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

92.36%

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 49 days 99.62 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 506 days 59.43 60%
Jean Simonet 10/10 852 days 14.36 14%
Katharina Koch 9/10 1097 days true 5.0 5%
Ben 10/10 1119 days true 4.95 5%
Lucille Laurent 8/10 1136 days true 4.67 5%
Marie Gros 8/10 1136 days true 4.67 5%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 1143 days 4.91 5%
Stuart Gange 10/10 1167 days 4.86 5%
Moreno 10/10 1174 days true 4.85 5%
Richard Fox 7/10 1189 days true 4.38 4%
Ferdinand 6/10 1189 days true 4.0 4%
romain perroches 10/10 1198 days true 4.8 5%
Gabriel Prerot 9/10 1216 days true 4.76 5%
Bettina Enigl 10/10 1216 days true 4.76 5%
Jessica Pein 7/10 1219 days true 4.33 4%
Nicole 7/10 1420 days true 3.97 4%
Sebastian Bauer 7/10 1420 days true 3.97 4%
Nathalie Botz 7/10 1420 days true 3.97 4%
Leopold Kern 9/10 1423 days true 4.36 4%
Claire Baron 8/10 1431 days true 4.13 4%
Sarah Grant 7/10 1432 days true 3.95 4%
Unalte 8/10 1433 days true 4.12 4%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1435 days true 3.94 4%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1435 days true 3.94 4%
Jenny Young 10/10 1439 days true 4.33 4%
Maayke Reidsma 9/10 1443 days true 4.32 4%
Brad Dobsky 8/10 1444 days true 4.1 4%
Radim Halasz 10/10 1445 days true 4.32 4%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1445 days true 4.32 4%
Judith 10/10 1451 days true 4.3 4%
Prisuille 8/10 1451 days true 4.09 4%
Andre 10/10 1453 days true 4.3 4%
Marco 7/10 1458 days true 3.9 4%
Ben and Pauline 10/10 1462 days true 4.28 4%
Andrea Tabaka 9/10 1467 days true 4.27 4%
Matas Tirilis 9/10 1467 days true 4.27 4%
Charlie Noon 10/10 1477 days true 4.25 4%
Rebecca Oft 8/10 1490 days true 4.02 4%
Philipp 7/10 1490 days true 3.85 4%
Joanna and Shaun 7/10 1490 days true 3.85 4%
Monica Mier 10/10 1492 days true 4.22 4%
Elisabeth Grabner 8/10 1497 days true 4.0 4%
Audrey Cavalerie 8/10 1504 days 3.99 4%
Amadeus van Schie 9/10 1523 days true 4.16 4%
Roman and Liz 10/10 1528 days true 4.15 4%
Maxi Woedel 7/10 1543 days true 3.75 4%
James Webster 10/10 1775 days 3.67 4%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 1805 days true 3.61 4%
Lara Jakob 10/10 1806 days true 3.61 4%
Darker 10/10 1831 days true 3.56 4%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 1855 days 3.51 4%
Katie Stillman 9/10 1889 days true 3.45 3%
Heike Heller 10/10 2159 days true 2.92 3%
Andreas Mouteiro 10/10 2159 days true 2.92 3%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 2181 days true 2.87 3%
Emilie Chanbon 9/10 2212 days true 2.81 3%
Bella Danaher 9/10 2218 days true 2.8 3%
Daniel Danamer 9/10 2218 days true 2.8 3%
Renee van der Syde 9/10 2224 days true 2.79 3%
Martha Horst 8/10 2224 days true 2.65 3%
Sarah Strong 10/10 2233 days true 2.77 3%
balesdent 10/10 2237 days true 2.77 3%
Lara Mroseck 8/10 2238 days true 2.63 3%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2238 days true 2.76 3%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 2509 days true 2.23 2%
Katya Verikaitis 10/10 2539 days true 2.17 2%
Claire 10/10 2546 days true 2.16 2%
Karine Scheers 10/10 2547 days true 2.16 2%
Karina Gratz 8/10 2550 days true 2.05 2%
Benjamin Geisser 9/10 2551 days true 2.15 2%
Rachel Geisser 9/10 2551 days true 2.15 2%
Lagunegrand 8/10 2562 days true 2.02 2%
Loesje 9/10 2605 days 2.05 2%
David and Sally Wallis 9/10 2627 days true 2.0 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 2627 days true 1.9 2%
Joanna 7/10 2642 days true 1.8 2%
Reijans 9/10 2642 days true 1.97 2%
Jim and JoAnn Harllee 10/10 2642 days true 1.97 2%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2646 days true 1.96 2%
C Schaap 10/10 2647 days true 1.96 2%
