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 Kidnappers 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 Kidnappers Walk

Valid Reviews

58 Valid Reviews

The Cape Kidnappers Walk experience has a total of 58 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 58 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
24%
9/10 23
40%
8/10 15
26%
7/10 6
10%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.76% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Kidnappers Walk valid reviews is 87.76% and is based on 58 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

56 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 58 valid reviews, the experience has 56 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 56 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 12
21%
9/10 23
41%
8/10 15
27%
7/10 6
11%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.32% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Kidnappers Walk face-to-face reviews is 87.32% and is based on 56 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

84.15%

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
Maddie F 7/10 111 days true 117.66 100%
Lizzie Edmonds 8/10 232 days true 109.77 93%
Andrea Mueller 9/10 478 days true 76.55 64%
Simon Briens 7/10 522 days true 68.19 57%
Kolar 8/10 530 days true 66.59 56%
Riccardo 9/10 530 days true 66.59 56%
Helna Saumanova 10/10 530 days true 66.59 56%
Sylvain Schiber 10/10 601 days 43.67 36%
Benjamin Schyler 7/10 813 days true 21.12 16%
Laura Constans 9/10 813 days true 21.12 16%
Yoomm 8/10 840 days true 18.36 14%
Paul Larauze 8/10 843 days true 18.08 14%
Adam Pulkrabek 9/10 850 days true 17.41 13%
Simone De Angiou 9/10 865 days true 16.06 12%
Tatiana Racheneau 10/10 889 days true 14.07 10%
Annika Locker 8/10 891 days true 13.91 10%
Valerie Balcom 9/10 902 days true 13.08 9%
Linda and Gunther 9/10 920 days true 11.82 8%
Elsa Caniato 7/10 937 days true 10.75 7%
Sarah Boettcher 8/10 981 days true 8.47 5%
Eva Marsikova 9/10 1203 days true 5.82 3%
Jurgen Moors 10/10 1306 days 4.71 2%
Zuzana Holubova 10/10 1548 days true 5.26 3%
Christopher Buch Madsen 9/10 1572 days true 5.22 3%
Miriam Grund 9/10 1581 days true 5.2 3%
Pierre Gentile 8/10 1588 days true 5.19 3%
Sophia 9/10 1594 days true 5.18 3%
Fraule-Emmanuelle De Rouqmout 8/10 1600 days true 5.17 3%
Pier Durand 9/10 1600 days true 5.17 3%
Serena Poggioli 9/10 1600 days true 5.17 3%
Luca Willensrock 8/10 1621 days true 5.14 3%
Nelle Dutilleur 9/10 1623 days true 5.13 3%
Reinhard Boettcher 10/10 1642 days true 5.1 2%
Angelika Bottcher 8/10 1642 days true 5.1 2%
Ramon Keller 9/10 2022 days true 4.48 2%
Vitek 10/10 2311 days true 4.0 2%
Russell Eames 10/10 2319 days true 3.99 2%
Dominique 7/10 2320 days true 3.99 2%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 2322 days true 3.98 2%
Magda Savels 9/10 2329 days true 3.97 2%
Soren Storeboerg 8/10 2333 days true 3.96 2%
Hans Bos 8/10 2399 days true 3.86 1%
Ute Janich 10/10 2625 days true 3.48 1%
Christoph & Maria 10/10 2663 days true 3.42 1%
Janey Chamberlain 8/10 2664 days true 3.42 1%
K & J Overton 9/10 2667 days true 3.42 1%
Barnhoorh 8/10 2673 days true 3.41 1%
M Holierhoek 7/10 2675 days true 3.4 1%
Hans and Astrid 8/10 3015 days true 2.84 1%
George Lepple 10/10 3031 days true 2.82 1%
Phil Bruce 9/10 3044 days true 2.8 0%
Wetzel 9/10 3045 days true 2.79 0%
Roos 10/10 3052 days true 2.78 0%
Eva 9/10 3064 days true 2.76 0%
Chris Kevin 9/10 3075 days true 2.75 0%
selinab 9/10 3121 days true 2.67 0%
Solveig Mosinski 10/10 3140 days true 2.64 0%
StijnH 9/10 3389 days true 2.23 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Cape Kidnappers Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

84%

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.