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

86.78%

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 Relative Weight
Maddie F 7/10 1058 days 100%
Lizzie Edmonds 8/10 1179 days 97%
Andrea Mueller 9/10 1425 days 92%
Simon Briens 7/10 1469 days 82%
Kolar 8/10 1477 days 85%
Riccardo 9/10 1477 days 89%
Helna Saumanova 10/10 1477 days 89%
Sylvain Schiber 10/10 1548 days 87%
Benjamin Schyler 7/10 1760 days 71%
Laura Constans 9/10 1760 days 78%
Yoomm 8/10 1787 days 73%
Paul Larauze 8/10 1790 days 73%
Adam Pulkrabek 9/10 1797 days 76%
Simone De Angiou 9/10 1812 days 76%
Tatiana Racheneau 10/10 1836 days 75%
Annika Locker 8/10 1838 days 71%
Valerie Balcom 9/10 1849 days 74%
Linda and Gunther 9/10 1867 days 73%
Elsa Caniato 7/10 1884 days 66%
Sarah Boettcher 8/10 1928 days 67%
Eva Marsikova 9/10 2150 days 61%
Jurgen Moors 10/10 2253 days 57%
Zuzana Holubova 10/10 2495 days 47%
Christopher Buch Madsen 9/10 2519 days 46%
Miriam Grund 9/10 2528 days 46%
Pierre Gentile 8/10 2535 days 43%
Sophia 9/10 2541 days 45%
Fraule-Emmanuelle De Rouqmout 8/10 2547 days 43%
Pier Durand 9/10 2547 days 45%
Serena Poggioli 9/10 2547 days 45%
Luca Willensrock 8/10 2568 days 42%
Nelle Dutilleur 9/10 2570 days 44%
Reinhard Boettcher 10/10 2589 days 43%
Angelika Bottcher 8/10 2589 days 41%
Ramon Keller 9/10 2969 days 27%
Vitek 10/10 3258 days 15%
Russell Eames 10/10 3266 days 15%
Dominique 7/10 3267 days 13%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 3269 days 15%
Magda Savels 9/10 3276 days 15%
Soren Storeboerg 8/10 3280 days 14%
Hans Bos 8/10 3346 days 11%
Ute Janich 10/10 3572 days 2%
Christoph & Maria 10/10 3610 days 1%
Janey Chamberlain 8/10 3611 days 0%
K & J Overton 9/10 3614 days 0%
Barnhoorh 8/10 3620 days 0%
M Holierhoek 7/10 3622 days 0%
Hans and Astrid 8/10 3962 days 19%
George Lepple 10/10 3978 days 20%
Phil Bruce 9/10 3991 days 20%
Wetzel 9/10 3992 days 20%
Roos 10/10 3999 days 20%
Eva 9/10 4011 days 20%
Chris Kevin 9/10 4022 days 20%
selinab 9/10 4068 days 20%
Solveig Mosinski 10/10 4087 days 20%
StijnH 9/10 4336 days 20%

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.