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

88.16%

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 8/10 837 days true 18.66 100%
Tereza Bulova 10/10 846 days true 17.79 95%
Ondres S 9/10 846 days true 17.79 95%
Bernd Giermann 9/10 865 days true 16.06 84%
Sammy Kerrod 8/10 896 days true 13.53 69%
Sean 10/10 909 days true 12.58 63%
Leonie Brabers 8/10 928 days true 11.3 55%
Christine 8/10 933 days true 10.99 53%
Franco Panizza 8/10 1147 days true 5.91 23%
Nele Foerske 10/10 1153 days true 5.9 23%
Leopold Kern 9/10 1153 days true 5.9 23%
Katharina Miehling 10/10 1153 days true 5.9 23%
Valentine de Beer 8/10 1154 days true 5.9 23%
Jacquet Ombeline 10/10 1154 days true 5.9 23%
Anika Danits 9/10 1163 days true 5.89 22%
Heidi et Mat 10/10 1169 days true 5.88 22%
Isabella Sinnesbickle 8/10 1185 days true 5.85 22%
Lothen 8/10 1191 days true 5.84 22%
Alice and James 9/10 1217 days true 5.8 22%
Brandon Patton 6/10 1222 days true 5.79 22%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 1224 days true 5.79 22%
Sascha Kaffenberger 8/10 1229 days true 5.78 22%
Claudia Hornig 9/10 1234 days true 5.77 22%
Steffen & Steffen 8/10 1257 days true 5.73 22%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 1257 days true 5.73 22%
Carolin Siegert 10/10 1888 days true 4.7 15%
Maxime Ripoche 7/10 1920 days true 4.64 15%
Kristina 10/10 1954 days true 4.59 15%
Hendrik Schanz 4/10 1963 days true 4.31 13%
Philip Gosemann 8/10 1963 days true 4.57 14%
Adrien Godeloup 10/10 1968 days true 4.56 14%
Malgorzata 10/10 2280 days true 4.05 11%
Przemystaw Tymizyszyn 10/10 2280 days true 4.05 11%
Jim 10/10 2287 days true 4.04 11%
Christina Rodewald 9/10 2309 days true 4.0 11%
Sandra Dirk 8/10 2633 days true 3.47 8%
Rainer Schnell 10/10 2662 days true 3.42 8%
Alibeare 10/10 2793 days 2.67 3%
Anita Tonks 9/10 3006 days true 2.86 4%
Meriel & Paul Best 9/10 3031 days true 2.82 4%
Adam Gerrard 6/10 3302 days true 2.37 1%
Senel 10/10 3379 days true 2.25 0%
Ferth 8/10 3386 days true 2.23 0%
Sandy Doodson 9/10 3414 days true 2.19 0%
Peter Tres 10/10 3415 days true 2.19 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.

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