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

85.40%

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 89 days 98.74 100%
Andy Bond 10/10 511 days 58.62 59%
John Netherlands 10/10 514 days 58.14 59%
Jakob Simons 8/10 575 days 45.46 46%
Pete 7/10 636 days 34.93 35%
sally m 1/10 728 days 19.23 19%
Cefa 10/10 789 days 19.84 20%
Michael Gooch 8/10 848 days 13.93 14%
Emma Guthrie 5/10 877 days 10.15 10%
Jacqueline Hawker 10/10 880 days 12.32 12%
Nora Tobies 6/10 914 days 8.46 9%
Merel Wesselink 8/10 1139 days 4.67 5%
Freddy Gates 9/10 1161 days 4.87 5%
Tereza Kubova 6/10 1194 days 3.99 4%
Liz Jarman 10/10 1553 days 4.1 4%
Aaron Gunning 6/10 1577 days 3.37 3%
Lisa Conradie 8/10 1579 days 3.85 4%
Jojo and Jacky 10/10 1654 days true 3.91 4%
Suzanne Vermeulen 3/10 1671 days 2.98 3%
Cameron Trial 10/10 1762 days 3.69 4%
Mak Walther 7/10 1905 days true 3.11 3%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 1905 days true 3.41 3%
Blandine Giusti 8/10 1905 days true 3.24 3%
Lara Jakob 8/10 1906 days true 3.24 3%
Nicki Rehn 10/10 1939 days 3.35 3%
Lorena Galeano 2/10 1944 days 2.5 3%
Mandy Suddes 7/10 1974 days 2.98 3%
Silvia Hudakova 5/10 2006 days 2.61 3%
Lagarde 8/10 2248 days true 2.61 3%
Stefanie 8/10 2249 days true 2.6 3%
Julia Schabenberger 9/10 2249 days true 2.74 3%
Lola 10/10 2249 days true 2.74 3%
Alisa 10/10 2249 days true 2.74 3%
Laura 10/10 2249 days true 2.74 3%
Erik Nestlez 10/10 2264 days true 2.71 3%
Sanne Meijer 10/10 2264 days true 2.71 3%
ManuKris 7/10 2309 days 2.39 2%
mink smith 1/10 2309 days 1.92 2%
Josefina Tassone 10/10 2330 days true 2.58 3%
arnaud paquet 6/10 2371 days 2.08 2%
Jack Brown 1/10 2401 days 1.78 2%
TimandJackson Bourke 10/10 2554 days 2.14 2%
Peter Cowie 8/10 2616 days true 1.92 2%
Brendon Furney 10/10 2650 days true 1.96 2%
Raoul Montestruer 8/10 2650 days true 1.86 2%
Ken Jones 10/10 2653 days true 1.95 2%
Jim 8/10 2657 days true 1.85 2%
Bjorn Hedmark 7/10 2657 days true 1.77 2%
Christopher Kaiser 10/10 2658 days true 1.94 2%
Fabian Koitka 9/10 2666 days true 1.93 2%
Tony Davies 10/10 2705 days 1.85 2%
juju 10/10 2736 days 1.79 2%
nikbtt 9/10 2980 days 1.31 1%
Esthel Julien 8/10 3004 days true 1.2 1%
Antoine Lacoste 7/10 3004 days true 1.15 1%
Jens Moller 8/10 3004 days true 1.2 1%
Maria Charlton 4/10 3004 days true 1.0 1%
Jacob Vivien 8/10 3004 days true 1.2 1%
Darina Kvasnicova 8/10 3013 days true 1.18 1%
Barry Baily 4/10 3024 days true 0.97 1%
Andre Jean 7/10 3033 days true 1.1 1%
Powerfamily 8/10 3255 days 0.73 1%
Walker 6/10 3349 days true 0.49 0%
Mike and Diane Baker 7/10 3378 days true 0.48 0%
Justin Pearce 8/10 3381 days true 0.5 1%
John Hensman 8/10 3381 days true 0.5 1%
H Hensen 6/10 3391 days true 0.42 0%
Zane Vest 8/10 3763 days true 0.0 0%
Ronja Op 10/10 3766 days true 0.0 0%
Paul Frew 4/10 3779 days true 0.0 0%
Hailey & Fin 10/10 3782 days true 0.0 0%
Jorrit Bust 6/10 3784 days true 0.0 0%
Jenny Davies 7/10 3842 days true 0.0 0%
bondd 7/10 3941 days true 0.0 0%
Arjan Muis 8/10 4078 days true 0.0 0%
AnjaN 6/10 4083 days true 0.0 0%
GeraldMcNamora 8/10 4092 days true 0.0 0%
John B 8/10 4204 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

-0.82% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 104 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 66 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
63 -0.78%
64 -0.80%
65 -0.81%
66 -0.82%
67 -0.83%
68 -0.85%
69 -0.86%

Final Ranking Score

85%

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.