Ranking Score Explained

Hello 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 Kepler Track.

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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Kepler Track

Valid Reviews

199 Valid Reviews

The Kepler Track experience has a total of 202 reviews. There are 199 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 199 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 61
31%
9/10 63
32%
8/10 47
24%
7/10 22
11%
6/10 5
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.44% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kepler Track valid reviews is 87.44% and is based on 199 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

195 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 199 valid reviews, the experience has 195 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 195 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 57
29%
9/10 63
32%
8/10 47
24%
7/10 22
11%
6/10 5
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.18% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kepler Track face-to-face reviews is 87.18% and is based on 195 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

87.97%

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
Mark Ashmore 10/10 1933 days 100%
Tom 9/10 1951 days 99%
Laureri Foster 10/10 1963 days 98%
Tomas Kotul 8/10 1972 days 92%
Dubrulle 8/10 2029 days 89%
Sabrina Kulikar 7/10 2040 days 84%
Lieke vol Velde 8/10 2043 days 88%
Olde Vogel 9/10 2043 days 93%
Elien Dauwe 9/10 2048 days 93%
Simon Dauwe 9/10 2048 days 93%
Mona Uttendorf 8/10 2048 days 88%
Luke 8/10 2053 days 87%
Kat 9/10 2053 days 92%
Nanda Dyke 9/10 2055 days 92%
Justine Langero 8/10 2073 days 86%
Thomas 8/10 2073 days 86%
Thomas Nolwenn 9/10 2076 days 91%
Nele Foerske 9/10 2289 days 77%
Leopold Kern 9/10 2289 days 77%
Matej Trampzer 9/10 2295 days 77%
Rebecca Grant 10/10 2298 days 77%
Sarah Grant 9/10 2298 days 77%
Holly Cooper 8/10 2298 days 73%
Josh Legge 8/10 2300 days 72%
Leonie Kaufmann 9/10 2300 days 77%
Selina 8/10 2308 days 72%
Radim Halasz 8/10 2311 days 72%
Katerina Vobecka 9/10 2311 days 76%
Jiri Sojka 9/10 2311 days 76%
Jana Formankoua 10/10 2311 days 76%
Rossella 7/10 2312 days 68%
Johannes Eisel 10/10 2313 days 76%
Alexander Mattea 8/10 2313 days 72%
Anouk Jongsma 7/10 2314 days 68%
Lukas Havlicek 7/10 2320 days 68%
Art Ruisenor 10/10 2320 days 75%
Matias Santos 10/10 2322 days 75%
Munne 9/10 2325 days 75%
Kim 9/10 2326 days 75%
Stephanie Pope 9/10 2332 days 75%
Mia Gaynor 10/10 2338 days 74%
magdalena gomez haedo 10/10 2342 days 74%
Brandon Patton 10/10 2358 days 73%
Anais Boileau 10/10 2390 days 71%
Martin Bakker 9/10 2394 days 71%
Kelsey Austin 9/10 2396 days 71%
Thomas Stuber 9/10 2397 days 71%
Ludo and Cha 9/10 2401 days 70%
Falko 10/10 2410 days 70%
Till 10/10 2410 days 70%
Alan West 10/10 2410 days 70%
Coralie Ambrosino 9/10 2669 days 53%
Katharina Block 7/10 2672 days 48%
Annika Fletemeyer 7/10 2672 days 48%
Tarillon Family 9/10 2672 days 53%
Martin Kroek 8/10 2716 days 47%
Manuela Opprecht 10/10 2721 days 50%
Judi Gilchrist 10/10 2733 days 49%
Samuel Tohko 10/10 2755 days 48%
Nikolas Gut 8/10 3014 days 29%
Anja Weppler 9/10 3014 days 31%
Charlotte 7/10 3018 days 28%
Vuillermet 3/10 3018 days 22%
Annika Marz 9/10 3039 days 30%
Julian Zeissler 7/10 3039 days 26%
Daniel Robledo 9/10 3048 days 29%
Maria Camen Santos Lopez 10/10 3048 days 29%
Linus Larsson 9/10 3053 days 29%
Radana Dlouha 10/10 3053 days 29%
Maria = Moller Hansen 8/10 3058 days 27%
Mike Gemmill 10/10 3058 days 29%
Tiit Pullerits 10/10 3062 days 28%
Marion Busch 10/10 3062 days 28%
Natalie Boehm 7/10 3063 days 25%
Steffen 8/10 3063 days 27%
Thomas Zilio 8/10 3064 days 26%
Tobias Gehring 8/10 3066 days 26%
Felix Brettner 8/10 3066 days 26%
Eugen Lehner 8/10 3066 days 26%
Max Stein 7/10 3066 days 25%
Simon Tanguy 7/10 3066 days 25%
David Krasner 9/10 3072 days 28%
