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.
97 Valid Reviews
The Pelorus Bridge Campground experience has a total of 100 reviews. There are 97 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 97 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Pelorus Bridge Campground valid reviews is 86.29% and is based on 97 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 97 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.
|Ian & Wendy||10/10||435 days||73%|
|Erin Ueffing||10/10||1106 days||5%|
|Simon Springett||9/10||1156 days||5%|
|Helen Bond||7/10||1196 days||4%|
|Blu Ice||7/10||1245 days||4%|
|Katherine Ong||10/10||1288 days||4%|
|M G De La Port||9/10||1290 days||4%|
|Gary Prescot||10/10||1290 days||4%|
|Wen Xin Tan||8/10||1338 days||4%|
|Charlie Vaughan||8/10||1518 days||4%|
|Isabel Zedelius||9/10||1541 days||4%|
|Andreas Zedelius||9/10||1541 days||4%|
|Catherine Kay||9/10||1545 days||4%|
|Youri de Wit||8/10||1633 days||3%|
|Ben Blackwell||10/10||1862 days||3%|
|Ann-Catherine Deblon||9/10||1869 days||3%|
|Martin Kolodziej||7/10||1890 days||3%|
|Chris Simpson||10/10||1917 days||3%|
|Moritz Braun||8/10||1938 days||3%|
|Joanna du Toit||9/10||2172 days||2%|
|Soizic Vandermeersch||7/10||2194 days||2%|
|Karl Janestad||5/10||2231 days||2%|
|Sophia Pickles||10/10||2237 days||2%|
|Jan Collins||5/10||2251 days||2%|
|leila rowbotham||10/10||2317 days||2%|
|Lorcan Lennon||9/10||2334 days||2%|
|Jacqueline Catherall||10/10||2353 days||2%|
|Laurent Arditi||10/10||2445 days||2%|
|Angela Neilsen||10/10||2506 days||2%|
|tim winders||10/10||2506 days||2%|
|mcp hm||10/10||2537 days||2%|
|Laina Black||7/10||2597 days||1%|
|Ricky White||7/10||2597 days||1%|
|Ray Bygrave||8/10||2599 days||1%|
|Elsa Bygrave||9/10||2599 days||2%|
|Michael Steimel||8/10||2608 days||1%|
|Isabelle Bohle||8/10||2608 days||1%|
|Debora Grusler||9/10||2627 days||2%|
|Jesse Flynn||9/10||2633 days||2%|
|Andrea Beck||10/10||2657 days||1%|
|Paul Wood||10/10||2688 days||1%|
|Helene & Peter||9/10||2718 days||1%|
|Mark Wiggington||10/10||2926 days||1%|
|Glenn Surzur||8/10||2959 days||1%|
|Gerard Berote||7/10||2964 days||1%|
|Karine Scheers||8/10||2964 days||1%|
|Evyatar Tulipman||10/10||2976 days||1%|
|Gary and Jen||8/10||2980 days||1%|
|Phil & Laura||10/10||2991 days||1%|
|Andre and Marina||10/10||2996 days||1%|
|Anne Rodofsen||9/10||3043 days||1%|
|Frederick Neilsen||9/10||3065 days||1%|
|Jessica Marling||10/10||3337 days||0%|
|Jenny McTigue||7/10||3338 days||0%|
|David Beaumont||9/10||3340 days||0%|
|Christina Murphy||7/10||3651 days||0%|
|Helen and Graham||2/10||3678 days||0%|
|Holly Cave||9/10||3682 days||0%|
|Richard Brijs||8/10||3705 days||0%|
|Anita Aleva||9/10||3706 days||0%|
|Rissa W||9/10||3722 days||0%|
|Maria Lorentzen||9/10||4066 days||0%|
|Stefanie E||8/10||4156 days||0%|
|Ann S||10/10||4157 days||0%|
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.