Ranking Score Explained

G'day 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

64 Valid Reviews

The Whites Bay Campsite experience has a total of 67 reviews. There are 64 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 64 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 27
42%
9/10 17
27%
8/10 13
20%
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%

89.69% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Whites Bay Campsite valid reviews is 89.69% and is based on 64 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 64 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

97.58%

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
Marrieke 10/10 153 days 100%
Roland Oldengarm 10/10 184 days 98%
Maddi 10/10 184 days 98%
AMR 10/10 215 days 96%
Miriam 10/10 580 days 49%
Michaela 8/10 976 days 7%
Andrius 9/10 1190 days 5%
Clare & Gerry 8/10 1221 days 4%
Kim 8/10 1433 days 4%
Rachel Mudge 8/10 1606 days 4%
Bec 10/10 1639 days 4%
Rob & Colleen Elwood 9/10 1798 days 4%
Linda Livett 9/10 1951 days 3%
Thue Thomasen 10/10 1983 days 3%
Greg Thompson 9/10 2071 days 3%
Jeremy 9/10 2083 days 3%
Kate Thornber 10/10 2098 days 3%
Laurie 7/10 2101 days 3%
Joanne Butfield 8/10 2214 days 3%
Arthur 9/10 2262 days 3%
Michael Miles 10/10 2299 days 3%
Esther M 8/10 2325 days 2%
Dave Horry 9/10 2345 days 2%
Toby Regan 9/10 2369 days 2%
Alva Feldmeier 7/10 2604 days 2%
Steffen Paul 7/10 2631 days 2%
Josh Shwau 10/10 2632 days 2%
Harriet MacMillan 6/10 2698 days 1%
Roeland Driessen 9/10 2741 days 2%
Liliana Zahut 10/10 2772 days 2%
Stefanie 9/10 3015 days 1%
Jan-Peter Stripp 10/10 3015 days 1%
Carla Oyarzun 10/10 3029 days 1%
Paolo Cases 10/10 3029 days 1%
Vera Kreipe 9/10 3052 days 1%
Max Stein 10/10 3066 days 1%
Alineet Gautier 10/10 3106 days 1%
Carina Huhmann 8/10 3111 days 1%
Romina Bolz 7/10 3111 days 1%
Hannah 10/10 3137 days 1%
GN100 10/10 3259 days 1%
Gale Willcocks 9/10 3405 days 0%
Ken Richardson 10/10 3405 days 0%
Christian 10/10 3405 days 0%
Janina Hoffmann 10/10 3407 days 0%
Florent Corino 10/10 3416 days 0%
Lea Bulle 9/10 3416 days 0%
Carpentier 8/10 3417 days 0%
TJ and Julie Edwards 10/10 3425 days 0%
Kevin Rainey 8/10 3428 days 0%
Jackie and Brian 8/10 3494 days 0%
Jenben 10/10 3532 days 0%
Carly Braddock 9/10 3766 days 1%
Numa Brouimet 10/10 3773 days 1%
Virgil Anabel 9/10 3773 days 1%
suemax 10/10 3777 days 1%
Graeme 10/10 3806 days 1%
Mark Irwin 9/10 4154 days 1%
Richard Brijs 7/10 4154 days 1%
Amanda Wallace 9/10 4161 days 1%
Christian Kamm 6/10 4839 days 1%
S 8/10 4896 days 1%
Frances 8/10 4896 days 1%
Katrina 8/10 4927 days 1%

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

98%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, 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.