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

86.74%

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 1236 days 100%
Lizzie Edmonds 8/10 1357 days 99%
Andrea Mueller 9/10 1603 days 93%
Simon Briens 7/10 1647 days 82%
Kolar 8/10 1655 days 85%
Riccardo 9/10 1655 days 90%
Helna Saumanova 10/10 1655 days 90%
Sylvain Schiber 10/10 1726 days 87%
Benjamin Schyler 7/10 1938 days 69%
Laura Constans 9/10 1938 days 77%
Yoomm 8/10 1965 days 71%
Paul Larauze 8/10 1968 days 71%
Adam Pulkrabek 9/10 1975 days 75%
Simone De Angiou 9/10 1990 days 74%
Tatiana Racheneau 10/10 2014 days 73%
Annika Locker 8/10 2016 days 69%
Valerie Balcom 9/10 2027 days 72%
Linda and Gunther 9/10 2045 days 72%
Elsa Caniato 7/10 2062 days 64%
Sarah Boettcher 8/10 2106 days 65%
Eva Marsikova 9/10 2328 days 58%
Jurgen Moors 10/10 2431 days 53%
Zuzana Holubova 10/10 2673 days 41%
Christopher Buch Madsen 9/10 2697 days 40%
Miriam Grund 9/10 2706 days 40%
Pierre Gentile 8/10 2713 days 37%
Sophia 9/10 2719 days 39%
Fraule-Emmanuelle De Rouqmout 8/10 2725 days 37%
Pier Durand 9/10 2725 days 39%
Serena Poggioli 9/10 2725 days 39%
Luca Willensrock 8/10 2746 days 36%
Nelle Dutilleur 9/10 2748 days 38%
Reinhard Boettcher 10/10 2767 days 37%
Angelika Bottcher 8/10 2767 days 35%
Ramon Keller 9/10 3147 days 18%
Vitek 10/10 3436 days 5%
Russell Eames 10/10 3444 days 4%
Dominique 7/10 3445 days 3%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 3447 days 4%
Magda Savels 9/10 3454 days 4%
Soren Storeboerg 8/10 3458 days 3%
Hans Bos 8/10 3524 days 0%
Ute Janich 10/10 3750 days 19%
Christoph & Maria 10/10 3788 days 19%
Janey Chamberlain 8/10 3789 days 18%
K & J Overton 9/10 3792 days 19%
Barnhoorh 8/10 3798 days 18%
M Holierhoek 7/10 3800 days 17%
Hans and Astrid 8/10 4140 days 18%
George Lepple 10/10 4156 days 19%
Phil Bruce 9/10 4169 days 19%
Wetzel 9/10 4170 days 19%
Roos 10/10 4177 days 19%
Eva 9/10 4189 days 19%
Chris Kevin 9/10 4200 days 19%
selinab 9/10 4246 days 19%
Solveig Mosinski 10/10 4265 days 19%
StijnH 9/10 4514 days 19%

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.