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.
73 Valid Reviews
The Purakaunui Bay Campsite experience has a total of 76 reviews. There are 73 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 73 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Purakaunui Bay Campsite valid reviews is 88.22% and is based on 73 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 73 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.
|Ellie Richards||8/10||20 days||96%|
|Sally Sargeant-Hu||10/10||782 days||21%|
|Lisa Greenfield||10/10||841 days||15%|
|Stephen Lindsay||7/10||1086 days||4%|
|Elizabeth Gilbert||5/10||1165 days||4%|
|Nathalie Gobin||9/10||1475 days||4%|
|Linda Livett||7/10||1539 days||4%|
|Mick Williams||10/10||1567 days||4%|
|Pritpal Singh||9/10||1623 days||4%|
|Kath Dawson||9/10||1788 days||3%|
|Matthiew Rey||8/10||1855 days||3%|
|Howard Kestrel||9/10||1863 days||3%|
|Lena Wesselink||10/10||1897 days||3%|
|R Taylor||9/10||2114 days||3%|
|Marine Pesce||7/10||2234 days||2%|
|Alex Goddard||9/10||2319 days||2%|
|Ron Clarke||8/10||2332 days||2%|
|Sue H||10/10||2455 days||2%|
|Karen Garvin||10/10||2578 days||2%|
|Simeon W||6/10||2590 days||1%|
|Vera Kreipe||8/10||2613 days||2%|
|Kathrin Deichmann||10/10||2613 days||2%|
|Sophie Wolters||9/10||2616 days||2%|
|Arthur Langlume||9/10||2631 days||2%|
|arnaud paquet||8/10||2636 days||2%|
|Natalie Boehm||9/10||2636 days||2%|
|Derek Knight||9/10||2650 days||2%|
|Jean Batiste Le meur||8/10||2656 days||2%|
|Stuart Wilson||9/10||2663 days||2%|
|Daniel McAlpine||10/10||2672 days||2%|
|Helene & Peter||7/10||2728 days||1%|
|Karina Gratz||6/10||2977 days||1%|
|Jacob Bernhardt||6/10||2978 days||1%|
|Phil & Laura||9/10||3001 days||1%|
|Hanna Clement||9/10||3332 days||0%|
|Nathanael Boehm||7/10||3429 days||0%|
|Mariette Salden||9/10||3677 days||1%|
|Claire Colquhoun||9/10||3691 days||1%|
|David Mellard||10/10||3696 days||1%|
|Hendrik Behrens||10/10||3698 days||1%|
|K & J Overton||9/10||3698 days||1%|
|Ann-Kathrin Auditor||10/10||3698 days||1%|
|Andrea Fuchs||9/10||3698 days||1%|
|C P Lawrence||8/10||3708 days||1%|
|Anne & Robert||10/10||3732 days||1%|
|Louis Duhaime||9/10||4170 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.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.