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 Lake Mahinapua Campsite.

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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Lake Mahinapua Campsite

Valid Reviews

96 Valid Reviews

The Lake Mahinapua Campsite experience has a total of 98 reviews. There are 96 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 96 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 34
35%
9/10 30
31%
8/10 18
19%
7/10 11
11%
6/10 2
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 0
0%

88.02% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Mahinapua Campsite valid reviews is 88.02% and is based on 96 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

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.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 96 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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
34%
9/10 12
38%
8/10 5
16%
7/10 4
13%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.38% Average

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.

Weighted Average

84.56%

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 Relative Weight
Oonagh 7/10 22 days 100%
$p 10/10 297 days 95%
Valg 8/10 356 days 83%
JS 7/10 509 days 59%
Boardwalk Blss 8/10 571 days 51%
M&P 10/10 722 days 30%
Richard Clapton 10/10 906 days 12%
Rachel 10/10 967 days 8%
ScoutnIndi 9/10 967 days 8%
Laura Morley 8/10 1118 days 5%
From DK 9/10 1118 days 5%
Ruddah 7/10 1118 days 5%
Jannike Bondevik - Norway 10/10 1149 days 5%
Mitchell 10/10 1178 days 5%
Alexandra NZ 10/10 1179 days 5%
Rebecca Rodeghiero 9/10 1179 days 5%
Eranda 10/10 1210 days 5%
Juliane 8/10 1393 days 5%
Fei Fei Lei 7/10 1473 days 4%
Vander Plancke Julien 9/10 1536 days 4%
Jozef Pinkerton 10/10 1595 days 4%
Muhammad Sharir Nizar Mohd Nasir 7/10 1649 days 4%
Nienke Best 7/10 1756 days 4%
Rob & Colleen Elwood 9/10 1757 days 4%
Anton Insolvenzen 10/10 1774 days 4%
Cathy Mead 8/10 1781 days 4%
deborah cooper 9/10 1788 days 4%
Bill Alexander 9/10 1818 days 4%
Lavkesh Patel 10/10 1866 days 4%
Hannes Brathuhn 6/10 1905 days 3%
Dylan Dorman 9/10 1926 days 3%
Philippa Buchanan 9/10 2025 days 3%
Chloe Cox 10/10 2029 days 3%
Rosemary Roche 6/10 2031 days 3%
Rita Ashby 9/10 2061 days 3%
Connie Hopper 9/10 2110 days 3%
Johanna Olsson 10/10 2113 days 3%
Andrik 8/10 2120 days 3%
David Elliott 7/10 2122 days 3%
Susan Boyton 10/10 2131 days 3%
Tatiana Rochereau 8/10 2183 days 3%
Maria and Grace 7/10 2185 days 2%
Heather Massey 2/10 2198 days 2%
Jakob Kofoed 10/10 2203 days 3%
Amy Bayliss 8/10 2208 days 3%
donald pobke 9/10 2213 days 3%
Rebecca Symons 10/10 2215 days 3%
Jo Batt 9/10 2249 days 3%
Agata Jose 10/10 2335 days 3%
Georgia Posar 10/10 2455 days 3%
Bernard Duinkerken 8/10 2489 days 2%
Hardi Doehler 10/10 2502 days 2%
Alistair Millward 8/10 2516 days 2%
Miguel 8/10 2519 days 2%
Adam Wight 8/10 2522 days 2%
Bridget Brebner 9/10 2539 days 2%
Jess Rose 8/10 2547 days 2%
Frederic Wachter 10/10 2550 days 2%
Maggie Tobar 9/10 2559 days 2%
Kim Frey 7/10 2583 days 2%
Nina James 8/10 2670 days 2%
Tom Guthknecht 9/10 2848 days 1%
Lilli Erni 9/10 2863 days 1%
Hanna Liebe 10/10 2868 days 1%
Andreas Liebe 9/10 2868 days 1%
Sarah Jane O'Reilly 10/10 2881 days 1%
Tomas Shairi 10/10 2881 days 1%
Charlotte Casey 8/10 2881 days 1%
Austin Johns 10/10 2887 days 1%
Sarah Christman 9/10 2887 days 1%
Guillaim Terrangle 7/10 2901 days 1%
Mayan Goddat 10/10 2933 days 1%
Daniel Naveh 10/10 2933 days 1%
Martin Thibaut 9/10 2936 days 1%
Steve Warren 9/10 3036 days 1%
ramy 9/10 3219 days 1%
Lea Scheuvens 9/10 3240 days 1%
Engelstatter 10/10 3253 days 1%
Renate 9/10 3253 days 1%
Daniel Jezak 8/10 3260 days 1%
Phil & Laura 9/10 3278 days 1%
Philip Gibbons 9/10 3278 days 1%
Leticia Martin 10/10 3331 days 1%
lavonc 10/10 3370 days 1%
sidcupjon 10/10 3615 days 0%
Harald 10/10 3624 days 0%
qofd 10/10 3920 days 1%
Bryan & Ineke Beck 9/10 3960 days 1%
Guult Ryan 10/10 3967 days 1%
Keely & Mark Haynes 10/10 3974 days 1%
Gerhard 9/10 3982 days 1%
Philippa Waters 8/10 3999 days 1%
David Hobson 8/10 4366 days 1%
Anne Veser 9/10 4366 days 1%
Ann Grandchamp 9/10 4388 days 1%
Bronwyn 7/10 4724 days 1%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Lake Mahinapua Campsite experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.25% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 48 days. However the Lake Mahinapua Campsite experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Lake Mahinapua Campsite experience has been adjusted for 12 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
9 -0.19%
10 -0.21%
11 -0.23%
12 -0.25%
13 -0.27%
14 -0.29%
15 -0.31%

Final Ranking Score

84%

The final ranking score once adjustments and 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.