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 Totaranui 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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Totaranui Campground

Valid Reviews

76 Valid Reviews

The Totaranui 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 Totaranui 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 Totaranui 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

90.10%

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 9/10 112 days 98.01 100%
Sally Hodgson 10/10 514 days 58.14 59%
Millka Pietikainen 10/10 519 days 57.32 58%
Jan Hiltermann 9/10 547 days 52.59 53%
Arslan Ahmad 10/10 824 days 16.64 16%
Adrian Soldati 10/10 868 days 13.17 12%
Clavel 8/10 936 days true 10.81 10%
Romain Richardot 8/10 936 days true 10.81 10%
Rosanne van Dooren 10/10 973 days 7.36 6%
Lynn Pateron 10/10 1009 days 6.17 5%
Chloe Cox 9/10 1054 days 5.27 4%
Daniel Pietzsch 10/10 1175 days true 5.87 5%
Lizzie Sitton 9/10 1207 days true 5.82 5%
David Sitton 8/10 1207 days true 5.82 5%
Wout van Dijk 9/10 1295 days 4.73 3%
Sarah Gurney 8/10 1296 days 4.72 3%
Marty Dayle 8/10 1360 days 4.64 3%
K C Costonis 10/10 1483 days 4.47 3%
Yann Le Gac 10/10 1483 days 4.47 3%
Jan Suoboda 7/10 1765 days true 4.9 4%
tim winders 8/10 1818 days 4.01 3%
Anna Grafenstein 7/10 1875 days true 4.72 3%
Adam 10/10 1902 days true 4.67 3%
Petra Albrchtoval 10/10 1902 days true 4.67 3%
Philip Schumann 10/10 1906 days true 4.67 3%
Nina Helmling 6/10 1908 days true 4.66 3%
Steffen 7/10 1908 days true 4.66 3%
Radana Dlouha 6/10 1916 days true 4.65 3%
Vaclav 8/10 1916 days true 4.65 3%
Bernhard Fulterer 5/10 1926 days true 4.63 3%
Tobias Gehring 9/10 1929 days true 4.63 3%
Felix Brettner 9/10 1929 days true 4.63 3%
Eugen Lehner 8/10 1929 days true 4.63 3%
Max Stein 8/10 1929 days true 4.63 3%
Sally Schist 10/10 1933 days true 4.62 3%
Sarah 9/10 1934 days true 4.62 3%
Mike Majnik 10/10 1934 days true 4.62 3%
Victor Puigserver 10/10 1934 days true 4.62 3%
Jason MacLeod 9/10 1938 days 3.85 3%
Carina Borho 9/10 1944 days true 4.6 3%
Markus Spitzmueller 9/10 1945 days true 4.6 3%
Julia Bonisch 6/10 1953 days true 4.59 3%
Rupert 8/10 1964 days true 4.57 3%
Jonathan 10/10 2061 days 3.68 2%
Sven Woelk 8/10 2239 days true 4.12 3%
Annika Schmidt 10/10 2249 days true 4.1 3%
Patrick Stoeit 9/10 2249 days true 4.1 3%
Ann Furlong 7/10 2269 days true 4.07 3%
Kadyan 9/10 2275 days 3.38 2%
Francis Ruige 10/10 2279 days true 4.05 3%
Bev Stott 8/10 2281 days true 4.05 3%
Tony and Helene 3/10 2283 days true 3.74 2%
Arno Leleu 9/10 2284 days true 4.05 3%
Nadine and Jan 9/10 2347 days true 3.94 3%
Lotte Uneken 7/10 2377 days true 3.89 3%
AnnaM 10/10 2426 days 3.18 2%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2700 days 2.8 1%
Robert Voelkl 10/10 2737 days true 3.3 2%
Curry 9/10 2743 days true 3.29 2%
Boi Sagarra 7/10 2989 days true 2.89 2%
Karsten Tannhauser 7/10 2989 days true 2.89 2%
Bette Eh 10/10 2995 days true 2.88 2%
Daryl 10/10 2999 days true 2.87 2%
Grumbach 8/10 3009 days true 2.85 2%
Theresa 10/10 3359 days true 2.28 1%
looklight 10/10 3371 days 1.88 1%
Rosie NZ 9/10 3384 days true 2.24 1%
Mike Kirchner 8/10 3395 days true 2.22 1%
Fred Dagg 7/10 3421 days true 2.18 1%
greenbo 8/10 3430 days 1.8 0%
foucherm 9/10 3454 days true 2.12 1%
Jansen 6/10 3465 days true 2.1 1%
Clem 9/10 3588 days true 1.9 1%
Raewyn 9/10 3702 days true 1.71 0%
JennekeK 8/10 3717 days true 1.69 0%
Mike Howe 8/10 3736 days 1.38 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Totaranui 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.

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