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 Kaikoura Peninsula Carpark Seal Watching.

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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Kaikoura Peninsula Carpark Seal Watching

Valid Reviews

42 Valid Reviews

The Kaikoura Peninsula Carpark Seal Watching experience has a total of 42 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 42 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 16
38%
9/10 11
26%
8/10 12
29%
7/10 1
2%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
2%

87.86% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura Peninsula Carpark Seal Watching valid reviews is 87.86% 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

35 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 35 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 35 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 12
34%
9/10 10
29%
8/10 11
31%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
3%

87.14% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura Peninsula Carpark Seal Watching face-to-face reviews is 87.14% and is based on 35 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.90%

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
Susanne 10/10 443 days 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 839 days 22%
S Weslake 10/10 1053 days 8%
Lukas Trewel 8/10 1532 days 6%
Laura Leoekloek 10/10 1540 days 6%
Anna Urbanova 10/10 1554 days 6%
Marek 9/10 1554 days 6%
Marie Vaillant 9/10 1770 days 5%
Matias Santos 8/10 1789 days 5%
Sebastian Reinhardy 9/10 1806 days 5%
Lars Barkhora 6/10 1806 days 4%
David Sitton 8/10 1816 days 5%
Anita Wallace 10/10 1821 days 5%
Anna Guttle 10/10 1825 days 5%
Fabian Kukla 10/10 1827 days 5%
Sascha Kaffenberger 9/10 1832 days 5%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 7/10 1901 days 4%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 1907 days 5%
Caro G 8/10 1909 days 5%
leila rowbotham 8/10 2233 days 4%
Claudia de Winter 9/10 2485 days 3%
Katja 10/10 2509 days 3%
Paul Wallace 10/10 2548 days 3%
Ludvig Fagerstrom 10/10 2561 days 3%
Neil Beckett 9/10 2848 days 2%
Marie 10/10 2864 days 2%
Janina Hoffmann 8/10 2874 days 2%
Karine Scheers 9/10 2880 days 2%
Andreas Garbin 9/10 2957 days 2%
Jackie and Brian 9/10 2961 days 2%
Sander Heike 9/10 3216 days 1%
Harry Ruys 8/10 3240 days 1%
Eric Lombaard 8/10 3256 days 1%
Jim Addicott 8/10 3257 days 1%
Tobias Forst 9/10 3336 days 1%
Petra 10/10 3573 days 0%
Claire Colquhoun 1/10 3597 days 0%
Michael Long 10/10 3603 days 0%
James Hardern 10/10 3607 days 0%
Plomp 8/10 3614 days 0%
Glenn 8/10 3629 days 0%
Jane Hancock 8/10 3633 days 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Kaikoura Peninsula Carpark Seal Watching does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

95%

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.