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

86.71%

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
Maddie F 7/10 1323 days 100%
Lizzie Edmonds 8/10 1444 days 99%
Andrea Mueller 9/10 1690 days 92%
Simon Briens 7/10 1734 days 82%
Kolar 8/10 1742 days 85%
Riccardo 9/10 1742 days 90%
Helna Saumanova 10/10 1742 days 90%
Sylvain Schiber 10/10 1813 days 87%
Benjamin Schyler 7/10 2025 days 69%
Laura Constans 9/10 2025 days 76%
Yoomm 8/10 2052 days 71%
Paul Larauze 8/10 2055 days 71%
Adam Pulkrabek 9/10 2062 days 75%
Simone De Angiou 9/10 2077 days 74%
Tatiana Racheneau 10/10 2101 days 73%
Annika Locker 8/10 2103 days 69%
Valerie Balcom 9/10 2114 days 72%
Linda and Gunther 9/10 2132 days 71%
Elsa Caniato 7/10 2149 days 64%
Sarah Boettcher 8/10 2193 days 65%
Eva Marsikova 9/10 2415 days 58%
Jurgen Moors 10/10 2518 days 53%
Zuzana Holubova 10/10 2760 days 41%
Christopher Buch Madsen 9/10 2784 days 40%
Miriam Grund 9/10 2793 days 39%
Pierre Gentile 8/10 2800 days 37%
Sophia 9/10 2806 days 39%
Fraule-Emmanuelle De Rouqmout 8/10 2812 days 36%
Pier Durand 9/10 2812 days 38%
Serena Poggioli 9/10 2812 days 38%
Luca Willensrock 8/10 2833 days 36%
Nelle Dutilleur 9/10 2835 days 37%
Reinhard Boettcher 10/10 2854 days 36%
Angelika Bottcher 8/10 2854 days 35%
Ramon Keller 9/10 3234 days 18%
Vitek 10/10 3523 days 4%
Russell Eames 10/10 3531 days 4%
Dominique 7/10 3532 days 3%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 3534 days 4%
Magda Savels 9/10 3541 days 3%
Soren Storeboerg 8/10 3545 days 3%
Hans Bos 8/10 3611 days 0%
Ute Janich 10/10 3837 days 23%
Christoph & Maria 10/10 3875 days 23%
Janey Chamberlain 8/10 3876 days 22%
K & J Overton 9/10 3879 days 23%
Barnhoorh 8/10 3885 days 22%
M Holierhoek 7/10 3887 days 21%
Hans and Astrid 8/10 4227 days 22%
George Lepple 10/10 4243 days 23%
Phil Bruce 9/10 4256 days 23%
Wetzel 9/10 4257 days 23%
Roos 10/10 4264 days 23%
Eva 9/10 4276 days 23%
Chris Kevin 9/10 4287 days 23%
selinab 9/10 4333 days 23%
Solveig Mosinski 10/10 4352 days 23%
StijnH 9/10 4601 days 23%

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

87%

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.