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 Pearson (Moana Rua) 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 Pearson (Moana Rua) Campsite

Valid Reviews

60 Valid Reviews

The Lake Pearson (Moana Rua) Campsite experience has a total of 62 reviews. There are 60 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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 60 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 16
27%
9/10 18
30%
8/10 18
30%
7/10 3
5%
6/10 3
5%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
2%
1/10 1
2%

84.67% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Pearson (Moana Rua) Campsite valid reviews is 84.67% and is based on 60 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

16 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 60 valid reviews, the experience has 16 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 16 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
31%
9/10 5
31%
8/10 4
25%
7/10 2
13%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.13% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Pearson (Moana Rua) Campsite face-to-face reviews is 88.13% and is based on 16 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

81.30%

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
JM 10/10 98 days 98.48 100%
Stefano 8/10 127 days 92.57 94%
Beth Carlton 8/10 219 days 87.78 89%
Jae-Marie Edwards 9/10 433 days 70.29 71%
Renee 8/10 433 days 66.78 68%
Tash & Laura 8/10 492 days 58.56 59%
James 8/10 554 days 48.81 50%
Lilia 2/10 584 days 34.78 35%
Kiri Edwards 9/10 676 days 32.82 33%
Sezz bella 1/10 768 days 16.02 16%
Clobby 6/10 829 days 13.46 14%
Sanne Heil 8/10 919 days 9.41 10%
Pirita Latja 9/10 949 days 8.38 9%
Jarod Haegel 10/10 949 days 8.38 9%
Katy Coutts 8/10 1088 days 4.76 5%
Lucy Oury 8/10 1150 days 4.65 5%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1163 days 4.87 5%
Cathy Mead 9/10 1186 days 4.82 5%
Fabio Flepp 10/10 1200 days 4.79 5%
Kelly Roxanne 7/10 1222 days 4.32 4%
Sue Horstra 10/10 1290 days 4.62 5%
Marvin Galano 10/10 1375 days 4.45 5%
Eric Pollard 9/10 1380 days 4.44 5%
Kate 9/10 1497 days 4.21 4%
Peter Barker 10/10 1545 days 4.12 4%
Helena Bond 9/10 1564 days 4.08 4%
Gabor Kabacs 9/10 1570 days 4.07 4%
Tony Maroulis 10/10 1576 days 4.06 4%
Jean marc Daubenfeld 8/10 1615 days 3.78 4%
Sarah Dial 10/10 1619 days 3.97 4%
Mike Humphries 8/10 1620 days 3.77 4%
Avery Wong 10/10 1639 days 3.94 4%
D'Arcy King 10/10 1683 days 3.85 4%
James Webster 8/10 1885 days 3.28 3%
Kurz Werner 9/10 1894 days 3.44 3%
Vanessa 10/10 1915 days true 3.4 3%
Chris 10/10 1915 days true 3.4 3%
Sebastian Sanne 9/10 1963 days 3.3 3%
Maggie Tobar 6/10 1969 days 2.73 3%
Antoine Vernay 8/10 2020 days true 3.03 3%
Gloria Hanke 7/10 2269 days true 2.46 2%
Guido Dust 7/10 2269 days true 2.46 2%
Markus Eckert 9/10 2286 days true 2.67 3%
Sara Williams 8/10 2345 days true 2.43 2%
catherine coombs 8/10 2349 days 2.42 2%
Jane Stevens 10/10 2349 days true 2.55 3%
Andrea Beck 9/10 2349 days true 2.55 3%
Rebecca Alt 8/10 2352 days true 2.41 2%
Julia Ahrend 10/10 2352 days true 2.54 3%
Jade Fleming 6/10 2410 days 2.01 2%
Richard Evans 9/10 2441 days 2.37 2%
Pei 8/10 2594 days 1.96 2%
Emily Meek 8/10 2624 days 1.91 2%
Florian 9/10 2624 days 2.01 2%
Katharina 8/10 2642 days true 1.87 2%
Fabian 9/10 2642 days true 1.97 2%
Judith & John Bishop 9/10 2989 days 1.29 1%
Michael Long 9/10 3379 days true 0.53 1%
Ann-Kathrin Auditor 10/10 3380 days true 0.53 1%
Lukas Blaauw 9/10 3738 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Lake Pearson (Moana Rua) Campsite does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

81%

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.