Ranking Score Explained

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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

62 Valid Reviews

The Lake Pearson (Moana Rua) Campsite experience has a total of 64 reviews. There are 62 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 62 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 16
26%
9/10 19
31%
8/10 19
31%
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%

84.68% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Pearson (Moana Rua) Campsite valid reviews is 84.68% and is based on 62 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 62 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

85.21%

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
Amber 9/10 519 days 100%
Sarah 8/10 581 days 77%
JM 10/10 856 days 24%
Stefano 8/10 885 days 19%
Beth Carlton 8/10 977 days 11%
Jae-Marie Edwards 9/10 1191 days 8%
Renee 8/10 1191 days 7%
Tash & Laura 8/10 1250 days 7%
James 8/10 1312 days 7%
Lilia 2/10 1342 days 5%
Kiri Edwards 9/10 1434 days 7%
Sezz bella 1/10 1526 days 5%
Clobby 6/10 1587 days 5%
Sanne Heil 8/10 1677 days 6%
Pirita Latja 9/10 1706 days 6%
Jarod 10/10 1706 days 6%
Katy Coutts 8/10 1846 days 5%
Lucy Oury 8/10 1908 days 5%
Sally Caboche 10/10 1920 days 5%
Cathy Mead 9/10 1944 days 5%
Fabio Flepp 10/10 1958 days 5%
Kelly Roxanne 7/10 1979 days 4%
Sue Horstra 10/10 2048 days 5%
Marvin Galano 10/10 2132 days 4%
Eric Pollard 9/10 2138 days 4%
Kate 9/10 2255 days 4%
Peter Barker 10/10 2303 days 4%
Helena Bond 9/10 2322 days 4%
Gabor Kabacs 9/10 2328 days 4%
Tony Maroulis 10/10 2334 days 4%
Jean marc Daubenfeld 8/10 2373 days 3%
Sarah Dial 10/10 2376 days 4%
Mike Humphries 8/10 2378 days 3%
Avery Wong 10/10 2397 days 3%
D'Arcy King 10/10 2441 days 3%
James Webster 8/10 2643 days 2%
Kurz Werner 9/10 2651 days 3%
Vanessa 10/10 2673 days 2%
Chris 10/10 2673 days 2%
Sebastian Sanne 9/10 2721 days 2%
Maggie Tobar 6/10 2727 days 2%
Antoine Vernay 8/10 2778 days 1%
Gloria Hanke 7/10 3027 days 1%
Guido Dust 7/10 3027 days 1%
Markus Eckert 9/10 3044 days 1%
Sara Williams 8/10 3103 days 1%
catherine welsh 8/10 3107 days 1%
Jane Stevens 10/10 3107 days 1%
Andrea Beck 9/10 3107 days 1%
Rebecca Alt 8/10 3110 days 1%
Julia Ahrend 10/10 3110 days 1%
Jade Fleming 6/10 3168 days 1%
Richard Evans 9/10 3199 days 1%
Pei 8/10 3352 days 0%
Emily Meek 8/10 3382 days 0%
Florian 9/10 3382 days 0%
Katharina 8/10 3400 days 0%
Fabian 9/10 3400 days 0%
Judith & John Bishop 9/10 3747 days 1%
Michael Long 9/10 4137 days 1%
Ann-Kathrin Auditor 10/10 4138 days 1%
Lukas Blaauw 9/10 4496 days 1%

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

85%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, and 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.