Ranking Score Explained

Kia ora 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

88.35%

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 1976 days 95%
Tereza Bulova 10/10 1985 days 100%
Ondres S 9/10 1985 days 100%
Bernd Giermann 9/10 2004 days 99%
Sammy Kerrod 8/10 2035 days 91%
Sean 10/10 2048 days 96%
Leonie Brabers 8/10 2067 days 89%
Christine 8/10 2072 days 89%
Franco Panizza 8/10 2286 days 75%
Nele Foerske 10/10 2292 days 79%
Leopold Kern 9/10 2292 days 79%
Katharina Miehling 10/10 2292 days 79%
Valentine de Beer 8/10 2293 days 74%
Jacquet Ombeline 10/10 2293 days 79%
Anika Danits 9/10 2302 days 78%
Heidi et Mat 10/10 2308 days 78%
Isabella Sinnesbickle 8/10 2324 days 72%
Lothen 8/10 2330 days 72%
Alice and James 9/10 2356 days 75%
Brandon Patton 6/10 2361 days 59%
Iris Kerbler 10/10 2363 days 74%
Sascha Kaffenberger 8/10 2368 days 69%
Claudia Hornig 9/10 2373 days 73%
Steffen & Steffen 8/10 2396 days 68%
gita feichtingerova 10/10 2396 days 72%
Carolin Siegert 10/10 3027 days 29%
Maxime Ripoche 7/10 3059 days 23%
Kristina 10/10 3093 days 24%
Hendrik Schanz 4/10 3102 days 16%
Philip Gosemann 8/10 3102 days 22%
Adrien Godeloup 10/10 3107 days 23%
Malgorzata 10/10 3419 days 2%
Przemystaw Tymizyszyn 10/10 3419 days 2%
Jim 10/10 3426 days 2%
Christina Rodewald 9/10 3448 days 0%
Sandra Dirk 8/10 3772 days 19%
Rainer Schnell 10/10 3801 days 21%
Alibeare 10/10 3932 days 21%
Anita Tonks 9/10 4145 days 21%
Meriel & Paul Best 9/10 4170 days 21%
Adam Gerrard 6/10 4441 days 15%
Senel 10/10 4518 days 21%
Ferth 8/10 4525 days 19%
Sandy Doodson 9/10 4553 days 21%
Peter Tres 10/10 4554 days 21%

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 any adjustments, ratings, and 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.