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 Next Campers.

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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Next Campers

Valid Reviews

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 53
9/10 4
8/10 1
7/10 0
6/10 0
5/10 0
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 0
1/10 0

98.97% Average

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.

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.

Reviewer Rating Age Relative 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%
Charlie 10/10 477 days 64%
Alejandro 10/10 477 days 64%
Krissi 10/10 477 days 64%
Martin 10/10 507 days 59%
Mariah 10/10 599 days 42%
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%
Sarah 10/10 751 days 20%
James Treffor 10/10 751 days 20%
Jennifer 10/10 751 days 20%
Kristin 10/10 751 days 20%
Franziska 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%
Gio 10/10 782 days 17%
Johanna Ott 10/10 782 days 17%
Jorge Gonzales 10/10 782 days 17%
Chantal 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%
Dayna 10/10 812 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%
AlexNZ 10/10 843 days 11%
Allie Dunn 9/10 872 days 8%
Ellie 10/10 873 days 8%
Peter Scott 10/10 965 days 3%
Maria 10/10 1057 days 0%
Jekabs 10/10 1057 days 0%


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 Next Campers experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-5.30% 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:

Recent Reviews Adjustment
0 -3.00%
1 -2.83%
2 -2.33%
3 -1.50%
4 -0.67%
5 -0.17%
6 -0.00%

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.

Days Adjustment
109 -2.24%
110 -2.26%
111 -2.28%
112 -2.30%
113 -2.32%
114 -2.34%
115 -2.36%

Final Ranking Score


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.