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 Aussie Bay Campsite.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
50 Valid Reviews
The Aussie Bay Campsite experience has a total of 50 valid reviews. There are no 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 50 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Aussie Bay Campsite valid reviews is 76.80% and is based on 50 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
21 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.
Within the 50 valid reviews, the experience has 21 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 21 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Aussie Bay Campsite face-to-face reviews is 77.62% and is based on 21 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.
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.
|Jamie Morrison||9/10||833 days||19%|
|Sean McLaren||10/10||923 days||11%|
|Andy Bond||7/10||1313 days||5%|
|Grizzly Girl||5/10||1411 days||4%|
|Rachel Mudge||8/10||1645 days||4%|
|Oceane Imber||6/10||1679 days||4%|
|Tom Meulders||6/10||1697 days||4%|
|Lukas and Katka||8/10||1746 days||4%|
|Aisling Burke||5/10||1956 days||3%|
|deborah cooper||9/10||1990 days||4%|
|Hollie Procter||5/10||2018 days||3%|
|Erin Stafferton||7/10||2239 days||3%|
|Tanja Laube||9/10||2342 days||3%|
|Helena Bond||5/10||2354 days||2%|
|Sidney Stokkers||8/10||2841 days||2%|
|Ryan Lieston||8/10||3055 days||1%|
|Franz Birkefeld||8/10||3065 days||1%|
|Hirsch Svenja||10/10||3089 days||1%|
|Mahr Svenja||9/10||3089 days||1%|
|Jessie Sabine||7/10||3105 days||1%|
|Matthew Trezise||7/10||3105 days||1%|
|Debora Grusler||7/10||3115 days||1%|
|Laura Pleumeekers||8/10||3131 days||1%|
|Ray Smith||9/10||3176 days||1%|
|Lieven De Vlaminck||9/10||3450 days||0%|
|Tanja and Pascal||10/10||3481 days||0%|
|Sasha and Sandra Bonavia||9/10||3541 days||0%|
|Ralf Glaser||8/10||3833 days||1%|
|Ilse & Thys||6/10||4165 days||1%|
|Sanne & Senne||8/10||4550 days||1%|
|Bas van Schagen||7/10||4644 days||1%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Aussie Bay Campsite does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.
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.
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