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 Lake Paringa 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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Lake Paringa Campsite

Valid Reviews

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
14%
9/10 12
15%
8/10 17
21%
7/10 13
16%
6/10 8
10%
5/10 12
15%
4/10 3
4%
3/10 2
2%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 2
2%

70.99% Average

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.

Face-to-Face Reviews

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.

More about face-to-face reviews

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 7
22%
9/10 4
13%
8/10 7
22%
7/10 4
13%
6/10 3
9%
5/10 4
13%
4/10 2
6%
3/10 1
3%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

74.69% Average

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.

Weighted Average

71.58%

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 Relative Weight
Robert Adler 7/10 362 days 100%
Richard Clapton 8/10 575 days 63%
Rosemary M 9/10 756 days 32%
Jeremy 7/10 787 days 25%
Breeze 2/10 787 days 21%
Francois & Caroline 6/10 787 days 23%
JT 6/10 787 days 23%
Mike Fricker 9/10 879 days 17%
Ambili 9/10 879 days 17%
helen reeve 8/10 879 days 16%
Philip Page 10/10 909 days 15%
Christoph from Austria 5/10 1062 days 6%
Florian 8/10 1062 days 7%
Elizabeth Gilbert 5/10 1101 days 6%
Laura 8/10 1121 days 7%
UK 50-something couple 3/10 1121 days 5%
Hanneke van Dijk 9/10 1126 days 6%
Oceane Imber 9/10 1147 days 7%
Amy Green 6/10 1173 days 6%
Katrina 5/10 1183 days 5%
Jenny Jaye 1/10 1247 days 5%
Lotta Vuorjoki 1/10 1390 days 4%
Jack Clise 8/10 1431 days 6%
P Poiraa 8/10 1464 days 6%
Rogina de Jong 7/10 1507 days 5%
Trent O'Keeffe 8/10 1507 days 6%
Lavkesh Patel 10/10 1535 days 6%
Megan Jurgensmeyer 5/10 1551 days 5%
Ingrid Vandaele 6/10 1568 days 5%
Derek Drost 7/10 1613 days 5%
James Cockburn 8/10 1614 days 5%
Philippa Buchanan 9/10 1694 days 5%
Rita Ashby 7/10 1731 days 5%
Gay Taaffe 5/10 1812 days 4%
Sarah Gurney 7/10 1916 days 4%
Caro G 5/10 1949 days 4%
Rodrigo De Sebastian 7/10 2158 days 4%
Alistair Millward 5/10 2185 days 3%
Tom Guthknecht 10/10 2517 days 3%
Anja Weppler 10/10 2521 days 3%
mcp hm 8/10 2523 days 3%
Mike Fricker 7/10 2523 days 3%
Malcolm & Susan 9/10 2554 days 3%
Laura Metz 5/10 2567 days 2%
Hubertus Thost 10/10 2567 days 3%
Colin Billington 5/10 2576 days 2%
Don Wallis 7/10 2579 days 2%
F Ballard 8/10 2580 days 2%
Bjoern 5/10 2581 days 2%
Paul Wallace 4/10 2588 days 2%
Christina Habranke 4/10 2594 days 2%
Martin Thibaut 9/10 2605 days 3%
Danyelle Miller 3/10 2605 days 2%
arnaud paquet 7/10 2613 days 3%
Hannah 5/10 2644 days 2%
jason brock 9/10 2858 days 2%
shaynne thompson 10/10 2888 days 2%
ramy 10/10 2888 days 2%
Rainer 8/10 2894 days 2%
Caderet 10/10 2921 days 2%
Engelstatter 6/10 2922 days 1%
Fernando Martin 7/10 2926 days 2%
Clare Cannon 7/10 2929 days 2%
Nils Poppenborg 6/10 2932 days 1%
Willem de Jong 9/10 2940 days 2%
Phil & Laura 8/10 2947 days 2%
Dio 7/10 3011 days 1%
sidcupjon 6/10 3284 days 1%
Paul Fairbrass 9/10 3306 days 1%
Rocco Christian 10/10 3307 days 1%
Gerhard 8/10 3311 days 1%
Graeme 4/10 3344 days 1%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3381 days 1%
Ian & Phyllis 5/10 3642 days 0%
mnm 9/10 3709 days 1%
Margie Sammons 6/10 4003 days 1%
Stanna 8/10 4016 days 1%
Wilbert Germ 10/10 4028 days 1%
Samantha Piekuta 8/10 4052 days 1%
HermannR 10/10 4337 days 1%
VacherD 8/10 4383 days 1%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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.

Final Ranking Score

72%

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.