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 Eketahuna Motor Camp.

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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Eketahuna Motor Camp

Valid Reviews

67 Valid Reviews

The Eketahuna Motor Camp experience has a total of 69 reviews. There are 67 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 67 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 48
72%
9/10 13
19%
8/10 3
4%
7/10 2
3%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

95.52% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Eketahuna Motor Camp valid reviews is 95.52% and is based on 67 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

4 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 67 valid reviews, the experience has 4 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 4 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 2
50%
9/10 0
0%
8/10 2
50%
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%

90.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Eketahuna Motor Camp face-to-face reviews is 90.00% and is based on 4 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

97.12%

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
SageSimone 9/10 114 days 100%
Katrina 10/10 173 days 97%
Steel steeds 10/10 204 days 95%
Sudara Fernando 10/10 265 days 91%
Rebecca 9/10 295 days 88%
Sue Gollan 10/10 479 days 65%
Lyn McIvor 10/10 479 days 65%
Nils 10/10 479 days 65%
Thpes 9/10 539 days 55%
Moritz 10/10 539 days 55%
Nat 10/10 539 days 55%
Kev&Tanya 10/10 570 days 50%
David 10/10 600 days 45%
Haeun Nam 10/10 600 days 45%
Swiss MiRi 9/10 600 days 45%
Kristyl 10/10 784 days 21%
John Morrison 10/10 845 days 15%
Daniel Soares 10/10 845 days 15%
The butlers 10/10 873 days 13%
Jana 9/10 965 days 8%
Jim Barrell 10/10 1026 days 6%
Mark 10/10 1026 days 6%
Alina Vogelsang 10/10 1026 days 6%
Ruth Taaffee 10/10 1075 days 5%
Peter, Slovakia 10/10 1210 days 5%
Katharina Pisarew 10/10 1233 days 5%
Marine Fauquenot 10/10 1254 days 5%
Alisa Makkaveeva 10/10 1280 days 4%
Lada Krsnakova 10/10 1286 days 4%
Lukas and Katka 10/10 1321 days 4%
Joe Trigg 9/10 1332 days 4%
Jane Aitken 5/10 1367 days 3%
Haley Everitt 10/10 1497 days 4%
Brian Marshall 10/10 1518 days 4%
Audrey Conrad 8/10 1543 days 4%
Nicole Donlan 10/10 1551 days 4%
Philipp Jahn 10/10 1695 days 4%
Laurie 9/10 1731 days 4%
John Patterson 10/10 1739 days 4%
Nina van Alphen 9/10 1954 days 3%
Bridget Brebner 9/10 1971 days 3%
Penny Mercer 9/10 1994 days 3%
Phil 10/10 2000 days 3%
Allan MacGibbon 10/10 2003 days 3%
Birgitta Schuelke 10/10 2009 days 3%
Miaomace 10/10 2045 days 3%
Sarah Gurney 9/10 2062 days 3%
Martina Gencurova 10/10 2080 days 3%
Christine Slowiak 10/10 2183 days 3%
Chris Read 10/10 2226 days 3%
Sophie Branchut 10/10 2267 days 3%
Lorina Spring 10/10 2271 days 3%
Wendy Lynch 10/10 2365 days 2%
Damien 10/10 2396 days 2%
Ann Barrett 7/10 2699 days 1%
arnaud paquet 10/10 2761 days 2%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 2791 days 1%
Johannes J 10/10 2852 days 1%
Mike and Caroline 10/10 3005 days 1%
K & F 9/10 3036 days 1%
Christoph Mueller 10/10 3058 days 0%
Petra & Rolf 10/10 3413 days 0%
_mel_ 10/10 3461 days 0%
Peter W. 9/10 3522 days 0%
Eric Grant 8/10 3741 days 0%
Pieter 8/10 3772 days 0%
anaru bazz 7/10 4497 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 Eketahuna Motor Camp experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.10% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 120 days. However the Eketahuna Motor Camp 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 Eketahuna Motor Camp experience has been adjusted for 104 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
101 -1.07%
102 -1.08%
103 -1.09%
104 -1.10%
105 -1.11%
106 -1.12%
107 -1.13%

Final Ranking Score

96%

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.