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 Walkway.

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 Walkway

Valid Reviews

165 Valid Reviews

The Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway experience has a total of 165 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 165 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 58
35%
9/10 49
30%
8/10 30
18%
7/10 25
15%
6/10 3
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.12% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway valid reviews is 88.12% and is based on 165 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

152 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 165 valid reviews, the experience has 152 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 152 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 51
34%
9/10 46
30%
8/10 28
18%
7/10 25
16%
6/10 2
1%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

87.83% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway face-to-face reviews is 87.83% and is based on 152 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

91.01%

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
Laura 10/10 338 days 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 795 days 23%
Jean Simonet 10/10 1141 days 6%
Katharina Koch 9/10 1386 days 5%
Ben 10/10 1408 days 5%
Lucille Laurent 8/10 1425 days 5%
Marie Gros 8/10 1425 days 5%
Teresa Baxter 10/10 1432 days 5%
Stuart Gange 10/10 1456 days 5%
Moreno 10/10 1463 days 5%
Richard Fox 7/10 1478 days 5%
Ferdinand 6/10 1478 days 4%
romain perroches 10/10 1487 days 5%
Gabriel Prerot 9/10 1505 days 5%
Bettina Enigl 10/10 1505 days 5%
Jessica Pein 7/10 1508 days 5%
Nicole 7/10 1709 days 4%
Sebastian Bauer 7/10 1709 days 4%
Nathalie Botz 7/10 1709 days 4%
Leopold Kern 9/10 1712 days 5%
Claire Baron 8/10 1720 days 4%
Sarah Grant 7/10 1721 days 4%
Unalte 8/10 1722 days 4%
Ellie Perkin 7/10 1724 days 4%
Jelmer Postma 7/10 1724 days 4%
Jenny Young 10/10 1728 days 4%
Maayke Reidsma 9/10 1732 days 4%
Brad Dobsky 8/10 1733 days 4%
Radim Halasz 10/10 1734 days 4%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1734 days 4%
Judith 10/10 1740 days 4%
Prisuille 8/10 1740 days 4%
Andre 10/10 1742 days 4%
Marco 7/10 1747 days 4%
Ben and Pauline 10/10 1751 days 4%
Andrea Tabaka 9/10 1756 days 4%
Matas Tirilis 9/10 1756 days 4%
Charlie Noon 10/10 1766 days 4%
Rebecca Oft 8/10 1779 days 4%
Philipp 7/10 1779 days 4%
Joanna and Shaun 7/10 1779 days 4%
Monica Mier 10/10 1781 days 4%
Elisabeth Grabner 8/10 1786 days 4%
Audrey Cavalerie 8/10 1793 days 4%
Amadeus van Schie 9/10 1812 days 4%
Roman and Liz 10/10 1817 days 4%
Maxi Woedel 7/10 1832 days 4%
James Webster 10/10 2065 days 4%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 2094 days 4%
Lara Jakob 10/10 2095 days 4%
Darker 10/10 2120 days 4%
Manuela Opprecht 9/10 2144 days 3%
Katie Stillman 9/10 2178 days 3%
Heike Heller 10/10 2448 days 3%
Andreas Mouteiro 10/10 2448 days 3%
Benoit Irissou 9/10 2470 days 3%
Emilie Chanbon 9/10 2501 days 3%
Bella Danaher 9/10 2507 days 3%
Daniel Danamer 9/10 2507 days 3%
Renee van der Syde 9/10 2513 days 3%
Martha Horst 8/10 2513 days 2%
Sarah Strong 10/10 2522 days 3%
balesdent 10/10 2526 days 3%
Lara Mroseck 8/10 2527 days 2%
Robert Geissler 10/10 2527 days 3%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 2798 days 2%
