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

49 Valid Reviews

The Cape Palliser experience has a total of 52 reviews. There are 49 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 49 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 23
47%
9/10 14
29%
8/10 8
16%
7/10 3
6%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.22% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Palliser valid reviews is 91.22% and is based on 49 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 49 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

93.77%

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
Stubby 10/10 115 days 100%
AMR 10/10 174 days 97%
Mark Dalgety 9/10 174 days 97%
Rob 10/10 174 days 97%
Finlay 10/10 296 days 88%
Zae 8/10 327 days 81%
Stefan Hohmann 8/10 509 days 57%
Traveler 10/10 632 days 40%
Andy and Julia 9/10 815 days 18%
BER&GENE 9/10 874 days 13%
Kevin 10/10 874 days 13%
Niven 8/10 874 days 12%
Maë 10/10 936 days 9%
Thomas Mende 9/10 966 days 8%
Brian Warburton 10/10 1027 days 6%
Phil 8/10 1150 days 5%
Sarah 9/10 1180 days 5%
Becky 10/10 1180 days 5%
Boguslaw MAKIELLO 9/10 1194 days 4%
Simon Springett 10/10 1234 days 5%
Look Out 9/10 1239 days 5%
Ronald Daigneault 10/10 1294 days 4%
Lukas and Katka 9/10 1326 days 5%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 1411 days 4%
Lizzy Cobeldick 9/10 1423 days 4%
Mara Schneider 10/10 1639 days 4%
Saskia Ruttor 10/10 1682 days 4%
Craig Workman 9/10 1710 days 3%
Connie Hopper 7/10 1896 days 3%
Chloe Grand 9/10 2004 days 3%
Geordie Zimmermanster 10/10 2012 days 3%
Marianne Leclerco 8/10 2036 days 2%
Reinout Schrijver 8/10 2267 days 2%
Tatiana Rochereau 8/10 2354 days 2%
Radek Ouhel 10/10 2366 days 2%
Graeme 10/10 2366 days 2%
Cherie Marshall 10/10 2381 days 2%
Antoine Lerin 7/10 2389 days 2%
Lois Moreland 10/10 2397 days 2%
Lea Darotchetche 9/10 2562 days 2%
Pavel Macek 8/10 2643 days 1%
Zuzana Holubova 7/10 2643 days 1%
Christopher Buch Madsen 10/10 2667 days 1%
Stephen Revah 10/10 2669 days 1%
Arnaud Memay 6/10 2724 days 1%
David Restell 10/10 2915 days 1%
Mike and Caroline 9/10 3006 days 1%
Johann Maier 10/10 3415 days 0%
Boule_de_gomme 9/10 3584 days 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

94%

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.