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.

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

Valid Reviews

45 Valid Reviews

The Cape Palliser Seal Colony and Lighthouse experience has a total of 45 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 45 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 24
53%
9/10 13
29%
8/10 7
16%
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%

93.33% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Palliser Seal Colony and Lighthouse valid reviews is 93.33% and is based on 45 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 45 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 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

93.08%

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
Chris Arnold 8/10 608 days true 51.1 100%
Dan Schmidt 9/10 614 days true 49.99 98%
Lucie Revay 10/10 637 days 38.24 74%
David 9/10 649 days true 43.82 85%
Belinda Ziswiler 10/10 657 days true 42.48 82%
Jade Williams 10/10 688 days true 37.5 72%
Miroslav Bazala 10/10 896 days 11.28 18%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 907 days true 12.72 21%
Clara Guinard 9/10 934 days true 10.93 17%
Adam Pulkrabek 10/10 941 days true 10.51 16%
Olga Barathova 10/10 941 days true 10.51 16%
Luisa Birkel 8/10 942 days true 10.45 16%
Lili Souris 9/10 946 days true 10.22 16%
Andy Burfoot 10/10 960 days true 9.47 14%
Sophia Harnisch 8/10 969 days true 9.02 13%
Pierre Mattes 9/10 969 days true 9.02 13%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 972 days true 8.88 13%
Sabina Roubickova 10/10 976 days true 8.69 13%
Anna 8/10 977 days true 8.65 13%
Grischa Rodust 9/10 1015 days true 7.22 10%
Iwona 10/10 1017 days true 7.16 10%
Isabella 10/10 1022 days true 7.01 9%
Gessica 9/10 1061 days true 6.22 8%
Richard Thompson 10/10 1089 days 5.01 5%
Michal Kamradek 9/10 1372 days true 5.54 6%
Vanessa Leverrier 9/10 1387 days true 5.52 6%
Camille Bellay 8/10 1639 days true 5.11 5%
Christopher Buch Madsen 10/10 1663 days true 5.07 5%
Stephen Revah 10/10 1665 days true 5.06 5%
Julie Ledanois 10/10 1679 days true 5.04 5%
Toke Frederiksen 8/10 1691 days true 5.02 5%
Dan Lawson 10/10 1708 days true 4.99 5%
Hendrik Schanz 10/10 1720 days true 4.97 5%
Jeremy 10/10 1758 days 4.09 3%
David Restell 10/10 1911 days 3.88 3%
Mike and Caroline 10/10 2002 days 3.76 3%
Ton Martens 10/10 2024 days true 4.47 4%
Sebastian and Peter Beate 10/10 2056 days true 4.42 4%
Bene 8/10 2109 days true 4.33 4%
Woggywoo 9/10 2367 days 3.26 2%
Darina Kvasnicova 9/10 2400 days true 3.85 3%
De Blaeij 9/10 2790 days true 3.21 1%
Annie 7/10 3151 days true 2.62 0%
Wagner 10/10 3154 days true 2.62 0%
carolineder 9/10 3219 days true 2.51 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

93%

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.