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 Boundary Creek 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.
77 Valid Reviews
The Boundary Creek Campsite experience has a total of 77 valid reviews. There are no 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 77 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Boundary Creek Campsite valid reviews is 82.99% and is based on 77 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
24 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 77 valid reviews, the experience has 24 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 24 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Boundary Creek Campsite face-to-face reviews is 82.50% and is based on 24 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.
|From DK||9/10||266 days||88.79||91%|
|Heather Abbott||8/10||266 days||84.35||86%|
|Graham Anna||10/10||297 days||86.02||88%|
|Dave Reynolds||9/10||297 days||86.02||88%|
|Qi Moss||8/10||572 days||45.93||47%|
|Jill McGrath||6/10||595 days||37.03||38%|
|Louis Goring-Morris||7/10||598 days||40.17||41%|
|Niall McGrath||7/10||602 days||39.6||40%|
|Fei Fei Lei||7/10||621 days||36.95||38%|
|Oceane Imber||10/10||626 days||39.86||41%|
|Stefan Hohmann||10/10||672 days||33.35||34%|
|Jarod Haegel||8/10||691 days||29.32||30%|
|Michael Talbot||8/10||697 days||28.6||29%|
|Geoff Steele||10/10||752 days||23.64||24%|
|Bruce Graham||9/10||880 days||12.32||12%|
|deborah cooper||7/10||936 days||8.2||8%|
|Andy Kubic||6/10||943 days||7.19||7%|
|Adrian Soldati||6/10||991 days||5.57||5%|
|Joe Hopkins||8/10||994 days||6.29||6%|
|Nicola Barlow||6/10||1022 days||4.85||5%|
|Franziska Liebe||10/10||1026 days||5.75||6%|
|Kim Donze||8/10||1130 days||4.69||5%|
|Susan Boyton||8/10||1279 days||4.45||4%|
|Sam Smith-Palomeque||8/10||1288 days||4.44||4%|
|Juan Viscegle||6/10||1295 days||3.87||4%|
|Gabor Kabacs||7/10||1313 days||4.21||4%|
|Bill McMurray||10/10||1313 days||4.63||4%|
|Tatiana Rochereau||5/10||1322 days||3.74||4%|
|R Werder||8/10||1346 days||4.34||4%|
|Jakob Kofoed||10/10||1351 days||4.56||4%|
|Sandy Stamp||8/10||1364 days||4.31||4%|
|Ellen Schmitz||9/10||1373 days||4.52||4%|
|Steve Warren||8/10||1484 days||4.12||4%|
|Bert Gielen||9/10||1699 days||3.97||4%|
|Petra Geblova||7/10||1715 days||3.58||3%|
|Elles Janssen||7/10||1726 days||3.57||3%|
|Clare Lambley||8/10||1743 days||3.7||4%|
|Justin globalgauthiers.blogspot.com||8/10||2002 days||3.27||3%|
|Julien Joubert-Gaillard||7/10||2005 days||3.13||3%|
|Ann-Kathrin Wacker||10/10||2044 days||3.38||3%|
|Lena Wacker||9/10||2044 days||3.38||3%|
|Anne and Steve Bartlett||8/10||2084 days||3.14||3%|
|Team Kim&James||8/10||2245 days||2.88||3%|
|Jiri van Straelper||5/10||2385 days||2.26||2%|
|Enna Keet||8/10||2410 days||2.61||2%|
|Nils Poppenborg||10/10||2411 days||2.75||3%|
|Philip Gibbons||9/10||2426 days||2.72||3%|
|Andreas & Leonie Fehr||10/10||2784 days||2.11||2%|
|Tom Connis||9/10||2791 days||2.1||2%|
|Bill Mclennan||10/10||3111 days||1.55||1%|
|Coral Last||8/10||3115 days||1.46||1%|
|Ian and Ailsa||7/10||3116 days||1.4||1%|
|Annette Schmitt||9/10||3516 days||0.85||1%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Boundary Creek 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.