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

77 Valid Reviews

The Maitai Valley Motor Camp experience has a total of 84 reviews. There are 77 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 77 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 22
29%
9/10 5
6%
8/10 22
29%
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%

76.49% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Maitai Valley Motor Camp valid reviews is 76.49% and is based on 77 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 77 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

80.89%

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
Andy Bond 10/10 388 days 76.14 100%
John Netherlands 10/10 391 days 75.77 100%
Jakob Simons 8/10 452 days 64.24 84%
Pete 7/10 513 days 53.05 70%
sally m 1/10 605 days 31.42 41%
Cefa 10/10 666 days 34.16 45%
Michael Gooch 8/10 724 days 25.47 33%
Emma Guthrie 5/10 754 days 18.98 25%
Jacqueline Hawker 10/10 757 days 23.1 30%
Nora Tobies 6/10 791 days 16.3 21%
Merel Wesselink 8/10 1016 days 5.69 7%
Freddy Gates 9/10 1038 days 5.51 7%
Tereza Kubova 6/10 1071 days 4.23 6%
Liz Jarman 10/10 1430 days 4.34 6%
Aaron Gunning 6/10 1454 days 3.57 5%
Lisa Conradie 8/10 1456 days 4.08 5%
Jojo and Jacky 10/10 1531 days true 4.15 5%
Suzanne Vermeulen 3/10 1547 days 3.17 4%
Cameron Trial 10/10 1639 days 3.94 5%
Mak Walther 7/10 1782 days true 3.33 4%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 1782 days true 3.66 5%
Blandine Giusti 8/10 1782 days true 3.47 5%
Lara Jakob 8/10 1783 days true 3.47 5%
Nicki Rehn 10/10 1816 days 3.59 5%
Lorena Galeano 2/10 1820 days 2.69 4%
Mandy Suddes 7/10 1851 days 3.2 4%
Silvia Hudakova 5/10 1882 days 2.8 4%
Lagarde 8/10 2125 days true 2.84 4%
Stefanie 8/10 2126 days true 2.83 4%
Julia Schabenberger 9/10 2126 days true 2.98 4%
Lola 10/10 2126 days true 2.98 4%
Alisa 10/10 2126 days true 2.98 4%
Laura 10/10 2126 days true 2.98 4%
Erik Nestlez 10/10 2141 days true 2.95 4%
Sanne Meijer 10/10 2141 days true 2.95 4%
ManuKris 7/10 2186 days 2.61 3%
mink smith 1/10 2186 days 2.09 3%
Josefina Tassone 10/10 2207 days true 2.82 4%
arnaud paquet 6/10 2248 days 2.28 3%
Jack Brown 1/10 2278 days 1.96 3%
TimandJackson Bourke 10/10 2431 days 2.39 3%
Peter Cowie 8/10 2493 days true 2.15 3%
Brendon Furney 10/10 2527 days true 2.2 3%
Raoul Montestruer 8/10 2527 days true 2.09 3%
Ken Jones 10/10 2530 days true 2.19 3%
Jim 8/10 2534 days true 2.07 3%
Bjorn Hedmark 7/10 2534 days true 1.99 3%
Christopher Kaiser 10/10 2535 days true 2.18 3%
Fabian Koitka 9/10 2543 days true 2.17 3%
Tony Davies 10/10 2582 days 2.09 3%
juju 10/10 2613 days 2.03 3%
nikbtt 9/10 2857 days 1.55 2%
Esthel Julien 8/10 2881 days true 1.43 2%
Antoine Lacoste 7/10 2881 days true 1.37 2%
Jens Moller 8/10 2881 days true 1.43 2%
Maria Charlton 4/10 2881 days true 1.19 2%
Jacob Vivien 8/10 2881 days true 1.43 2%
Darina Kvasnicova 8/10 2890 days true 1.41 2%
Barry Baily 4/10 2901 days true 1.16 2%
Andre Jean 7/10 2910 days true 1.32 2%
Powerfamily 8/10 3132 days 0.96 1%
Walker 6/10 3226 days true 0.69 1%
Mike and Diane Baker 7/10 3255 days true 0.7 1%
Justin Pearce 8/10 3258 days true 0.73 1%
John Hensman 8/10 3258 days true 0.73 1%
H Hensen 6/10 3268 days true 0.62 1%
Zane Vest 8/10 3640 days true 0.02 0%
Ronja Op 10/10 3643 days true 0.01 0%
Paul Frew 4/10 3656 days true 0.0 0%
Hailey & Fin 10/10 3659 days true 0.0 0%
Jorrit Bust 6/10 3661 days true 0.0 0%
Jenny Davies 7/10 3719 days true 0.0 0%
bondd 7/10 3818 days true 0.0 0%
Arjan Muis 8/10 3955 days true 0.0 0%
AnjaN 6/10 3960 days true 0.0 0%
GeraldMcNamora 8/10 3969 days true 0.0 0%
John B 8/10 4081 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

-3.98% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 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 199 days.

The Maitai Valley Motor Camp experience has been adjusted for 199 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
196 -3.92%
197 -3.94%
198 -3.96%
199 -3.98%
200 -4.00%
201 -4.02%
202 -4.04%

Final Ranking Score

77%

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.