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

87.63%

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 41 days 95%
Lach 10/10 69 days 100%
Mel & Kerry 8/10 69 days 95%
Jay 10/10 100 days 99%
Jo 8/10 192 days 90%
Annie.T 10/10 406 days 74%
Andy Bond 10/10 828 days 16%
John Netherlands 10/10 831 days 16%
Jakob Simons 8/10 892 days 11%
Pete 7/10 953 days 7%
sally m 1/10 1045 days 4%
Cefa 10/10 1106 days 5%
Michael Gooch 8/10 1165 days 5%
Emma Guthrie 5/10 1194 days 4%
Jacqueline Hawker 10/10 1197 days 5%
Nora Tobies 6/10 1231 days 4%
Merel Wesselink 8/10 1456 days 4%
Freddy Gates 9/10 1478 days 4%
Tereza Kubova 6/10 1511 days 3%
Liz Jarman 10/10 1870 days 3%
Aaron Gunning 6/10 1894 days 3%
Lisa Conradie 8/10 1896 days 3%
Jojo and Jacky 10/10 1971 days 3%
Suzanne Vermeulen 3/10 1988 days 2%
Cameron Trial 10/10 2079 days 3%
Mak Walther 7/10 2222 days 2%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 2222 days 3%
Blandine Giusti 8/10 2222 days 3%
Lara Jakob 8/10 2223 days 3%
Nicki Rehn 10/10 2256 days 3%
Lorena Galeano 2/10 2261 days 2%
Mandy Suddes 7/10 2291 days 2%
Silvia Hudakova 5/10 2323 days 2%
Lagarde 8/10 2565 days 2%
Stefanie 8/10 2566 days 2%
Julia Schabenberger 9/10 2566 days 2%
Lola 10/10 2566 days 2%
Alisa 10/10 2566 days 2%
Laura 10/10 2566 days 2%
Erik Nestlez 10/10 2581 days 2%
Sanne Meijer 10/10 2581 days 2%
ManuKris 7/10 2626 days 2%
mink smith 1/10 2626 days 1%
Josefina Tassone 10/10 2647 days 2%
arnaud paquet 6/10 2688 days 1%
Jack Brown 1/10 2718 days 1%
TimandJackson Bourke 10/10 2871 days 1%
Peter Cowie 8/10 2933 days 1%
Brendon Furney 10/10 2967 days 1%
Raoul Montestruer 8/10 2967 days 1%
Ken Jones 10/10 2970 days 1%
Jim 8/10 2974 days 1%
Bjorn Hedmark 7/10 2974 days 1%
Christopher Kaiser 10/10 2975 days 1%
Fabian Koitka 9/10 2983 days 1%
Tony Davies 10/10 3022 days 1%
juju 10/10 3053 days 1%
nikbtt 9/10 3297 days 1%
Esthel Julien 8/10 3321 days 0%
Antoine Lacoste 7/10 3321 days 0%
Jens Moller 8/10 3321 days 0%
Maria Charlton 4/10 3321 days 0%
Jacob Vivien 8/10 3321 days 0%
Darina Kvasnicova 8/10 3330 days 0%
Barry Baily 4/10 3341 days 0%
Andre Jean 7/10 3350 days 0%
Powerfamily 8/10 3572 days 0%
Walker 6/10 3666 days 1%
Mike and Diane Baker 7/10 3695 days 1%
Justin Pearce 8/10 3698 days 1%
John Hensman 8/10 3698 days 1%
H Hensen 6/10 3708 days 1%
Zane Vest 8/10 4080 days 1%
Ronja Op 10/10 4083 days 1%
Paul Frew 4/10 4096 days 1%
Hailey & Fin 10/10 4099 days 1%
Jorrit Bust 6/10 4101 days 1%
Jenny Davies 7/10 4159 days 1%
bondd 7/10 4258 days 1%
Arjan Muis 8/10 4395 days 1%
AnjaN 6/10 4400 days 1%
GeraldMcNamora 8/10 4409 days 1%
John B 8/10 4521 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

-0.20% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 63 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 11 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
8 -0.14%
9 -0.16%
10 -0.18%
11 -0.20%
12 -0.21%
13 -0.23%
14 -0.25%

Final Ranking Score

87%

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.