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 Wentworth Valley Campground.

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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Wentworth Valley Campground

Valid Reviews

31 Valid Reviews

The Wentworth Valley Campground experience has a total of 31 valid reviews. There are no 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 31 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 6
19%
9/10 6
19%
8/10 8
26%
7/10 5
16%
6/10 2
6%
5/10 2
6%
4/10 1
3%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
3%
1/10 0
0%

77.74% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Wentworth Valley Campground valid reviews is 77.74% and is based on 31 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

5 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 31 valid reviews, the experience has 5 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 5 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 1
20%
9/10 1
20%
8/10 1
20%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
20%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
20%
1/10 0
0%

68.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Wentworth Valley Campground face-to-face reviews is 68.00% and is based on 5 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

78.18%

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
The Marktelows 8/10 119 days 100%
Laura 8/10 423 days 73%
Karin 4/10 789 days 17%
Jamie 10/10 1215 days 5%
Chris & Peg 6/10 1368 days 4%
Alisa Makkaveeva 9/10 1439 days 5%
Harriet Smith 8/10 1748 days 4%
Paul Smith 8/10 1748 days 4%
Blu Ice 10/10 1750 days 4%
Claire Buckham 9/10 1760 days 4%
Katarina Nordstrom 8/10 1768 days 4%
Tim Tovey 10/10 1791 days 4%
Nancy Blindell 5/10 2045 days 3%
Bas Weijers 7/10 2066 days 3%
Adam Millar 10/10 2090 days 3%
Dennis Riedel 9/10 2155 days 3%
Jule & Thomas aus Hamburg Elternzeit 2015 7/10 2249 days 3%
Roland Oldengarm 10/10 2477 days 2%
Constantin D 7/10 2496 days 2%
Wilma Senior 7/10 2522 days 2%
Oliver Powles 8/10 2562 days 1%
Nigel Shaw 8/10 2829 days 2%
Jacques Dumas 9/10 2887 days 1%
Johannes J 6/10 3010 days 1%
suemax 9/10 3528 days 0%
Mirando4ka 7/10 3588 days 0%
Rebecca Stones 9/10 3927 days 1%
Davey 8/10 3984 days 1%
Beute Jacob 2/10 4331 days 0%
Jeanette Larsen 5/10 4392 days 0%
Falk 10/10 4640 days 1%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Wentworth Valley Campground does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

78%

The final ranking score once 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.