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

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 25
33%
9/10 20
26%
8/10 17
22%
7/10 8
11%
6/10 4
5%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.05% Average

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.

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 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:

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

90.49%

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 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%
Clavel 8/10 1059 days true 4.95 5%
Romain Richardot 8/10 1059 days true 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 true 4.65 5%
Lizzie Sitton 9/10 1330 days true 4.6 5%
David Sitton 8/10 1330 days true 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 true 3.31 3%
tim winders 8/10 1941 days 3.37 3%
Anna Grafenstein 7/10 1998 days true 3.14 3%
Adam 10/10 2025 days true 3.41 3%
Petra Albrchtoval 10/10 2025 days true 3.41 3%
Philip Schumann 10/10 2029 days true 3.4 3%
Nina Helmling 6/10 2031 days true 2.82 3%
Steffen 7/10 2031 days true 3.09 3%
Radana Dlouha 6/10 2039 days true 2.81 3%
Vaclav 8/10 2039 days true 3.21 3%
Bernhard Fulterer 5/10 2049 days true 2.73 3%
Tobias Gehring 9/10 2052 days true 3.36 3%
Felix Brettner 9/10 2052 days true 3.36 3%
Eugen Lehner 8/10 2052 days true 3.19 3%
Max Stein 8/10 2052 days true 3.19 3%
Sally Schist 10/10 2056 days true 3.35 3%
Sarah 9/10 2057 days true 3.35 3%
Mike Majnik 10/10 2057 days true 3.35 3%
Victor Puigserver 10/10 2057 days true 3.35 3%
Jason MacLeod 9/10 2061 days 3.35 3%
Carina Borho 9/10 2067 days true 3.34 3%
Markus Spitzmueller 9/10 2068 days true 3.33 3%
Julia Bonisch 6/10 2076 days true 2.76 3%
Rupert 8/10 2087 days true 3.14 3%
Jonathan 10/10 2184 days 3.14 3%
Sven Woelk 8/10 2362 days true 2.69 3%
Annika Schmidt 10/10 2372 days true 2.81 3%
Patrick Stoeit 9/10 2372 days true 2.81 3%
Ann Furlong 7/10 2392 days true 2.53 3%
Kadyan 9/10 2398 days 2.77 3%
Francis Ruige 10/10 2402 days true 2.76 3%
Bev Stott 8/10 2404 days true 2.62 3%
Tony and Helene 3/10 2406 days true 2.12 2%
Arno Leleu 9/10 2407 days true 2.75 3%
Nadine and Jan 9/10 2470 days true 2.65 3%
Lotte Uneken 7/10 2500 days true 2.36 2%
AnnaM 10/10 2549 days 2.51 2%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2823 days 2.04 2%
Robert Voelkl 10/10 2860 days true 1.98 2%
Curry 9/10 2866 days true 1.97 2%
Boi Sagarra 7/10 3112 days true 1.41 1%
Karsten Tannhauser 7/10 3112 days true 1.41 1%
Bette Eh 10/10 3118 days true 1.54 1%
Daryl 10/10 3122 days true 1.53 1%
Grumbach 8/10 3132 days true 1.44 1%
Theresa 10/10 3482 days true 0.91 1%
looklight 10/10 3494 days 0.89 1%
Rosie NZ 9/10 3507 days true 0.87 1%
Mike Kirchner 8/10 3518 days true 0.81 1%
Fred Dagg 7/10 3544 days true 0.73 1%
greenbo 8/10 3553 days 0.75 1%
foucherm 9/10 3577 days true 0.75 1%
Jansen 6/10 3588 days true 0.61 0%
Clem 9/10 3711 days true 0.52 0%
Raewyn 9/10 3825 days true 0.33 0%
JennekeK 8/10 3840 days true 0.28 0%
Mike Howe 8/10 3859 days 0.25 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

90%

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.