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

120 Valid Reviews

The Kia Ora Campers experience has a total of 122 reviews. There are 120 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 120 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 59
49%
9/10 45
38%
8/10 8
7%
7/10 2
2%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 2
2%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
1%

91.67% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kia Ora Campers valid reviews is 91.67% and is based on 120 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 120 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

90.05%

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
John Mette 10/10 80 days 98.99 100%
Brendan McAleer 8/10 110 days 98.08 99%
Jean Marc CHABOUD 4/10 141 days 90.07 91%
K Michele Austin 10/10 141 days 96.85 98%
Ken Grant 8/10 141 days 96.85 98%
Meng Ng 9/10 141 days 96.85 98%
John Appling 9/10 141 days 96.85 98%
Isabelle & Bruno - France 10/10 141 days 96.85 98%
Michael Ritchie 10/10 169 days 95.47 96%
Marguerite Pierron 9/10 169 days 95.47 96%
Eva Summermatter 9/10 169 days 95.47 96%
Keith Bath 9/10 169 days 95.47 96%
GARY Zweck 9/10 200 days 93.66 95%
Gerd Hauschild 10/10 200 days 93.66 95%
Stuart WILKINS 9/10 200 days 93.66 95%
Barbara 10/10 200 days 93.66 95%
Lee Middleton 10/10 231 days 91.54 92%
DAVID PASSY 9/10 231 days 91.54 92%
Diane Ferry 9/10 231 days 91.54 92%
Muhd Yusof 10/10 231 days 91.54 92%
lori tyler 10/10 231 days 91.54 92%
Andrea Aloisi 6/10 231 days 91.54 92%
David Taus 9/10 231 days 91.54 92%
Ralph 10/10 231 days 91.54 92%
Oliver 10/10 231 days 91.54 92%
Tim Daborn 10/10 261 days 89.21 90%
Martin Greenwood 9/10 261 days 89.21 90%
Anders Knutsson 1/10 322 days 71.03 72%
Suzan Freeman 9/10 475 days 64.25 65%
Robyn Rawson 10/10 475 days 64.25 65%
Blair & Jacqui Martin 9/10 475 days 64.25 65%
Audrey Simon 9/10 475 days 64.25 65%
Christopher Bates 10/10 475 days 64.25 65%
Lance Pearce 10/10 506 days 59.43 60%
Gill Kenna 9/10 506 days 59.43 60%
Tess Carrad 9/10 506 days 59.43 60%
Josh Meyrick 10/10 506 days 59.43 60%
angie Vickers 9/10 534 days 54.81 55%
Denise Harja 10/10 534 days 54.81 55%
Leonie Selk 10/10 534 days 54.81 55%
Bodo Hesse 10/10 534 days 54.81 55%
Dr Valerie Wall 4/10 534 days 50.98 51%
Simon Rickets 10/10 565 days 49.51 50%
Helena Souckova 10/10 565 days 49.51 50%
Chloe Nicholas 8/10 565 days 49.51 50%
George Donkin 10/10 565 days 49.51 50%
Eva Nittegaard 9/10 565 days 49.51 50%
Dorothy and Graham Glen 8/10 623 days true 48.36 49%
Thomas Sator 10/10 626 days 39.86 40%
Kevin Taylor 10/10 626 days 39.86 40%
Nick Beer 9/10 626 days 39.86 40%
terri stevens 9/10 626 days 39.86 40%
Marçal Cot 9/10 626 days 39.86 40%
Christopher Holmes 10/10 626 days 39.86 40%
Allain Riepema 10/10 639 days true 45.54 46%
Hubert Toh 10/10 687 days 31.38 32%
Kim Pinkerton 6/10 871 days 12.95 13%
Henry Carstens 7/10 871 days 12.95 13%
Tim Doskoch 6/10 871 days 12.95 13%
Laurence Edwards 8/10 899 days 11.09 11%
Nikolaj Lambertsen 9/10 899 days 11.09 11%
richard genovese 9/10 899 days 11.09 11%
Martina Rahlff 9/10 899 days 11.09 11%
Kok Seong Wong 9/10 930 days 9.31 9%
Kim Morhaus 9/10 930 days 9.31 9%
Geoff Bardsley 10/10 930 days 9.31 9%
Chris Britton 10/10 930 days 9.31 9%
Camille Dow Baker 9/10 930 days 9.31 9%
Tracy Houston 10/10 930 days 9.31 9%
morgane delicourt 10/10 961 days 7.85 8%
Davide Andriola 10/10 961 days 7.85 8%
Raphael 10/10 961 days 7.85 8%
Evelyn Rloeh 9/10 973 days true 8.83 9%
Ginetta Matthews 8/10 991 days 6.71 7%
Ben Awcock 10/10 991 days 6.71 7%
Michael Amos 9/10 991 days 6.71 7%
Tony Waters 10/10 1052 days 5.29 5%
Nathan Taylor 10/10 1114 days 4.97 5%
Paul and Astrid 7/10 1248 days true 5.75 6%
Julia Ebneter 8/10 1288 days true 5.68 6%
Myrthe van Burink 10/10 1296 days 4.72 5%
Johannes Leistner 10/10 1296 days 4.72 5%
Lynne Martin 9/10 1327 days 4.68 5%
JMC 9/10 1327 days 4.68 5%
Cindy Renea 10/10 1936 days 3.85 4%
Tony Williamson 10/10 2087 days 3.64 3%
Don Sutherland 9/10 2097 days true 4.35 4%
L+B 9/10 2301 days 3.35 3%
kmgirard 10/10 2332 days 3.31 3%
Jon satchwell 10/10 2332 days 3.31 3%
Marymac 9/10 2360 days 3.27 3%
chris malkin 9/10 2360 days 3.27 3%
JP Kearney 10/10 2422 days 3.18 3%
jennyjay 9/10 2452 days 3.14 3%
Maverick 10/10 2666 days 2.85 3%
Henning_Lizette 9/10 2666 days 2.85 3%
Sandra 10/10 2666 days 2.85 3%
Lara_C 9/10 2666 days 2.85 3%
djandjcmccallum 9/10 2726 days 2.77 3%
simonl2m 8/10 2757 days 2.72 3%
janejeff 10/10 2757 days 2.72 3%
piersa 9/10 2788 days 2.68 2%
debnphil 10/10 2849 days 2.6 2%
honeymoon1 10/10 2849 days 2.6 2%
oherreravaras 10/10 2879 days 2.56 2%
kiwitravellers 10/10 2879 days 2.56 2%
El Duderino 9/10 2879 days 2.56 2%
Smyth 9/10 3063 days 2.3 2%
Shan104 9/10 3122 days 2.22 2%
gazbow 10/10 3214 days 2.1 2%
PZ72 10/10 3428 days 1.8 2%
Stephen Fletcher 10/10 3518 days 1.68 1%
scully 10/10 3518 days 1.68 1%
Chris22 9/10 3548 days 1.64 1%
Andrew Doutch 9/10 3701 days 1.43 1%
nina 10/10 3701 days 1.43 1%
agc 10/10 3701 days 1.43 1%
Malcolm Henham 10/10 3821 days 1.27 1%
Ann McGrath 10/10 4187 days 0.76 1%
harry425 10/10 4583 days 0.22 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

-2.97% 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. There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days.

The Kia Ora Campers experience has 1 recent ranking. 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 364 days.

The Kia Ora Campers experience has been adjusted for 7 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
4 -0.08%
5 -0.10%
6 -0.12%
7 -0.14%
8 -0.16%
9 -0.18%
10 -0.20%

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.