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 Kia Ora 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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Kia Ora Campers

Valid Reviews

146 Valid Reviews

The Kia Ora Campers experience has a total of 149 reviews. There are 146 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 146 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 79
54%
9/10 50
34%
8/10 9
6%
7/10 2
1%
6/10 3
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 2
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
1%

92.67% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kia Ora Campers valid reviews is 92.67% and is based on 146 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

6 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 146 valid reviews, the experience has 6 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 6 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 1
17%
9/10 2
33%
8/10 2
33%
7/10 1
17%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kia Ora Campers face-to-face reviews is 85.00% and is based on 6 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.48%

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
Anna Ferguson 10/10 44 days 99.69 100%
Alan Donald 9/10 166 days 95.63 96%
Peter Bücker 10/10 166 days 95.63 96%
julie durfy 10/10 166 days 95.63 96%
Vicki Higgins 10/10 167 days 95.58 96%
Nicole Wake 10/10 195 days 93.97 94%
Joao Granja 10/10 196 days 93.91 94%
Hazel Jenkins 9/10 196 days 93.91 94%
Saar , Netherlands. 10/10 196 days 93.91 94%
Georg Beyschlag 10/10 226 days 91.91 92%
Axel Personne 10/10 226 days 91.91 92%
Deborah Ludwig 10/10 226 days 91.91 92%
Ben 10/10 227 days 91.83 92%
Samantha Lam 9/10 257 days 89.53 90%
Lucas Malina 10/10 257 days 89.53 90%
Henry Schenker 9/10 257 days 89.53 90%
GILLES NORMAND 10/10 257 days 89.53 90%
Mickaël Loichon 10/10 258 days 89.45 90%
Neil McAdie 10/10 258 days 89.45 90%
Miguel Lopez 10/10 287 days 86.95 87%
Claudia Ashton 10/10 287 days 86.95 87%
Julie P 10/10 288 days 86.86 87%
larry fisher 9/10 319 days 83.87 84%
John Mette 10/10 471 days 64.85 65%
Brendan McAleer 8/10 501 days 57.21 57%
Jean Marc CHABOUD 4/10 532 days 43.57 44%
K Michele Austin 10/10 532 days 55.15 55%
Ken Grant 8/10 532 days 52.39 53%
Meng Ng 9/10 532 days 55.15 55%
John Appling 9/10 532 days 55.15 55%
Isabelle & Bruno - France 10/10 533 days 54.98 55%
Michael Ritchie 10/10 560 days 50.36 51%
Marguerite Pierron 9/10 560 days 50.36 51%
Eva Summermatter 9/10 560 days 50.36 51%
Keith Bath 9/10 561 days 50.19 50%
Janice Friesen 10/10 561 days 50.19 50%
GARY Zweck 9/10 591 days 45.25 45%
Gerd Hauschild 10/10 592 days 45.09 45%
Stuart WILKINS 9/10 592 days 45.09 45%
Barbara 10/10 592 days 45.09 45%
Lee Middleton 10/10 622 days 40.45 41%
DAVID PASSY 9/10 622 days 40.45 41%
Diane Ferry 9/10 622 days 40.45 41%
Muhd Yusof 10/10 622 days 40.45 41%
lori tyler 10/10 622 days 40.45 41%
Andrea Aloisi 6/10 622 days 33.58 34%
David Taus 9/10 622 days 40.45 41%
Ralph 10/10 623 days 40.3 40%
Oliver 10/10 623 days 40.3 40%
Tim Daborn 10/10 652 days 36.1 36%
Andrea Bradshaw 8/10 652 days 34.29 34%
Martin Greenwood 9/10 653 days 35.96 36%
Anders Knutsson 1/10 713 days 20.53 21%
Suzan Freeman 9/10 866 days 13.31 13%
Robyn Rawson 10/10 866 days 13.31 13%
Blair & Jacqui Martin 9/10 866 days 13.31 13%
Audrey Simon 9/10 866 days 13.31 13%
Christopher Bates 10/10 867 days 13.24 13%
Lance Pearce 10/10 897 days 11.21 11%
Gill Kenna 9/10 897 days 11.21 11%
Tess Carrad 9/10 897 days 11.21 11%
Josh Meyrick 10/10 898 days 11.15 11%
