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 Foulwind Walkway.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
84 Valid Reviews
The Cape Foulwind Walkway experience has a total of 84 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 84 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Foulwind Walkway valid reviews is 88.45% and is based on 84 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
77 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.
Within the 84 valid reviews, the experience has 77 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 77 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Foulwind Walkway face-to-face reviews is 88.96% and is based on 77 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.
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.
|Becky Fox||8/10||1713 days||97%|
|Emma Millett||8/10||1713 days||97%|
|Alicia Speisekorn-Gil||10/10||1758 days||100%|
|Daphne Andrey||8/10||1760 days||95%|
|Sylvain Blanchet||8/10||2061 days||79%|
|Ronja and Lena||8/10||2111 days||76%|
|Brian Lexmond||6/10||2731 days||38%|
|Julian Kuemme||9/10||2734 days||47%|
|Max Backelandt||9/10||2738 days||46%|
|Austin Johns||9/10||2761 days||45%|
|Johanna Kofler||8/10||2762 days||43%|
|Kathrin Deichmann||9/10||2764 days||45%|
|Helen McKevitt||9/10||2765 days||45%|
|Marion Busch||9/10||2774 days||44%|
|M K||10/10||2800 days||43%|
|Cornelia Stark||10/10||2815 days||42%|
|hendrik king||6/10||3032 days||24%|
|Stefan AuRich||9/10||3132 days||25%|
|John and Chris Creese||10/10||3147 days||24%|
|N Zitscher||10/10||3217 days||20%|
|Les Barnes||9/10||3498 days||5%|
|Rick Moth||9/10||3498 days||5%|
|Seth & Carla||9/10||3503 days||4%|
|Steve Goodyear||9/10||3510 days||4%|
|Frank Krivauek||8/10||3512 days||4%|
|Brian Frost||10/10||3512 days||4%|
|Volker Neumeyer||9/10||3513 days||4%|
|Tom Connis||8/10||3517 days||3%|
|Dirk Faupel||9/10||3584 days||0%|
|Dirk Faupel||9/10||3584 days||0%|
|Karin Kueng||10/10||3843 days||24%|
|Juerg & Denise Zuesli||10/10||3848 days||24%|
|Chris & Anne Pearson||10/10||3849 days||24%|
|Gael Romain||8/10||3855 days||23%|
|Matthys Kikke||9/10||3859 days||24%|
|Jennie McIver||9/10||3870 days||24%|
|Robert Cox||9/10||3874 days||24%|
|Mike and Alice Powner||8/10||3874 days||23%|
|Gordon Daniels||4/10||3878 days||18%|
|Niels Van Welsenes||8/10||3883 days||23%|
|Risch & Seybold||10/10||4202 days||24%|
|Gerald Veldink||9/10||4208 days||24%|
|Jana Steve||10/10||4214 days||24%|
|Tom Bos||8/10||4215 days||23%|
|kararina Kosten||10/10||4242 days||24%|
|Birgit Haver||10/10||4242 days||24%|
|Chris Kevin||10/10||4257 days||24%|
|Omar Frenchy||9/10||4257 days||24%|
|Catherine Clavel||9/10||4257 days||24%|
|Bo Moenstead||9/10||4257 days||24%|
|Nigel Armstrong||10/10||4259 days||24%|
|Colin Morbey||8/10||4262 days||23%|
|Johan Vaartjes||8/10||4264 days||23%|
|Connie Graae||9/10||4265 days||24%|
|Greg Kennedy||10/10||4267 days||24%|
|Heinrich Hax||10/10||4268 days||24%|
|Heino keyssler||10/10||4268 days||24%|
|Simon Bartholomew||8/10||4322 days||23%|
|Emily and Alex||9/10||4337 days||24%|
|Ruth Kinder||9/10||4340 days||24%|
|Enno Brehm||8/10||4566 days||23%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Cape Foulwind Walkway does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.