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 Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK.

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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Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK

Valid Reviews

224 Valid Reviews

The Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK experience has a total of 224 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 224 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 72
32%
9/10 72
32%
8/10 59
26%
7/10 16
7%
6/10 1
0%
5/10 2
1%
4/10 1
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.13% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK valid reviews is 88.13% and is based on 224 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

209 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 224 valid reviews, the experience has 209 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 209 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 64
31%
9/10 68
33%
8/10 58
28%
7/10 16
8%
6/10 1
0%
5/10 1
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.09% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK face-to-face reviews is 88.09% and is based on 209 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

89.25%

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
Harriet Smith 9/10 1240 days 4.72 100%
Anna Wooster 8/10 1278 days true 4.41 94%
Theo Macer 10/10 1279 days true 4.64 98%
Alex 9/10 1313 days true 4.57 97%
Patrick 8/10 1318 days true 4.34 92%
Bob 8/10 1321 days true 4.33 92%
Svenja 8/10 1329 days true 4.31 91%
Nolwen 9/10 1338 days true 4.52 96%
Cassandra Geyer 10/10 1562 days true 4.09 87%
Sophia and Karen 10/10 1574 days true 4.06 86%
gonzalo caldiz 9/10 1581 days 4.05 86%
Johannes Frank 10/10 1589 days true 4.03 86%
Nancy Logan 8/10 1596 days true 3.82 81%
Sophie Kalnymsky 9/10 1613 days true 3.99 85%
Henry Wichler 9/10 1622 days true 3.97 84%
Leo James 8/10 1638 days true 3.74 79%
Philip 10/10 1639 days true 3.94 83%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 1651 days 3.91 83%
Joshua Hortkorn 7/10 1664 days true 3.54 75%
Daria and Annika 8/10 1664 days true 3.69 78%
Anais Boileau 8/10 1666 days true 3.69 78%
Sammy Cronin 10/10 1683 days true 3.85 82%
Selma Krap 8/10 1685 days true 3.65 77%
Martha Taatz 10/10 1992 days true 3.24 69%
Liz and Alan Weathers 9/10 1995 days true 3.24 69%
Jakub Stastny 7/10 2293 days true 2.42 51%
Chris Handley 8/10 2319 days true 2.47 52%
Eva-Maria Krueger 10/10 2323 days 2.6 55%
Ann Winter 9/10 2341 days true 2.56 54%
Phillip 9/10 2341 days true 2.56 54%
Vincent Schaeflier 9/10 2349 days true 2.55 54%
Camille Gagnant 10/10 2372 days true 2.5 53%
Anne Collet 9/10 2375 days true 2.5 53%
Mark Wiggington 9/10 2651 days true 1.95 41%
Nina Coopmans 8/10 2657 days true 1.85 39%
Rey Germain 8/10 2664 days true 1.83 39%
Yu-Ti Chu 10/10 2679 days true 1.9 40%
Ton Martens 10/10 2679 days true 1.9 40%
Sebastian 10/10 2692 days true 1.87 40%
Constanze 9/10 2692 days true 1.87 40%
Andre and Marina 8/10 2721 days true 1.73 37%
Julien Bocherens 10/10 2764 days true 1.73 37%
Sharon Yates 10/10 2766 days true 1.73 37%
Stefan and Brigit and Janek 9/10 2770 days true 1.72 37%
Oliver Kalmbach 9/10 2787 days true 1.69 36%
Pietersen 8/10 2789 days true 1.6 34%
Martina Posch 10/10 2792 days true 1.68 36%
Anna Gottsch 10/10 2793 days true 1.68 36%
Anna 10/10 3020 days true 1.23 26%
Monika Kneidl 10/10 3028 days true 1.22 26%
Jessica Tilly 10/10 3028 days true 1.22 26%
Moss 9/10 3038 days true 1.2 25%
Jill Homewood 9/10 3046 days true 1.18 25%
Olivia Reiter 10/10 3046 days true 1.18 25%
