Kia ora 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.
82 Valid Reviews
The Lake Paringa Campsite experience has a total of 83 reviews. There are 82 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 82 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Paringa Campsite valid reviews is 71.10% and is based on 82 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 82 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||892 days||12%|
|Richard Clapton||8/10||1105 days||5%|
|Rosemary M||9/10||1286 days||5%|
|Francois & Caroline||6/10||1317 days||4%|
|Mike Fricker||9/10||1409 days||5%|
|helen reeve||8/10||1409 days||4%|
|Philip Page||10/10||1439 days||5%|
|Christoph from Austria||5/10||1592 days||3%|
|Elizabeth Gilbert||5/10||1631 days||3%|
|UK 50-something couple||3/10||1651 days||3%|
|Hanneke van Dijk||9/10||1656 days||4%|
|Oceane Imber||9/10||1677 days||4%|
|Amy Green||6/10||1703 days||3%|
|Jenny Jaye||1/10||1777 days||3%|
|Lotta Vuorjoki||1/10||1920 days||3%|
|Jack Clise||8/10||1961 days||3%|
|P Poiraa||8/10||1994 days||3%|
|Rogina de Jong||7/10||2037 days||3%|
|Trent O'Keeffe||8/10||2037 days||3%|
|Lavkesh Patel||10/10||2065 days||3%|
|Megan Jurgensmeyer||5/10||2081 days||3%|
|Ingrid Vandaele||6/10||2098 days||3%|
|Derek Drost||7/10||2143 days||3%|
|James Cockburn||8/10||2144 days||3%|
|Philippa Buchanan||9/10||2224 days||3%|
|Rita Ashby||7/10||2261 days||3%|
|Gay Taaffe||5/10||2342 days||2%|
|Sarah Gurney||7/10||2446 days||2%|
|Caro G||5/10||2479 days||2%|
|Rodrigo De Sebastian||7/10||2688 days||2%|
|Alistair Millward||5/10||2715 days||1%|
|Tom Guthknecht||10/10||3047 days||1%|
|Anja Weppler||10/10||3051 days||1%|
|mcp hm||8/10||3053 days||1%|
|Mike Fricker||7/10||3053 days||1%|
|Malcolm & Susan||9/10||3084 days||1%|
|Laura Metz||5/10||3097 days||1%|
|Hubertus Thost||10/10||3097 days||1%|
|Colin Billington||5/10||3106 days||1%|
|Don Wallis||7/10||3109 days||1%|
|F Ballard||8/10||3110 days||1%|
|Paul Wallace||4/10||3118 days||1%|
|Christina Habranke||4/10||3124 days||1%|
|Martin Thibaut||9/10||3135 days||1%|
|Danyelle Miller||3/10||3135 days||1%|
|arnaud paquet||7/10||3143 days||1%|
|jason brock||9/10||3388 days||0%|
|shaynne thompson||10/10||3418 days||0%|
|Fernando Martin||7/10||3456 days||0%|
|Clare Cannon||7/10||3459 days||0%|
|Nils Poppenborg||6/10||3462 days||0%|
|Willem de Jong||9/10||3470 days||0%|
|Phil & Laura||8/10||3477 days||0%|
|Paul Fairbrass||9/10||3836 days||1%|
|Rocco Christian||10/10||3837 days||1%|
|Les and Carole Savins||8/10||3911 days||1%|
|Ian & Phyllis||5/10||4172 days||1%|
|Margie Sammons||6/10||4533 days||1%|
|Wilbert Germ||10/10||4558 days||1%|
|Samantha Piekuta||8/10||4582 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 any adjustments, ratings, and 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.