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 Kawatiri Beach Reserve – Westport.

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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Kawatiri Beach Reserve – Westport

Valid Reviews

54 Valid Reviews

The Kawatiri Beach Reserve – Westport experience has a total of 54 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.

Within these 54 valid reviews, the experience has 3 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 54 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 18
33%
9/10 14
26%
8/10 9
17%
7/10 10
19%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 2
4%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.93% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kawatiri Beach Reserve – Westport valid reviews is 85.93% and is based on 54 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Weighted Average

86.31%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Cape Crusaders 9/10 45 days 99.68 100%
Michael 9/10 196 days 93.91 94%
GERARD & AXELLES 7/10 196 days 85.46 85%
Drew 8/10 227 days 87.24 87%
Sabine 7/10 227 days 83.57 83%
Sabine 7/10 227 days 83.57 83%
JACKIE EHRHARDT 10/10 258 days 89.45 89%
JACKIE EHRHARDT 10/10 258 days 89.45 89%
Sònia & Francesc 10/10 258 days 89.45 89%
Tanja Rombey 6/10 258 days 74.25 74%
Fran 9/10 258 days 89.45 89%
Julianne McKie 8/10 319 days 79.68 79%
Simon Foster 10/10 349 days 80.7 80%
Brice 7/10 502 days 54.66 54%
Andy and Julia 9/10 502 days 60.07 59%
Clare & Gerry 10/10 533 days 54.98 54%
Clare & Gerry 10/10 533 days 54.98 54%
Nadia 10/10 533 days 54.98 54%
Peter Lillie 8/10 533 days 52.23 51%
Martin 8/10 592 days 42.84 42%
Ti 8/10 592 days 42.84 42%
Matt Tebbit 10/10 623 days 40.3 39%
Joe 8/10 623 days 38.29 37%
Ymke Huisman 8/10 623 days 38.29 37%
Jonas R. 10/10 653 days 35.96 34%
Indy 9/10 653 days 35.96 34%
Matt 7/10 653 days 32.72 31%
Melinda Pyke 10/10 714 days 28.0 26%
Jess 10/10 806 days 18.23 16%
ClaireUK 8/10 867 days 12.58 10%
Erin Ueffing 7/10 867 days 12.05 10%
Anna 9/10 898 days 11.15 9%
Michael Stützle 10/10 898 days 11.15 9%
Millka Pietikainen 9/10 968 days 7.56 5%
Ronald Daigneault 7/10 981 days true 6.42 4%
Jo Jardine 10/10 1095 days 5.0 3%
Nienke Best 5/10 1230 days 3.84 1%
Tracey Leyston 10/10 1273 days 4.65 2%
Jos Tolboom 8/10 1317 days 4.34 2%
Anh Huynh 10/10 1319 days 4.56 2%
Nicola Barlow 7/10 1348 days 4.1 2%
Rob & Colleen Elwood 7/10 1353 days 4.09 2%
steve zan 10/10 1414 days 4.38 2%
Karen Farmer 9/10 1575 days 4.06 2%
Goldfinger 5/10 1628 days 3.21 1%
Estelle Daniel 9/10 1630 days 3.95 2%
Gilles Guichard 10/10 1669 days 3.88 2%
Neil 7/10 1681 days 3.51 1%
Matt Betts 9/10 1938 days 3.35 1%
Daniel Jarrett 9/10 2175 days 2.89 0%
Moley 9/10 2206 days 2.83 0%
Ane Didriksen 9/10 2325 days true 2.59 0%
Iris Anette Berger 9/10 2325 days true 2.59 0%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2418 days 2.41 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Kawatiri Beach Reserve – Westport does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

86%

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.