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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.
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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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
|Russell Eames||10/10||3824 days||22%|
|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%|
|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%|
|Chris Kevin||9/10||4580 days||22%|
|Solveig Mosinski||10/10||4645 days||22%|
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.
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.
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