
Karine Scheers 10/10 2760 days true 1.74 2%
Karina Gratz 8/10 2763 days true 1.65 2%
Benjamin Geisser 9/10 2764 days true 1.73 2%
Rachel Geisser 9/10 2764 days true 1.73 2%
Lagunegrand 8/10 2775 days true 1.63 2%
Loesje 9/10 2818 days 1.63 2%
David and Sally Wallis 9/10 2840 days true 1.59 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 2840 days true 1.51 2%
Joanna 7/10 2855 days true 1.42 2%
Reijans 9/10 2855 days true 1.56 2%
Jim and JoAnn Harllee 10/10 2855 days true 1.56 2%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2859 days true 1.55 2%
C Schaap 10/10 2860 days true 1.55 2%
Steve and Therese Dunne 7/10 2861 days true 1.41 2%
Green UK 9/10 3105 days true 1.07 1%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 3109 days true 1.06 1%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 3109 days true 1.06 1%
Nathan Sait 10/10 3116 days true 1.05 1%
Toby Clark 10/10 3116 days true 1.05 1%
Heath 10/10 3120 days true 1.04 1%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 3129 days true 1.02 1%
Vlutters 8/10 3129 days true 0.97 1%
Inge & Erik 9/10 3134 days true 1.01 1%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 3134 days true 1.01 1%
Ryan Pynappels 10/10 3135 days true 1.01 1%
Nico Schoots 7/10 3135 days true 0.92 1%
Shirley Marshall 10/10 3136 days true 1.01 1%
Mary Mitchell 9/10 3138 days true 1.0 1%
Paul Fairbrass 10/10 3146 days true 0.99 1%
David Blundell 9/10 3148 days true 0.98 1%
Thomas Behy 9/10 3151 days true 0.98 1%
Anika 7/10 3152 days true 0.89 1%
Cick Pouw 9/10 3152 days true 0.97 1%
Chris & Jen Spencer 10/10 3164 days true 0.95 1%
kaikouranz 10/10 3184 days 0.91 1%
Marc & Pauline 9/10 3221 days true 0.84 1%
Anna Bret 9/10 3224 days true 0.83 1%
Berry 10/10 3226 days true 0.83 1%
David & Audrey 9/10 3230 days true 0.82 1%
Peter Spooner 9/10 3232 days true 0.82 1%
Eveline Mestrom 8/10 3235 days true 0.77 1%
Craig Hathaway 8/10 3458 days true 0.36 0%
Sarah James 10/10 3458 days true 0.38 0%
Nick Taylor 10/10 3458 days true 0.38 0%
Christine 10/10 3471 days true 0.35 0%
Ed Ronan 9/10 3475 days true 0.34 0%
Stefanie 10/10 3475 days true 0.34 0%
Charlie 9/10 3476 days true 0.34 0%
Jason & Beth Berlin 10/10 3476 days true 0.34 0%
Richard Gallichan 7/10 3477 days true 0.31 0%
Veronica Warren 8/10 3480 days true 0.32 0%
Maggie Leyland 8/10 3480 days true 0.32 0%
henriket 10/10 3484 days true 0.32 0%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 3487 days true 0.32 0%
LandJ 8/10 3490 days 0.3 0%
Erin Dumbauld 8/10 3491 days true 0.3 0%
Wendy Good 8/10 3492 days true 0.29 0%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 3493 days true 0.31 0%
David Emerick 9/10 3493 days true 0.31 0%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3495 days true 0.3 0%
Richard Brijs 9/10 3501 days true 0.29 0%
Danny and Loreen Way 8/10 3506 days true 0.27 0%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3509 days true 0.26 0%
D Hoekstra 9/10 3513 days true 0.27 0%
Ellen Thompson 10/10 3513 days true 0.27 0%
Chris Chasemore 7/10 3514 days true 0.24 0%
Marie 9/10 3824 days true 0.0 0%
June 9/10 3824 days true 0.0 0%
Zoe Norcross 9/10 3841 days true 0.0 0%
Matthias & Ceristiane 8/10 3842 days true 0.0 0%
Antoine Migault 7/10 3845 days true 0.0 0%
Antoine Del 8/10 3845 days true 0.0 0%
R Bakker 7/10 3846 days true 0.0 0%
Trude 10/10 3857 days true 0.0 0%
Brian_Val 10/10 3858 days true 0.0 0%
Brian Morris 10/10 3864 days true 0.0 0%
Thijs Schoemaker 8/10 3869 days true 0.0 0%
Ulric 8/10 3877 days true 0.0 0%
Johanna X 9/10 3878 days true 0.0 0%
Petra Berrens 7/10 3881 days true 0.0 0%
Markus 7/10 3899 days true 0.0 0%
biene 9/10 3929 days true 0.0 0%
martinab 10/10 3929 days true 0.0 0%
mdarras 9/10 3949 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Wierzy 9/10 3952 days true 0.0 0%
Ruth Colmer 10/10 3955 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3956 days true 0.0 0%
Alan Riley 9/10 3957 days true 0.0 0%
Gensen 7/10 3971 days true 0.0 0%
SiljaH 6/10 4179 days true 0.0 0%
RussC 8/10 4181 days true 0.0 0%
Martina Bumiller 9/10 4194 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew Smith 7/10 4195 days true 0.0 0%
Christian Moll 7/10 4205 days true 0.0 0%
Johannes & Jopke Fokkema 8/10 4209 days true 0.0 0%
Nick 6/10 4218 days 0.0 0%
Amanda Williams 9/10 4230 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.