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 Curio Bay Penguin Watch.

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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Curio Bay Penguin Watch

Valid Reviews

64 Valid Reviews

The Curio Bay Penguin Watch experience has a total of 65 reviews. There are 64 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 64 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 29
45%
9/10 23
36%
8/10 8
13%
7/10 2
3%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
2%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.41% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Curio Bay Penguin Watch valid reviews is 91.41% and is based on 64 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

60 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 64 valid reviews, the experience has 60 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 60 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 27
45%
9/10 23
38%
8/10 7
12%
7/10 2
3%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.17% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Curio Bay Penguin Watch face-to-face reviews is 92.17% and is based on 60 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

76.23%

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
Justin White 4/10 594 days 100%
Melinda Pyke 10/10 1355 days 12%
Patrick 10/10 1995 days 8%
Sandra 10/10 2279 days 7%
Lindsay Dell 10/10 2292 days 7%
Martina 9/10 2306 days 7%
Konstantin Bücheler 10/10 2346 days 6%
Regula Hammer 9/10 2622 days 5%
Sue Strebe 9/10 2653 days 5%
Samuel Tohko 10/10 2708 days 4%
Jakub Stastny 10/10 2970 days 3%
Hadar 9/10 3004 days 3%
Ennico 10/10 3012 days 3%
Max Stein 8/10 3019 days 2%
Anouck Roudet 10/10 3021 days 3%
Anne and Steve Bartlett 8/10 3051 days 2%
Sarah Strong 10/10 3052 days 2%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 3064 days 2%
Kellie 8/10 3064 days 2%
Omri Ifrsh 10/10 3340 days 1%
Trine Ellegaard 10/10 3348 days 1%
Stientje van den Heuvel 9/10 3351 days 1%
Tom Somers 8/10 3351 days 1%
Engelstatter 9/10 3368 days 1%
Renate 10/10 3368 days 1%
Enna Keet 9/10 3377 days 1%
Hanneke P 8/10 3424 days 0%
Frans Derks 10/10 3448 days 0%
Lucie 10/10 3460 days 0%
Manuela and Thomas 8/10 3461 days 0%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 3715 days 2%
Alan Brady 9/10 3727 days 2%
Fritschi 9/10 3732 days 2%
Dieter Mangold 9/10 3742 days 2%
Karin 9/10 3742 days 2%
Rebecca Doehl 9/10 3743 days 2%
Gabriele Wendt 10/10 3744 days 2%
John A Jerome 10/10 3745 days 2%
Christine 10/10 4077 days 2%
Leroy Dimitri 10/10 4078 days 2%
Ian & Gill Johnson 9/10 4080 days 2%
Stefanie 7/10 4081 days 2%
Mel 10/10 4082 days 2%
Jacob 9/10 4083 days 2%
Oppenoorth 9/10 4084 days 2%
Malcolm McLean 9/10 4086 days 2%
Gary Koehler 10/10 4087 days 2%
Natthien Le Gall 9/10 4097 days 2%
Nicolas 9/10 4097 days 2%
Bucher Weruer 10/10 4100 days 2%
Paul Smith 8/10 4102 days 2%
Hartmut Vogt 10/10 4112 days 2%
Teum and Orselien 9/10 4112 days 2%
Andy Martin 10/10 4113 days 2%
Einar 9/10 4449 days 2%
John Mathers 6/10 4470 days 1%
Marsden 10/10 4470 days 2%
Lehmann 10/10 4471 days 2%
J Kempeneers 8/10 4475 days 2%
Elizabeth E 7/10 4505 days 2%
Yvonne German 10/10 4506 days 2%
kay and colin 9/10 4520 days 2%
koellner 9/10 4549 days 2%
Andrea and Craig Swinson 10/10 4575 days 2%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Curio Bay Penguin Watch does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

76%

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.