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 Deer Valley 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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Deer Valley Campsite

Valid Reviews

19 Valid Reviews

The Deer Valley Campsite experience has a total of 19 valid reviews. There are no invalid reviews 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 19 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 2
11%
9/10 3
16%
8/10 5
26%
7/10 5
26%
6/10 2
11%
5/10 1
5%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
5%
1/10 0
0%

74.21% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Deer Valley Campsite valid reviews is 74.21% and is based on 19 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

5 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 19 valid reviews, the experience has 5 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 5 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 1
20%
9/10 0
0%
8/10 1
20%
7/10 2
40%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
20%
1/10 0
0%

68.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Deer Valley Campsite face-to-face reviews is 68.00% and is based on 5 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

75.10%

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
Sarah 7/10 1268 days 100%
Anthony Hemopo 6/10 1610 days 77%
Andrik 7/10 1995 days 68%
Mike 8/10 2047 days 69%
Roland Stollenwerk 9/10 2104 days 70%
Jan mentink 8/10 2243 days 60%
Sona 8/10 2407 days 52%
Bert Gielen 7/10 2426 days 49%
Stefanie Feldman 9/10 2442 days 54%
Jack Clise 5/10 2498 days 40%
Moudry Vojtech 7/10 2500 days 35%
Kathy Hart 6/10 2699 days 34%
Andreas Mouteiro 10/10 2738 days 31%
Andrew Potratz 10/10 2911 days 31%
Mycall 9/10 3094 days 22%
Stephanie Spurr 8/10 3486 days 1%
mawueth 8/10 3550 days 0%
Christina Murphy 7/10 3813 days 13%
Eduard Wikidal 2/10 3871 days 9%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Deer Valley Campsite does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

75%

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.