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

78 Valid Reviews

The Maitai Valley Motor Camp experience has a total of 85 reviews. There are 78 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 78 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 23
29%
9/10 5
6%
8/10 22
28%
7/10 10
13%
6/10 8
10%
5/10 2
3%
4/10 3
4%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 3
4%

76.79% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Maitai Valley Motor Camp valid reviews is 76.79% and is based on 78 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 78 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

86.54%

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
Annie.T 10/10 205 days 93.34 100%
Andy Bond 10/10 627 days 39.71 43%
John Netherlands 10/10 630 days 39.26 42%
Jakob Simons 8/10 691 days 29.32 31%
Pete 7/10 751 days 21.61 23%
sally m 1/10 843 days 11.0 12%
Cefa 10/10 905 days 10.72 11%
Michael Gooch 8/10 963 days 7.37 8%
Emma Guthrie 5/10 993 days 5.39 6%
Jacqueline Hawker 10/10 996 days 6.55 7%
Nora Tobies 6/10 1030 days 4.71 5%
Merel Wesselink 8/10 1254 days 4.45 5%
Freddy Gates 9/10 1277 days 4.64 5%
Tereza Kubova 6/10 1310 days 3.8 4%
Liz Jarman 10/10 1669 days 3.88 4%
Aaron Gunning 6/10 1693 days 3.18 3%
Lisa Conradie 8/10 1695 days 3.63 4%
Jojo and Jacky 10/10 1770 days true 3.68 4%
Suzanne Vermeulen 3/10 1786 days 2.81 3%
Cameron Trial 10/10 1877 days 3.47 4%
Mak Walther 7/10 2021 days true 2.9 3%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 2021 days true 3.19 3%
Blandine Giusti 8/10 2021 days true 3.03 3%
Lara Jakob 8/10 2022 days true 3.03 3%
Nicki Rehn 10/10 2055 days 3.12 3%
Lorena Galeano 2/10 2059 days 2.34 3%
Mandy Suddes 7/10 2090 days 2.78 3%
Silvia Hudakova 5/10 2121 days 2.42 3%
Lagarde 8/10 2364 days true 2.39 3%
Stefanie 8/10 2365 days true 2.39 3%
Julia Schabenberger 9/10 2365 days true 2.51 3%
Lola 10/10 2365 days true 2.51 3%
Alisa 10/10 2365 days true 2.51 3%
Laura 10/10 2365 days true 2.51 3%
Erik Nestlez 10/10 2380 days true 2.49 3%
Sanne Meijer 10/10 2380 days true 2.49 3%
ManuKris 7/10 2425 days 2.18 2%
mink smith 1/10 2425 days 1.75 2%
Josefina Tassone 10/10 2446 days true 2.36 3%
arnaud paquet 6/10 2487 days 1.89 2%
Jack Brown 1/10 2517 days 1.62 2%
TimandJackson Bourke 10/10 2669 days 1.92 2%
Peter Cowie 8/10 2732 days true 1.71 2%
Brendon Furney 10/10 2766 days true 1.73 2%
Raoul Montestruer 8/10 2766 days true 1.64 2%
Ken Jones 10/10 2769 days true 1.72 2%
Jim 8/10 2773 days true 1.63 2%
Bjorn Hedmark 7/10 2773 days true 1.56 2%
Christopher Kaiser 10/10 2774 days true 1.71 2%
Fabian Koitka 9/10 2782 days true 1.7 2%
Tony Davies 10/10 2821 days 1.62 2%
juju 10/10 2852 days 1.56 2%
nikbtt 9/10 3096 days 1.08 1%
Esthel Julien 8/10 3120 days true 0.99 1%
Antoine Lacoste 7/10 3120 days true 0.94 1%
Jens Moller 8/10 3120 days true 0.99 1%
Maria Charlton 4/10 3120 days true 0.82 1%
Jacob Vivien 8/10 3120 days true 0.99 1%
Darina Kvasnicova 8/10 3129 days true 0.97 1%
Barry Baily 4/10 3140 days true 0.79 1%
Andre Jean 7/10 3149 days true 0.89 1%
Powerfamily 8/10 3370 days 0.52 1%
Walker 6/10 3465 days true 0.3 0%
Mike and Diane Baker 7/10 3494 days true 0.28 0%
Justin Pearce 8/10 3497 days true 0.28 0%
John Hensman 8/10 3497 days true 0.28 0%
H Hensen 6/10 3507 days true 0.23 0%
Zane Vest 8/10 3879 days true 0.0 0%
Ronja Op 10/10 3882 days true 0.0 0%
Paul Frew 4/10 3895 days true 0.0 0%
Hailey & Fin 10/10 3898 days true 0.0 0%
Jorrit Bust 6/10 3900 days true 0.0 0%
Jenny Davies 7/10 3958 days true 0.0 0%
bondd 7/10 4056 days true 0.0 0%
Arjan Muis 8/10 4194 days true 0.0 0%
AnjaN 6/10 4199 days true 0.0 0%
GeraldMcNamora 8/10 4208 days true 0.0 0%
John B 8/10 4320 days true 0.0 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 Maitai Valley Motor Camp experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.80% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 73 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 182 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
179 -2.75%
180 -2.77%
181 -2.78%
182 -2.80%
183 -2.81%
184 -2.83%
185 -2.84%

Final Ranking Score

84%

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.