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 Pelorus Bridge Campground.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
98 Valid Reviews
The Pelorus Bridge Campground experience has a total of 101 reviews. There are 98 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 98 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Pelorus Bridge Campground valid reviews is 86.43% and is based on 98 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
49 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 98 valid reviews, the experience has 49 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 49 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Pelorus Bridge Campground face-to-face reviews is 84.90% and is based on 49 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.
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|Erin Ueffing||10/10||1295 days||4%|
|Simon Springett||9/10||1345 days||4%|
|Helen Bond||7/10||1385 days||4%|
|Blu Ice||7/10||1434 days||4%|
|Katherine Ong||10/10||1476 days||4%|
|M G De La Port||9/10||1479 days||4%|
|Gary Prescot||10/10||1479 days||4%|
|Wen Xin Tan||8/10||1527 days||4%|
|Charlie Vaughan||8/10||1707 days||3%|
|Isabel Zedelius||9/10||1730 days||4%|
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|Catherine Kay||9/10||1734 days||4%|
|Youri de Wit||8/10||1822 days||3%|
|Ben Blackwell||10/10||2051 days||3%|
|Ann-Catherine Deblon||9/10||2058 days||3%|
|Martin Kolodziej||7/10||2079 days||3%|
|Chris Simpson||10/10||2106 days||3%|
|Moritz Braun||8/10||2127 days||3%|
|Joanna du Toit||9/10||2360 days||2%|
|Soizic Vandermeersch||7/10||2383 days||2%|
|Karl Janestad||5/10||2420 days||2%|
|Sophia Pickles||10/10||2426 days||2%|
|Jan Collins||5/10||2440 days||2%|
|leila rowbotham||10/10||2506 days||2%|
|Lorcan Lennon||9/10||2523 days||2%|
|Jacqueline Catherall||10/10||2541 days||2%|
|Laurent Arditi||10/10||2634 days||2%|
|Angela Neilsen||10/10||2695 days||2%|
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|Laina Black||7/10||2786 days||1%|
|Ricky White||7/10||2786 days||1%|
|Ray Bygrave||8/10||2788 days||1%|
|Elsa Bygrave||9/10||2788 days||1%|
|Michael Steimel||8/10||2797 days||1%|
|Isabelle Bohle||8/10||2797 days||1%|
|Debora Grusler||9/10||2816 days||1%|
|Jesse Flynn||9/10||2822 days||1%|
|Andrea Beck||10/10||2846 days||1%|
|Paul Wood||10/10||2877 days||1%|
|Helene & Peter||9/10||2907 days||1%|
|Mark Wiggington||10/10||3115 days||1%|
|Glenn Surzur||8/10||3148 days||1%|
|Gerard Berote||7/10||3153 days||1%|
|Karine Scheers||8/10||3153 days||1%|
|Evyatar Tulipman||10/10||3165 days||1%|
|Gary and Jen||8/10||3169 days||1%|
|Phil & Laura||10/10||3180 days||1%|
|Andre and Marina||10/10||3185 days||1%|
|Anne Rodofsen||9/10||3232 days||1%|
|Frederick Neilsen||9/10||3254 days||1%|
|Jessica Marling||10/10||3526 days||0%|
|Jenny McTigue||7/10||3527 days||0%|
|David Beaumont||9/10||3529 days||0%|
|Christina Murphy||7/10||3840 days||1%|
|Helen and Graham||2/10||3867 days||1%|
|Holly Cave||9/10||3871 days||1%|
|Richard Brijs||8/10||3894 days||1%|
|Anita Aleva||9/10||3895 days||1%|
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|Maria Lorentzen||9/10||4255 days||1%|
|Stefanie E||8/10||4345 days||1%|
|Ann S||10/10||4346 days||1%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Pelorus Bridge Campground does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.
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 email@example.com.