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 Uretiti Beach Campsite.

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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Uretiti Beach Campsite

Valid Reviews

77 Valid Reviews

The Uretiti Beach Campsite experience has a total of 79 reviews. There are 77 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 77 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 26
34%
9/10 24
31%
8/10 21
27%
7/10 2
3%
6/10 2
3%
5/10 2
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.31% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Uretiti Beach Campsite valid reviews is 88.31% and is based on 77 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

29 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 77 valid reviews, the experience has 29 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 29 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 9
31%
9/10 10
34%
8/10 9
31%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.62% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Uretiti Beach Campsite face-to-face reviews is 88.62% and is based on 29 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

85.51%

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
Ricardo. 5/10 143 days 88%
James 9/10 263 days 100%
Olivia 8/10 263 days 95%
Jamie 10/10 263 days 100%
Stefan Hohmann 8/10 569 days 52%
Gareth 10/10 598 days 50%
Reece Dillon 10/10 690 days 35%
Ray Tombs 10/10 874 days 14%
Nir 10/10 904 days 12%
Jen Doherty 7/10 963 days 8%
Antonia Vai 10/10 994 days 7%
Jakob Simons 8/10 1055 days 6%
Pim Brackenie 7/10 1055 days 5%
Coco B. 10/10 1086 days 6%
Alan & Lorraine 8/10 1300 days 5%
Carolyn C 9/10 1356 days 5%
Margriet Geesink 9/10 1359 days 5%
Gary Milne 9/10 1438 days 5%
Michiel de Weerd 10/10 1636 days 4%
Maarten de Weerd 8/10 1636 days 4%
Nienke Best 9/10 1655 days 4%
Mike Robinson 10/10 1673 days 4%
Angela Dixon 9/10 1757 days 4%
Rebecca Green 8/10 1964 days 3%
Debbie 8/10 2059 days 3%
John-Jozef Proczka 9/10 2059 days 3%
Janneke Hekhuis 10/10 2070 days 3%
Julia Summa 9/10 2096 days 3%
Timo von Wirth 9/10 2142 days 3%
Jade Duncan 8/10 2173 days 3%
Corry Stucki 9/10 2173 days 3%
Alicia Munch 10/10 2176 days 3%
Jessica Krapp 9/10 2338 days 3%
andrew simpson 10/10 2362 days 3%
Tarillon Family 8/10 2386 days 2%
Laurie 8/10 2424 days 2%
Julia 9/10 2424 days 3%
Hauke Herdan 9/10 2448 days 3%
Christian Starke 8/10 2461 days 2%
Thomas Marte 10/10 2516 days 2%
Radek Ouhel 10/10 2516 days 2%
Lagarde 9/10 2728 days 2%
Pelletier 8/10 2728 days 2%
Andrew Potratz 10/10 2730 days 2%
Justin globalgauthiers.blogspot.com 6/10 2730 days 2%
Leonie Moeller 9/10 2739 days 2%
Greg Wilson 8/10 2761 days 2%
Hadler 10/10 2762 days 2%
Christine Helleiner 8/10 2762 days 2%
Felicitas 9/10 2762 days 2%
Kristina 8/10 2779 days 2%
Manuel Bach 8/10 2780 days 2%
Max Tetzlaff 9/10 2787 days 2%
Mike Leopard 10/10 2789 days 2%
Max Grabowski 9/10 2789 days 2%
Aitnan Melman 8/10 2822 days 1%
lisa taylor 9/10 3126 days 1%
Will and Taylor 8/10 3154 days 1%
Markus Frei 9/10 3477 days 0%
Richard Rite 10/10 3487 days 0%
Christina 10/10 3506 days 0%
Carla Mathieu 10/10 3510 days 0%
Anika 9/10 3519 days 0%
Mirando4ka 6/10 3520 days 0%
Elke & Charlotte 9/10 3602 days 0%
Thierry Meylan 8/10 3833 days 1%
Carolin 5/10 3856 days 1%
Christina Fischer 10/10 3880 days 1%
Puravida 10/10 3947 days 1%
Martin 8/10 4161 days 1%
Tanja Titze 10/10 4243 days 1%
annett 10/10 4297 days 1%
Frank de Voogd 9/10 4316 days 1%
Christy 8/10 4322 days 1%
Tim Beuzeval 9/10 4342 days 1%
lorah 10/10 4446 days 1%
Nadine 10/10 4602 days 1%

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 Uretiti Beach Campsite experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.45% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 74 days. However the Uretiti Beach Campsite experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

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 Uretiti Beach Campsite experience has been adjusted for 95 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
92 -1.40%
93 -1.42%
94 -1.43%
95 -1.45%
96 -1.46%
97 -1.48%
98 -1.49%

Final Ranking Score

84%

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.