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 Elaine 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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Nick Morrison

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Elaine Bay Campsite

Valid Reviews

20 Valid Reviews

The Elaine Bay Campsite experience has a total of 20 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 20 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 8
40%
9/10 5
25%
8/10 3
15%
7/10 2
10%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 2
10%
1/10 0
0%

83.50% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Elaine Bay Campsite valid reviews is 83.50% and is based on 20 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

7 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 20 valid reviews, the experience has 7 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 7 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 0
0%
9/10 5
71%
8/10 0
0%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 2
29%
1/10 0
0%

70.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Elaine Bay Campsite face-to-face reviews is 70.00% and is based on 7 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.18%

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
Rachael Dyson 10/10 259 days 89.37 100%
Matt MacD 10/10 473 days 64.55 72%
Tracy Frauzel 9/10 905 days true 12.86 13%
Joanne Butfield 10/10 1132 days 4.95 4%
Pamela Hoffman 10/10 1175 days 4.89 4%
Julia Mischner 10/10 1204 days 4.85 4%
Amy Bayliss 7/10 1285 days 4.74 3%
Ana Guimaraes 8/10 1334 days 4.67 3%
Bernard Duinkerken 7/10 1569 days 4.35 3%
Averil Brown 10/10 1625 days 4.27 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 1720 days 4.14 3%
Sue H 10/10 1812 days 4.02 3%
Kathy Hart 10/10 1904 days 3.89 2%
Stefanie 9/10 1933 days true 4.62 3%
Anne Haenchen 2/10 1965 days true 4.11 3%
Kate Luzas 2/10 2329 days true 3.57 2%
Tina 9/10 2336 days true 3.96 3%
Richard Broughton 9/10 3055 days true 2.78 1%
James Clarke 9/10 3082 days true 2.73 1%
Judith & John Bishop 8/10 3454 days 1.77 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

94%

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.

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