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

88.15%

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
Jacques Scohy 8/10 647 days true 44.16 100%
Tereza Bulova 10/10 656 days true 42.65 96%
Ondres S 9/10 656 days true 42.65 96%
Bernd Giermann 9/10 675 days true 39.54 89%
Sammy Kerrod 8/10 706 days true 34.77 77%
Sean 10/10 719 days true 32.88 73%
Leonie Brabers 8/10 738 days true 30.23 67%
Christine 8/10 743 days true 29.56 65%
Franco Panizza 8/10 957 days true 9.62 17%
Nele Foerske 10/10 963 days true 9.31 16%
Leopold Kern 9/10 963 days true 9.31 16%
Katharina Miehling 10/10 963 days true 9.31 16%
Valentine de Beer 8/10 964 days true 9.26 16%
Jacquet Ombeline 10/10 964 days true 9.26 16%
Anika Danits 9/10 973 days true 8.83 15%
Heidi et Mat 10/10 979 days true 8.56 15%
Isabella Sinnesbickle 8/10 995 days true 7.9 13%
Lothen 8/10 1001 days true 7.68 12%
Alice and James 9/10 1027 days true 6.88 11%
Brandon Patton 6/10 1032 days true 6.75 10%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 1034 days true 6.71 10%
Sascha Kaffenberger 8/10 1039 days true 6.6 10%
Claudia Hornig 9/10 1044 days true 6.49 10%
Steffen & Steffen 8/10 1067 days true 6.15 9%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 1067 days true 6.15 9%
Carolin Siegert 10/10 1698 days true 5.01 6%
Maxime Ripoche 7/10 1730 days true 4.96 6%
Kristina 10/10 1764 days true 4.9 6%
Hendrik Schanz 4/10 1773 days true 4.6 5%
Philip Gosemann 8/10 1773 days true 4.89 6%
Adrien Godeloup 10/10 1778 days true 4.88 6%
Malgorzata 10/10 2090 days true 4.36 4%
Przemystaw Tymizyszyn 10/10 2090 days true 4.36 4%
Jim 10/10 2097 days true 4.35 4%
Christina Rodewald 9/10 2119 days true 4.32 4%
Sandra Dirk 8/10 2443 days true 3.78 3%
Rainer Schnell 10/10 2472 days true 3.74 3%
Alibeare 10/10 2603 days 2.93 1%
Anita Tonks 9/10 2816 days true 3.17 2%
Meriel & Paul Best 9/10 2841 days true 3.13 2%
Adam Gerrard 6/10 3112 days true 2.68 0%
Senel 10/10 3189 days true 2.56 0%
Ferth 8/10 3196 days true 2.55 0%
Sandy Doodson 9/10 3224 days true 2.5 0%
Peter Tres 10/10 3225 days true 2.5 0%

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.