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

86.67%

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 1133 days 100%
Lizzie Edmonds 8/10 1254 days 99%
Andrea Mueller 9/10 1500 days 94%
Simon Briens 7/10 1544 days 84%
Kolar 8/10 1552 days 87%
Riccardo 9/10 1552 days 92%
Helna Saumanova 10/10 1552 days 92%
Sylvain Schiber 10/10 1623 days 88%
Benjamin Schyler 7/10 1835 days 72%
Laura Constans 9/10 1835 days 79%
Yoomm 8/10 1862 days 74%
Paul Larauze 8/10 1865 days 74%
Adam Pulkrabek 9/10 1872 days 78%
Simone De Angiou 9/10 1887 days 77%
Tatiana Racheneau 10/10 1911 days 76%
Annika Locker 8/10 1913 days 72%
Valerie Balcom 9/10 1924 days 75%
Linda and Gunther 9/10 1942 days 75%
Elsa Caniato 7/10 1959 days 67%
Sarah Boettcher 8/10 2003 days 68%
Eva Marsikova 9/10 2225 days 62%
Jurgen Moors 10/10 2328 days 58%
Zuzana Holubova 10/10 2570 days 47%
Christopher Buch Madsen 9/10 2594 days 46%
Miriam Grund 9/10 2603 days 46%
Pierre Gentile 8/10 2610 days 43%
Sophia 9/10 2616 days 45%
Fraule-Emmanuelle De Rouqmout 8/10 2622 days 43%
Pier Durand 9/10 2622 days 45%
Serena Poggioli 9/10 2622 days 45%
Luca Willensrock 8/10 2643 days 42%
Nelle Dutilleur 9/10 2645 days 44%
Reinhard Boettcher 10/10 2664 days 43%
Angelika Bottcher 8/10 2664 days 41%
Ramon Keller 9/10 3044 days 26%
Vitek 10/10 3333 days 14%
Russell Eames 10/10 3341 days 13%
Dominique 7/10 3342 days 12%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 10/10 3344 days 13%
Magda Savels 9/10 3351 days 13%
Soren Storeboerg 8/10 3355 days 12%
Hans Bos 8/10 3421 days 9%
Ute Janich 10/10 3647 days 0%
Christoph & Maria 10/10 3685 days 22%
Janey Chamberlain 8/10 3686 days 21%
K & J Overton 9/10 3689 days 22%
Barnhoorh 8/10 3695 days 21%
M Holierhoek 7/10 3697 days 20%
Hans and Astrid 8/10 4037 days 21%
George Lepple 10/10 4053 days 22%
Phil Bruce 9/10 4066 days 22%
Wetzel 9/10 4067 days 22%
Roos 10/10 4074 days 22%
Eva 9/10 4086 days 22%
Chris Kevin 9/10 4097 days 22%
selinab 9/10 4143 days 22%
Solveig Mosinski 10/10 4162 days 22%
StijnH 9/10 4411 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 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.