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 Whites Bay Campsite.

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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Whites Bay Campsite

Valid Reviews

59 Valid Reviews

The Whites Bay Campsite experience has a total of 61 reviews. There are 59 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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 59 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 22
37%
9/10 17
29%
8/10 13
22%
7/10 5
8%
6/10 2
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.81% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Whites Bay Campsite valid reviews is 88.81% and is based on 59 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

31 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 59 valid reviews, the experience has 31 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 31 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 12
39%
9/10 8
26%
8/10 8
26%
7/10 2
6%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.03% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Whites Bay Campsite face-to-face reviews is 89.03% and is based on 31 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

85.60%

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
Michaela 8/10 208 days 88.49 100%
Andrius 9/10 422 days 71.78 81%
Clare & Gerry 8/10 453 days 64.11 72%
Kim 8/10 665 days 32.58 37%
Rachel Mudge 8/10 838 days true 14.69 17%
Bec 10/10 871 days 12.95 15%
Rob & Colleen Elwood 9/10 1029 days 5.69 6%
Linda Livett 9/10 1182 days 4.83 5%
Thue Thomasen 10/10 1215 days true 4.77 5%
Greg Thompson 9/10 1303 days 4.59 5%
Jeremy 9/10 1315 days 4.57 5%
Kate Thornber 10/10 1330 days 4.54 5%
Laurie 7/10 1333 days 4.13 5%
Joanne Butfield 8/10 1446 days 4.1 5%
Arthur 9/10 1494 days 4.22 5%
Michael Miles 10/10 1531 days 4.15 5%
Esther M 8/10 1557 days 3.89 4%
Dave Horry 9/10 1576 days 4.06 5%
Toby Regan 9/10 1601 days 4.01 5%
Alva Feldmeier 7/10 1836 days 3.23 4%
Steffen Paul 7/10 1863 days 3.18 4%
Josh Shwau 10/10 1864 days 3.5 4%
Harriet MacMillan 6/10 1930 days 2.79 3%
Roeland Driessen 9/10 1972 days 3.28 4%
Liliana Zahut 10/10 2003 days 3.22 4%
Stefanie 9/10 2247 days true 2.75 3%
Jan-Peter Stripp 10/10 2247 days true 2.75 3%
Carla Oyarzun 10/10 2261 days true 2.72 3%
Paolo Cases 10/10 2261 days true 2.72 3%
Vera Kreipe 9/10 2284 days true 2.67 3%
Max Stein 10/10 2298 days true 2.65 3%
Alineet Gautier 10/10 2338 days true 2.57 3%
Carina Huhmann 8/10 2343 days true 2.43 3%
Romina Bolz 7/10 2343 days true 2.33 3%
Hannah 10/10 2369 days 2.51 3%
GN100 10/10 2491 days 2.27 3%
Gale Willcocks 9/10 2637 days true 1.98 2%
Ken Richardson 10/10 2637 days true 1.98 2%
Christian 10/10 2637 days true 1.98 2%
Janina Hoffmann 10/10 2639 days true 1.98 2%
Florent Corino 10/10 2648 days true 1.96 2%
Lea Bulle 9/10 2648 days true 1.96 2%
Carpentier 8/10 2649 days true 1.86 2%
TJ and Julie Edwards 10/10 2657 days true 1.94 2%
Kevin Rainey 8/10 2660 days true 1.84 2%
Jackie and Brian 8/10 2726 days true 1.72 2%
Jenben 10/10 2764 days 1.73 2%
Carly Braddock 9/10 2998 days true 1.28 1%
Numa Brouimet 10/10 3005 days true 1.26 1%
Virgil Anabel 9/10 3005 days true 1.26 1%
suemax 10/10 3009 days 1.25 1%
Graeme 10/10 3038 days 1.2 1%
Mark Irwin 9/10 3386 days true 0.52 1%
Richard Brijs 7/10 3386 days true 0.47 1%
Amanda Wallace 9/10 3393 days true 0.5 1%
Christian Kamm 6/10 4071 days true 0.0 0%
S 8/10 4128 days true 0.0 0%
Frances 8/10 4128 days true 0.0 0%
Katrina 8/10 4159 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Whites Bay Campsite does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

86%

The final ranking score once 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.