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

83.78%

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 7/10 200 days true 112.39 100%
Lizzie Edmonds 8/10 321 days true 100.41 89%
Andrea Mueller 9/10 567 days true 59.01 52%
Simon Briens 7/10 611 days true 50.54 44%
Kolar 8/10 619 days true 49.08 43%
Riccardo 9/10 619 days true 49.08 43%
Helna Saumanova 10/10 619 days true 49.08 43%
Sylvain Schiber 10/10 690 days 30.99 26%
Benjamin Schyler 7/10 902 days true 13.08 10%
Laura Constans 9/10 902 days true 13.08 10%
Yoomm 8/10 929 days true 11.24 8%
Paul Larauze 8/10 932 days true 11.05 8%
Adam Pulkrabek 9/10 939 days true 10.63 8%
Simone De Angiou 9/10 954 days true 9.78 7%
Tatiana Racheneau 10/10 978 days true 8.6 6%
Annika Locker 8/10 980 days true 8.51 6%
Valerie Balcom 9/10 991 days true 8.06 5%
Linda and Gunther 9/10 1009 days true 7.41 5%
Elsa Caniato 7/10 1026 days true 6.91 4%
Sarah Boettcher 8/10 1070 days true 6.12 4%
Eva Marsikova 9/10 1292 days true 5.68 3%
Jurgen Moors 10/10 1395 days 4.59 2%
Zuzana Holubova 10/10 1637 days true 5.11 3%
Christopher Buch Madsen 9/10 1661 days true 5.07 3%
Miriam Grund 9/10 1670 days true 5.05 3%
Pierre Gentile 8/10 1677 days true 5.04 3%
Sophia 9/10 1683 days true 5.03 3%
Fraule-Emmanuelle De Rouqmout 8/10 1689 days true 5.02 3%
Pier Durand 9/10 1689 days true 5.02 3%
Serena Poggioli 9/10 1689 days true 5.02 3%
Luca Willensrock 8/10 1710 days true 4.99 3%
Nelle Dutilleur 9/10 1712 days true 4.99 3%
Reinhard Boettcher 10/10 1731 days true 4.95 3%
Angelika Bottcher 8/10 1731 days true 4.95 3%
Ramon Keller 9/10 2111 days true 4.33 2%
Vitek 10/10 2400 days true 3.85 2%
Russell Eames 10/10 2408 days true 3.84 2%
Dominique 7/10 2409 days true 3.84 2%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 2411 days true 3.84 2%
Magda Savels 9/10 2418 days true 3.83 2%
Soren Storeboerg 8/10 2422 days true 3.82 2%
Hans Bos 8/10 2488 days true 3.71 1%
Ute Janich 10/10 2714 days true 3.34 1%
Christoph & Maria 10/10 2752 days true 3.28 1%
Janey Chamberlain 8/10 2753 days true 3.27 1%
K & J Overton 9/10 2756 days true 3.27 1%
Barnhoorh 8/10 2762 days true 3.26 1%
M Holierhoek 7/10 2764 days true 3.26 1%
Hans and Astrid 8/10 3104 days true 2.7 1%
George Lepple 10/10 3120 days true 2.67 1%
Phil Bruce 9/10 3133 days true 2.65 1%
Wetzel 9/10 3134 days true 2.65 1%
Roos 10/10 3141 days true 2.64 1%
Eva 9/10 3153 days true 2.62 0%
Chris Kevin 9/10 3164 days true 2.6 0%
selinab 9/10 3210 days true 2.52 0%
Solveig Mosinski 10/10 3229 days true 2.49 0%
StijnH 9/10 3478 days true 2.08 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.