Ruth Har 9/10 3047 days true 1.18 25%
Mike Wright 10/10 3047 days true 1.18 25%
Ed Trucie 10/10 3048 days true 1.18 25%
M Robinson 8/10 3049 days true 1.12 24%
Stephanie Spurr 10/10 3049 days true 1.18 25%
Melanie Friessen 8/10 3055 days true 1.11 23%
Jochem Snyders 9/10 3056 days true 1.16 25%
James Buryson 7/10 3064 days true 1.04 22%
Johanna & Catrin 8/10 3065 days true 1.09 23%
Susanne MacGyver 7/10 3065 days true 1.04 22%
Sandra Andersen 9/10 3065 days true 1.14 24%
Deana Peters 8/10 3065 days true 1.09 23%
Tom Pratt 7/10 3065 days true 1.04 22%
Rob Gill 10/10 3066 days true 1.14 24%
Elise Violet 8/10 3066 days true 1.09 23%
Walter & Heidi Baumann 8/10 3067 days true 1.08 23%
Hendrik F 9/10 3067 days true 1.14 24%
Emily Wikston 9/10 3068 days true 1.14 24%
Nikki Bentley 9/10 3068 days true 1.14 24%
Siegfried Krueger 10/10 3069 days true 1.14 24%
Janet 10/10 3082 days true 1.11 24%
CMJ 9/10 3113 days 1.05 22%
Julia Edman 8/10 3127 days true 0.97 21%
Sarah Graham 10/10 3160 days true 0.96 20%
Laura McCusker 9/10 3160 days true 0.96 20%
Melanie Wood 8/10 3160 days true 0.91 19%
J Bliss 8/10 3174 days 0.88 19%
Jack Potman 8/10 3376 days true 0.51 11%
Lennart Lundberg 10/10 3390 days true 0.51 11%
Katy Johnson 8/10 3394 days true 0.48 10%
Iain Campbell 8/10 3397 days true 0.47 10%
Susannah Eduart 10/10 3399 days true 0.49 10%
Patrick Gloede 9/10 3402 days true 0.49 10%
Daniel Kriecht 10/10 3402 days true 0.49 10%
Marian 9/10 3405 days true 0.48 10%
Marquardt and Bernd 10/10 3405 days true 0.48 10%
Thorsten Grocholl 9/10 3406 days true 0.48 10%
Cory Wornell 9/10 3408 days true 0.47 10%
W Groshops 9/10 3408 days true 0.47 10%
Aimee Pollett 8/10 3409 days true 0.45 10%
John Mayer 8/10 3409 days true 0.45 10%
Mr Stanley and Miss Christy 10/10 3409 days true 0.47 10%
Marty Fey 10/10 3410 days true 0.47 10%
Tricia Goggin 9/10 3411 days true 0.47 10%
Jim & Suzy Ducker 9/10 3412 days true 0.47 10%
Niklas Ronnino 8/10 3417 days true 0.43 9%
Sue Hickman 10/10 3417 days true 0.46 10%
Silvia Schmutz 10/10 3419 days true 0.45 10%
Andreas Fritesche 8/10 3422 days true 0.42 9%
Annelie & Martin 10/10 3423 days true 0.44 9%
Ursula Scherch 9/10 3423 days true 0.44 9%
Alexander & Stephanie 8/10 3424 days true 0.42 9%
J Holden 9/10 3425 days true 0.44 9%
Mr and Mrs Lambert 10/10 3426 days true 0.44 9%
Jean-Francois Guilbault 9/10 3432 days true 0.43 9%
Amanda Wallace 9/10 3437 days true 0.42 9%
Diana Clipsham 8/10 3438 days true 0.39 8%
J Thorn 10/10 3438 days true 0.41 9%
Daniel Bogdanowitsch 10/10 3438 days true 0.41 9%
E M Klap 8/10 3438 days true 0.39 8%
Sandra Schneifer 9/10 3438 days true 0.41 9%
John Balson 10/10 3439 days true 0.41 9%
Mark Robinson 10/10 3439 days true 0.41 9%
Gillian de Vries 9/10 3440 days true 0.41 9%
Hemi Stein 10/10 3441 days true 0.41 9%
C Gobl 8/10 3446 days true 0.38 8%
Moniek Steyaert 8/10 3447 days true 0.38 8%
Remke 2/10 3448 days true 0.3 6%
aggiemary04 10/10 3570 days 0.16 3%
Bjorn Sall 8/10 3765 days true 0.0 0%
Benedict Fluthman 6/10 3774 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Schmidt 5/10 3784 days 0.0 0%
Leonard Vans 7/10 3784 days true 0.0 0%
Matthias A 9/10 3786 days true 0.0 0%
Barbara & Sven 9/10 3786 days true 0.0 0%
Jonathan Martin 9/10 3787 days true 0.0 0%
Jan Kuenzel 10/10 3790 days true 0.0 0%
Evelien Thijs 8/10 3791 days true 0.0 0%
Mark 8/10 3792 days true 0.0 0%
Hans & Huxi 8/10 3792 days true 0.0 0%
John Mathers 10/10 3793 days true 0.0 0%
S Bourford 9/10 3793 days true 0.0 0%
Heike Pless 10/10 3793 days true 0.0 0%
Henrik Plichta 9/10 3793 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Koeck 10/10 3793 days true 0.0 0%
