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

49 Valid Reviews

The Eketahuna Motor Camp experience has a total of 51 reviews. There are 49 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 49 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 35
71%
9/10 8
16%
8/10 3
6%
7/10 2
4%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

94.90% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Eketahuna Motor Camp valid reviews is 94.90% and is based on 49 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 49 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

96.74%

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
Daniel Soares 10/10 23 days 99.92 100%
The butlers 10/10 51 days 99.59 100%
Jim Barrell 10/10 204 days 93.41 93%
Mark 10/10 204 days 93.41 93%
Alina Vogelsang 10/10 204 days 93.41 93%
Ruth Taaffee 10/10 253 days 89.86 90%
Peter, Slovakia 10/10 388 days 76.14 76%
Katharina Pisarew 10/10 411 days 73.23 73%
Marine Fauquenot 10/10 432 days 70.43 70%
Alisa Makkaveeva 10/10 458 days 66.76 66%
Lada Krsnakova 10/10 464 days 65.88 65%
Lukas and Katka 10/10 499 days 60.54 60%
Joe Trigg 9/10 510 days 58.78 58%
Jane Aitken 5/10 545 days 52.93 52%
Haley Everitt 10/10 675 days 32.95 32%
Brian Marshall 10/10 696 days 30.23 29%
Audrey Conrad 8/10 721 days 27.17 26%
Nicole Donlan 10/10 729 days 26.23 25%
Philipp Jahn 10/10 872 days 12.88 12%
Laurie 9/10 909 days 10.48 9%
John Patterson 10/10 917 days 10.02 9%
Nina van Alphen 9/10 1132 days 4.95 4%
Bridget Brebner 9/10 1149 days 4.93 4%
Penny Mercer 9/10 1172 days 4.89 3%
Phil 10/10 1178 days 4.89 3%
Allan MacGibbon 10/10 1181 days 4.88 3%
Birgitta Schuelke 10/10 1187 days 4.87 3%
Miaomace 10/10 1223 days 4.82 3%
Sarah Gurney 9/10 1240 days 4.8 3%
Martina Gencurova 10/10 1258 days 4.78 3%
Christine Slowiak 10/10 1361 days 4.64 3%
Chris Read 10/10 1404 days 4.58 3%
Sophie Branchut 10/10 1445 days 4.52 3%
Lorina Spring 10/10 1449 days 4.52 3%
Wendy Lynch 10/10 1542 days 4.39 3%
Damien 10/10 1573 days 4.35 3%
Ann Barrett 7/10 1877 days 3.93 3%
arnaud paquet 10/10 1939 days 3.84 2%
FlyingKiwiGirl 10/10 1969 days 3.8 2%
Johannes J 10/10 2030 days 3.72 2%
Mike and Caroline 10/10 2183 days 3.51 2%
K & F 9/10 2214 days 3.47 2%
Christoph Mueller 10/10 2236 days true 4.12 3%
Petra & Rolf 10/10 2591 days true 3.54 2%
_mel_ 10/10 2639 days 2.88 1%
Peter W. 9/10 2700 days 2.8 1%
Eric Grant 8/10 2919 days true 3.0 2%
Pieter 8/10 2950 days true 2.95 2%
anaru bazz 7/10 3675 days 1.47 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 Eketahuna Motor Camp experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.02% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 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 364 days.

The Eketahuna Motor Camp experience has been adjusted for 1 day. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
0 -0.00%
1 -0.02%
2 -0.04%
3 -0.06%
4 -0.08%

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.

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