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 Tōtaranui Campground.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
78 Valid Reviews
The Tōtaranui Campground experience has a total of 80 reviews. There are 78 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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 78 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Tōtaranui Campground valid reviews is 86.28% and is based on 78 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
53 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 78 valid reviews, the experience has 53 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 53 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Tōtaranui Campground face-to-face reviews is 83.02% and is based on 53 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.
|Paul Smith||9/10||561 days||50.19||53%|
|Sally Hodgson||10/10||963 days||7.76||8%|
|Millka Pietikainen||10/10||968 days||7.56||8%|
|Jan Hiltermann||9/10||996 days||6.55||7%|
|Arslan Ahmad||10/10||1273 days||4.65||5%|
|Adrian Soldati||10/10||1317 days||4.57||5%|
|Romain Richardot||8/10||1385 days||4.21||4%|
|Rosanne van Dooren||10/10||1422 days||4.36||5%|
|Lynn Pateron||10/10||1458 days||4.29||4%|
|Chloe Cox||9/10||1503 days||4.2||4%|
|Daniel Pietzsch||10/10||1624 days||3.96||4%|
|Lizzie Sitton||9/10||1656 days||3.9||4%|
|David Sitton||8/10||1656 days||3.71||4%|
|Wout van Dijk||9/10||1744 days||3.73||4%|
|Sarah Gurney||8/10||1745 days||3.54||4%|
|Marty Dayle||8/10||1810 days||3.42||4%|
|K C Costonis||10/10||1932 days||3.36||4%|
|Yann Le Gac||10/10||1933 days||3.36||4%|
|Jan Suoboda||7/10||2214 days||2.56||3%|
|tim winders||8/10||2267 days||2.57||3%|
|Anna Grafenstein||7/10||2324 days||2.36||2%|
|Petra Albrchtoval||10/10||2351 days||2.54||3%|
|Philip Schumann||10/10||2355 days||2.53||3%|
|Nina Helmling||6/10||2357 days||2.1||2%|
|Radana Dlouha||6/10||2365 days||2.09||2%|
|Bernhard Fulterer||5/10||2375 days||2.02||2%|
|Tobias Gehring||9/10||2378 days||2.49||3%|
|Felix Brettner||9/10||2378 days||2.49||3%|
|Eugen Lehner||8/10||2378 days||2.36||2%|
|Max Stein||8/10||2378 days||2.36||2%|
|Sally Schist||10/10||2382 days||2.48||3%|
|Mike Majnik||10/10||2383 days||2.48||3%|
|Victor Puigserver||10/10||2383 days||2.48||3%|
|Jason MacLeod||9/10||2387 days||2.47||3%|
|Carina Borho||9/10||2393 days||2.46||3%|
|Markus Spitzmueller||9/10||2394 days||2.46||3%|
|Julia Bonisch||6/10||2402 days||2.03||2%|
|Sven Woelk||8/10||2688 days||1.79||2%|
|Annika Schmidt||10/10||2698 days||1.86||2%|
|Patrick Stoeit||9/10||2698 days||1.86||2%|
|Ann Furlong||7/10||2718 days||1.66||2%|
|Francis Ruige||10/10||2728 days||1.8||2%|
|Bev Stott||8/10||2730 days||1.71||2%|
|Tony and Helene||3/10||2732 days||1.38||1%|
|Arno Leleu||9/10||2733 days||1.79||2%|
|Nadine and Jan||9/10||2796 days||1.67||2%|
|Lotte Uneken||7/10||2826 days||1.47||2%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||3149 days||0.98||1%|
|Robert Voelkl||10/10||3186 days||0.91||1%|
|Boi Sagarra||7/10||3438 days||0.38||0%|
|Karsten Tannhauser||7/10||3438 days||0.38||0%|
|Bette Eh||10/10||3444 days||0.4||0%|
|Rosie NZ||9/10||3833 days||0.0||0%|
|Mike Kirchner||8/10||3844 days||0.0||0%|
|Fred Dagg||7/10||3870 days||0.0||0%|
|Mike Howe||8/10||4185 days||0.0||0%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Tōtaranui 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.