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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
90 Valid Reviews
The Lake Mahinapua Campsite experience has a total of 92 reviews. There are 90 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 90 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Mahinapua Campsite valid reviews is 88.33% and is based on 90 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 90 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.
|Richard Clapton||10/10||173 days||95.26||100%|
|Laura Morley||8/10||385 days||72.69||76%|
|From DK||9/10||385 days||76.51||80%|
|Jannike Bondevik - Norway||10/10||416 days||72.58||76%|
|Alexandra NZ||10/10||446 days||68.48||72%|
|Rebecca Rodeghiero||9/10||446 days||68.48||72%|
|Fei Fei Lei||7/10||740 days||22.72||24%|
|Vander Plancke Julien||9/10||803 days||18.51||19%|
|Jozef Pinkerton||10/10||862 days||13.6||14%|
|Muhammad Sharir Nizar Mohd Nasir||7/10||916 days||9.17||10%|
|Nienke Best||7/10||1023 days||5.3||6%|
|Rob & Colleen Elwood||9/10||1025 days||5.78||6%|
|Anton Insolvenzen||10/10||1041 days||5.46||6%|
|Cathy Mead||8/10||1048 days||5.08||5%|
|deborah cooper||9/10||1056 days||5.24||6%|
|Bill Alexander||9/10||1085 days||5.02||5%|
|Lavkesh Patel||10/10||1133 days||4.93||5%|
|Hannes Brathuhn||6/10||1172 days||4.02||4%|
|Dylan Dorman||9/10||1193 days||4.81||5%|
|Philippa Buchanan||9/10||1292 days||4.61||5%|
|Chloe Cox||10/10||1296 days||4.61||5%|
|Rosemary Roche||6/10||1299 days||3.82||4%|
|Rita Ashby||9/10||1329 days||4.54||5%|
|Connie Hopper||9/10||1377 days||4.45||5%|
|Johanna Olsson||10/10||1380 days||4.44||5%|
|David Elliott||7/10||1390 days||4.02||4%|
|Susan Boyton||10/10||1398 days||4.41||5%|
|Tatiana Rochereau||8/10||1450 days||4.09||4%|
|Maria and Grace||7/10||1452 days||3.91||4%|
|Heather Massey||2/10||1465 days||3.21||3%|
|Jakob Kofoed||10/10||1470 days||4.27||4%|
|Amy Bayliss||8/10||1475 days||4.04||4%|
|donald pobke||9/10||1481 days||4.24||4%|
|Rebecca Symons||10/10||1482 days||4.24||4%|
|Jo Batt||9/10||1516 days||4.18||4%|
|Agata Jose||10/10||1603 days||4.01||4%|
|Georgia Posar||10/10||1722 days||3.77||4%|
|Bernard Duinkerken||8/10||1756 days||3.52||4%|
|Hardi Doehler||10/10||1769 days||3.68||4%|
|Alistair Millward||8/10||1783 days||3.47||4%|
|Adam Wight||8/10||1789 days||3.46||4%|
|Bridget Brebner||9/10||1806 days||3.61||4%|
|Jess Rose||8/10||1815 days||3.41||4%|
|Frederic Wachter||10/10||1817 days||3.59||4%|
|Maggie Tobar||9/10||1826 days||3.57||4%|
|Kim Frey||7/10||1850 days||3.21||3%|
|Nina James||8/10||1938 days||3.18||3%|
|Tom Guthknecht||9/10||2115 days||3.0||3%|
|Lilli Erni||9/10||2130 days||2.97||3%|
|Hanna Liebe||10/10||2135 days||2.96||3%|
|Andreas Liebe||9/10||2135 days||2.96||3%|
|Sarah Jane O'Reilly||10/10||2148 days||2.94||3%|
|Tomas Shairi||10/10||2148 days||2.94||3%|
|Charlotte Casey||8/10||2148 days||2.79||3%|
|Austin Johns||10/10||2154 days||2.93||3%|
|Sarah Christman||9/10||2154 days||2.93||3%|
|Guillaim Terrangle||7/10||2168 days||2.64||3%|
|Mayan Goddat||10/10||2200 days||2.84||3%|
|Daniel Naveh||10/10||2200 days||2.84||3%|
|Martin Thibaut||9/10||2203 days||2.83||3%|
|Steve Warren||9/10||2303 days||2.64||3%|
|Lea Scheuvens||9/10||2507 days||2.24||2%|
|Daniel Jezak||8/10||2527 days||2.09||2%|
|Phil & Laura||9/10||2545 days||2.16||2%|
|Philip Gibbons||9/10||2545 days||2.16||2%|
|Leticia Martin||10/10||2598 days||2.06||2%|
|Bryan & Ineke Beck||9/10||3227 days||0.83||1%|
|Guult Ryan||10/10||3234 days||0.81||1%|
|Keely & Mark Haynes||10/10||3241 days||0.8||1%|
|Philippa Waters||8/10||3266 days||0.71||1%|
|David Hobson||8/10||3633 days||0.03||0%|
|Anne Veser||9/10||3633 days||0.03||0%|
|Ann Grandchamp||9/10||3655 days||0.0||0%|
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 email@example.com.