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 Kerr 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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Kerr Bay Campsite

Valid Reviews

40 Valid Reviews

The Kerr Bay Campsite experience has a total of 41 reviews. There are 40 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 40 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 6
15%
9/10 8
20%
8/10 13
33%
7/10 6
15%
6/10 4
10%
5/10 1
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
3%
1/10 1
3%

77.50% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kerr Bay Campsite valid reviews is 77.50% and is based on 40 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

23 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 40 valid reviews, the experience has 23 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 23 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 4
17%
9/10 4
17%
8/10 11
48%
7/10 1
4%
6/10 2
9%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
4%
1/10 0
0%

80.43% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kerr Bay Campsite face-to-face reviews is 80.43% and is based on 23 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

84.62%

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
Kysha 10/10 98 days 98.48 100%
lisa 9/10 158 days 96.04 98%
Sophi 8/10 189 days 89.62 91%
Vanessa 7/10 464 days 59.95 61%
Silvia Romeiro 7/10 1001 days 5.82 6%
Geoff Steele 10/10 1010 days 6.14 6%
Adam Yates 9/10 1156 days 4.88 5%
Rosanna Leeming 7/10 1209 days 4.35 4%
Kath Tee 1/10 1253 days 3.42 3%
Howard Kestrel 7/10 1537 days 3.76 4%
Job Berk 5/10 1636 days 3.19 3%
Agata Jose 9/10 1741 days 3.74 4%
Harriet Bramley 6/10 1760 days 3.07 3%
Tomáš Bžatek 7/10 1895 days 3.13 3%
Andrew Strother 9/10 1984 days 3.26 3%
Lorcan Lennon 8/10 2026 days true 3.02 3%
Kathy Hart 6/10 2229 days 2.31 2%
Sally Schist 6/10 2313 days true 2.17 2%
Andrew Cattanach 8/10 2349 days 2.42 2%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 8/10 2357 days true 2.4 2%
Ken Richardson 8/10 2648 days true 1.86 2%
Stu Murray 10/10 2655 days true 1.95 2%
Rob Cadmus 8/10 2658 days true 1.84 2%
Kate Glover 6/10 2658 days true 1.61 2%
Mags Adams 2/10 3035 days true 0.9 1%
Annette May 9/10 3041 days true 1.19 1%
Steve Eley 10/10 3120 days true 1.04 1%
Lindsey Clough 8/10 3364 days true 0.53 1%
Jorge Martinez Gacio 7/10 3366 days true 0.51 1%
Christoph & Maria 9/10 3376 days true 0.54 1%
Brendan Dunn 9/10 3386 days true 0.52 1%
Eva Bock 8/10 3389 days true 0.49 0%
Edwards 8/10 3393 days true 0.48 0%
Derek McLoughlin 10/10 3393 days true 0.5 1%
Tony B 8/10 3732 days true 0.0 0%
Hugli 8/10 3784 days true 0.0 0%
Schubert, Wolfgang & Claudia 8/10 3784 days true 0.0 0%
susanl 10/10 3832 days true 0.0 0%
richards1 9/10 3966 days true 0.0 0%
RokP 8/10 4118 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

85%

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.