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

50 Valid Reviews

The Next Campers experience has a total of 52 reviews. There are 50 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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 50 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 45
90%
9/10 4
8%
8/10 1
2%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

98.80% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Next Campers valid reviews is 98.80% and is based on 50 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

98.87%

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
Emilie Gios 10/10 16 days 100%
Katherine St Gelais 10/10 47 days 100%
Gareth Jones 9/10 47 days 100%
Tui McCaughey 10/10 77 days 99%
Charlie 10/10 108 days 97%
Alejandro 10/10 108 days 97%
Krissi 10/10 108 days 97%
Martin 10/10 138 days 96%
Mariah 10/10 230 days 88%
Matt Murray 10/10 321 days 76%
Linda Hay 10/10 321 days 76%
florent marmounier 10/10 322 days 76%
hilde schweitzer 10/10 322 days 76%
Andreas Seidner 10/10 322 days 76%
Franziska Ludwig 10/10 322 days 76%
Alexis Sherman 10/10 350 days 72%
joyce teo 10/10 351 days 72%
Julie Tu 10/10 351 days 72%
harriette Wight 10/10 351 days 72%
Linda Fairley 10/10 351 days 72%
Holly and Chris 10/10 351 days 72%
Chris Evans 10/10 381 days 67%
Silvia Jimenez 10/10 382 days 66%
Sarah 10/10 382 days 66%
James Treffor 10/10 382 days 66%
Jennifer 10/10 382 days 66%
Kristin 10/10 382 days 66%
Franziska 10/10 382 days 66%
Anna Pullin 10/10 382 days 66%
Stephan Kinast 10/10 412 days 61%
Katherine St Gelais 10/10 413 days 61%
Gio 10/10 413 days 61%
Johanna Ott 10/10 413 days 61%
Jorge Gonzales 10/10 413 days 61%
Chantal 10/10 413 days 61%
Arne Driessen 9/10 413 days 61%
Bryan Mills 10/10 443 days 55%
Henrietta Mann 9/10 443 days 55%
Dayna 10/10 443 days 55%
Julie Bowers 10/10 443 days 55%
javier tamayo 8/10 443 days 50%
Peter Prince 10/10 443 days 55%
Michael Pach 10/10 443 days 55%
Max & Nicole 10/10 473 days 48%
AlexNZ 10/10 474 days 48%
Allie Dunn 9/10 503 days 42%
Ellie 10/10 504 days 41%
Peter Scott 10/10 596 days 19%
Maria 10/10 688 days 0%
Jekabs 10/10 688 days 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 Next Campers experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.62% 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 46 days. The Next Campers experience has 3 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 6 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
3 -0.06%
4 -0.08%
5 -0.10%
6 -0.12%
7 -0.14%
8 -0.16%
9 -0.18%

Final Ranking Score

97%

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.