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

41 Valid Reviews

The Kaikoura Peninsula Carpark Seal Watching experience has a total of 41 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 41 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 15
37%
9/10 11
27%
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%

87.56% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura Peninsula Carpark Seal Watching valid reviews is 87.56% and is based on 41 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 41 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

94.37%

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
Mike Fricker 10/10 351 days 80.48 100%
S Weslake 10/10 565 days 49.51 61%
Lukas Trewel 8/10 1044 days true 5.14 5%
Laura Leoekloek 10/10 1052 days true 5.29 5%
Anna Urbanova 10/10 1066 days true 5.13 5%
Marek 9/10 1066 days true 5.13 5%
Marie Vaillant 9/10 1282 days true 4.68 4%
Matias Santos 8/10 1301 days true 4.41 4%
Sebastian Reinhardy 9/10 1318 days true 4.62 4%
Lars Barkhora 6/10 1318 days true 3.83 3%
David Sitton 8/10 1328 days true 4.37 4%
Anita Wallace 10/10 1333 days true 4.59 4%
Anna Guttle 10/10 1337 days true 4.59 4%
Fabian Kukla 10/10 1339 days true 4.58 4%
Sascha Kaffenberger 9/10 1344 days true 4.57 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 7/10 1413 days 4.05 4%
Ixtaso Roncal 10/10 1419 days 4.45 4%
Caro G 8/10 1421 days 4.22 4%
leila rowbotham 8/10 1745 days true 3.69 3%
Claudia de Winter 9/10 1997 days true 3.46 3%
Katja 10/10 2021 days true 3.41 3%
Paul Wallace 10/10 2060 days true 3.35 3%
Ludvig Fagerstrom 10/10 2073 days true 3.33 3%
Neil Beckett 9/10 2360 days 2.83 2%
Marie 10/10 2376 days true 2.81 2%
Janina Hoffmann 8/10 2386 days true 2.65 2%
Karine Scheers 9/10 2392 days true 2.78 2%
Andreas Garbin 9/10 2469 days true 2.65 2%
Jackie and Brian 9/10 2473 days true 2.64 2%
Sander Heike 9/10 2728 days true 2.2 1%
Harry Ruys 8/10 2752 days true 2.05 1%
Eric Lombaard 8/10 2768 days true 2.03 1%
Jim Addicott 8/10 2769 days true 2.03 1%
Tobias Forst 9/10 2848 days true 2.0 1%
Petra 10/10 3085 days true 1.59 1%
Claire Colquhoun 1/10 3109 days true 1.13 0%
Michael Long 10/10 3115 days true 1.54 1%
James Hardern 10/10 3119 days true 1.53 1%
Plomp 8/10 3126 days true 1.45 0%
Glenn 8/10 3141 days true 1.42 0%
Jane Hancock 8/10 3145 days true 1.42 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

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.