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

88.07%

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 1589 days 97%
Emma Millett 8/10 1589 days 97%
Alicia Speisekorn-Gil 10/10 1634 days 100%
Daphne Andrey 8/10 1636 days 95%
Anna 9/10 1643 days 100%
Rocco 10/10 1886 days 87%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 1937 days 80%
Ronja and Lena 8/10 1987 days 77%
Brian Lexmond 6/10 2607 days 40%
Julian Kuemme 9/10 2610 days 49%
Max Backelandt 9/10 2614 days 49%
Austin Johns 9/10 2637 days 48%
Johanna Kofler 8/10 2638 days 45%
Kathrin Deichmann 9/10 2640 days 47%
Helen McKevitt 9/10 2641 days 47%
Marion Busch 9/10 2650 days 47%
M K 10/10 2676 days 46%
Cornelia Stark 10/10 2691 days 45%
Azteca 6/10 2878 days 28%
hendrik king 6/10 2908 days 27%
Stefan AuRich 9/10 3008 days 28%
John and Chris Creese 10/10 3023 days 27%
N Zitscher 10/10 3093 days 24%
Fries 10/10 3374 days 9%
Les Barnes 9/10 3374 days 9%
Rick Moth 9/10 3374 days 9%
Josef 9/10 3375 days 9%
Seth & Carla 9/10 3379 days 9%
Butz 8/10 3380 days 8%
Steve Goodyear 9/10 3386 days 8%
Frank Krivauek 8/10 3388 days 8%
Brian Frost 10/10 3388 days 8%
Volker Neumeyer 9/10 3389 days 8%
Tom Connis 8/10 3393 days 7%
Mike1952 10/10 3394 days 8%
Dirk Faupel 9/10 3460 days 5%
Dirk Faupel 9/10 3460 days 5%
damaca 9/10 3547 days 0%
jhwjhw 8/10 3670 days 20%
Karin Kueng 10/10 3719 days 21%
bryfrance 10/10 3721 days 21%
Juerg & Denise Zuesli 10/10 3724 days 21%
Chris & Anne Pearson 10/10 3725 days 21%
Gael Romain 8/10 3731 days 20%
Matthys Kikke 9/10 3735 days 21%
Edwards 9/10 3738 days 21%
Jennie McIver 9/10 3746 days 21%
Hvid 10/10 3747 days 21%
Robert Cox 9/10 3750 days 21%
Mike and Alice Powner 8/10 3750 days 20%
Webster 10/10 3752 days 21%
Gordon Daniels 4/10 3754 days 16%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 3759 days 20%
Risch & Seybold 10/10 4078 days 21%
Gerald Veldink 9/10 4084 days 21%
Evans 7/10 4084 days 19%
Jana Steve 10/10 4090 days 21%
Tom Bos 8/10 4091 days 20%
Giaque 9/10 4102 days 21%
Armand 8/10 4110 days 20%
Eva 9/10 4113 days 21%
kararina Kosten 10/10 4118 days 21%
Birgit Haver 10/10 4118 days 21%
Hugli 9/10 4129 days 21%
Chris Kevin 10/10 4133 days 21%
Omar Frenchy 9/10 4133 days 21%
Catherine Clavel 9/10 4133 days 21%
Bo Moenstead 9/10 4133 days 21%
Nigel Armstrong 10/10 4135 days 21%
Colin Morbey 8/10 4138 days 20%
Johan Vaartjes 8/10 4140 days 20%
Connie Graae 9/10 4141 days 21%
Greg Kennedy 10/10 4143 days 21%
Heinrich Hax 10/10 4144 days 21%
Heino keyssler 10/10 4144 days 21%
Decuq 8/10 4197 days 20%
Simon Bartholomew 8/10 4198 days 20%
Emily and Alex 9/10 4213 days 21%
Ruth Kinder 9/10 4216 days 21%
HansH1 10/10 4425 days 21%
StephaineFrance 8/10 4430 days 20%
Enno Brehm 8/10 4442 days 20%
AndrewW 8/10 4442 days 20%
Rissmann 9/10 4446 days 21%

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.