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

83.34%

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 7/10 319 days true 100.65 100%
Lizzie Edmonds 8/10 440 days true 83.19 82%
Andrea Mueller 9/10 686 days true 37.81 36%
Simon Briens 7/10 730 days true 31.33 30%
Kolar 8/10 738 days true 30.23 29%
Riccardo 9/10 738 days true 30.23 29%
Helna Saumanova 10/10 738 days true 30.23 29%
Sylvain Schiber 10/10 809 days 17.96 16%
Benjamin Schyler 7/10 1021 days true 7.04 5%
Laura Constans 9/10 1021 days true 7.04 5%
Yoomm 8/10 1048 days true 6.42 5%
Paul Larauze 8/10 1051 days true 6.37 5%
Adam Pulkrabek 9/10 1058 days true 6.26 4%
Simone De Angiou 9/10 1073 days true 6.09 4%
Tatiana Racheneau 10/10 1097 days true 6.0 4%
Annika Locker 8/10 1099 days true 5.99 4%
Valerie Balcom 9/10 1110 days true 5.98 4%
Linda and Gunther 9/10 1128 days true 5.95 4%
Elsa Caniato 7/10 1145 days true 5.92 4%
Sarah Boettcher 8/10 1189 days true 5.85 4%
Eva Marsikova 9/10 1411 days true 5.48 4%
Jurgen Moors 10/10 1514 days 4.43 3%
Zuzana Holubova 10/10 1756 days true 4.91 3%
Christopher Buch Madsen 9/10 1780 days true 4.87 3%
Miriam Grund 9/10 1789 days true 4.86 3%
Pierre Gentile 8/10 1796 days true 4.85 3%
Sophia 9/10 1802 days true 4.84 3%
Fraule-Emmanuelle De Rouqmout 8/10 1808 days true 4.83 3%
Pier Durand 9/10 1808 days true 4.83 3%
Serena Poggioli 9/10 1808 days true 4.83 3%
Luca Willensrock 8/10 1829 days true 4.79 3%
Nelle Dutilleur 9/10 1831 days true 4.79 3%
Reinhard Boettcher 10/10 1850 days true 4.76 3%
Angelika Bottcher 8/10 1850 days true 4.76 3%
Ramon Keller 9/10 2230 days true 4.13 2%
Vitek 10/10 2519 days true 3.66 2%
Russell Eames 10/10 2527 days true 3.65 2%
Dominique 7/10 2528 days true 3.64 2%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 2530 days true 3.64 2%
Magda Savels 9/10 2537 days true 3.63 2%
Soren Storeboerg 8/10 2541 days true 3.62 2%
Hans Bos 8/10 2607 days true 3.51 2%
Ute Janich 10/10 2833 days true 3.14 1%
Christoph & Maria 10/10 2871 days true 3.08 1%
Janey Chamberlain 8/10 2872 days true 3.08 1%
K & J Overton 9/10 2875 days true 3.07 1%
Barnhoorh 8/10 2881 days true 3.06 1%
M Holierhoek 7/10 2883 days true 3.06 1%
Hans and Astrid 8/10 3223 days true 2.5 1%
George Lepple 10/10 3239 days true 2.48 1%
Phil Bruce 9/10 3252 days true 2.45 1%
Wetzel 9/10 3253 days true 2.45 1%
Roos 10/10 3260 days true 2.44 1%
Eva 9/10 3272 days true 2.42 1%
Chris Kevin 9/10 3283 days true 2.4 1%
selinab 9/10 3329 days true 2.33 0%
Solveig Mosinski 10/10 3348 days true 2.3 0%
StijnH 9/10 3597 days true 1.89 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.