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

87.35%

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 1348 days true 4.28 97%
Emma Millett 8/10 1348 days true 4.28 97%
Alicia Speisekorn-Gil 10/10 1393 days true 4.42 100%
Daphne Andrey 8/10 1395 days true 4.19 95%
Anna 9/10 1402 days true 4.4 100%
Rocco 10/10 1645 days true 3.92 89%
Sylvain Blanchet 8/10 1696 days true 3.63 82%
Ronja and Lena 8/10 1746 days true 3.54 80%
Brian Lexmond 6/10 2366 days true 2.09 47%
Julian Kuemme 9/10 2369 days true 2.51 57%
Max Backelandt 9/10 2373 days true 2.5 57%
Austin Johns 9/10 2396 days true 2.45 56%
Johanna Kofler 8/10 2397 days true 2.33 53%
Kathrin Deichmann 9/10 2399 days true 2.45 55%
Helen McKevitt 9/10 2400 days true 2.45 55%
Marion Busch 9/10 2409 days true 2.43 55%
M K 10/10 2435 days true 2.38 54%
Cornelia Stark 10/10 2450 days true 2.35 53%
Azteca 6/10 2637 days 1.65 37%
hendrik king 6/10 2667 days 1.6 36%
Stefan AuRich 9/10 2767 days true 1.73 39%
John and Chris Creese 10/10 2782 days true 1.7 38%
N Zitscher 10/10 2852 days 1.56 35%
Fries 10/10 3133 days true 1.01 23%
Les Barnes 9/10 3133 days true 1.01 23%
Rick Moth 9/10 3133 days true 1.01 23%
Josef 9/10 3134 days true 1.01 23%
Seth & Carla 9/10 3138 days true 1.0 23%
Butz 8/10 3139 days true 0.95 22%
Steve Goodyear 9/10 3145 days true 0.99 22%
Frank Krivauek 8/10 3147 days true 0.94 21%
Brian Frost 10/10 3147 days true 0.98 22%
Volker Neumeyer 9/10 3148 days true 0.98 22%
Tom Connis 8/10 3152 days true 0.93 21%
Mike1952 10/10 3153 days 0.97 22%
Dirk Faupel 9/10 3219 days true 0.84 19%
Dirk Faupel 9/10 3219 days true 0.84 19%
damaca 9/10 3306 days 0.67 15%
jhwjhw 8/10 3429 days 0.41 9%
Karin Kueng 10/10 3478 days true 0.34 8%
bryfrance 10/10 3480 days true 0.33 8%
Juerg & Denise Zuesli 10/10 3483 days true 0.33 7%
Chris & Anne Pearson 10/10 3484 days true 0.32 7%
Gael Romain 8/10 3490 days true 0.3 7%
Matthys Kikke 9/10 3494 days true 0.31 7%
Edwards 9/10 3497 days true 0.3 7%
Jennie McIver 9/10 3505 days true 0.28 6%
Hvid 10/10 3506 days true 0.28 6%
Robert Cox 9/10 3509 days true 0.28 6%
Mike and Alice Powner 8/10 3509 days true 0.26 6%
Webster 10/10 3511 days true 0.27 6%
Gordon Daniels 4/10 3513 days true 0.21 5%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 3518 days true 0.25 6%
Risch & Seybold 10/10 3837 days true 0.0 0%
Gerald Veldink 9/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
Evans 7/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
Jana Steve 10/10 3849 days true 0.0 0%
Tom Bos 8/10 3850 days true 0.0 0%
Giaque 9/10 3861 days true 0.0 0%
Armand 8/10 3869 days true 0.0 0%
Eva 9/10 3872 days true 0.0 0%
kararina Kosten 10/10 3877 days true 0.0 0%
Birgit Haver 10/10 3877 days true 0.0 0%
Hugli 9/10 3888 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Kevin 10/10 3892 days true 0.0 0%
Omar Frenchy 9/10 3892 days true 0.0 0%
Catherine Clavel 9/10 3892 days true 0.0 0%
Bo Moenstead 9/10 3892 days true 0.0 0%
Nigel Armstrong 10/10 3894 days true 0.0 0%
Colin Morbey 8/10 3897 days true 0.0 0%
Johan Vaartjes 8/10 3899 days true 0.0 0%
Connie Graae 9/10 3900 days true 0.0 0%
Greg Kennedy 10/10 3902 days true 0.0 0%
Heinrich Hax 10/10 3903 days true 0.0 0%
Heino keyssler 10/10 3903 days true 0.0 0%
Decuq 8/10 3956 days true 0.0 0%
Simon Bartholomew 8/10 3957 days true 0.0 0%
Emily and Alex 9/10 3972 days true 0.0 0%
Ruth Kinder 9/10 3975 days 0.0 0%
HansH1 10/10 4184 days true 0.0 0%
StephaineFrance 8/10 4189 days true 0.0 0%
Enno Brehm 8/10 4201 days true 0.0 0%
AndrewW 8/10 4201 days true 0.0 0%
Rissmann 9/10 4205 days true 0.0 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

87%

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.