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 Walking 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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Cape Kidnappers Walking Track

Valid Reviews

58 Valid Reviews

The Cape Kidnappers Walking Track 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 Walking Track 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 Walking Track 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

83.45%

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 7/10 283 days true 104.77 100%
Lizzie Edmonds 8/10 404 days true 88.96 85%
Andrea Mueller 9/10 650 days true 43.66 41%
Simon Briens 7/10 694 days true 36.58 34%
Kolar 8/10 702 days true 35.37 33%
Riccardo 9/10 702 days true 35.37 33%
Helna Saumanova 10/10 702 days true 35.37 33%
Sylvain Schiber 10/10 773 days 21.43 19%
Benjamin Schyler 7/10 985 days true 8.3 6%
Laura Constans 9/10 985 days true 8.3 6%
Yoomm 8/10 1012 days true 7.31 5%
Paul Larauze 8/10 1015 days true 7.22 5%
Adam Pulkrabek 9/10 1022 days true 7.01 5%
Simone De Angiou 9/10 1037 days true 6.64 5%
Tatiana Racheneau 10/10 1061 days true 6.22 4%
Annika Locker 8/10 1063 days true 6.19 4%
Valerie Balcom 9/10 1074 days true 6.08 4%
Linda and Gunther 9/10 1092 days true 6.0 4%
Elsa Caniato 7/10 1109 days true 5.98 4%
Sarah Boettcher 8/10 1153 days true 5.9 4%
Eva Marsikova 9/10 1375 days true 5.54 3%
Jurgen Moors 10/10 1478 days 4.48 2%
Zuzana Holubova 10/10 1720 days true 4.97 3%
Christopher Buch Madsen 9/10 1744 days true 4.93 3%
Miriam Grund 9/10 1753 days true 4.92 3%
Pierre Gentile 8/10 1760 days true 4.91 3%
Sophia 9/10 1766 days true 4.9 3%
Fraule-Emmanuelle De Rouqmout 8/10 1772 days true 4.89 3%
Pier Durand 9/10 1772 days true 4.89 3%
Serena Poggioli 9/10 1772 days true 4.89 3%
Luca Willensrock 8/10 1793 days true 4.85 3%
Nelle Dutilleur 9/10 1795 days true 4.85 3%
Reinhard Boettcher 10/10 1814 days true 4.82 3%
Angelika Bottcher 8/10 1814 days true 4.82 3%
Ramon Keller 9/10 2194 days true 4.19 2%
Vitek 10/10 2483 days true 3.72 2%
Russell Eames 10/10 2491 days true 3.71 2%
Dominique 7/10 2492 days true 3.7 2%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 2494 days true 3.7 2%
Magda Savels 9/10 2501 days true 3.69 2%
Soren Storeboerg 8/10 2505 days true 3.68 2%
Hans Bos 8/10 2571 days true 3.57 2%
Ute Janich 10/10 2797 days true 3.2 1%
Christoph & Maria 10/10 2835 days true 3.14 1%
Janey Chamberlain 8/10 2836 days true 3.14 1%
K & J Overton 9/10 2839 days true 3.13 1%
Barnhoorh 8/10 2845 days true 3.12 1%
M Holierhoek 7/10 2847 days true 3.12 1%
Hans and Astrid 8/10 3187 days true 2.56 1%
George Lepple 10/10 3203 days true 2.53 1%
Phil Bruce 9/10 3216 days true 2.51 1%
Wetzel 9/10 3217 days true 2.51 1%
Roos 10/10 3224 days true 2.5 1%
Eva 9/10 3236 days true 2.48 1%
Chris Kevin 9/10 3247 days true 2.46 1%
selinab 9/10 3293 days true 2.39 0%
Solveig Mosinski 10/10 3312 days true 2.36 0%
StijnH 9/10 3561 days true 1.95 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

83%

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.