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 Gillespies Beach 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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Gillespies Beach Campsite

Valid Reviews

95 Valid Reviews

The Gillespies Beach Campsite experience has a total of 98 reviews. There are 95 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 95 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 25
26%
9/10 17
18%
8/10 24
25%
7/10 14
15%
6/10 6
6%
5/10 3
3%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 4
4%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 0
0%

80.21% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Gillespies Beach Campsite valid reviews is 80.21% and is based on 95 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

47 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 95 valid reviews, the experience has 47 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 47 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
30%
9/10 8
17%
8/10 14
30%
7/10 4
9%
6/10 4
9%
5/10 2
4%
4/10 1
2%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

82.98% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Gillespies Beach Campsite face-to-face reviews is 82.98% and is based on 47 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

87.89%

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
Sandy 9/10 34 days 99.82 100%
RYAN 8/10 277 days 83.45 84%
Fiona Gillespie 10/10 308 days 84.97 85%
John 8/10 522 days 53.98 54%
Vanessa 10/10 522 days 56.82 57%
Shaun 10/10 550 days 52.07 52%
Helena Wong 9/10 550 days 52.07 52%
Anwang 10/10 612 days 41.97 42%
Michael 9/10 612 days 41.97 42%
Connor 10/10 612 days 41.97 42%
Macker 7/10 642 days 34.14 34%
Karo 8/10 642 days 35.64 36%
Arne 7/10 856 days 12.79 13%
Luis Vigil Vidal 9/10 929 days true 9.37 9%
Phil and Mel Rowson 9/10 1026 days 5.75 6%
Bruce Graham 8/10 1195 days 4.56 5%
Judy Aspinall 7/10 1206 days 4.35 4%
Grace White 7/10 1208 days 4.35 4%
Marissa Carlberg 9/10 1278 days 4.64 5%
vaylenmoothia 9/10 1309 days 4.58 5%
Madi 7/10 1336 days true 4.12 4%
Frederick Yott 8/10 1336 days true 4.3 4%
Megan Jurgensmeyer 10/10 1345 days 4.51 5%
Peter Moore 10/10 1352 days 4.5 5%
Benjamin Nuttin 3/10 1371 days 3.43 3%
The Beans 3/10 1371 days 3.43 3%
Matthiew Rey 9/10 1595 days true 4.02 4%
Howard Kestrel 3/10 1598 days 3.09 3%
Rachel Denham 10/10 1612 days 3.99 4%
Flo Egger 8/10 1628 days 3.76 4%
Marina 7/10 1643 days 3.57 4%
Baptiste Morin 8/10 1687 days 3.65 4%
Max Brunner 10/10 1700 days 3.82 4%
Sarah Gurney 9/10 1710 days 3.8 4%
Beau Corazon 8/10 1734 days true 3.56 4%
Steve Warren 9/10 1768 days 3.68 4%
Dianne van der Wal 7/10 1847 days 3.21 3%
Matt Betts 10/10 1927 days 3.37 3%
Stephanie Poppe 8/10 1957 days 3.15 3%
Katharina Block 8/10 1973 days true 3.12 3%
Annika Fletemeyer 9/10 1973 days true 3.28 3%
Evelyn 6/10 2010 days 2.66 3%
Claudia 9/10 2163 days 2.91 3%
Daniel Jarrett 8/10 2163 days 2.76 3%
Caroline Hennache 6/10 2316 days true 2.17 2%
Justin globalgauthiers.blogspot.com 7/10 2317 days 2.37 2%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2318 days true 2.61 3%
jefft 8/10 2318 days true 2.48 2%
Charlotte 10/10 2319 days true 2.6 3%
Vuillermet 9/10 2319 days true 2.6 3%
Agathe Dupuis 6/10 2345 days true 2.12 2%
SC W 7/10 2348 days 2.32 2%
Tiit Pullerits 7/10 2363 days true 2.29 2%
Marion Busch 7/10 2363 days true 2.29 2%
Guillaim Terrangle 8/10 2364 days true 2.39 2%
Evyatar Karni 10/10 2410 days true 2.43 2%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2417 days true 2.41 2%
Kim Maertens 8/10 2417 days true 2.29 2%
Adam Taniwha 2/10 2438 days 1.78 2%
Andrew Potratz 8/10 2499 days 2.14 2%
Pei 8/10 2621 days 1.91 2%
Héléna Degres 6/10 2682 days 1.57 2%
Mycall 7/10 2682 days 1.72 2%
Michael Heuer 8/10 2690 days true 1.78 2%
Giles Leonard 5/10 2695 days true 1.51 2%
Sian Bolderson 6/10 2696 days true 1.55 2%
Stientje van den Heuvel 5/10 2699 days true 1.51 2%
Billy Koichopolos 8/10 2706 days true 1.75 2%
Gina Lisi 8/10 2706 days true 1.75 2%
Katey Justice 8/10 2713 days true 1.74 2%
Stella Thoben 9/10 2715 days true 1.83 2%
Patrick O'Connell 10/10 2723 days true 1.81 2%
Daniel Jezak 6/10 2723 days true 1.51 2%
Rena and Kirsten 10/10 2817 days true 1.63 2%
Jessica Tilly 10/10 3053 days true 1.17 1%
Petr Stepanek 10/10 3070 days true 1.14 1%
Hanna Clement 10/10 3072 days true 1.13 1%
Les Barnes 9/10 3087 days true 1.1 1%
Maximilian Heller 10/10 3099 days true 1.08 1%
Rainer Renntzsch 9/10 3105 days true 1.07 1%
Mike1952 7/10 3107 days 0.97 1%
Judith 8/10 3158 days true 0.91 1%
Rachel_Flowers 5/10 3169 days 0.76 1%
Lydia McLean 8/10 3185 days true 0.86 1%
jule 10/10 3199 days 0.88 1%
jhwjhw 3/10 3383 days 0.4 0%
Brian Jones 10/10 3423 days true 0.44 0%
Karsten Tannhauser 7/10 3427 days true 0.4 0%
Mark Walker 9/10 3432 days true 0.43 0%
Marcel Camsch 8/10 3436 days true 0.4 0%
Michael Long 4/10 3437 days true 0.33 0%
Andy Cameron-Daniels 10/10 3442 days true 0.41 0%
Galamez 10/10 3451 days true 0.39 0%
csziegler 10/10 3883 days true 0.0 0%
Seiler 8/10 3901 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

88%

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.