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 Palliser Seal Colony and Lighthouse Walk.

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 Palliser Seal Colony and Lighthouse Walk

Valid Reviews

46 Valid Reviews

The Cape Palliser Seal Colony and Lighthouse Walk experience has a total of 46 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 46 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 25
54%
9/10 13
28%
8/10 7
15%
7/10 1
2%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

93.48% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Palliser Seal Colony and Lighthouse Walk valid reviews is 93.48% and is based on 46 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

38 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 46 valid reviews, the experience has 38 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 38 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 18
47%
9/10 12
32%
8/10 7
18%
7/10 1
3%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.37% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Palliser Seal Colony and Lighthouse Walk face-to-face reviews is 92.37% and is based on 38 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.45%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Mike Fricker 10/10 103 days 98.32 100%
Chris Arnold 8/10 688 days true 37.5 37%
Dan Schmidt 9/10 694 days true 36.58 36%
Lucie Revay 10/10 717 days 27.64 26%
David 9/10 729 days true 31.47 30%
Belinda Ziswiler 10/10 737 days true 30.37 29%
Jade Williams 10/10 768 days true 26.33 25%
Miroslav Bazala 10/10 976 days 7.24 5%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 987 days true 8.22 6%
Clara Guinard 9/10 1014 days true 7.25 5%
Adam Pulkrabek 10/10 1021 days true 7.04 5%
Olga Barathova 10/10 1021 days true 7.04 5%
Luisa Birkel 8/10 1022 days true 7.01 5%
Lili Souris 9/10 1026 days true 6.91 5%
Andy Burfoot 10/10 1040 days true 6.58 4%
Sophia Harnisch 8/10 1049 days true 6.4 4%
Pierre Mattes 9/10 1049 days true 6.4 4%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 1052 days true 6.35 4%
Sabina Roubickova 10/10 1056 days true 6.29 4%
Anna 8/10 1057 days true 6.27 4%
Grischa Rodust 9/10 1095 days true 6.0 4%
Iwona 10/10 1097 days true 6.0 4%
Isabella 10/10 1102 days true 5.99 4%
Gessica 9/10 1141 days true 5.92 4%
Richard Thompson 10/10 1169 days 4.9 3%
Michal Kamradek 9/10 1452 days true 5.41 3%
Vanessa Leverrier 9/10 1467 days true 5.39 3%
Camille Bellay 8/10 1719 days true 4.97 3%
Christopher Buch Madsen 10/10 1743 days true 4.93 3%
Stephen Revah 10/10 1745 days true 4.93 3%
Julie Ledanois 10/10 1759 days true 4.91 3%
Toke Frederiksen 8/10 1771 days true 4.89 3%
Dan Lawson 10/10 1788 days true 4.86 3%
Hendrik Schanz 10/10 1800 days true 4.84 3%
Jeremy 10/10 1838 days 3.98 2%
David Restell 10/10 1991 days 3.77 1%
Mike and Caroline 10/10 2082 days 3.65 1%
Ton Martens 10/10 2104 days true 4.34 2%
Sebastian and Peter Beate 10/10 2136 days true 4.29 2%
Bene 8/10 2189 days true 4.2 2%
Woggywoo 9/10 2447 days 3.15 1%
Darina Kvasnicova 9/10 2480 days true 3.72 1%
De Blaeij 9/10 2870 days true 3.08 1%
Annie 7/10 3231 days true 2.49 0%
Wagner 10/10 3234 days true 2.48 0%
carolineder 9/10 3299 days true 2.38 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Cape Palliser Seal Colony and Lighthouse Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

94%

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.