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

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

96.82%

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
Nicolas Perrot 10/10 142 days 96.8 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 384 days 76.63 79%
Chris Arnold 8/10 969 days true 7.14 7%
Dan Schmidt 9/10 975 days true 7.28 7%
Lucie Revay 10/10 998 days 6.49 6%
David 9/10 1010 days true 6.14 6%
Belinda Ziswiler 10/10 1018 days true 5.94 5%
Jade Williams 10/10 1049 days true 5.34 5%
Miroslav Bazala 10/10 1257 days 4.72 4%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 1268 days true 4.7 4%
Clara Guinard 9/10 1295 days true 4.66 4%
Adam Pulkrabek 10/10 1302 days true 4.65 4%
Olga Barathova 10/10 1302 days true 4.65 4%
Luisa Birkel 8/10 1303 days true 4.41 4%
Lili Souris 9/10 1307 days true 4.64 4%
Andy Burfoot 10/10 1321 days true 4.61 4%
Sophia Harnisch 8/10 1330 days true 4.37 4%
Pierre Mattes 9/10 1330 days true 4.6 4%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 1333 days true 4.59 4%
Sabina Roubickova 10/10 1337 days true 4.59 4%
Anna 8/10 1338 days true 4.35 4%
Grischa Rodust 9/10 1376 days true 4.52 4%
Iwona 10/10 1378 days true 4.52 4%
Isabella 10/10 1383 days true 4.51 4%
Gessica 9/10 1422 days true 4.44 4%
Richard Thompson 10/10 1450 days 4.39 4%
Michal Kamradek 9/10 1733 days true 3.91 3%
Vanessa Leverrier 9/10 1748 days true 3.88 3%
Camille Bellay 8/10 2000 days true 3.28 3%
Christopher Buch Madsen 10/10 2024 days true 3.41 3%
Stephen Revah 10/10 2026 days true 3.41 3%
Julie Ledanois 10/10 2040 days true 3.38 3%
Toke Frederiksen 8/10 2052 days true 3.19 3%
Dan Lawson 10/10 2069 days true 3.33 3%
Hendrik Schanz 10/10 2081 days true 3.31 3%
Jeremy 10/10 2119 days 3.25 3%
David Restell 10/10 2272 days 2.98 2%
Mike and Caroline 10/10 2363 days 2.83 2%
Ton Martens 10/10 2385 days true 2.79 2%
Sebastian and Peter Beate 10/10 2417 days true 2.74 2%
Bene 8/10 2470 days true 2.51 2%
Woggywoo 9/10 2728 days 2.2 2%
Darina Kvasnicova 9/10 2761 days true 2.15 1%
De Blaeij 9/10 3151 days true 1.48 1%
Annie 7/10 3512 days true 0.78 0%
Wagner 10/10 3515 days true 0.86 0%
carolineder 9/10 3580 days true 0.74 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

97%

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.