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

91 Valid Reviews

The Lake Mahinapua Campsite experience has a total of 93 reviews. There are 91 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 91 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 33
36%
9/10 30
33%
8/10 16
18%
7/10 9
10%
6/10 2
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 0
0%

88.46% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Mahinapua Campsite valid reviews is 88.46% and is based on 91 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 91 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

92.10%

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
M&P 10/10 191 days 94.22 100%
Richard Clapton 10/10 375 days 77.72 82%
Rachel 10/10 436 days 69.88 74%
ScoutnIndi 9/10 436 days 69.88 74%
Laura Morley 8/10 587 days 43.6 46%
From DK 9/10 587 days 45.89 49%
Ruddah 7/10 587 days 41.76 44%
Jannike Bondevik - Norway 10/10 618 days 41.05 44%
Mitchell 10/10 647 days 36.8 39%
Alexandra NZ 10/10 648 days 36.66 39%
Rebecca Rodeghiero 9/10 648 days 36.66 39%
Eranda 10/10 679 days 32.42 34%
Juliane 8/10 862 days 12.92 14%
Fei Fei Lei 7/10 942 days true 7.93 8%
Vander Plancke Julien 9/10 1005 days 6.28 7%
Jozef Pinkerton 10/10 1064 days 5.15 5%
Muhammad Sharir Nizar Mohd Nasir 7/10 1118 days 4.51 5%
Nienke Best 7/10 1225 days 4.32 5%
Rob & Colleen Elwood 9/10 1226 days 4.74 5%
Anton Insolvenzen 10/10 1243 days 4.71 5%
Cathy Mead 8/10 1250 days 4.46 5%
deborah cooper 9/10 1257 days 4.68 5%
Bill Alexander 9/10 1287 days 4.62 5%
Lavkesh Patel 10/10 1335 days 4.53 5%
Hannes Brathuhn 6/10 1374 days 3.7 4%
Dylan Dorman 9/10 1395 days true 4.41 5%
Philippa Buchanan 9/10 1494 days 4.22 4%
Chloe Cox 10/10 1498 days 4.21 4%
Rosemary Roche 6/10 1500 days 3.49 4%
Rita Ashby 9/10 1530 days 4.15 4%
Connie Hopper 9/10 1579 days 4.05 4%
Johanna Olsson 10/10 1582 days 4.05 4%
Andrik 8/10 1589 days 3.83 4%
David Elliott 7/10 1591 days 3.67 4%
Susan Boyton 10/10 1600 days 4.01 4%
Tatiana Rochereau 8/10 1652 days 3.71 4%
Maria and Grace 7/10 1654 days true 3.55 4%
Heather Massey 2/10 1667 days 2.91 3%
Jakob Kofoed 10/10 1672 days 3.87 4%
Amy Bayliss 8/10 1677 days 3.67 4%
donald pobke 9/10 1682 days 3.85 4%
Rebecca Symons 10/10 1684 days 3.85 4%
Jo Batt 9/10 1718 days 3.78 4%
Agata Jose 10/10 1804 days 3.61 4%
Georgia Posar 10/10 1924 days 3.38 4%
Bernard Duinkerken 8/10 1958 days 3.15 3%
Hardi Doehler 10/10 1971 days 3.29 3%
Alistair Millward 8/10 1985 days 3.1 3%
Miguel 8/10 1988 days 3.09 3%
Adam Wight 8/10 1991 days true 3.08 3%
Bridget Brebner 9/10 2008 days 3.21 3%
Jess Rose 8/10 2016 days 3.04 3%
Frederic Wachter 10/10 2019 days 3.19 3%
Maggie Tobar 9/10 2028 days 3.17 3%
Kim Frey 7/10 2052 days 2.85 3%
Nina James 8/10 2139 days 2.81 3%
Tom Guthknecht 9/10 2317 days true 2.61 3%
Lilli Erni 9/10 2332 days true 2.58 3%
Hanna Liebe 10/10 2337 days true 2.57 3%
Andreas Liebe 9/10 2337 days true 2.57 3%
Sarah Jane O'Reilly 10/10 2350 days true 2.54 3%
Tomas Shairi 10/10 2350 days true 2.54 3%
Charlotte Casey 8/10 2350 days true 2.42 3%
Austin Johns 10/10 2356 days true 2.53 3%
Sarah Christman 9/10 2356 days true 2.53 3%
Guillaim Terrangle 7/10 2370 days true 2.28 2%
Mayan Goddat 10/10 2402 days true 2.44 3%
Daniel Naveh 10/10 2402 days true 2.44 3%
Martin Thibaut 9/10 2405 days true 2.44 3%
Steve Warren 9/10 2505 days 2.24 2%
ramy 9/10 2688 days 1.88 2%
Lea Scheuvens 9/10 2709 days true 1.84 2%
Engelstatter 10/10 2722 days true 1.82 2%
Renate 9/10 2722 days true 1.82 2%
Daniel Jezak 8/10 2729 days true 1.71 2%
Phil & Laura 9/10 2747 days 1.77 2%
Philip Gibbons 9/10 2747 days 1.77 2%
Leticia Martin 10/10 2800 days true 1.66 2%
lavonc 10/10 2839 days 1.59 2%
sidcupjon 10/10 3084 days 1.11 1%
Harald 10/10 3093 days true 1.09 1%
qofd 10/10 3389 days 0.51 1%
Bryan & Ineke Beck 9/10 3429 days true 0.43 0%
Guult Ryan 10/10 3436 days true 0.42 0%
Keely & Mark Haynes 10/10 3443 days true 0.41 0%
Gerhard 9/10 3451 days true 0.39 0%
Philippa Waters 8/10 3468 days true 0.34 0%
David Hobson 8/10 3835 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Veser 9/10 3835 days true 0.0 0%
Ann Grandchamp 9/10 3857 days true 0.0 0%
Bronwyn 7/10 4193 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

92%

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.