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 Tōtaranui Campground.

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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Tōtaranui Campground

Valid Reviews

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 26
33%
9/10 21
27%
8/10 17
22%
7/10 8
10%
6/10 4
5%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.28% Average

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.

Face-to-Face Reviews

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.

More about face-to-face reviews

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 13
25%
9/10 14
26%
8/10 12
23%
7/10 8
15%
6/10 4
8%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.02% Average

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.

Weighted Average

91.81%

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 10/10 167 days 95.58 100%
Katie 9/10 258 days 89.45 94%
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%
Clavel 8/10 1385 days true 4.21 4%
Romain Richardot 8/10 1385 days true 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 true 3.96 4%
Lizzie Sitton 9/10 1656 days true 3.9 4%
David Sitton 8/10 1656 days true 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 true 2.56 3%
tim winders 8/10 2267 days 2.57 3%
Anna Grafenstein 7/10 2324 days true 2.36 2%
Adam 10/10 2351 days true 2.54 3%
Petra Albrchtoval 10/10 2351 days true 2.54 3%
Philip Schumann 10/10 2355 days true 2.53 3%
Nina Helmling 6/10 2357 days true 2.1 2%
Steffen 7/10 2357 days true 2.3 2%
Radana Dlouha 6/10 2365 days true 2.09 2%
Vaclav 8/10 2365 days true 2.39 2%
Bernhard Fulterer 5/10 2375 days true 2.02 2%
Tobias Gehring 9/10 2378 days true 2.49 3%
Felix Brettner 9/10 2378 days true 2.49 3%
Eugen Lehner 8/10 2378 days true 2.36 2%
Max Stein 8/10 2378 days true 2.36 2%
Sally Schist 10/10 2382 days true 2.48 3%
Sarah 9/10 2383 days true 2.48 3%
Mike Majnik 10/10 2383 days true 2.48 3%
Victor Puigserver 10/10 2383 days true 2.48 3%
Jason MacLeod 9/10 2387 days 2.47 3%
Carina Borho 9/10 2393 days true 2.46 3%
Markus Spitzmueller 9/10 2394 days true 2.46 3%
Julia Bonisch 6/10 2402 days true 2.03 2%
Rupert 8/10 2413 days true 2.3 2%
Jonathan 10/10 2510 days 2.23 2%
Sven Woelk 8/10 2688 days true 1.79 2%
Annika Schmidt 10/10 2698 days true 1.86 2%
Patrick Stoeit 9/10 2698 days true 1.86 2%
Ann Furlong 7/10 2718 days true 1.66 2%
Kadyan 9/10 2724 days 1.81 2%
Francis Ruige 10/10 2728 days true 1.8 2%
Bev Stott 8/10 2730 days true 1.71 2%
Tony and Helene 3/10 2732 days true 1.38 1%
Arno Leleu 9/10 2733 days true 1.79 2%
Nadine and Jan 9/10 2796 days true 1.67 2%
Lotte Uneken 7/10 2826 days true 1.47 2%
AnnaM 10/10 2875 days 1.52 2%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 3149 days 0.98 1%
Robert Voelkl 10/10 3186 days true 0.91 1%
Curry 9/10 3192 days true 0.9 1%
Boi Sagarra 7/10 3438 days true 0.38 0%
Karsten Tannhauser 7/10 3438 days true 0.38 0%
Bette Eh 10/10 3444 days true 0.4 0%
Daryl 10/10 3448 days true 0.4 0%
Grumbach 8/10 3458 days true 0.36 0%
Theresa 10/10 3808 days true 0.0 0%
looklight 10/10 3820 days 0.0 0%
Rosie NZ 9/10 3833 days true 0.0 0%
Mike Kirchner 8/10 3844 days true 0.0 0%
Fred Dagg 7/10 3870 days true 0.0 0%
greenbo 8/10 3879 days 0.0 0%
foucherm 9/10 3903 days true 0.0 0%
Jansen 6/10 3914 days true 0.0 0%
Clem 9/10 4037 days true 0.0 0%
Raewyn 9/10 4151 days true 0.0 0%
JennekeK 8/10 4166 days true 0.0 0%
Mike Howe 8/10 4185 days 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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.

Final Ranking Score

92%

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.