Ranking Score Explained

Kia ora 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

86.80%

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 1616 days 100%
Lizzie Edmonds 8/10 1737 days 98%
Andrea Mueller 9/10 1983 days 89%
Simon Briens 7/10 2027 days 78%
Kolar 8/10 2035 days 82%
Riccardo 9/10 2035 days 86%
Helna Saumanova 10/10 2035 days 86%
Sylvain Schiber 10/10 2106 days 82%
Benjamin Schyler 7/10 2318 days 63%
Laura Constans 9/10 2318 days 70%
Yoomm 8/10 2345 days 65%
Paul Larauze 8/10 2348 days 64%
Adam Pulkrabek 9/10 2355 days 68%
Simone De Angiou 9/10 2370 days 67%
Tatiana Racheneau 10/10 2394 days 66%
Annika Locker 8/10 2396 days 62%
Valerie Balcom 9/10 2407 days 65%
Linda and Gunther 9/10 2425 days 64%
Elsa Caniato 7/10 2442 days 56%
Sarah Boettcher 8/10 2486 days 57%
Eva Marsikova 9/10 2708 days 47%
Jurgen Moors 10/10 2811 days 41%
Zuzana Holubova 10/10 3053 days 27%
Christopher Buch Madsen 9/10 3077 days 26%
Miriam Grund 9/10 3086 days 26%
Pierre Gentile 8/10 3093 days 24%
Sophia 9/10 3099 days 25%
Fraule-Emmanuelle De Rouqmout 8/10 3105 days 23%
Pier Durand 9/10 3105 days 24%
Serena Poggioli 9/10 3105 days 24%
Luca Willensrock 8/10 3126 days 22%
Nelle Dutilleur 9/10 3128 days 23%
Reinhard Boettcher 10/10 3147 days 22%
Angelika Bottcher 8/10 3147 days 21%
Ramon Keller 9/10 3527 days 0%
Vitek 10/10 3816 days 22%
Russell Eames 10/10 3824 days 22%
Dominique 7/10 3825 days 20%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 3827 days 22%
Magda Savels 9/10 3834 days 22%
Soren Storeboerg 8/10 3838 days 21%
Hans Bos 8/10 3904 days 21%
Ute Janich 10/10 4130 days 22%
Christoph & Maria 10/10 4168 days 22%
Janey Chamberlain 8/10 4169 days 21%
K & J Overton 9/10 4172 days 22%
Barnhoorh 8/10 4178 days 21%
M Holierhoek 7/10 4180 days 20%
Hans and Astrid 8/10 4520 days 21%
George Lepple 10/10 4536 days 22%
Phil Bruce 9/10 4549 days 22%
Wetzel 9/10 4550 days 22%
Roos 10/10 4557 days 22%
Eva 9/10 4569 days 22%
Chris Kevin 9/10 4580 days 22%
selinab 9/10 4626 days 22%
Solveig Mosinski 10/10 4645 days 22%
StijnH 9/10 4894 days 22%

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 any adjustments, ratings, and 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.