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 Palliser.

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 Palliser

Valid Reviews

42 Valid Reviews

The Cape Palliser experience has a total of 44 reviews. There are 42 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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 42 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 19
45%
9/10 13
31%
8/10 6
14%
7/10 3
7%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.95% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Palliser valid reviews is 90.95% and is based on 42 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

12 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 42 valid reviews, the experience has 12 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 12 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 4
33%
9/10 3
25%
8/10 2
17%
7/10 2
17%
6/10 1
8%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.83% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Palliser face-to-face reviews is 85.83% and is based on 12 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

92.18%

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
Stefan Hohmann 8/10 194 days 89.33 100%
Traveler 10/10 317 days 84.08 94%
Andy and Julia 9/10 500 days 60.38 67%
BER&GENE 9/10 559 days 50.53 56%
Kevin 10/10 559 days 50.53 56%
Maë 10/10 621 days 40.6 45%
Thomas Mende 9/10 651 days 36.24 40%
Brian Warburton 10/10 712 days 28.24 31%
Phil 8/10 835 days 14.93 16%
Sarah 9/10 865 days 13.38 14%
Becky 10/10 865 days 13.38 14%
Boguslaw MAKIELLO 9/10 879 days true 12.39 13%
Simon Springett 10/10 919 days 9.91 10%
Look Out 9/10 924 days 9.63 10%
Ronald Daigneault 10/10 979 days true 7.13 7%
Lukas and Katka 9/10 1011 days 6.12 6%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 1096 days 5.0 5%
Lizzy Cobeldick 9/10 1108 days 4.97 5%
Mara Schneider 10/10 1324 days 4.55 4%
Saskia Ruttor 10/10 1367 days 4.47 4%
Craig Workman 9/10 1395 days true 4.41 4%
Connie Hopper 7/10 1581 days 3.68 3%
Chloe Grand 9/10 1689 days 3.84 3%
Geordie Zimmermanster 10/10 1697 days 3.82 3%
Marianne Leclerco 8/10 1721 days true 3.59 3%
Reinout Schrijver 8/10 1952 days 3.16 3%
Tatiana Rochereau 8/10 2039 days 3.0 3%
Radek Ouhel 10/10 2051 days 3.13 3%
Graeme 10/10 2051 days 3.13 3%
Cherie Marshall 10/10 2066 days 3.1 3%
Antoine Lerin 7/10 2074 days true 2.81 2%
Lois Moreland 10/10 2082 days 3.07 3%
Lea Darotchetche 9/10 2247 days true 2.75 2%
Pavel Macek 8/10 2328 days true 2.46 2%
Zuzana Holubova 7/10 2328 days true 2.35 2%
Christopher Buch Madsen 10/10 2352 days true 2.54 2%
Stephen Revah 10/10 2354 days true 2.54 2%
Arnaud Memay 6/10 2409 days true 2.02 1%
David Restell 10/10 2600 days 2.05 1%
Mike and Caroline 9/10 2691 days 1.88 1%
Johann Maier 10/10 3100 days true 1.08 0%
Boule_de_gomme 9/10 3269 days 0.75 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Cape Palliser does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

92%

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.