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 Purakaunui Bay Campsite.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
70 Valid Reviews
The Purakaunui Bay Campsite experience has a total of 73 reviews. There are 70 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 70 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Purakaunui Bay Campsite valid reviews is 88.14% and is based on 70 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
35 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 70 valid reviews, the experience has 35 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 35 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Purakaunui Bay Campsite face-to-face reviews is 89.71% and is based on 35 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.
|Sally Sargeant-Hu||10/10||693 days||33%|
|Lisa Greenfield||10/10||752 days||26%|
|Stephen Lindsay||7/10||997 days||6%|
|Elizabeth Gilbert||5/10||1076 days||4%|
|Nathalie Gobin||9/10||1386 days||5%|
|Linda Livett||7/10||1451 days||4%|
|Mick Williams||10/10||1478 days||5%|
|Pritpal Singh||9/10||1534 days||4%|
|Kath Dawson||9/10||1699 days||4%|
|Matthiew Rey||8/10||1766 days||4%|
|Howard Kestrel||9/10||1774 days||4%|
|Lena Wesselink||10/10||1808 days||4%|
|R Taylor||9/10||2025 days||3%|
|Marine Pesce||7/10||2145 days||3%|
|Alex Goddard||9/10||2230 days||3%|
|Ron Clarke||8/10||2244 days||3%|
|Sue H||10/10||2366 days||3%|
|Karen Garvin||10/10||2489 days||2%|
|Simeon W||6/10||2501 days||2%|
|Vera Kreipe||8/10||2524 days||2%|
|Kathrin Deichmann||10/10||2524 days||2%|
|Sophie Wolters||9/10||2527 days||2%|
|Arthur Langlume||9/10||2542 days||2%|
|arnaud paquet||8/10||2547 days||2%|
|Natalie Boehm||9/10||2547 days||2%|
|Derek Knight||9/10||2561 days||2%|
|Jean Batiste Le meur||8/10||2567 days||2%|
|Stuart Wilson||9/10||2574 days||2%|
|Daniel McAlpine||10/10||2583 days||2%|
|Helene & Peter||7/10||2639 days||2%|
|Karina Gratz||6/10||2888 days||1%|
|Jacob Bernhardt||6/10||2889 days||1%|
|Phil & Laura||9/10||2912 days||2%|
|Hanna Clement||9/10||3243 days||1%|
|Nathanael Boehm||7/10||3340 days||1%|
|Mariette Salden||9/10||3588 days||0%|
|Claire Colquhoun||9/10||3602 days||0%|
|David Mellard||10/10||3607 days||0%|
|Hendrik Behrens||10/10||3609 days||0%|
|K & J Overton||9/10||3609 days||0%|
|Ann-Kathrin Auditor||10/10||3609 days||0%|
|Andrea Fuchs||9/10||3609 days||0%|
|C P Lawrence||8/10||3619 days||0%|
|Anne & Robert||10/10||3643 days||0%|
|Louis Duhaime||9/10||4081 days||1%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Purakaunui Bay 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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