Roger Trusedale 9/10 3794 days true 0.0 0%
Neal 10/10 3797 days true 0.0 0%
Tim Stick 8/10 3798 days true 0.0 0%
David Hobson 9/10 3804 days true 0.0 0%
Nikki Wood 9/10 3806 days true 0.0 0%
van der Wakker 8/10 3807 days true 0.0 0%
Thomas Stopp 10/10 3812 days true 0.0 0%
Alain Deslandres 8/10 3825 days true 0.0 0%
Honeymooners 4/10 3843 days 0.0 0%
balthes 7/10 3857 days true 0.0 0%
eliertv 7/10 3858 days true 0.0 0%
gabei 9/10 3858 days true 0.0 0%
marcol 10/10 3859 days true 0.0 0%
florian 9/10 3859 days true 0.0 0%
mariak 7/10 3860 days true 0.0 0%
Steffi Marco 10/10 3878 days true 0.0 0%
Stephanie Steiner 8/10 3878 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Wierzy 7/10 3881 days true 0.0 0%
Sarah Goeckener 7/10 3884 days true 0.0 0%
Zach 9/10 3884 days true 0.0 0%
katharina 7/10 3884 days true 0.0 0%
Bushbeck 10/10 3884 days true 0.0 0%
bdevries 9/10 3885 days true 0.0 0%
Stefanie Micheler 10/10 3885 days true 0.0 0%
Vanessa 9/10 3885 days true 0.0 0%
Gina Swindells 10/10 3885 days true 0.0 0%
Elodie 8/10 3885 days true 0.0 0%
MV Vroenhoven 8/10 3889 days true 0.0 0%
Karen Fisher 10/10 3900 days true 0.0 0%
Dimitry Zonnet 9/10 3900 days true 0.0 0%
jmulrooney 10/10 3904 days 0.0 0%
Francesca 8/10 3919 days true 0.0 0%
G Miller 10/10 3965 days 0.0 0%
muriellef 9/10 4000 days true 0.0 0%
Andrea 8/10 4038 days true 0.0 0%
KimC 8/10 4106 days true 0.0 0%
BVanW 9/10 4110 days true 0.0 0%
VirginiaR 10/10 4110 days true 0.0 0%
AndrewL1 8/10 4110 days true 0.0 0%
HansH1 9/10 4113 days true 0.0 0%
Lisa Duin 7/10 4116 days true 0.0 0%
Lucia Vontobel 9/10 4116 days true 0.0 0%
LaurensD 8/10 4118 days true 0.0 0%
Jan 9/10 4135 days true 0.0 0%
JohannaB 9/10 4137 days true 0.0 0%
Viola 9/10 4137 days true 0.0 0%
Elinor Wajngot 10/10 4140 days true 0.0 0%
Hannes Ockerman 7/10 4141 days true 0.0 0%
FrasorK 9/10 4151 days true 0.0 0%
HelenAustralia 9/10 4151 days true 0.0 0%
JuliaG1 9/10 4151 days true 0.0 0%
Douglas 8/10 4159 days true 0.0 0%
Eugene 9/10 4159 days true 0.0 0%
InkenGermany 10/10 4160 days true 0.0 0%
ralphl 7/10 4162 days true 0.0 0%
Chris 9/10 4185 days true 0.0 0%
Denis 10/10 4187 days true 0.0 0%
Andie 8/10 4190 days true 0.0 0%
Erik 9/10 4190 days true 0.0 0%
George 10/10 4194 days true 0.0 0%
Miranda 8/10 4194 days true 0.0 0%
Sandy 9/10 4194 days true 0.0 0%
Emory 9/10 4202 days true 0.0 0%
Patrick 10/10 4239 days true 0.0 0%
Lucy 9/10 4248 days true 0.0 0%
Masako 10/10 4252 days true 0.0 0%
NeeleO 8/10 4269 days true 0.0 0%
mark_mientjes 10/10 4281 days 0.0 0%
Tom van Ommen 10/10 4281 days 0.0 0%
Nathan 10/10 4290 days 0.0 0%
Sune 9/10 4307 days true 0.0 0%
Allison Hosley 10/10 4317 days 0.0 0%
Brent Scanlan 10/10 4460 days true 0.0 0%
Marian Mckinney 5/10 4511 days true 0.0 0%
Steven 8/10 4515 days true 0.0 0%
Brendan Marshall 9/10 4523 days true 0.0 0%
Damien Marshall 8/10 4523 days true 0.0 0%
Roman 7/10 4529 days true 0.0 0%
ranker_851 9/10 4529 days true 0.0 0%
Vaclaf 8/10 4529 days true 0.0 0%
Alex 10/10 4546 days true 0.0 0%
Anneli 8/10 4566 days true 0.0 0%
Shelley 10/10 4825 days true 0.0 0%
John 10/10 4848 days true 0.0 0%
Jonas 8/10 4853 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.00% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 125 days. However the Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Marahau Sea Kayaks / MSK experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -1.97%
198 -1.98%
199 -1.99%
200 -2.00%
201 -2.01%
202 -2.02%
203 -2.03%

Final Ranking Score

87%

The final ranking score once adjustments and 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.