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 Cape Farewell Walk.

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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Cape Farewell Walk

Valid Reviews

45 Valid Reviews

The Cape Farewell Walk experience has a total of 45 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 45 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 18
40%
9/10 10
22%
8/10 13
29%
7/10 1
2%
6/10 2
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
2%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.22% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Farewell Walk valid reviews is 88.22% and is based on 45 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

44 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 45 valid reviews, the experience has 44 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 44 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 17
39%
9/10 10
23%
8/10 13
30%
7/10 1
2%
6/10 2
5%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
2%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.95% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Farewell Walk face-to-face reviews is 87.95% and is based on 44 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

88.26%

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
Jacques Scohy 8/10 1689 days 95%
Tereza Bulova 10/10 1698 days 100%
Ondres S 9/10 1698 days 100%
Bernd Giermann 9/10 1717 days 99%
Sammy Kerrod 8/10 1748 days 93%
Sean 10/10 1761 days 97%
Leonie Brabers 8/10 1780 days 91%
Christine 8/10 1785 days 91%
Franco Panizza 8/10 1999 days 80%
Nele Foerske 10/10 2005 days 84%
Leopold Kern 9/10 2005 days 84%
Katharina Miehling 10/10 2005 days 84%
Valentine de Beer 8/10 2006 days 80%
Jacquet Ombeline 10/10 2006 days 84%
Anika Danits 9/10 2015 days 84%
Heidi et Mat 10/10 2021 days 83%
Isabella Sinnesbickle 8/10 2037 days 78%
Lothen 8/10 2043 days 78%
Alice and James 9/10 2069 days 81%
Brandon Patton 6/10 2074 days 67%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 2076 days 81%
Sascha Kaffenberger 8/10 2081 days 76%
Claudia Hornig 9/10 2086 days 80%
Steffen & Steffen 8/10 2109 days 75%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 2109 days 79%
Carolin Siegert 10/10 2740 days 46%
Maxime Ripoche 7/10 2772 days 41%
Kristina 10/10 2806 days 43%
Hendrik Schanz 4/10 2815 days 34%
Philip Gosemann 8/10 2815 days 40%
Adrien Godeloup 10/10 2820 days 42%
Malgorzata 10/10 3132 days 26%
Przemystaw Tymizyszyn 10/10 3132 days 26%
Jim 10/10 3139 days 26%
Christina Rodewald 9/10 3161 days 25%
Sandra Dirk 8/10 3485 days 8%
Rainer Schnell 10/10 3514 days 7%
Alibeare 10/10 3645 days 0%
Anita Tonks 9/10 3858 days 26%
Meriel & Paul Best 9/10 3883 days 26%
Adam Gerrard 6/10 4154 days 22%
Senel 10/10 4231 days 26%
Ferth 8/10 4238 days 25%
Sandy Doodson 9/10 4266 days 26%
Peter Tres 10/10 4267 days 26%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Cape Farewell Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

88%

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.