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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
76 Valid Reviews
The Tōtaranui Campground experience has a total of 77 reviews. There are 76 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 76 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Tōtaranui Campground valid reviews is 86.05% and is based on 76 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 76 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||235 days||91.25||100%|
|Sally Hodgson||10/10||637 days||38.24||42%|
|Millka Pietikainen||10/10||642 days||37.52||41%|
|Jan Hiltermann||9/10||670 days||33.62||37%|
|Arslan Ahmad||10/10||947 days||8.47||9%|
|Adrian Soldati||10/10||991 days||6.71||7%|
|Romain Richardot||8/10||1059 days||4.95||5%|
|Rosanne van Dooren||10/10||1096 days||5.0||5%|
|Lynn Pateron||10/10||1132 days||4.94||5%|
|Chloe Cox||9/10||1177 days||4.86||5%|
|Daniel Pietzsch||10/10||1298 days||4.65||5%|
|Lizzie Sitton||9/10||1330 days||4.6||5%|
|David Sitton||8/10||1330 days||4.37||5%|
|Wout van Dijk||9/10||1418 days||4.45||5%|
|Sarah Gurney||8/10||1419 days||4.22||4%|
|Marty Dayle||8/10||1483 days||4.12||4%|
|K C Costonis||10/10||1606 days||4.13||4%|
|Yann Le Gac||10/10||1606 days||4.13||4%|
|Jan Suoboda||7/10||1888 days||3.31||3%|
|tim winders||8/10||1941 days||3.37||3%|
|Anna Grafenstein||7/10||1998 days||3.14||3%|
|Petra Albrchtoval||10/10||2025 days||3.41||3%|
|Philip Schumann||10/10||2029 days||3.4||3%|
|Nina Helmling||6/10||2031 days||2.82||3%|
|Radana Dlouha||6/10||2039 days||2.81||3%|
|Bernhard Fulterer||5/10||2049 days||2.73||3%|
|Tobias Gehring||9/10||2052 days||3.36||3%|
|Felix Brettner||9/10||2052 days||3.36||3%|
|Eugen Lehner||8/10||2052 days||3.19||3%|
|Max Stein||8/10||2052 days||3.19||3%|
|Sally Schist||10/10||2056 days||3.35||3%|
|Mike Majnik||10/10||2057 days||3.35||3%|
|Victor Puigserver||10/10||2057 days||3.35||3%|
|Jason MacLeod||9/10||2061 days||3.35||3%|
|Carina Borho||9/10||2067 days||3.34||3%|
|Markus Spitzmueller||9/10||2068 days||3.33||3%|
|Julia Bonisch||6/10||2076 days||2.76||3%|
|Sven Woelk||8/10||2362 days||2.69||3%|
|Annika Schmidt||10/10||2372 days||2.81||3%|
|Patrick Stoeit||9/10||2372 days||2.81||3%|
|Ann Furlong||7/10||2392 days||2.53||3%|
|Francis Ruige||10/10||2402 days||2.76||3%|
|Bev Stott||8/10||2404 days||2.62||3%|
|Tony and Helene||3/10||2406 days||2.12||2%|
|Arno Leleu||9/10||2407 days||2.75||3%|
|Nadine and Jan||9/10||2470 days||2.65||3%|
|Lotte Uneken||7/10||2500 days||2.36||2%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||2823 days||2.04||2%|
|Robert Voelkl||10/10||2860 days||1.98||2%|
|Boi Sagarra||7/10||3112 days||1.41||1%|
|Karsten Tannhauser||7/10||3112 days||1.41||1%|
|Bette Eh||10/10||3118 days||1.54||1%|
|Rosie NZ||9/10||3507 days||0.87||1%|
|Mike Kirchner||8/10||3518 days||0.81||1%|
|Fred Dagg||7/10||3544 days||0.73||1%|
|Mike Howe||8/10||3859 days||0.25||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 email@example.com.