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

70.94%

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 7/10 597 days 100%
Richard Clapton 8/10 810 days 42%
Rosemary M 9/10 991 days 17%
Jeremy 7/10 1022 days 13%
Breeze 2/10 1022 days 11%
Francois & Caroline 6/10 1022 days 12%
JT 6/10 1022 days 12%
Mike Fricker 9/10 1114 days 12%
Ambili 9/10 1114 days 12%
helen reeve 8/10 1114 days 12%
Philip Page 10/10 1144 days 12%
Christoph from Austria 5/10 1297 days 9%
Florian 8/10 1297 days 11%
Elizabeth Gilbert 5/10 1336 days 9%
Laura 8/10 1355 days 10%
UK 50-something couple 3/10 1356 days 8%
Hanneke van Dijk 9/10 1361 days 10%
Oceane Imber 9/10 1382 days 11%
Amy Green 6/10 1408 days 9%
Katrina 5/10 1417 days 9%
Jenny Jaye 1/10 1482 days 8%
Lotta Vuorjoki 1/10 1625 days 7%
Jack Clise 8/10 1666 days 9%
P Poiraa 8/10 1699 days 9%
Rogina de Jong 7/10 1742 days 8%
Trent O'Keeffe 8/10 1742 days 9%
Lavkesh Patel 10/10 1770 days 9%
Megan Jurgensmeyer 5/10 1786 days 7%
Ingrid Vandaele 6/10 1803 days 7%
Derek Drost 7/10 1848 days 8%
James Cockburn 8/10 1849 days 8%
Philippa Buchanan 9/10 1929 days 8%
Rita Ashby 7/10 1965 days 7%
Gay Taaffe 5/10 2047 days 6%
Sarah Gurney 7/10 2151 days 6%
Caro G 5/10 2184 days 6%
Rodrigo De Sebastian 7/10 2392 days 5%
Alistair Millward 5/10 2420 days 5%
Tom Guthknecht 10/10 2752 days 4%
Anja Weppler 10/10 2756 days 4%
mcp hm 8/10 2758 days 4%
Mike Fricker 7/10 2758 days 4%
Malcolm & Susan 9/10 2788 days 4%
Laura Metz 5/10 2802 days 3%
Hubertus Thost 10/10 2802 days 4%
Colin Billington 5/10 2811 days 3%
Don Wallis 7/10 2814 days 3%
F Ballard 8/10 2815 days 3%
Bjoern 5/10 2816 days 3%
Paul Wallace 4/10 2823 days 3%
Christina Habranke 4/10 2829 days 3%
Martin Thibaut 9/10 2840 days 3%
Danyelle Miller 3/10 2840 days 2%
arnaud paquet 7/10 2848 days 3%
Hannah 5/10 2879 days 3%
jason brock 9/10 3093 days 3%
shaynne thompson 10/10 3123 days 2%
ramy 10/10 3123 days 2%
Rainer 8/10 3129 days 2%
Caderet 10/10 3156 days 2%
Engelstatter 6/10 3157 days 2%
Fernando Martin 7/10 3161 days 2%
Clare Cannon 7/10 3164 days 2%
Nils Poppenborg 6/10 3167 days 2%
Willem de Jong 9/10 3175 days 2%
Phil & Laura 8/10 3182 days 2%
Dio 7/10 3246 days 1%
sidcupjon 6/10 3519 days 0%
Paul Fairbrass 9/10 3541 days 0%
Rocco Christian 10/10 3542 days 0%
Gerhard 8/10 3546 days 0%
Graeme 4/10 3579 days 0%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3616 days 0%
Ian & Phyllis 5/10 3877 days 2%
mnm 9/10 3944 days 2%
Margie Sammons 6/10 4238 days 2%
Stanna 8/10 4251 days 2%
Wilbert Germ 10/10 4263 days 2%
Samantha Piekuta 8/10 4287 days 2%
HermannR 10/10 4572 days 2%
VacherD 8/10 4618 days 2%

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

71%

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.