Steve and Therese Dunne 7/10 2648 days true 1.78 2%
Green UK 9/10 2892 days true 1.48 1%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 2896 days true 1.48 1%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 2896 days true 1.48 1%
Nathan Sait 10/10 2903 days true 1.46 1%
Toby Clark 10/10 2903 days true 1.46 1%
Heath 10/10 2907 days true 1.45 1%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 2916 days true 1.44 1%
Vlutters 8/10 2916 days true 1.36 1%
Inge & Erik 9/10 2921 days true 1.43 1%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 2921 days true 1.43 1%
Ryan Pynappels 10/10 2922 days true 1.42 1%
Nico Schoots 7/10 2922 days true 1.3 1%
Shirley Marshall 10/10 2923 days true 1.42 1%
Mary Mitchell 9/10 2925 days true 1.42 1%
Paul Fairbrass 10/10 2933 days true 1.4 1%
David Blundell 9/10 2935 days true 1.4 1%
Thomas Behy 9/10 2938 days true 1.39 1%
Anika 7/10 2939 days true 1.27 1%
Cick Pouw 9/10 2939 days true 1.39 1%
Chris & Jen Spencer 10/10 2951 days true 1.37 1%
kaikouranz 10/10 2971 days 1.33 1%
Marc & Pauline 9/10 3008 days true 1.26 1%
Anna Bret 9/10 3011 days true 1.25 1%
Berry 10/10 3013 days true 1.25 1%
David & Audrey 9/10 3017 days true 1.24 1%
Peter Spooner 9/10 3019 days true 1.23 1%
Eveline Mestrom 8/10 3022 days true 1.17 1%
Craig Hathaway 8/10 3245 days true 0.75 1%
Sarah James 10/10 3245 days true 0.79 1%
Nick Taylor 10/10 3245 days true 0.79 1%
Christine 10/10 3258 days true 0.77 1%
Ed Ronan 9/10 3262 days true 0.76 1%
Stefanie 10/10 3262 days true 0.76 1%
Charlie 9/10 3263 days true 0.76 1%
Jason & Beth Berlin 10/10 3263 days true 0.76 1%
Richard Gallichan 7/10 3264 days true 0.69 1%
Veronica Warren 8/10 3267 days true 0.71 1%
Maggie Leyland 8/10 3267 days true 0.71 1%
henriket 10/10 3271 days true 0.74 1%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 3274 days true 0.74 1%
LandJ 8/10 3277 days 0.69 1%
Erin Dumbauld 8/10 3278 days true 0.69 1%
Wendy Good 8/10 3279 days true 0.69 1%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 3280 days true 0.72 1%
David Emerick 9/10 3280 days true 0.72 1%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3282 days true 0.72 1%
Richard Brijs 9/10 3288 days true 0.71 1%
Danny and Loreen Way 8/10 3293 days true 0.66 1%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3296 days true 0.66 1%
D Hoekstra 9/10 3300 days true 0.68 1%
Ellen Thompson 10/10 3300 days true 0.68 1%
Chris Chasemore 7/10 3301 days true 0.62 1%
Marie 9/10 3611 days true 0.08 0%
June 9/10 3611 days true 0.08 0%
Zoe Norcross 9/10 3628 days true 0.04 0%
Matthias & Ceristiane 8/10 3629 days true 0.04 0%
Antoine Migault 7/10 3632 days true 0.03 0%
Antoine Del 8/10 3632 days true 0.03 0%
R Bakker 7/10 3633 days true 0.03 0%
Trude 10/10 3644 days true 0.01 0%
Brian_Val 10/10 3645 days true 0.01 0%
Brian Morris 10/10 3651 days true 0.0 0%
Thijs Schoemaker 8/10 3656 days true 0.0 0%
Ulric 8/10 3664 days true 0.0 0%
Johanna X 9/10 3665 days true 0.0 0%
Petra Berrens 7/10 3668 days true 0.0 0%
Markus 7/10 3686 days true 0.0 0%
biene 9/10 3716 days true 0.0 0%
martinab 10/10 3716 days true 0.0 0%
mdarras 9/10 3736 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Wierzy 9/10 3739 days true 0.0 0%
Ruth Colmer 10/10 3742 days true 0.0 0%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 3743 days true 0.0 0%
Alan Riley 9/10 3744 days true 0.0 0%
Gensen 7/10 3758 days true 0.0 0%
SiljaH 6/10 3965 days true 0.0 0%
RussC 8/10 3967 days true 0.0 0%
Martina Bumiller 9/10 3981 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew Smith 7/10 3982 days true 0.0 0%
Christian Moll 7/10 3992 days true 0.0 0%
Johannes & Jopke Fokkema 8/10 3996 days true 0.0 0%
Nick 6/10 4005 days 0.0 0%
Amanda Williams 9/10 4017 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.