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

94.35%

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 10/10 997 days 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 1239 days 72%
Chris Arnold 8/10 1824 days 52%
Dan Schmidt 9/10 1830 days 54%
Lucie Revay 10/10 1853 days 53%
David 9/10 1865 days 53%
Belinda Ziswiler 10/10 1873 days 53%
Jade Williams 10/10 1904 days 52%
Miroslav Bazala 10/10 2112 days 46%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 2123 days 45%
Clara Guinard 9/10 2150 days 44%
Adam Pulkrabek 10/10 2157 days 44%
Olga Barathova 10/10 2157 days 44%
Luisa Birkel 8/10 2158 days 42%
Lili Souris 9/10 2162 days 44%
Andy Burfoot 10/10 2176 days 44%
Sophia Harnisch 8/10 2185 days 41%
Pierre Mattes 9/10 2185 days 43%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 2188 days 43%
Sabina Roubickova 10/10 2192 days 43%
Anna 8/10 2193 days 41%
Grischa Rodust 9/10 2231 days 42%
Iwona 10/10 2233 days 42%
Isabella 10/10 2238 days 42%
Gessica 9/10 2277 days 41%
Richard Thompson 10/10 2305 days 40%
Michal Kamradek 9/10 2588 days 31%
Vanessa Leverrier 9/10 2603 days 31%
Camille Bellay 8/10 2855 days 22%
Christopher Buch Madsen 10/10 2879 days 22%
Stephen Revah 10/10 2881 days 22%
Julie Ledanois 10/10 2895 days 22%
Toke Frederiksen 8/10 2907 days 20%
Dan Lawson 10/10 2924 days 21%
Hendrik Schanz 10/10 2936 days 21%
Jeremy 10/10 2974 days 19%
David Restell 10/10 3127 days 15%
Mike and Caroline 10/10 3218 days 12%
Ton Martens 10/10 3240 days 11%
Sebastian and Peter Beate 10/10 3272 days 10%
Bene 8/10 3325 days 8%
Woggywoo 9/10 3583 days 1%
Darina Kvasnicova 9/10 3616 days 0%
De Blaeij 9/10 4006 days 14%
Annie 7/10 4367 days 13%
Wagner 10/10 4370 days 14%
carolineder 9/10 4435 days 14%

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.