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.
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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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|Beth Carlton||8/10||690 days||32%|
|Jae-Marie Edwards||9/10||904 days||11%|
|Tash & Laura||8/10||963 days||8%|
|Kiri Edwards||9/10||1147 days||5%|
|Sezz bella||1/10||1239 days||3%|
|Sanne Heil||8/10||1390 days||4%|
|Pirita Latja||9/10||1420 days||4%|
|Katy Coutts||8/10||1559 days||4%|
|Lucy Oury||8/10||1621 days||4%|
|Sally Caboche||10/10||1634 days||4%|
|Cathy Mead||9/10||1657 days||4%|
|Fabio Flepp||10/10||1671 days||4%|
|Kelly Roxanne||7/10||1693 days||3%|
|Sue Horstra||10/10||1761 days||4%|
|Marvin Galano||10/10||1846 days||3%|
|Eric Pollard||9/10||1851 days||3%|
|Peter Barker||10/10||2016 days||3%|
|Helena Bond||9/10||2035 days||3%|
|Gabor Kabacs||9/10||2041 days||3%|
|Tony Maroulis||10/10||2047 days||3%|
|Jean marc Daubenfeld||8/10||2086 days||3%|
|Sarah Dial||10/10||2090 days||3%|
|Mike Humphries||8/10||2091 days||3%|
|Avery Wong||10/10||2110 days||3%|
|D'Arcy King||10/10||2154 days||3%|
|James Webster||8/10||2356 days||2%|
|Kurz Werner||9/10||2365 days||2%|
|Sebastian Sanne||9/10||2434 days||2%|
|Maggie Tobar||6/10||2440 days||2%|
|Antoine Vernay||8/10||2491 days||1%|
|Gloria Hanke||7/10||2740 days||1%|
|Guido Dust||7/10||2740 days||1%|
|Markus Eckert||9/10||2757 days||1%|
|Sara Williams||8/10||2816 days||1%|
|catherine welsh||8/10||2820 days||1%|
|Jane Stevens||10/10||2820 days||1%|
|Andrea Beck||9/10||2820 days||1%|
|Rebecca Alt||8/10||2823 days||1%|
|Julia Ahrend||10/10||2823 days||1%|
|Jade Fleming||6/10||2881 days||1%|
|Richard Evans||9/10||2912 days||1%|
|Emily Meek||8/10||3095 days||1%|
|Judith & John Bishop||9/10||3460 days||0%|
|Michael Long||9/10||3850 days||0%|
|Ann-Kathrin Auditor||10/10||3851 days||0%|
|Lukas Blaauw||9/10||4209 days||0%|
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.
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.
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