Ranking Score Explained

Kia ora 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

47 Valid Reviews

The Cape Palliser Seal Colony and Lighthouse Walk experience has a total of 47 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 47 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 26
55%
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%

93.62% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Palliser Seal Colony and Lighthouse Walk valid reviews is 93.62% and is based on 47 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 47 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

94.16%

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
Nicolas Perrot 10/10 1163 days 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 1405 days 90%
Chris Arnold 8/10 1990 days 61%
Dan Schmidt 9/10 1996 days 64%
Lucie Revay 10/10 2019 days 63%
David 9/10 2031 days 63%
Belinda Ziswiler 10/10 2039 days 62%
Jade Williams 10/10 2070 days 61%
Miroslav Bazala 10/10 2278 days 52%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 2289 days 52%
Clara Guinard 9/10 2316 days 51%
Adam Pulkrabek 10/10 2323 days 50%
Olga Barathova 10/10 2323 days 50%
Luisa Birkel 8/10 2324 days 47%
Lili Souris 9/10 2328 days 50%
Andy Burfoot 10/10 2342 days 50%
Sophia Harnisch 8/10 2351 days 46%
Pierre Mattes 9/10 2351 days 49%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 2354 days 49%
Sabina Roubickova 10/10 2358 days 49%
Anna 8/10 2359 days 46%
Grischa Rodust 9/10 2397 days 47%
Iwona 10/10 2399 days 47%
Isabella 10/10 2404 days 47%
Gessica 9/10 2443 days 45%
Richard Thompson 10/10 2471 days 44%
Michal Kamradek 9/10 2754 days 32%
Vanessa Leverrier 9/10 2769 days 31%
Camille Bellay 8/10 3021 days 19%
Christopher Buch Madsen 10/10 3045 days 19%
Stephen Revah 10/10 3047 days 19%
Julie Ledanois 10/10 3061 days 19%
Toke Frederiksen 8/10 3073 days 17%
Dan Lawson 10/10 3090 days 18%
Hendrik Schanz 10/10 3102 days 17%
Jeremy 10/10 3140 days 15%
David Restell 10/10 3293 days 9%
Mike and Caroline 10/10 3384 days 5%
Ton Martens 10/10 3406 days 4%
Sebastian and Peter Beate 10/10 3438 days 3%
Bene 8/10 3491 days 0%
Woggywoo 9/10 3749 days 15%
Darina Kvasnicova 9/10 3782 days 15%
De Blaeij 9/10 4172 days 15%
Annie 7/10 4533 days 13%
Wagner 10/10 4536 days 15%
carolineder 9/10 4601 days 15%

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 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.

If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at info@rankers.co.nz.