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 Paringa 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.
81 Valid Reviews
The Lake Paringa Campsite experience has a total of 82 reviews. There are 81 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 81 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Paringa Campsite valid reviews is 70.99% and is based on 81 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 81 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 Paringa Campsite face-to-face reviews is 74.69% 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.
|Robert Adler||7/10||510 days||100%|
|Richard Clapton||8/10||723 days||48%|
|Rosemary M||9/10||904 days||20%|
|Francois & Caroline||6/10||935 days||14%|
|Mike Fricker||9/10||1027 days||10%|
|helen reeve||8/10||1027 days||10%|
|Philip Page||10/10||1057 days||9%|
|Christoph from Austria||5/10||1210 days||7%|
|Elizabeth Gilbert||5/10||1249 days||7%|
|UK 50-something couple||3/10||1269 days||6%|
|Hanneke van Dijk||9/10||1274 days||7%|
|Oceane Imber||9/10||1295 days||8%|
|Amy Green||6/10||1321 days||7%|
|Jenny Jaye||1/10||1395 days||6%|
|Lotta Vuorjoki||1/10||1538 days||5%|
|Jack Clise||8/10||1579 days||7%|
|P Poiraa||8/10||1612 days||7%|
|Rogina de Jong||7/10||1655 days||6%|
|Trent O'Keeffe||8/10||1655 days||7%|
|Lavkesh Patel||10/10||1683 days||7%|
|Megan Jurgensmeyer||5/10||1699 days||5%|
|Ingrid Vandaele||6/10||1716 days||5%|
|Derek Drost||7/10||1761 days||6%|
|James Cockburn||8/10||1762 days||6%|
|Philippa Buchanan||9/10||1842 days||6%|
|Rita Ashby||7/10||1878 days||6%|
|Gay Taaffe||5/10||1960 days||5%|
|Sarah Gurney||7/10||2064 days||5%|
|Caro G||5/10||2097 days||4%|
|Rodrigo De Sebastian||7/10||2305 days||4%|
|Alistair Millward||5/10||2333 days||3%|
|Tom Guthknecht||10/10||2665 days||3%|
|Anja Weppler||10/10||2669 days||3%|
|mcp hm||8/10||2671 days||3%|
|Mike Fricker||7/10||2671 days||3%|
|Malcolm & Susan||9/10||2701 days||3%|
|Laura Metz||5/10||2715 days||2%|
|Hubertus Thost||10/10||2715 days||3%|
|Colin Billington||5/10||2724 days||2%|
|Don Wallis||7/10||2727 days||2%|
|F Ballard||8/10||2728 days||2%|
|Paul Wallace||4/10||2736 days||2%|
|Christina Habranke||4/10||2742 days||2%|
|Martin Thibaut||9/10||2753 days||3%|
|Danyelle Miller||3/10||2753 days||2%|
|arnaud paquet||7/10||2761 days||3%|
|jason brock||9/10||3006 days||2%|
|shaynne thompson||10/10||3036 days||2%|
|Fernando Martin||7/10||3074 days||1%|
|Clare Cannon||7/10||3077 days||1%|
|Nils Poppenborg||6/10||3080 days||1%|
|Willem de Jong||9/10||3088 days||1%|
|Phil & Laura||8/10||3095 days||2%|
|Paul Fairbrass||9/10||3454 days||0%|
|Rocco Christian||10/10||3455 days||0%|
|Les and Carole Savins||8/10||3529 days||0%|
|Ian & Phyllis||5/10||3790 days||1%|
|Margie Sammons||6/10||4151 days||1%|
|Wilbert Germ||10/10||4176 days||1%|
|Samantha Piekuta||8/10||4200 days||1%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Lake Paringa 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.