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

86.76%

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 1047 days 100%
Lizzie Edmonds 8/10 1168 days 94%
Andrea Mueller 9/10 1414 days 89%
Simon Briens 7/10 1458 days 80%
Kolar 8/10 1466 days 83%
Riccardo 9/10 1466 days 87%
Helna Saumanova 10/10 1466 days 87%
Sylvain Schiber 10/10 1537 days 84%
Benjamin Schyler 7/10 1749 days 69%
Laura Constans 9/10 1749 days 76%
Yoomm 8/10 1776 days 71%
Paul Larauze 8/10 1779 days 71%
Adam Pulkrabek 9/10 1786 days 74%
Simone De Angiou 9/10 1801 days 74%
Tatiana Racheneau 10/10 1825 days 73%
Annika Locker 8/10 1827 days 69%
Valerie Balcom 9/10 1838 days 72%
Linda and Gunther 9/10 1856 days 72%
Elsa Caniato 7/10 1873 days 64%
Sarah Boettcher 8/10 1917 days 65%
Eva Marsikova 9/10 2139 days 60%
Jurgen Moors 10/10 2242 days 56%
Zuzana Holubova 10/10 2484 days 46%
Christopher Buch Madsen 9/10 2508 days 45%
Miriam Grund 9/10 2517 days 45%
Pierre Gentile 8/10 2524 days 42%
Sophia 9/10 2530 days 44%
Fraule-Emmanuelle De Rouqmout 8/10 2536 days 42%
Pier Durand 9/10 2536 days 44%
Serena Poggioli 9/10 2536 days 44%
Luca Willensrock 8/10 2557 days 41%
Nelle Dutilleur 9/10 2559 days 43%
Reinhard Boettcher 10/10 2578 days 42%
Angelika Bottcher 8/10 2578 days 40%
Ramon Keller 9/10 2958 days 27%
Vitek 10/10 3247 days 15%
Russell Eames 10/10 3255 days 15%
Dominique 7/10 3256 days 13%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 3258 days 14%
Magda Savels 9/10 3265 days 14%
Soren Storeboerg 8/10 3269 days 13%
Hans Bos 8/10 3335 days 11%
Ute Janich 10/10 3561 days 2%
Christoph & Maria 10/10 3599 days 1%
Janey Chamberlain 8/10 3600 days 0%
K & J Overton 9/10 3603 days 0%
Barnhoorh 8/10 3609 days 0%
M Holierhoek 7/10 3611 days 0%
Hans and Astrid 8/10 3951 days 18%
George Lepple 10/10 3967 days 19%
Phil Bruce 9/10 3980 days 19%
Wetzel 9/10 3981 days 19%
Roos 10/10 3988 days 19%
Eva 9/10 4000 days 19%
Chris Kevin 9/10 4011 days 19%
selinab 9/10 4057 days 19%
Solveig Mosinski 10/10 4076 days 19%
StijnH 9/10 4325 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.