Ranking Score Explained

Hello 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

88.50%

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 2038 days 98%
Emma Millett 8/10 2038 days 98%
Alicia Speisekorn-Gil 10/10 2083 days 100%
Daphne Andrey 8/10 2085 days 94%
Anna 9/10 2092 days 99%
Rocco 10/10 2335 days 83%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 2386 days 75%
Ronja and Lena 8/10 2436 days 72%
Brian Lexmond 6/10 3056 days 26%
Julian Kuemme 9/10 3059 days 33%
Max Backelandt 9/10 3063 days 33%
Austin Johns 9/10 3086 days 31%
Johanna Kofler 8/10 3087 days 29%
Kathrin Deichmann 9/10 3089 days 31%
Helen McKevitt 9/10 3090 days 31%
Marion Busch 9/10 3099 days 30%
M K 10/10 3125 days 29%
Cornelia Stark 10/10 3140 days 28%
Azteca 6/10 3327 days 11%
hendrik king 6/10 3357 days 9%
Stefan AuRich 9/10 3457 days 6%
John and Chris Creese 10/10 3472 days 5%
N Zitscher 10/10 3542 days 0%
Fries 10/10 3823 days 28%
Les Barnes 9/10 3823 days 28%
Rick Moth 9/10 3823 days 28%
Josef 9/10 3824 days 28%
Seth & Carla 9/10 3828 days 28%
Butz 8/10 3829 days 26%
Steve Goodyear 9/10 3835 days 28%
Frank Krivauek 8/10 3837 days 26%
Brian Frost 10/10 3837 days 28%
Volker Neumeyer 9/10 3838 days 28%
Tom Connis 8/10 3842 days 26%
Mike1952 10/10 3843 days 28%
Dirk Faupel 9/10 3909 days 28%
Dirk Faupel 9/10 3909 days 28%
damaca 9/10 3996 days 28%
jhwjhw 8/10 4119 days 26%
Karin Kueng 10/10 4168 days 28%
bryfrance 10/10 4170 days 28%
Juerg & Denise Zuesli 10/10 4173 days 28%
Chris & Anne Pearson 10/10 4174 days 28%
Gael Romain 8/10 4180 days 26%
Matthys Kikke 9/10 4184 days 28%
Edwards 9/10 4187 days 28%
Jennie McIver 9/10 4195 days 28%
Hvid 10/10 4196 days 28%
Robert Cox 9/10 4199 days 28%
Mike and Alice Powner 8/10 4199 days 26%
Webster 10/10 4201 days 28%
Gordon Daniels 4/10 4203 days 20%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 4208 days 26%
Risch & Seybold 10/10 4527 days 28%
Gerald Veldink 9/10 4533 days 28%
Evans 7/10 4533 days 24%
Jana Steve 10/10 4539 days 28%
Tom Bos 8/10 4540 days 26%
Giaque 9/10 4551 days 28%
Armand 8/10 4559 days 26%
Eva 9/10 4562 days 28%
kararina Kosten 10/10 4567 days 28%
Birgit Haver 10/10 4567 days 28%
Hugli 9/10 4578 days 28%
Chris Kevin 10/10 4582 days 28%
Omar Frenchy 9/10 4582 days 28%
Catherine Clavel 9/10 4582 days 28%
Bo Moenstead 9/10 4582 days 28%
Nigel Armstrong 10/10 4584 days 28%
Colin Morbey 8/10 4587 days 26%
Johan Vaartjes 8/10 4589 days 26%
Connie Graae 9/10 4590 days 28%
Greg Kennedy 10/10 4592 days 28%
Heinrich Hax 10/10 4593 days 28%
Heino keyssler 10/10 4593 days 28%
Decuq 8/10 4646 days 26%
Simon Bartholomew 8/10 4647 days 26%
Emily and Alex 9/10 4662 days 28%
Ruth Kinder 9/10 4665 days 28%
HansH1 10/10 4874 days 28%
StephaineFrance 8/10 4879 days 26%
Enno Brehm 8/10 4891 days 26%
AndrewW 8/10 4891 days 26%
Rissmann 9/10 4895 days 28%

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

89%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, and 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.