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||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%|
|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%|
|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%|
|Les Barnes||9/10||3374 days||9%|
|Rick Moth||9/10||3374 days||9%|
|Seth & Carla||9/10||3379 days||9%|
|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%|
|Dirk Faupel||9/10||3460 days||5%|
|Dirk Faupel||9/10||3460 days||5%|
|Karin Kueng||10/10||3719 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%|
|Jennie McIver||9/10||3746 days||21%|
|Robert Cox||9/10||3750 days||21%|
|Mike and Alice Powner||8/10||3750 days||20%|
|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%|
|Jana Steve||10/10||4090 days||21%|
|Tom Bos||8/10||4091 days||20%|
|kararina Kosten||10/10||4118 days||21%|
|Birgit Haver||10/10||4118 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%|
|Simon Bartholomew||8/10||4198 days||20%|
|Emily and Alex||9/10||4213 days||21%|
|Ruth Kinder||9/10||4216 days||21%|
|Enno Brehm||8/10||4442 days||20%|
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.