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 Maitai Valley 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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Maitai Valley Motor Camp

Valid Reviews

83 Valid Reviews

The Maitai Valley Motor Camp experience has a total of 90 reviews. There are 83 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 7 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 83 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 25
30%
9/10 5
6%
8/10 25
30%
7/10 10
12%
6/10 8
10%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 3
4%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 3
4%

77.47% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Maitai Valley Motor Camp valid reviews is 77.47% and is based on 83 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

46 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 83 valid reviews, the experience has 46 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 46 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 12
26%
9/10 3
7%
8/10 17
37%
7/10 7
15%
6/10 4
9%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 3
7%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

80.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Maitai Valley Motor Camp face-to-face reviews is 80.00% and is based on 46 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

87.06%

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
Chris + dog 8/10 230 days 97%
Lach 10/10 258 days 100%
Mel & Kerry 8/10 258 days 95%
Jay 10/10 289 days 97%
Jo 8/10 381 days 82%
Annie.T 10/10 595 days 50%
Andy Bond 10/10 1017 days 6%
John Netherlands 10/10 1020 days 6%
Jakob Simons 8/10 1081 days 5%
Pete 7/10 1142 days 5%
sally m 1/10 1234 days 4%
Cefa 10/10 1295 days 5%
Michael Gooch 8/10 1353 days 5%
Emma Guthrie 5/10 1383 days 4%
Jacqueline Hawker 10/10 1386 days 5%
Nora Tobies 6/10 1420 days 4%
Merel Wesselink 8/10 1645 days 4%
Freddy Gates 9/10 1667 days 4%
Tereza Kubova 6/10 1700 days 3%
Liz Jarman 10/10 2059 days 3%
Aaron Gunning 6/10 2083 days 3%
Lisa Conradie 8/10 2085 days 3%
Jojo and Jacky 10/10 2160 days 3%
Suzanne Vermeulen 3/10 2176 days 2%
Cameron Trial 10/10 2268 days 3%
Mak Walther 7/10 2411 days 2%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 2411 days 3%
Blandine Giusti 8/10 2411 days 2%
Lara Jakob 8/10 2412 days 2%
Nicki Rehn 10/10 2445 days 2%
Lorena Galeano 2/10 2449 days 2%
Mandy Suddes 7/10 2480 days 2%
Silvia Hudakova 5/10 2511 days 2%
Lagarde 8/10 2754 days 2%
Stefanie 8/10 2755 days 2%
Julia Schabenberger 9/10 2755 days 2%
Lola 10/10 2755 days 2%
Alisa 10/10 2755 days 2%
Laura 10/10 2755 days 2%
Erik Nestlez 10/10 2770 days 2%
Sanne Meijer 10/10 2770 days 2%
ManuKris 7/10 2815 days 1%
mink smith 1/10 2815 days 1%
Josefina Tassone 10/10 2836 days 2%
arnaud paquet 6/10 2877 days 1%
Jack Brown 1/10 2907 days 1%
TimandJackson Bourke 10/10 3060 days 1%
Peter Cowie 8/10 3122 days 1%
Brendon Furney 10/10 3156 days 1%
Raoul Montestruer 8/10 3156 days 1%
Ken Jones 10/10 3159 days 1%
Jim 8/10 3163 days 1%
Bjorn Hedmark 7/10 3163 days 1%
Christopher Kaiser 10/10 3164 days 1%
Fabian Koitka 9/10 3172 days 1%
Tony Davies 10/10 3211 days 1%
juju 10/10 3242 days 1%
nikbtt 9/10 3486 days 0%
Esthel Julien 8/10 3510 days 0%
Antoine Lacoste 7/10 3510 days 0%
Jens Moller 8/10 3510 days 0%
Maria Charlton 4/10 3510 days 0%
Jacob Vivien 8/10 3510 days 0%
Darina Kvasnicova 8/10 3519 days 0%
Barry Baily 4/10 3530 days 0%
Andre Jean 7/10 3539 days 0%
Powerfamily 8/10 3761 days 1%
Walker 6/10 3855 days 1%
Mike and Diane Baker 7/10 3884 days 1%
Justin Pearce 8/10 3887 days 1%
John Hensman 8/10 3887 days 1%
H Hensen 6/10 3897 days 1%
Zane Vest 8/10 4269 days 1%
Ronja Op 10/10 4272 days 1%
Paul Frew 4/10 4285 days 1%
Hailey & Fin 10/10 4288 days 1%
Jorrit Bust 6/10 4290 days 1%
Jenny Davies 7/10 4348 days 1%
bondd 7/10 4447 days 1%
Arjan Muis 8/10 4584 days 1%
AnjaN 6/10 4589 days 1%
GeraldMcNamora 8/10 4598 days 1%
John B 8/10 4710 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 Maitai Valley Motor Camp experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-3.58% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 58 days. However the Maitai Valley 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 Maitai Valley Motor Camp experience has been adjusted for 199 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
196 -3.53%
197 -3.55%
198 -3.57%
199 -3.58%
200 -3.60%
201 -3.62%
202 -3.64%

Final Ranking Score

83%

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.