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 Waikawa 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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Waikawa Campsite

Valid Reviews

35 Valid Reviews

The Waikawa Campsite experience has a total of 36 reviews. There are 35 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 35 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 6
17%
9/10 4
11%
8/10 7
20%
7/10 13
37%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 2
6%
4/10 1
3%
3/10 1
3%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
3%

74.57% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Waikawa Campsite valid reviews is 74.57% and is based on 35 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

10 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 35 valid reviews, the experience has 10 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 10 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 4
40%
9/10 2
20%
8/10 0
0%
7/10 2
20%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
10%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
10%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

80.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Waikawa Campsite face-to-face reviews is 80.00% and is based on 10 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

64.71%

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
Ian Dustin 1/10 235 days 66.61 88%
Unnaleese Groom 8/10 358 days 75.71 100%
Kiwiguy 7/10 388 days 69.29 92%
QueeenBeee 4/10 600 days 34.62 46%
JT 7/10 600 days 39.88 53%
Jacqui Hutchins 7/10 631 days 35.6 47%
Nad 05-66 7/10 631 days 35.6 47%
Jeyeol Rhyu 10/10 631 days 39.12 52%
Isabel van Megen 7/10 937 days 8.15 11%
Amy Lord 5/10 972 days true 5.99 8%
Kirsty Brewin 10/10 1148 days 4.9 6%
Lizzy Cobeldick 7/10 1209 days 4.35 6%
Sheila Webb 9/10 1342 days true 4.52 6%
Rhea Welsh-Hussain 7/10 1381 days 4.04 5%
Tatiana Rochereau 7/10 1642 days 3.58 5%
Loic JOURNET 8/10 1726 days 3.58 5%
Mabel Vanasperen 8/10 1768 days 3.5 5%
CMG 7/10 2001 days 2.94 4%
James Webster 5/10 2014 days 2.59 3%
Johanna Lidel 10/10 2020 days true 3.19 4%
Amelie Eschenbach 10/10 2020 days true 3.19 4%
Anna Birzle 9/10 2020 days true 3.19 4%
Vojtech Mejzlik 7/10 2061 days 2.83 4%
Arvid Hellquist 7/10 2065 days true 2.82 4%
Joanna Doran 8/10 2116 days 2.85 4%
Meredith Griffiths 10/10 2386 days true 2.47 3%
Aurelien Noailly 7/10 2406 days true 2.22 3%
Mycall 8/10 2732 days 1.71 2%
ramy 8/10 2732 days 1.71 2%
Pei 9/10 2732 days 1.8 2%
rhoskin 9/10 2822 days 1.62 2%
Dick Kooij 3/10 2835 days true 1.23 2%
sidcupjon 7/10 3128 days 0.93 1%
Briulier 10/10 3141 days true 1.0 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3645 days 0.01 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

65%

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.