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

72 Valid Reviews

The Otto/MacDonalds Campsite experience has a total of 73 reviews. There are 72 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 72 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 9
13%
9/10 20
28%
8/10 22
31%
7/10 12
17%
6/10 6
8%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 2
3%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
1%

79.86% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Otto/MacDonalds Campsite valid reviews is 79.86% and is based on 72 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 72 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

83.75%

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
Timothy Davies 10/10 109 days 98.12 100%
ScoutnIndi 9/10 262 days 89.12 91%
Dean Coran 7/10 354 days 72.93 74%
Liz 8/10 354 days 76.14 78%
Stefan Miedzinski 7/10 354 days 72.93 74%
Francois & Caroline 8/10 413 days 69.32 71%
Sophie Skinner 8/10 474 days 61.18 62%
Indy 9/10 474 days 64.4 66%
Rebecca Rodeghiero 10/10 474 days 64.4 66%
Schubi 9/10 535 days 54.64 56%
Sezz bella 8/10 658 days 33.5 34%
Stephen Lindsay 9/10 658 days 35.26 36%
Matt 9/10 688 days 31.25 32%
Juliane 7/10 688 days 28.44 29%
The Farrs 7/10 719 days 24.94 25%
Fei Fei Lei 9/10 768 days true 21.94 22%
Oceane Imber 10/10 773 days 21.43 22%
Linda Lua 7/10 775 days 19.32 20%
Ronald Daigneault 8/10 802 days true 17.67 18%
Jarod Haegel 6/10 839 days 12.77 13%
Michael Talbot 8/10 844 days 14.23 15%
Jozef Pinkerton 8/10 890 days 11.08 11%
Victoria Smith 8/10 924 days 9.15 9%
Sally Caboche 7/10 1053 days 4.8 5%
Marc Lambert 6/10 1059 days 4.32 4%
Carol Brislane 9/10 1084 days 5.02 5%
Xander 8/10 1113 days true 4.72 5%
CMG 7/10 1143 days 4.46 5%
Myles Petersen 7/10 1145 days 4.46 5%
Ruiyi Yin 9/10 1180 days 4.83 5%
Alf Caruana 8/10 1201 days 4.55 5%
Martina Hadolt 6/10 1230 days 3.93 4%
Catherine Johnston 8/10 1276 days 4.41 4%
Connie Hopper 9/10 1405 days 4.39 4%
Pascale Lemieux 9/10 1423 days true 4.36 4%
Howard Kestrel 6/10 1430 days 3.61 4%
Jenny Adams 8/10 1435 days 4.12 4%
Helena Bond 8/10 1454 days 4.08 4%
Rachel Macdonald 10/10 1503 days 4.2 4%
Juliana Ott 8/10 1543 days 3.92 4%
Bob Fontaine 8/10 1619 days 3.78 4%
Yann Le Gac 8/10 1754 days 3.52 4%
Soizic Vandermeersch 9/10 1776 days 3.67 4%
Bernard Duinkerken 8/10 1784 days 3.47 4%
Stephanie Poppe 9/10 1789 days 3.64 4%
Adam Wight 7/10 1817 days true 3.26 3%
Jess Rose 9/10 1843 days 3.54 4%
Manuela 8/10 1901 days true 3.25 3%
Pauline Gibson 7/10 1903 days true 3.11 3%
Alexandre Moleiro 8/10 1905 days 3.24 3%
Sander and Eliza Hembrarskamp 8/10 2058 days 2.96 3%
Tom Guthknecht 6/10 2143 days true 2.45 2%
isabel Zander 10/10 2148 days true 2.94 3%
Calvin Becker 10/10 2148 days true 2.94 3%
Annika Marz 8/10 2172 days true 2.75 3%
Malcolm & Susan 9/10 2180 days 2.88 3%
Alexander Zimmer 9/10 2185 days true 2.87 3%
Francisco Pablo Miguel 7/10 2205 days true 2.57 3%
Inga Memmen 10/10 2206 days true 2.83 3%
Paige Galbraith 10/10 2247 days true 2.75 3%
Deon Bossenger 9/10 2514 days 2.22 2%
ramy 9/10 2514 days 2.22 2%
Jacquemard 4/10 2640 days true 1.56 2%
Sabrina Germany 9/10 2905 days true 1.46 1%
Bill Mclennan 7/10 3258 days true 0.7 1%
Martin Vitiello 6/10 3266 days true 0.62 1%
Jerry & Floon 8/10 3274 days true 0.7 1%
Cesar 4/10 3281 days true 0.57 1%
David Valentine 1/10 3663 days true 0.0 0%
BryonyS 9/10 3965 days true 0.0 0%
RogerW 9/10 3965 days true 0.0 0%
Vivien Williams 10/10 3993 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

84%

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.