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 Whatamango 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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Whatamango Bay Campsite

Valid Reviews

46 Valid Reviews

The Whatamango Bay Campsite experience has a total of 46 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 46 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 8
17%
9/10 16
35%
8/10 10
22%
7/10 6
13%
6/10 4
9%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
2%

81.74% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Whatamango Bay Campsite valid reviews is 81.74% and is based on 46 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

8 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 46 valid reviews, the experience has 8 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 8 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 1
13%
9/10 2
25%
8/10 4
50%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
13%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

81.25% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Whatamango Bay Campsite face-to-face reviews is 81.25% and is based on 8 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

71.77%

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
Clive 7/10 291 days 100%
Teesh K 8/10 352 days 97%
Paul 1/10 626 days 37%
Megan Belanger 9/10 991 days 8%
Henk Sjon 9/10 1083 days 6%
Grizzly Girl 6/10 1114 days 5%
Lucy Kucharik 9/10 1326 days 6%
Helen Bond 7/10 1387 days 5%
Hamish 6/10 1417 days 5%
Rob & Colleen Elwood 10/10 1417 days 6%
Lukas and Katka 9/10 1449 days 5%
Bill 10/10 1478 days 5%
Fifi and Jay 9/10 1606 days 5%
Olev and Sue Harm 8/10 1611 days 5%
Brandon 8/10 1682 days 5%
Andy Kubic 9/10 1699 days 5%
Hester 9/10 1751 days 5%
Chadd Holland 9/10 2029 days 4%
Tony Maroulis 10/10 2082 days 4%
Rebecca Can 7/10 2300 days 3%
Saskia Luecke 9/10 2362 days 3%
KristinRaleigh92 9/10 2362 days 3%
CMG 7/10 2392 days 3%
Marine P 7/10 2419 days 3%
Duncan Rose 9/10 2425 days 3%
Tyler Hofer 6/10 2513 days 2%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2574 days 3%
Daniel Jarrett 7/10 2604 days 2%
Chris Wainman 8/10 2786 days 1%
Laina Black 10/10 2788 days 1%
Ricky White 9/10 2788 days 1%
Felicitas 8/10 2790 days 1%
GN100 8/10 2817 days 2%
Adrien Godeloup 5/10 2846 days 1%
Jordan and Marielle 10/10 2848 days 2%
Jonathan 10/10 2940 days 2%
David Diaper 9/10 3093 days 1%
Sixflipflops 6/10 3123 days 1%
Florian 8/10 3123 days 1%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 3150 days 1%
Kadyan 10/10 3154 days 1%
rich kiimmii 9/10 3213 days 1%
romeo smith 10/10 3213 days 1%
Denise Albrecht 9/10 3248 days 1%
Boule_de_gomme 9/10 3640 days 0%
Jill 8/10 3860 days 1%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

72%

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.