angie Vickers 9/10 925 days 9.58 10%
Denise Harja 10/10 925 days 9.58 10%
Leonie Selk 10/10 925 days 9.58 10%
Bodo Hesse 10/10 925 days 9.58 10%
Dr Valerie Wall 4/10 926 days 7.53 8%
Lyn Coleman 10/10 926 days 9.53 10%
Simon Rickets 10/10 956 days 8.06 8%
Helena Souckova 10/10 956 days 8.06 8%
Chloe Nicholas 8/10 956 days 7.66 8%
George Donkin 10/10 956 days 8.06 8%
Eva Nittegaard 9/10 956 days 8.06 8%
Dorothy and Graham Glen 8/10 1015 days true 5.71 6%
Thomas Sator 10/10 1017 days 5.96 6%
Kevin Taylor 10/10 1017 days 5.96 6%
Nick Beer 9/10 1017 days 5.96 6%
terri stevens 9/10 1017 days 5.96 6%
Marçal Cot 9/10 1017 days 5.96 6%
Christopher Holmes 10/10 1017 days 5.96 6%
Allain Riepema 10/10 1031 days true 5.65 6%
Hubert Toh 10/10 1079 days 5.04 5%
Kim Pinkerton 6/10 1262 days 3.88 4%
Henry Carstens 7/10 1262 days 4.25 4%
Tim Doskoch 6/10 1262 days 3.88 4%
Laurence Edwards 8/10 1290 days 4.39 4%
Nikolaj Lambertsen 9/10 1290 days 4.62 5%
richard genovese 9/10 1290 days 4.62 5%
Martina Rahlff 9/10 1290 days 4.62 5%
Kok Seong Wong 9/10 1321 days 4.56 5%
Kim Morhaus 9/10 1321 days 4.56 5%
Geoff Bardsley 10/10 1321 days 4.56 5%
Chris Britton 10/10 1321 days 4.56 5%
Camille Dow Baker 9/10 1321 days 4.56 5%
Tracy Houston 10/10 1321 days 4.56 5%
morgane delicourt 10/10 1352 days 4.5 5%
Davide Andriola 10/10 1352 days 4.5 5%
Raphael 10/10 1352 days 4.5 5%
Evelyn Rloeh 9/10 1365 days true 4.47 4%
Ginetta Matthews 8/10 1382 days 4.22 4%
Ben Awcock 10/10 1382 days 4.44 4%
Michael Amos 9/10 1382 days 4.44 4%
Tony Waters 10/10 1443 days 4.32 4%
Nathan Taylor 10/10 1505 days 4.2 4%
Paul and Astrid 7/10 1640 days true 3.58 4%
Julia Ebneter 8/10 1680 days true 3.66 4%
Myrthe van Burink 10/10 1687 days 3.84 4%
Johannes Leistner 10/10 1687 days 3.84 4%
Lynne Martin 9/10 1718 days 3.78 4%
JMC 9/10 1719 days 3.78 4%
Cindy Renea 10/10 2328 days 2.59 3%
Tony Williamson 10/10 2479 days 2.29 2%
Don Sutherland 9/10 2489 days true 2.27 2%
L+B 9/10 2693 days 1.87 2%
kmgirard 10/10 2724 days 1.81 2%
Jon satchwell 10/10 2724 days 1.81 2%
Marymac 9/10 2752 days 1.76 2%
chris malkin 9/10 2752 days 1.76 2%
JP Kearney 10/10 2814 days 1.64 2%
jennyjay 9/10 2844 days 1.58 2%
Maverick 10/10 3058 days 1.16 1%
Henning_Lizette 9/10 3058 days 1.16 1%
Sandra 10/10 3058 days 1.16 1%
Lara_C 9/10 3058 days 1.16 1%
djandjcmccallum 9/10 3118 days 1.04 1%
simonl2m 8/10 3149 days 0.93 1%
janejeff 10/10 3149 days 0.98 1%
piersa 9/10 3180 days 0.92 1%
debnphil 10/10 3241 days 0.8 1%
honeymoon1 10/10 3241 days 0.8 1%
oherreravaras 10/10 3271 days 0.74 1%
kiwitravellers 10/10 3271 days 0.74 1%
El Duderino 9/10 3271 days 0.74 1%
Smyth 9/10 3455 days 0.38 0%
Shan104 9/10 3514 days 0.27 0%
gazbow 10/10 3606 days 0.09 0%
PZ72 10/10 3820 days 0.0 0%
Stephen Fletcher 10/10 3910 days 0.0 0%
scully 10/10 3910 days 0.0 0%
Chris22 9/10 3940 days 0.0 0%
Andrew Doutch 9/10 4093 days 0.0 0%
nina 10/10 4093 days 0.0 0%
agc 10/10 4093 days 0.0 0%
Malcolm Henham 10/10 4213 days 0.0 0%
Ann McGrath 10/10 4579 days 0.0 0%
harry425 10/10 4975 days 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 Kia Ora Campers experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.58% 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 113 days. The Kia Ora Campers experience has 2 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 Kia Ora Campers experience has been adjusted for 21 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
18 -0.21%
19 -0.22%
20 -0.23%
21 -0.24%
22 -0.25%
23 -0.27%
24 -0.28%

Final Ranking Score

92%

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.