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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|Mike Fricker||10/10||1085 days||16%|
|S Weslake||10/10||1299 days||14%|
|Lukas Trewel||8/10||1778 days||11%|
|Laura Leoekloek||10/10||1786 days||11%|
|Anna Urbanova||10/10||1800 days||11%|
|Marie Vaillant||9/10||2016 days||10%|
|Matias Santos||8/10||2035 days||9%|
|Sebastian Reinhardy||9/10||2052 days||10%|
|Lars Barkhora||6/10||2052 days||8%|
|David Sitton||8/10||2062 days||9%|
|Anita Wallace||10/10||2067 days||10%|
|Anna Guttle||10/10||2071 days||10%|
|Fabian Kukla||10/10||2073 days||10%|
|Sascha Kaffenberger||9/10||2078 days||9%|
|Ahmed Mohsen Aly||7/10||2147 days||8%|
|Ixtaso Roncal||10/10||2153 days||9%|
|Caro G||8/10||2155 days||9%|
|leila rowbotham||8/10||2479 days||7%|
|Claudia de Winter||9/10||2731 days||5%|
|Paul Wallace||10/10||2794 days||5%|
|Ludvig Fagerstrom||10/10||2807 days||5%|
|Neil Beckett||9/10||3094 days||3%|
|Janina Hoffmann||8/10||3120 days||3%|
|Karine Scheers||9/10||3126 days||3%|
|Andreas Garbin||9/10||3203 days||2%|
|Jackie and Brian||9/10||3207 days||2%|
|Sander Heike||9/10||3462 days||1%|
|Harry Ruys||8/10||3486 days||1%|
|Eric Lombaard||8/10||3502 days||0%|
|Jim Addicott||8/10||3503 days||0%|
|Tobias Forst||9/10||3582 days||0%|
|Claire Colquhoun||1/10||3843 days||2%|
|Michael Long||10/10||3849 days||3%|
|James Hardern||10/10||3853 days||3%|
|Jane Hancock||8/10||3879 days||3%|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.