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 Next Campers.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
58 Valid Reviews
The Next Campers experience has a total of 59 reviews. There are 58 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 58 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Next Campers valid reviews is 98.97% and is based on 58 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
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.
|april barlow||10/10||142 days||100%|
|Ellie Richards||10/10||294 days||89%|
|Stephanie Saxton||10/10||295 days||88%|
|Brad Nichols||10/10||326 days||85%|
|Ariane Denham||10/10||326 days||85%|
|Birgit Küchler||10/10||326 days||85%|
|Emilie Gios||10/10||385 days||78%|
|Katarina Marsalekova||10/10||385 days||78%|
|Lu Matthews||10/10||385 days||78%|
|Katherine St Gelais||10/10||416 days||74%|
|Gareth Jones||9/10||416 days||74%|
|Tui McCaughey||10/10||446 days||69%|
|Matt Murray||10/10||690 days||28%|
|Linda Hay||10/10||690 days||28%|
|florent marmounier||10/10||691 days||28%|
|hilde schweitzer||10/10||691 days||28%|
|Andreas Seidner||10/10||691 days||28%|
|Franziska Ludwig||10/10||691 days||28%|
|Alexis Sherman||10/10||719 days||24%|
|joyce teo||10/10||720 days||24%|
|Julie Tu||10/10||720 days||24%|
|harriette Wight||10/10||720 days||24%|
|Linda Fairley||10/10||720 days||24%|
|Holly and Chris||10/10||720 days||24%|
|Chris Evans||10/10||750 days||20%|
|Silvia Jimenez||10/10||751 days||20%|
|James Treffor||10/10||751 days||20%|
|Anna Pullin||10/10||751 days||20%|
|Stephan Kinast||10/10||781 days||17%|
|Katherine St Gelais||10/10||782 days||17%|
|Johanna Ott||10/10||782 days||17%|
|Jorge Gonzales||10/10||782 days||17%|
|Arne Driessen||9/10||782 days||17%|
|Bryan Mills||10/10||812 days||14%|
|Henrietta Mann||9/10||812 days||14%|
|Julie Bowers||10/10||812 days||14%|
|javier tamayo||8/10||812 days||13%|
|Peter Prince||10/10||812 days||14%|
|Michael Pach||10/10||812 days||14%|
|Max & Nicole||10/10||842 days||11%|
|Allie Dunn||9/10||872 days||8%|
|Peter Scott||10/10||965 days||3%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.
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 Next Campers experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.
Recent reviews reflect the experience as it currently operates. This means it's important to get fresh reviews. Some experiences discovered they could get a few good reviews and then, resting on their laurels, discourage any further reviews. This adjustment stimulates experiences to be positively involved in the review generating process and discourages them from manipulating the ranking system in this manner.
What constitutes a recent review is based on the how old it is, what type of experience it is applied to and and what time of year it currently is. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, what is considered recent is dynamically adjusted throughout the year.
There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received enough reviews within the last 47 days. The Next Campers experience has 0 recent rankings. Adjustments are according to the following table:
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 Next Campers experience has been adjusted for 112 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.
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 email@example.com.