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.
94 Valid Reviews
The Lake Mahinapua Campsite experience has a total of 96 reviews. There are 94 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 94 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Mahinapua Campsite valid reviews is 88.09% and is based on 94 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 94 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.
|Boardwalk Blss||8/10||250 days||90%|
|Richard Clapton||10/10||585 days||49%|
|Laura Morley||8/10||797 days||19%|
|From DK||9/10||797 days||20%|
|Jannike Bondevik - Norway||10/10||828 days||17%|
|Alexandra NZ||10/10||858 days||15%|
|Rebecca Rodeghiero||9/10||858 days||15%|
|Fei Fei Lei||7/10||1152 days||4%|
|Vander Plancke Julien||9/10||1215 days||5%|
|Jozef Pinkerton||10/10||1274 days||5%|
|Muhammad Sharir Nizar Mohd Nasir||7/10||1328 days||4%|
|Nienke Best||7/10||1435 days||4%|
|Rob & Colleen Elwood||9/10||1437 days||5%|
|Anton Insolvenzen||10/10||1453 days||5%|
|Cathy Mead||8/10||1460 days||4%|
|deborah cooper||9/10||1468 days||4%|
|Bill Alexander||9/10||1497 days||4%|
|Lavkesh Patel||10/10||1545 days||4%|
|Hannes Brathuhn||6/10||1584 days||4%|
|Dylan Dorman||9/10||1605 days||4%|
|Philippa Buchanan||9/10||1704 days||4%|
|Chloe Cox||10/10||1708 days||4%|
|Rosemary Roche||6/10||1711 days||3%|
|Rita Ashby||9/10||1741 days||4%|
|Connie Hopper||9/10||1789 days||4%|
|Johanna Olsson||10/10||1792 days||4%|
|David Elliott||7/10||1802 days||3%|
|Susan Boyton||10/10||1810 days||4%|
|Tatiana Rochereau||8/10||1862 days||3%|
|Maria and Grace||7/10||1864 days||3%|
|Heather Massey||2/10||1877 days||3%|
|Jakob Kofoed||10/10||1882 days||4%|
|Amy Bayliss||8/10||1887 days||3%|
|donald pobke||9/10||1893 days||4%|
|Rebecca Symons||10/10||1894 days||4%|
|Jo Batt||9/10||1928 days||4%|
|Agata Jose||10/10||2015 days||3%|
|Georgia Posar||10/10||2134 days||3%|
|Bernard Duinkerken||8/10||2168 days||3%|
|Hardi Doehler||10/10||2181 days||3%|
|Alistair Millward||8/10||2195 days||3%|
|Adam Wight||8/10||2201 days||3%|
|Bridget Brebner||9/10||2218 days||3%|
|Jess Rose||8/10||2227 days||3%|
|Frederic Wachter||10/10||2229 days||3%|
|Maggie Tobar||9/10||2238 days||3%|
|Kim Frey||7/10||2262 days||3%|
|Nina James||8/10||2350 days||3%|
|Tom Guthknecht||9/10||2527 days||2%|
|Lilli Erni||9/10||2542 days||2%|
|Hanna Liebe||10/10||2547 days||2%|
|Andreas Liebe||9/10||2547 days||2%|
|Sarah Jane O'Reilly||10/10||2560 days||2%|
|Tomas Shairi||10/10||2560 days||2%|
|Charlotte Casey||8/10||2560 days||2%|
|Austin Johns||10/10||2566 days||2%|
|Sarah Christman||9/10||2566 days||2%|
|Guillaim Terrangle||7/10||2580 days||2%|
|Mayan Goddat||10/10||2612 days||2%|
|Daniel Naveh||10/10||2612 days||2%|
|Martin Thibaut||9/10||2615 days||2%|
|Steve Warren||9/10||2715 days||2%|
|Lea Scheuvens||9/10||2919 days||1%|
|Daniel Jezak||8/10||2939 days||1%|
|Phil & Laura||9/10||2957 days||1%|
|Philip Gibbons||9/10||2957 days||1%|
|Leticia Martin||10/10||3010 days||1%|
|Bryan & Ineke Beck||9/10||3639 days||0%|
|Guult Ryan||10/10||3646 days||0%|
|Keely & Mark Haynes||10/10||3653 days||1%|
|Philippa Waters||8/10||3678 days||1%|
|David Hobson||8/10||4045 days||1%|
|Anne Veser||9/10||4045 days||1%|
|Ann Grandchamp||9/10||4067 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.