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

88.05%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Becky Fox 8/10 1007 days true 5.92 100%
Emma Millett 8/10 1007 days true 5.92 100%
Alicia Speisekorn-Gil 10/10 1052 days true 5.29 89%
Daphne Andrey 8/10 1054 days true 5.0 84%
Anna 9/10 1061 days true 5.18 87%
Rocco 10/10 1304 days true 4.64 78%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 1355 days true 4.33 72%
Ronja and Lena 8/10 1405 days true 4.25 71%
Brian Lexmond 6/10 2025 days true 2.83 45%
Julian Kuemme 9/10 2028 days true 3.4 56%
Max Backelandt 9/10 2032 days true 3.4 56%
Austin Johns 9/10 2055 days true 3.36 55%
Johanna Kofler 8/10 2056 days true 3.19 52%
Kathrin Deichmann 9/10 2058 days true 3.35 55%
Helen McKevitt 9/10 2059 days true 3.35 55%
Marion Busch 9/10 2068 days true 3.33 54%
M K 10/10 2094 days true 3.29 54%
Cornelia Stark 10/10 2109 days true 3.26 53%
Azteca 6/10 2296 days 2.44 39%
hendrik king 6/10 2326 days 2.4 38%
Stefan AuRich 9/10 2426 days true 2.72 44%
John and Chris Creese 10/10 2441 days true 2.7 43%
N Zitscher 10/10 2511 days 2.58 41%
Fries 10/10 2792 days true 2.09 33%
Les Barnes 9/10 2792 days true 2.09 33%
Rick Moth 9/10 2792 days true 2.09 33%
Josef 9/10 2793 days true 2.09 32%
Seth & Carla 9/10 2797 days true 2.09 32%
Butz 8/10 2798 days true 1.98 31%
Steve Goodyear 9/10 2804 days true 2.07 32%
Frank Krivauek 8/10 2806 days true 1.97 30%
Brian Frost 10/10 2806 days true 2.07 32%
Volker Neumeyer 9/10 2807 days true 2.07 32%
Tom Connis 8/10 2811 days true 1.96 30%
Mike1952 10/10 2812 days 2.06 32%
Dirk Faupel 9/10 2878 days true 1.95 30%
Dirk Faupel 9/10 2878 days true 1.95 30%
damaca 9/10 2965 days 1.8 27%
jhwjhw 8/10 3088 days 1.51 22%
Karin Kueng 10/10 3137 days true 1.5 22%
bryfrance 10/10 3139 days true 1.5 22%
Juerg & Denise Zuesli 10/10 3142 days true 1.49 22%
Chris & Anne Pearson 10/10 3143 days true 1.49 22%
Gael Romain 8/10 3149 days true 1.41 20%
Matthys Kikke 9/10 3153 days true 1.48 22%
Edwards 9/10 3156 days true 1.47 22%
Jennie McIver 9/10 3164 days true 1.46 21%
Hvid 10/10 3165 days true 1.46 21%
Robert Cox 9/10 3168 days true 1.45 21%
Mike and Alice Powner 8/10 3168 days true 1.38 20%
Webster 10/10 3170 days true 1.45 21%
Gordon Daniels 4/10 3172 days true 1.14 16%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 3177 days true 1.36 20%
Risch & Seybold 10/10 3496 days true 0.89 11%
Gerald Veldink 9/10 3502 days true 0.88 11%
Evans 7/10 3502 days true 0.8 10%
Jana Steve 10/10 3508 days true 0.87 11%
Tom Bos 8/10 3509 days true 0.82 10%
Giaque 9/10 3520 days true 0.85 11%
Armand 8/10 3528 days true 0.79 10%
Eva 9/10 3531 days true 0.83 10%
kararina Kosten 10/10 3536 days true 0.82 10%
Birgit Haver 10/10 3536 days true 0.82 10%
Hugli 9/10 3547 days true 0.8 10%
Chris Kevin 10/10 3551 days true 0.79 10%
Omar Frenchy 9/10 3551 days true 0.79 10%
Catherine Clavel 9/10 3551 days true 0.79 10%
Bo Moenstead 9/10 3551 days true 0.79 10%
Nigel Armstrong 10/10 3553 days true 0.79 10%
Colin Morbey 8/10 3556 days true 0.75 9%
Johan Vaartjes 8/10 3558 days true 0.74 9%
Connie Graae 9/10 3559 days true 0.78 9%
Greg Kennedy 10/10 3561 days true 0.78 9%
Heinrich Hax 10/10 3562 days true 0.78 9%
Heino keyssler 10/10 3562 days true 0.78 9%
Decuq 8/10 3615 days true 0.65 7%
Simon Bartholomew 8/10 3616 days true 0.65 7%
Emily and Alex 9/10 3631 days true 0.66 7%
Ruth Kinder 9/10 3634 days 0.65 7%
HansH1 10/10 3843 days true 0.29 1%
StephaineFrance 8/10 3848 days true 0.27 0%
Enno Brehm 8/10 3860 days true 0.25 0%
AndrewW 8/10 3860 days true 0.25 0%
Rissmann 9/10 3864 days true 0.26 0%

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.