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

92 Valid Reviews

The Lake Mahinapua Campsite experience has a total of 94 reviews. There are 92 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 92 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 33
36%
9/10 30
33%
8/10 16
17%
7/10 10
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%

88.26% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Mahinapua Campsite valid reviews is 88.26% and is based on 92 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 92 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

89.83%

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
JS 7/10 25 days 90.91 100%
M&P 10/10 238 days 91.02 100%
Richard Clapton 10/10 422 days 71.78 79%
Rachel 10/10 483 days 63.03 69%
ScoutnIndi 9/10 483 days 63.03 69%
Laura Morley 8/10 634 days 36.74 40%
From DK 9/10 634 days 38.68 42%
Ruddah 7/10 634 days 35.2 39%
Jannike Bondevik - Norway 10/10 665 days 34.3 38%
Mitchell 10/10 695 days 30.35 33%
Alexandra NZ 10/10 695 days 30.35 33%
Rebecca Rodeghiero 9/10 695 days 30.35 33%
Eranda 10/10 726 days 26.58 29%
Juliane 8/10 909 days 9.96 11%
Fei Fei Lei 7/10 989 days true 6.17 7%
Vander Plancke Julien 9/10 1052 days 5.29 6%
Jozef Pinkerton 10/10 1111 days 4.97 5%
Muhammad Sharir Nizar Mohd Nasir 7/10 1165 days 4.43 5%
Nienke Best 7/10 1272 days 4.23 5%
Rob & Colleen Elwood 9/10 1274 days 4.65 5%
Anton Insolvenzen 10/10 1290 days 4.62 5%
Cathy Mead 8/10 1297 days 4.37 5%
deborah cooper 9/10 1305 days 4.59 5%
Bill Alexander 9/10 1334 days 4.53 5%
Lavkesh Patel 10/10 1382 days 4.44 5%
Hannes Brathuhn 6/10 1421 days 3.62 4%
Dylan Dorman 9/10 1442 days true 4.32 5%
Philippa Buchanan 9/10 1541 days 4.13 5%
Chloe Cox 10/10 1545 days 4.12 5%
Rosemary Roche 6/10 1548 days 3.41 4%
Rita Ashby 9/10 1578 days 4.05 4%
Connie Hopper 9/10 1626 days 3.96 4%
Johanna Olsson 10/10 1629 days 3.95 4%
Andrik 8/10 1636 days 3.74 4%
David Elliott 7/10 1639 days 3.58 4%
Susan Boyton 10/10 1647 days 3.92 4%
Tatiana Rochereau 8/10 1699 days 3.63 4%
Maria and Grace 7/10 1701 days true 3.47 4%
Heather Massey 2/10 1714 days 2.84 3%
Jakob Kofoed 10/10 1719 days 3.78 4%
Amy Bayliss 8/10 1724 days 3.58 4%
donald pobke 9/10 1730 days 3.76 4%
Rebecca Symons 10/10 1731 days 3.76 4%
Jo Batt 9/10 1765 days 3.69 4%
Agata Jose 10/10 1852 days 3.52 4%
Georgia Posar 10/10 1971 days 3.29 4%
Bernard Duinkerken 8/10 2005 days 3.06 3%
Hardi Doehler 10/10 2018 days 3.19 4%
Alistair Millward 8/10 2032 days 3.01 3%
Miguel 8/10 2036 days 3.0 3%
Adam Wight 8/10 2038 days true 3.0 3%
Bridget Brebner 9/10 2055 days 3.12 3%
Jess Rose 8/10 2064 days 2.95 3%
Frederic Wachter 10/10 2066 days 3.1 3%
Maggie Tobar 9/10 2075 days 3.08 3%
Kim Frey 7/10 2099 days 2.76 3%
Nina James 8/10 2187 days 2.72 3%
Tom Guthknecht 9/10 2364 days true 2.52 3%
Lilli Erni 9/10 2379 days true 2.49 3%
Hanna Liebe 10/10 2384 days true 2.48 3%
Andreas Liebe 9/10 2384 days true 2.48 3%
Sarah Jane O'Reilly 10/10 2397 days true 2.45 3%
Tomas Shairi 10/10 2397 days true 2.45 3%
Charlotte Casey 8/10 2397 days true 2.33 3%
Austin Johns 10/10 2403 days true 2.44 3%
Sarah Christman 9/10 2403 days true 2.44 3%
Guillaim Terrangle 7/10 2417 days true 2.2 2%
Mayan Goddat 10/10 2449 days true 2.35 3%
Daniel Naveh 10/10 2449 days true 2.35 3%
Martin Thibaut 9/10 2452 days true 2.34 3%
Steve Warren 9/10 2552 days 2.15 2%
ramy 9/10 2735 days 1.79 2%
Lea Scheuvens 9/10 2756 days true 1.75 2%
Engelstatter 10/10 2769 days true 1.72 2%
Renate 9/10 2769 days true 1.72 2%
Daniel Jezak 8/10 2776 days true 1.62 2%
Phil & Laura 9/10 2794 days 1.68 2%
Philip Gibbons 9/10 2794 days 1.68 2%
Leticia Martin 10/10 2847 days true 1.57 2%
lavonc 10/10 2886 days 1.5 2%
sidcupjon 10/10 3131 days 1.02 1%
Harald 10/10 3140 days true 1.0 1%
qofd 10/10 3436 days 0.42 0%
Bryan & Ineke Beck 9/10 3476 days true 0.34 0%
Guult Ryan 10/10 3483 days true 0.33 0%
Keely & Mark Haynes 10/10 3490 days true 0.31 0%
Gerhard 9/10 3498 days true 0.3 0%
Philippa Waters 8/10 3515 days true 0.25 0%
David Hobson 8/10 3882 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Veser 9/10 3882 days true 0.0 0%
Ann Grandchamp 9/10 3904 days true 0.0 0%
Bronwyn 7/10 4240 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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.

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.