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 Foulwind Walkway.

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 Foulwind Walkway

Valid Reviews

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 25
30%
9/10 32
38%
8/10 22
26%
7/10 1
1%
6/10 3
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.45% Average

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.

Face-to-Face Reviews

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.

More about face-to-face reviews

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 23
30%
9/10 30
39%
8/10 21
27%
7/10 1
1%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.96% Average

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.

Weighted Average

88.09%

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
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%
Anna 9/10 1767 days 100%
Rocco 10/10 2010 days 86%
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%
Azteca 6/10 3002 days 26%
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%
Fries 10/10 3498 days 5%
Les Barnes 9/10 3498 days 5%
Rick Moth 9/10 3498 days 5%
Josef 9/10 3499 days 5%
Seth & Carla 9/10 3503 days 4%
Butz 8/10 3504 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%
Mike1952 10/10 3518 days 4%
Dirk Faupel 9/10 3584 days 0%
Dirk Faupel 9/10 3584 days 0%
damaca 9/10 3671 days 24%
jhwjhw 8/10 3794 days 23%
Karin Kueng 10/10 3843 days 24%
bryfrance 10/10 3845 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%
Edwards 9/10 3862 days 24%
Jennie McIver 9/10 3870 days 24%
Hvid 10/10 3871 days 24%
Robert Cox 9/10 3874 days 24%
Mike and Alice Powner 8/10 3874 days 23%
Webster 10/10 3876 days 24%
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%
Evans 7/10 4208 days 22%
Jana Steve 10/10 4214 days 24%
Tom Bos 8/10 4215 days 23%
Giaque 9/10 4226 days 24%
Armand 8/10 4234 days 23%
Eva 9/10 4237 days 24%
kararina Kosten 10/10 4242 days 24%
Birgit Haver 10/10 4242 days 24%
Hugli 9/10 4253 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%
Decuq 8/10 4321 days 23%
Simon Bartholomew 8/10 4322 days 23%
Emily and Alex 9/10 4337 days 24%
Ruth Kinder 9/10 4340 days 24%
HansH1 10/10 4549 days 24%
StephaineFrance 8/10 4554 days 23%
Enno Brehm 8/10 4566 days 23%
AndrewW 8/10 4566 days 23%
Rissmann 9/10 4570 days 24%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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.

Final Ranking Score

88%

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.