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 Otto/MacDonalds 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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Otto/MacDonalds Campsite

Valid Reviews

74 Valid Reviews

The Otto/MacDonalds Campsite experience has a total of 75 reviews. There are 74 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 74 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 10
14%
9/10 21
28%
8/10 22
30%
7/10 12
16%
6/10 6
8%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 2
3%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
1%

80.27% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Otto/MacDonalds Campsite valid reviews is 80.27% and is based on 74 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

25 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 74 valid reviews, the experience has 25 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 25 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
20%
9/10 6
24%
8/10 5
20%
7/10 4
16%
6/10 2
8%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 2
8%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
4%

77.20% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Otto/MacDonalds Campsite face-to-face reviews is 77.20% and is based on 25 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

87.13%

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
John 10/10 84 days 98.88 100%
Linda 9/10 268 days 88.62 90%
Timothy Davies 10/10 389 days 76.02 77%
ScoutnIndi 9/10 542 days 53.45 54%
Dean Coran 7/10 634 days 35.2 36%
Liz 8/10 634 days 36.74 37%
Stefan Miedzinski 7/10 634 days 35.2 36%
Francois & Caroline 8/10 693 days 29.08 29%
Sophie Skinner 8/10 754 days 22.25 23%
Indy 9/10 754 days 23.43 24%
Rebecca Rodeghiero 10/10 754 days 23.43 24%
Schubi 9/10 815 days 17.42 18%
Sezz bella 8/10 938 days 8.46 9%
Stephen Lindsay 9/10 938 days 8.91 9%
Matt 9/10 968 days 7.56 8%
Juliane 7/10 968 days 6.88 7%
The Farrs 7/10 999 days 5.88 6%
Fei Fei Lei 9/10 1048 days true 5.35 5%
Oceane Imber 10/10 1053 days 5.28 5%
Linda Lua 7/10 1055 days 4.78 5%
Ronald Daigneault 8/10 1082 days true 4.78 5%
Jarod Haegel 6/10 1118 days 4.11 4%
Michael Talbot 8/10 1124 days 4.7 5%
Jozef Pinkerton 8/10 1170 days 4.61 5%
Victoria Smith 8/10 1204 days 4.55 5%
Sally Caboche 7/10 1332 days 4.13 4%
Marc Lambert 6/10 1339 days 3.75 4%
Carol Brislane 9/10 1363 days 4.48 5%
Xander 8/10 1393 days true 4.2 4%
CMG 7/10 1422 days 3.97 4%
Myles Petersen 7/10 1425 days 3.96 4%
Ruiyi Yin 9/10 1460 days 4.29 4%
Alf Caruana 8/10 1481 days 4.03 4%
Martina Hadolt 6/10 1510 days 3.48 4%
Catherine Johnston 8/10 1556 days 3.89 4%
Connie Hopper 9/10 1685 days 3.85 4%
Pascale Lemieux 9/10 1703 days true 3.81 4%
Howard Kestrel 6/10 1710 days 3.15 3%
Jenny Adams 8/10 1715 days 3.6 4%
Helena Bond 8/10 1734 days 3.56 4%
Rachel Macdonald 10/10 1783 days 3.65 4%
Juliana Ott 8/10 1823 days 3.4 3%
Bob Fontaine 8/10 1899 days 3.26 3%
Yann Le Gac 8/10 2033 days 3.01 3%
Soizic Vandermeersch 9/10 2056 days 3.12 3%
Bernard Duinkerken 8/10 2064 days 2.95 3%
Stephanie Poppe 9/10 2069 days 3.09 3%
Adam Wight 7/10 2097 days true 2.77 3%
Jess Rose 9/10 2122 days 2.99 3%
Manuela 8/10 2181 days true 2.73 3%
Pauline Gibson 7/10 2183 days true 2.61 3%
Alexandre Moleiro 8/10 2184 days 2.73 3%
Sander and Eliza Hembrarskamp 8/10 2338 days 2.44 2%
Tom Guthknecht 6/10 2423 days true 1.99 2%
isabel Zander 10/10 2428 days true 2.39 2%
Calvin Becker 10/10 2428 days true 2.39 2%
Annika Marz 8/10 2452 days true 2.23 2%
Malcolm & Susan 9/10 2459 days 2.33 2%
Alexander Zimmer 9/10 2465 days true 2.32 2%
Francisco Pablo Miguel 7/10 2485 days true 2.07 2%
Inga Memmen 10/10 2486 days true 2.28 2%
Paige Galbraith 10/10 2527 days true 2.2 2%
Deon Bossenger 9/10 2794 days 1.68 2%
ramy 9/10 2794 days 1.68 2%
Jacquemard 4/10 2920 days true 1.13 1%
Sabrina Germany 9/10 3185 days true 0.91 1%
Bill Mclennan 7/10 3538 days true 0.2 0%
Martin Vitiello 6/10 3546 days true 0.17 0%
Jerry & Floon 8/10 3554 days true 0.18 0%
Cesar 4/10 3561 days true 0.14 0%
David Valentine 1/10 3943 days true 0.0 0%
BryonyS 9/10 4245 days true 0.0 0%
RogerW 9/10 4245 days true 0.0 0%
Vivien Williams 10/10 4273 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Otto/MacDonalds Campsite does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

87%

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.