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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||1133 days||100%|
|Lizzie Edmonds||8/10||1254 days||99%|
|Andrea Mueller||9/10||1500 days||94%|
|Simon Briens||7/10||1544 days||84%|
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
|Russell Eames||10/10||3341 days||13%|
|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%|
|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%|
|Chris Kevin||9/10||4097 days||22%|
|Solveig Mosinski||10/10||4162 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 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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