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

94.91%

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 10/10 785 days 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 1027 days 27%
Chris Arnold 8/10 1612 days 17%
Dan Schmidt 9/10 1618 days 18%
Lucie Revay 10/10 1641 days 17%
David 9/10 1653 days 17%
Belinda Ziswiler 10/10 1661 days 17%
Jade Williams 10/10 1692 days 17%
Miroslav Bazala 10/10 1900 days 15%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 1911 days 15%
Clara Guinard 9/10 1938 days 15%
Adam Pulkrabek 10/10 1945 days 14%
Olga Barathova 10/10 1945 days 14%
Luisa Birkel 8/10 1946 days 14%
Lili Souris 9/10 1950 days 14%
Andy Burfoot 10/10 1964 days 14%
Sophia Harnisch 8/10 1973 days 13%
Pierre Mattes 9/10 1973 days 14%
Martina Cervenkova 10/10 1976 days 14%
Sabina Roubickova 10/10 1980 days 14%
Anna 8/10 1981 days 13%
Grischa Rodust 9/10 2019 days 14%
Iwona 10/10 2021 days 14%
Isabella 10/10 2026 days 14%
Gessica 9/10 2065 days 13%
Richard Thompson 10/10 2093 days 13%
Michal Kamradek 9/10 2376 days 10%
Vanessa Leverrier 9/10 2391 days 10%
Camille Bellay 8/10 2643 days 7%
Christopher Buch Madsen 10/10 2667 days 7%
Stephen Revah 10/10 2669 days 7%
Julie Ledanois 10/10 2683 days 7%
Toke Frederiksen 8/10 2695 days 7%
Dan Lawson 10/10 2712 days 7%
Hendrik Schanz 10/10 2724 days 7%
Jeremy 10/10 2762 days 6%
David Restell 10/10 2915 days 5%
Mike and Caroline 10/10 3006 days 4%
Ton Martens 10/10 3028 days 4%
Sebastian and Peter Beate 10/10 3060 days 3%
Bene 8/10 3113 days 3%
Woggywoo 9/10 3371 days 0%
Darina Kvasnicova 9/10 3404 days 0%
De Blaeij 9/10 3794 days 3%
Annie 7/10 4155 days 2%
Wagner 10/10 4158 days 3%
carolineder 9/10 4223 days 3%

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.