G Ballard 8/10 3073 days 26%
F Ballard 9/10 3073 days 28%
Alexis Redor 6/10 3078 days 21%
Ludvig Fagerstrom 7/10 3094 days 23%
Johanna Bak 8/10 3094 days 25%
Doran Swartz 10/10 3096 days 26%
Guy David 9/10 3096 days 26%
Martin Thibaut 10/10 3098 days 26%
Daryl 10/10 3101 days 26%
Alex 10/10 3106 days 26%
Omri Ifrsh 9/10 3387 days 8%
Jiri van Straelper 8/10 3399 days 6%
Lea Scheuvens 10/10 3402 days 7%
Luise Fuchs 8/10 3402 days 6%
Cervenka Jaroslav 10/10 3404 days 7%
Christian 7/10 3405 days 5%
Joshua Perry 10/10 3408 days 7%
Molly Ladd 9/10 3408 days 7%
Sabisch Moritz 8/10 3412 days 6%
Karina Gratz 9/10 3416 days 6%
Justin Leest 10/10 3416 days 6%
Jacob Bernhardt 10/10 3417 days 6%
Patrick O'Connell 10/10 3422 days 6%
Veronica and Jordi 7/10 3431 days 4%
Alex Laidlaw 10/10 3509 days 0%
Oliver Kalmbach 9/10 3511 days 0%
Stuart Arrol 8/10 3742 days 22%
Anna 10/10 3744 days 24%
Monika Kneidl 10/10 3752 days 24%
Les Barnes 8/10 3786 days 22%
Carolee Webster 10/10 3786 days 24%
Beeny 6/10 3787 days 18%
Karin 9/10 3789 days 24%
Ken 7/10 3790 days 21%
Uwe Henze 8/10 3791 days 22%
John A Jerome 9/10 3792 days 24%
Cindy & Glen Kerunsky 10/10 3793 days 24%
Fannette Peyreplane 10/10 3794 days 24%
Nikita Sue 9/10 3799 days 24%
Francis Corrigan 8/10 3807 days 22%
Monika & Roger 9/10 3819 days 24%
Jackie & Ray 8/10 3819 days 22%
Harry Simpson 9/10 3875 days 24%
Berry 9/10 3879 days 24%
Jasmin Loeffler 9/10 4088 days 24%
Faith Whitcraft 8/10 4120 days 22%
R Tearle 9/10 4121 days 24%
Sarah and Uli Glas 10/10 4123 days 24%
Anezka Hlavacova 6/10 4126 days 18%
Marii Joekalda 10/10 4126 days 24%
Chrissy Crebas 8/10 4128 days 22%
noname 8/10 4128 days 22%
Dave Lidgard 9/10 4130 days 24%
Martin Vitiello 9/10 4133 days 24%
Stefan Mudl 7/10 4133 days 21%
Tara Koenig 7/10 4134 days 21%
Rebecca Johnston 10/10 4134 days 24%
Fabrizio Consolini 10/10 4134 days 24%
Bruce & Elaine Chote 9/10 4135 days 24%
Javier Munoz 9/10 4136 days 24%
Lisa Lovebarge 9/10 4137 days 24%
Susan Herd 9/10 4138 days 24%
Alan Munday 9/10 4141 days 24%
Silvia Schmutz 10/10 4143 days 24%
Grumbach 9/10 4146 days 24%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 4146 days 24%
Geert Van Tittelboom 9/10 4147 days 24%
Camilla Andersson 8/10 4148 days 22%
Manfred & Gabi 9/10 4154 days 24%
Martin Current 8/10 4158 days 22%
James Jackson 9/10 4161 days 24%
Cheryl 8/10 4161 days 22%
Nataly Loewidt 6/10 4163 days 18%
Martin L 10/10 4164 days 24%
Ainoa Salazar Lozano 7/10 4164 days 21%
Doris Neuber 10/10 4170 days 24%
Chris 9/10 4421 days 24%
Sabine 10/10 4421 days 24%
Dud Grossmann 10/10 4425 days 24%
Kevin & Chris 8/10 4441 days 22%
philaus 8/10 4477 days 22%
Jess 10/10 4482 days 24%
Martina Pankova 10/10 4483 days 24%
Margie 10/10 4486 days 24%
Bob Lenihan 10/10 4494 days 24%
Russell & Barbara Gilmour 9/10 4494 days 24%
Einar 9/10 4496 days 24%
Dutertre Annaboue 8/10 4509 days 22%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 9/10 4510 days 24%
Colby Smythe 10/10 4511 days 24%
Richard 9/10 4512 days 24%
Hans Suess 9/10 4514 days 24%
John Cox 6/10 4514 days 18%
Matthiis & Femke 8/10 4515 days 22%
Sheila Morgan 9/10 4517 days 24%
M Sicard 9/10 4518 days 24%
Ilst De 8/10 4521 days 22%
A Southwood 8/10 4530 days 22%
Thomas Stopp 8/10 4536 days 22%
BenH 10/10 4536 days 24%
Jessica 8/10 4541 days 22%
Anne Heriot 10/10 4548 days 24%
foucherm 7/10 4591 days 21%
Stefan Lua 10/10 4600 days 24%
anne p 8/10 4621 days 22%
Peter and Dianne McKinnon 10/10 4621 days 24%
HansH1 9/10 4837 days 24%
geoffelizabeth 8/10 4842 days 22%
annysp 10/10 4842 days 24%
JasminA 7/10 4842 days 21%
Philipp 7/10 4842 days 21%
Jelle 8/10 4845 days 22%
Dianne 9/10 4951 days 24%
JulianeH 10/10 4952 days 24%
Charlotta Halfwordson 10/10 4973 days 24%
Josefine 10/10 4973 days 24%
Sascha 7/10 5040 days 21%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Kepler Track 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.