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

71.81%

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
Robert Adler 7/10 269 days 80.57 100%
Richard Clapton 8/10 482 days 60.03 75%
Rosemary M 9/10 663 days 34.57 43%
Jeremy 7/10 694 days 27.74 34%
Breeze 2/10 694 days 22.86 28%
Francois & Caroline 6/10 694 days 25.3 31%
JT 6/10 694 days 25.3 31%
Mike Fricker 9/10 786 days 20.13 25%
Ambili 9/10 786 days 20.13 25%
helen reeve 8/10 786 days 19.12 24%
Philip Page 10/10 816 days 17.33 22%
Christoph from Austria 5/10 969 days 6.09 8%
Florian 8/10 969 days 7.14 9%
Elizabeth Gilbert 5/10 1008 days 5.02 6%
Laura 8/10 1027 days 5.45 7%
UK 50-something couple 3/10 1028 days 4.4 5%
Hanneke van Dijk 9/10 1033 days true 5.61 7%
Oceane Imber 9/10 1054 days 5.27 7%
Amy Green 6/10 1080 days 4.18 5%
Katrina 5/10 1089 days 4.05 5%
Jenny Jaye 1/10 1154 days 3.57 4%
Lotta Vuorjoki 1/10 1297 days 3.36 4%
Jack Clise 8/10 1338 days 4.3 5%
P Poiraa 8/10 1371 days 4.24 5%
Rogina de Jong 7/10 1414 days 3.98 5%
Trent O'Keeffe 8/10 1414 days 4.16 5%
Lavkesh Patel 10/10 1442 days 4.32 5%
Megan Jurgensmeyer 5/10 1458 days 3.47 4%
Ingrid Vandaele 6/10 1475 days 3.53 4%
Derek Drost 7/10 1520 days 3.79 5%
James Cockburn 8/10 1521 days 3.96 5%
Philippa Buchanan 9/10 1601 days 4.01 5%
Rita Ashby 7/10 1637 days 3.58 4%
Gay Taaffe 5/10 1719 days 3.06 4%
Sarah Gurney 7/10 1823 days 3.25 4%
Caro G 5/10 1856 days 2.84 4%
Rodrigo De Sebastian 7/10 2064 days 2.82 4%
Alistair Millward 5/10 2092 days 2.47 3%
Tom Guthknecht 10/10 2424 days true 2.4 3%
Anja Weppler 10/10 2428 days true 2.39 3%
mcp hm 8/10 2430 days 2.27 3%
Mike Fricker 7/10 2430 days 2.17 3%
Malcolm & Susan 9/10 2460 days 2.33 3%
Laura Metz 5/10 2474 days true 1.86 2%
Hubertus Thost 10/10 2474 days true 2.3 3%
Colin Billington 5/10 2483 days true 1.85 2%
Don Wallis 7/10 2486 days true 2.07 3%
F Ballard 8/10 2487 days true 2.16 3%
Bjoern 5/10 2488 days true 1.84 2%
Paul Wallace 4/10 2495 days true 1.79 2%
Christina Habranke 4/10 2501 days true 1.78 2%
Martin Thibaut 9/10 2512 days true 2.23 3%
Danyelle Miller 3/10 2512 days true 1.71 2%
arnaud paquet 7/10 2520 days 2.01 2%
Hannah 5/10 2551 days 1.74 2%
jason brock 9/10 2765 days 1.73 2%
shaynne thompson 10/10 2795 days 1.67 2%
ramy 10/10 2795 days 1.67 2%
Rainer 8/10 2801 days true 1.58 2%
Caderet 10/10 2828 days true 1.61 2%
Engelstatter 6/10 2829 days true 1.33 2%
Fernando Martin 7/10 2833 days true 1.45 2%
Clare Cannon 7/10 2836 days true 1.45 2%
Nils Poppenborg 6/10 2839 days true 1.32 2%
Willem de Jong 9/10 2847 days true 1.57 2%
Phil & Laura 8/10 2854 days 1.48 2%
Dio 7/10 2918 days true 1.3 2%
sidcupjon 6/10 3191 days 0.75 1%
Paul Fairbrass 9/10 3213 days true 0.86 1%
Rocco Christian 10/10 3214 days true 0.85 1%
Gerhard 8/10 3218 days true 0.8 1%
Graeme 4/10 3251 days 0.62 1%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3288 days true 0.67 1%
Ian & Phyllis 5/10 3549 days true 0.16 0%
mnm 9/10 3616 days 0.07 0%
Margie Sammons 6/10 3910 days true 0.0 0%
Stanna 8/10 3923 days true 0.0 0%
Wilbert Germ 10/10 3935 days true 0.0 0%
Samantha Piekuta 8/10 3959 days true 0.0 0%
HermannR 10/10 4244 days true 0.0 0%
VacherD 8/10 4290 days true 0.0 0%

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.