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

86.11%

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 10/10 156 days 96.14 100%
Andy Bond 10/10 578 days 47.36 49%
John Netherlands 10/10 581 days 46.87 49%
Jakob Simons 8/10 642 days 35.64 37%
Pete 7/10 703 days 26.71 28%
sally m 1/10 795 days 14.06 15%
Cefa 10/10 856 days 14.05 15%
Michael Gooch 8/10 914 days 9.68 10%
Emma Guthrie 5/10 944 days 6.98 7%
Jacqueline Hawker 10/10 947 days 8.47 9%
Nora Tobies 6/10 981 days 5.86 6%
Merel Wesselink 8/10 1206 days 4.54 5%
Freddy Gates 9/10 1228 days 4.74 5%
Tereza Kubova 6/10 1261 days 3.88 4%
Liz Jarman 10/10 1620 days 3.97 4%
Aaron Gunning 6/10 1644 days 3.26 3%
Lisa Conradie 8/10 1646 days 3.73 4%
Jojo and Jacky 10/10 1721 days true 3.77 4%
Suzanne Vermeulen 3/10 1737 days 2.88 3%
Cameron Trial 10/10 1829 days 3.56 4%
Mak Walther 7/10 1972 days true 2.99 3%
Miriam Burchartz 9/10 1972 days true 3.28 3%
Blandine Giusti 8/10 1972 days true 3.12 3%
Lara Jakob 8/10 1973 days true 3.12 3%
Nicki Rehn 10/10 2006 days 3.22 3%
Lorena Galeano 2/10 2010 days 2.41 3%
Mandy Suddes 7/10 2041 days 2.87 3%
Silvia Hudakova 5/10 2072 days 2.5 3%
Lagarde 8/10 2315 days true 2.48 3%
Stefanie 8/10 2316 days true 2.48 3%
Julia Schabenberger 9/10 2316 days true 2.61 3%
Lola 10/10 2316 days true 2.61 3%
Alisa 10/10 2316 days true 2.61 3%
Laura 10/10 2316 days true 2.61 3%
Erik Nestlez 10/10 2331 days true 2.58 3%
Sanne Meijer 10/10 2331 days true 2.58 3%
ManuKris 7/10 2376 days 2.27 2%
mink smith 1/10 2376 days 1.82 2%
Josefina Tassone 10/10 2397 days true 2.45 3%
arnaud paquet 6/10 2438 days 1.97 2%
Jack Brown 1/10 2468 days 1.69 2%
TimandJackson Bourke 10/10 2621 days 2.01 2%
Peter Cowie 8/10 2683 days true 1.8 2%
Brendon Furney 10/10 2717 days true 1.83 2%
Raoul Montestruer 8/10 2717 days true 1.73 2%
Ken Jones 10/10 2720 days true 1.82 2%
Jim 8/10 2724 days true 1.72 2%
Bjorn Hedmark 7/10 2724 days true 1.65 2%
Christopher Kaiser 10/10 2725 days true 1.81 2%
Fabian Koitka 9/10 2733 days true 1.79 2%
Tony Davies 10/10 2772 days 1.72 2%
juju 10/10 2803 days 1.66 2%
nikbtt 9/10 3047 days 1.18 1%
Esthel Julien 8/10 3071 days true 1.08 1%
Antoine Lacoste 7/10 3071 days true 1.03 1%
Jens Moller 8/10 3071 days true 1.08 1%
Maria Charlton 4/10 3071 days true 0.9 1%
Jacob Vivien 8/10 3071 days true 1.08 1%
Darina Kvasnicova 8/10 3080 days true 1.06 1%
Barry Baily 4/10 3091 days true 0.86 1%
Andre Jean 7/10 3100 days true 0.98 1%
Powerfamily 8/10 3322 days 0.61 1%
Walker 6/10 3416 days true 0.38 0%
Mike and Diane Baker 7/10 3445 days true 0.37 0%
Justin Pearce 8/10 3448 days true 0.38 0%
John Hensman 8/10 3448 days true 0.38 0%
H Hensen 6/10 3458 days true 0.31 0%
Zane Vest 8/10 3830 days true 0.0 0%
Ronja Op 10/10 3833 days true 0.0 0%
Paul Frew 4/10 3846 days true 0.0 0%
Hailey & Fin 10/10 3849 days true 0.0 0%
Jorrit Bust 6/10 3851 days true 0.0 0%
Jenny Davies 7/10 3909 days true 0.0 0%
bondd 7/10 4008 days true 0.0 0%
Arjan Muis 8/10 4145 days true 0.0 0%
AnjaN 6/10 4150 days true 0.0 0%
GeraldMcNamora 8/10 4159 days true 0.0 0%
John B 8/10 4271 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

-1.43% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 121 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 133 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
130 -1.40%
131 -1.41%
132 -1.42%
133 -1.43%
134 -1.44%
135 -1.45%
136 -1.46%

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.