Katya Verikaitis 10/10 2828 days 2%
Claire 10/10 2835 days 2%
Karine Scheers 10/10 2836 days 2%
Karina Gratz 8/10 2839 days 2%
Benjamin Geisser 9/10 2840 days 2%
Rachel Geisser 9/10 2840 days 2%
Lagunegrand 8/10 2851 days 2%
Loesje 9/10 2894 days 2%
David and Sally Wallis 9/10 2916 days 2%
Chew (Peter) 8/10 2916 days 2%
Joanna 7/10 2931 days 1%
Reijans 9/10 2931 days 2%
Jim and JoAnn Harllee 10/10 2931 days 2%
Eric and Jen Popma 9/10 2935 days 2%
C Schaap 10/10 2936 days 2%
Steve and Therese Dunne 7/10 2937 days 1%
Green UK 9/10 3181 days 1%
Andreas Schacke 9/10 3185 days 1%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 3185 days 1%
Nathan Sait 10/10 3192 days 1%
Toby Clark 10/10 3192 days 1%
Heath 10/10 3196 days 1%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 3205 days 1%
Vlutters 8/10 3205 days 1%
Inge & Erik 9/10 3210 days 1%
Martin & Dee Bellarby 10/10 3210 days 1%
Ryan Pynappels 10/10 3211 days 1%
Nico Schoots 7/10 3211 days 1%
Shirley Marshall 10/10 3212 days 1%
Mary Mitchell 9/10 3214 days 1%
Paul Fairbrass 10/10 3222 days 1%
David Blundell 9/10 3224 days 1%
Thomas Behy 9/10 3227 days 1%
Anika 7/10 3228 days 1%
Cick Pouw 9/10 3228 days 1%
Chris & Jen Spencer 10/10 3240 days 1%
kaikouranz 10/10 3260 days 1%
Marc & Pauline 9/10 3297 days 1%
Anna Bret 9/10 3300 days 1%
Berry 10/10 3302 days 1%
David & Audrey 9/10 3306 days 1%
Peter Spooner 9/10 3308 days 1%
Eveline Mestrom 8/10 3311 days 1%
Craig Hathaway 8/10 3534 days 0%
Sarah James 10/10 3534 days 0%
Nick Taylor 10/10 3534 days 0%
Christine 10/10 3547 days 0%
Ed Ronan 9/10 3551 days 0%
Stefanie 10/10 3551 days 0%
Charlie 9/10 3552 days 0%
Jason & Beth Berlin 10/10 3552 days 0%
Richard Gallichan 7/10 3553 days 0%
Veronica Warren 8/10 3556 days 0%
Maggie Leyland 8/10 3556 days 0%
henriket 10/10 3560 days 0%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 3563 days 0%
LandJ 8/10 3566 days 0%
Erin Dumbauld 8/10 3567 days 0%
Wendy Good 8/10 3568 days 0%
Andreas Fritesche 10/10 3569 days 0%
David Emerick 9/10 3569 days 0%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3571 days 0%
Richard Brijs 9/10 3577 days 0%
Danny and Loreen Way 8/10 3582 days 0%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3585 days 0%
D Hoekstra 9/10 3589 days 0%
Ellen Thompson 10/10 3589 days 0%
Chris Chasemore 7/10 3590 days 0%
Marie 9/10 3900 days 1%
June 9/10 3900 days 1%
Zoe Norcross 9/10 3917 days 1%
Matthias & Ceristiane 8/10 3918 days 1%
Antoine Migault 7/10 3921 days 1%
Antoine Del 8/10 3921 days 1%
R Bakker 7/10 3922 days 1%
Trude 10/10 3933 days 1%
Brian_Val 10/10 3934 days 1%
Brian Morris 10/10 3940 days 1%
Thijs Schoemaker 8/10 3945 days 1%
Ulric 8/10 3953 days 1%
Johanna X 9/10 3954 days 1%
Petra Berrens 7/10 3957 days 1%
Markus 7/10 3975 days 1%
biene 9/10 4005 days 1%
martinab 10/10 4005 days 1%
mdarras 9/10 4025 days 1%
Bert Wierzy 9/10 4028 days 1%
Ruth Colmer 10/10 4031 days 1%
Katrin Wennin 10/10 4032 days 1%
Alan Riley 9/10 4033 days 1%
Gensen 7/10 4047 days 1%
SiljaH 6/10 4255 days 1%
RussC 8/10 4257 days 1%
Martina Bumiller 9/10 4270 days 1%
Andrew Smith 7/10 4271 days 1%
Christian Moll 7/10 4281 days 1%
Johannes & Jopke Fokkema 8/10 4285 days 1%
Nick 6/10 4294 days 1%
Amanda Williams 9/10 4306 days 1%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

91%

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.