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 Lake Mahinapua Campsite.
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.
95 Valid Reviews
The Lake Mahinapua Campsite experience has a total of 97 reviews. There are 95 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 95 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Mahinapua Campsite valid reviews is 88.21% and is based on 95 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
32 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 95 valid reviews, the experience has 32 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 32 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Mahinapua Campsite face-to-face reviews is 89.38% and is based on 32 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.
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|Alexandra NZ||10/10||996 days||6%|
|Rebecca Rodeghiero||9/10||996 days||6%|
|Fei Fei Lei||7/10||1290 days||3%|
|Vander Plancke Julien||9/10||1353 days||4%|
|Jozef Pinkerton||10/10||1412 days||4%|
|Muhammad Sharir Nizar Mohd Nasir||7/10||1466 days||4%|
|Nienke Best||7/10||1573 days||3%|
|Rob & Colleen Elwood||9/10||1574 days||4%|
|Anton Insolvenzen||10/10||1591 days||4%|
|Cathy Mead||8/10||1598 days||3%|
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|Bill Alexander||9/10||1635 days||4%|
|Lavkesh Patel||10/10||1683 days||4%|
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|Dylan Dorman||9/10||1743 days||3%|
|Philippa Buchanan||9/10||1842 days||3%|
|Chloe Cox||10/10||1846 days||3%|
|Rosemary Roche||6/10||1848 days||3%|
|Rita Ashby||9/10||1878 days||3%|
|Connie Hopper||9/10||1927 days||3%|
|Johanna Olsson||10/10||1930 days||3%|
|David Elliott||7/10||1939 days||3%|
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|Tatiana Rochereau||8/10||2000 days||3%|
|Maria and Grace||7/10||2002 days||2%|
|Heather Massey||2/10||2015 days||2%|
|Jakob Kofoed||10/10||2020 days||3%|
|Amy Bayliss||8/10||2025 days||3%|
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|Bernard Duinkerken||8/10||2306 days||2%|
|Hardi Doehler||10/10||2319 days||2%|
|Alistair Millward||8/10||2333 days||2%|
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|Bridget Brebner||9/10||2356 days||2%|
|Jess Rose||8/10||2364 days||2%|
|Frederic Wachter||10/10||2367 days||2%|
|Maggie Tobar||9/10||2376 days||2%|
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|Nina James||8/10||2487 days||2%|
|Tom Guthknecht||9/10||2665 days||1%|
|Lilli Erni||9/10||2680 days||1%|
|Hanna Liebe||10/10||2685 days||1%|
|Andreas Liebe||9/10||2685 days||1%|
|Sarah Jane O'Reilly||10/10||2698 days||1%|
|Tomas Shairi||10/10||2698 days||1%|
|Charlotte Casey||8/10||2698 days||1%|
|Austin Johns||10/10||2704 days||1%|
|Sarah Christman||9/10||2704 days||1%|
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|Philippa Waters||8/10||3816 days||0%|
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|Anne Veser||9/10||4183 days||1%|
|Ann Grandchamp||9/10||4205 days||1%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Lake Mahinapua Campsite 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.