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

44 Valid Reviews

The Whatamango Bay Campsite experience has a total of 44 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 44 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 8
18%
9/10 16
36%
8/10 9
20%
7/10 5
11%
6/10 4
9%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
2%

82.05% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Whatamango Bay Campsite valid reviews is 82.05% and is based on 44 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 44 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

68.73%

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
Paul 1/10 161 days 70.0 100%
Megan Belanger 9/10 526 days 56.16 80%
Henk Sjon 9/10 618 days 41.05 58%
Grizzly Girl 6/10 649 days 30.31 43%
Lucy Kucharik 9/10 861 days 13.68 19%
Helen Bond 7/10 922 days 8.87 12%
Hamish 6/10 953 days 6.8 9%
Rob & Colleen Elwood 10/10 953 days 8.2 11%
Lukas and Katka 9/10 984 days 6.95 9%
Bill 10/10 1014 days 6.04 8%
Fifi and Jay 9/10 1141 days 4.91 6%
Olev and Sue Harm 8/10 1146 days 4.66 6%
Brandon 8/10 1217 days 4.52 6%
Andy Kubic 9/10 1234 days 4.73 6%
Hester 9/10 1287 days 4.62 6%
Chadd Holland 9/10 1564 days 4.08 5%
Tony Maroulis 10/10 1617 days 3.98 5%
Rebecca Can 7/10 1835 days 3.23 4%
Saskia Luecke 9/10 1897 days 3.43 4%
KristinRaleigh92 9/10 1898 days 3.43 4%
CMG 7/10 1928 days 3.07 4%
Marine P 7/10 1954 days 3.02 4%
Duncan Rose 9/10 1960 days 3.31 4%
Tyler Hofer 6/10 2049 days 2.6 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2110 days 2.86 3%
Daniel Jarrett 7/10 2140 days 2.69 3%
Chris Wainman 8/10 2321 days true 2.47 3%
Laina Black 10/10 2323 days true 2.6 3%
Ricky White 9/10 2323 days true 2.6 3%
Felicitas 8/10 2325 days true 2.46 3%
GN100 8/10 2352 days 2.41 3%
Adrien Godeloup 5/10 2381 days true 2.01 2%
Jordan and Marielle 10/10 2383 days 2.48 3%
Jonathan 10/10 2475 days 2.3 3%
David Diaper 9/10 2628 days 2.0 2%
Sixflipflops 6/10 2658 days 1.61 2%
Florian 8/10 2658 days 1.84 2%
Glenn Surzur 8/10 2685 days true 1.79 2%
Kadyan 10/10 2689 days 1.88 2%
rich kiimmii 9/10 2748 days 1.77 2%
romeo smith 10/10 2748 days 1.77 2%
Denise Albrecht 9/10 2783 days true 1.7 2%
Boule_de_gomme 9/10 3175 days 0.93 1%
Jill 8/10 3395 days true 0.47 0%

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

69%

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.