Ranking Score Explained

G'day 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

53 Valid Reviews

The Cape Palliser experience has a total of 55 reviews. There are 53 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 53 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 25
47%
9/10 15
28%
8/10 9
17%
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%

91.32% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Palliser valid reviews is 91.32% and is based on 53 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 53 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

93.31%

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
Roland Oldengarm 8/10 316 days 95%
Mike 9/10 316 days 100%
Ae Marika 10/10 346 days 96%
Stubby 10/10 530 days 66%
AMR 10/10 589 days 54%
Mark Dalgety 9/10 589 days 54%
Marine 10/10 589 days 54%
Rob 10/10 589 days 54%
Finlay 10/10 711 days 33%
Zae 8/10 742 days 28%
Stefan Hohmann 8/10 924 days 10%
Traveler 10/10 1047 days 6%
Andy and Julia 9/10 1230 days 5%
BER&GENE 9/10 1289 days 5%
Kevin 10/10 1289 days 5%
Niven 8/10 1289 days 5%
Maë 10/10 1351 days 5%
Thomas Mende 9/10 1381 days 5%
Brian Warburton 10/10 1442 days 5%
Phil 8/10 1565 days 4%
Sarah 9/10 1595 days 4%
Becky 10/10 1595 days 4%
Boguslaw MAKIELLO 9/10 1609 days 3%
Simon Springett 10/10 1649 days 4%
Look Out 9/10 1654 days 4%
Ronald Daigneault 10/10 1709 days 3%
Lukas and Katka 9/10 1741 days 4%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 1826 days 4%
Lizzy Cobeldick 9/10 1838 days 4%
Mara Schneider 10/10 2054 days 3%
Saskia Ruttor 10/10 2097 days 3%
Craig Workman 9/10 2125 days 2%
Connie Hopper 7/10 2311 days 2%
Chloe Grand 9/10 2419 days 2%
Geordie Zimmermanster 10/10 2427 days 2%
Marianne Leclerco 8/10 2451 days 2%
Reinout Schrijver 8/10 2682 days 2%
Tatiana Rochereau 8/10 2769 days 1%
Radek Ouhel 10/10 2781 days 1%
Graeme 10/10 2781 days 1%
Cherie Marshall 10/10 2796 days 1%
Antoine Lerin 7/10 2804 days 1%
Lois Moreland 10/10 2812 days 1%
Lea Darotchetche 9/10 2977 days 1%
Pavel Macek 8/10 3058 days 1%
Zuzana Holubova 7/10 3058 days 0%
Christopher Buch Madsen 10/10 3082 days 1%
Stephen Revah 10/10 3084 days 1%
Arnaud Memay 6/10 3139 days 0%
David Restell 10/10 3330 days 0%
Mike and Caroline 9/10 3421 days 0%
Johann Maier 10/10 3830 days 0%
Boule_de_gomme 9/10 3999 days 1%

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

93%

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.