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

95.22%

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 10/10 711 days 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 953 days 27%
Chris Arnold 8/10 1538 days 12%
Dan Schmidt 9/10 1544 days 13%
Lucie Revay 10/10 1567 days 12%
David 9/10 1579 days 12%
Belinda Ziswiler 10/10 1587 days 12%
Jade Williams 10/10 1618 days 12%
Miroslav Bazala 10/10 1826 days 11%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 1837 days 11%
Clara Guinard 9/10 1864 days 10%
Adam Pulkrabek 10/10 1871 days 10%
Olga Barathova 10/10 1871 days 10%
Luisa Birkel 8/10 1872 days 10%
Lili Souris 9/10 1876 days 10%
Andy Burfoot 10/10 1890 days 10%
Sophia Harnisch 8/10 1899 days 9%
Pierre Mattes 9/10 1899 days 10%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 1902 days 10%
Sabina Roubickova 10/10 1906 days 10%
Anna 8/10 1907 days 9%
Grischa Rodust 9/10 1945 days 10%
Iwona 10/10 1947 days 10%
Isabella 10/10 1952 days 10%
Gessica 9/10 1991 days 9%
Richard Thompson 10/10 2019 days 9%
Michal Kamradek 9/10 2302 days 7%
Vanessa Leverrier 9/10 2317 days 7%
Camille Bellay 8/10 2569 days 5%
Christopher Buch Madsen 10/10 2593 days 5%
Stephen Revah 10/10 2595 days 5%
Julie Ledanois 10/10 2609 days 5%
Toke Frederiksen 8/10 2621 days 5%
Dan Lawson 10/10 2638 days 5%
Hendrik Schanz 10/10 2650 days 5%
Jeremy 10/10 2688 days 5%
David Restell 10/10 2841 days 3%
Mike and Caroline 10/10 2932 days 3%
Ton Martens 10/10 2954 days 3%
Sebastian and Peter Beate 10/10 2986 days 2%
Bene 8/10 3039 days 2%
Woggywoo 9/10 3297 days 0%
Darina Kvasnicova 9/10 3330 days 0%
De Blaeij 9/10 3720 days 1%
Annie 7/10 4081 days 1%
Wagner 10/10 4084 days 1%
carolineder 9/10 4149 days 1%

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

95%

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.