Ranking Score Explained

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 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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Boundary Creek Campsite

Valid Reviews

82 Valid Reviews

The Boundary Creek Campsite experience has a total of 82 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 82 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 20
24%
9/10 17
21%
8/10 25
30%
7/10 11
13%
6/10 7
9%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.17% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Boundary Creek Campsite valid reviews is 83.17% and is based on 82 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

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.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 82 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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 6
25%
9/10 5
21%
8/10 6
25%
7/10 4
17%
6/10 2
8%
5/10 1
4%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

82.50% Average

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.

Weighted Average

87.81%

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
Cait Turner 10/10 340 days 100%
Drew 10/10 706 days 35%
Sabine 8/10 706 days 34%
Timothy Davies 7/10 767 days 25%
A&E 8/10 798 days 22%
ScoutnIndi 10/10 920 days 12%
Fabian 10/10 1071 days 6%
Joe 8/10 1071 days 6%
Franz 9/10 1071 days 6%
From DK 9/10 1071 days 6%
Heather Abbott 8/10 1071 days 6%
Anwang 10/10 1102 days 6%
Graham Anna 10/10 1102 days 6%
Dave Reynolds 9/10 1102 days 6%
Joanne 10/10 1132 days 6%
Eranda 10/10 1163 days 6%
Christina 6/10 1346 days 5%
Juliane 9/10 1346 days 5%
MJW 8/10 1377 days 5%
Qi Moss 8/10 1377 days 5%
Jill McGrath 6/10 1400 days 3%
Louis Goring-Morris 7/10 1403 days 4%
Niall McGrath 7/10 1407 days 5%
Fei Fei Lei 7/10 1426 days 4%
Oceane Imber 10/10 1431 days 5%
Stefan Hohmann 10/10 1477 days 5%
Jarod 8/10 1497 days 5%
Michael Talbot 8/10 1502 days 5%
Geoff Steele 10/10 1558 days 5%
Bruce Graham 9/10 1685 days 5%
Roger 9/10 1690 days 5%
deborah cooper 7/10 1742 days 4%
Andy Kubic 6/10 1748 days 4%
Adrian Soldati 6/10 1796 days 4%
Joe Hopkins 8/10 1799 days 4%
Nicola Barlow 6/10 1827 days 4%
Franziska Liebe 10/10 1831 days 3%
Sujanyag 10/10 1866 days 4%
Kim Donze 8/10 1935 days 4%
Susan Boyton 8/10 2084 days 4%
Sam Smith-Palomeque 8/10 2093 days 3%
Juan Viscegle 6/10 2100 days 2%
Goldfinger 9/10 2107 days 4%
Gabor Kabacs 7/10 2118 days 3%
Bill McMurray 10/10 2118 days 4%
Tatiana Rochereau 5/10 2127 days 3%
R Werder 8/10 2151 days 3%
Jakob Kofoed 10/10 2156 days 4%
Sandy Stamp 8/10 2169 days 3%
Ellen Schmitz 9/10 2178 days 3%
Steve Warren 8/10 2289 days 3%
Miguel 8/10 2473 days 3%
Bert Gielen 9/10 2504 days 3%
Petra Geblova 7/10 2520 days 2%
Elles Janssen 7/10 2532 days 2%
Clare Lambley 8/10 2548 days 2%
bzh974 6/10 2563 days 2%
Justin globalgauthiers.blogspot.com 8/10 2807 days 2%
Julien Joubert-Gaillard 7/10 2810 days 1%
Ann-Kathrin Wacker 10/10 2849 days 1%
Lena Wacker 9/10 2849 days 1%
Anne and Steve Bartlett 8/10 2889 days 1%
Team Kim&James 8/10 3050 days 1%
Rainer 8/10 3178 days 1%
Jiri van Straelper 5/10 3190 days 1%
Kadyan 8/10 3203 days 1%
Enna Keet 8/10 3215 days 1%
Nils Poppenborg 10/10 3216 days 1%
Philip Gibbons 9/10 3231 days 1%
Andreas & Leonie Fehr 10/10 3589 days 0%
Tom Connis 9/10 3596 days 0%
Mirando4ka 9/10 3597 days 0%
Graeme 7/10 3628 days 0%
jule 9/10 3689 days 1%
Bill Mclennan 10/10 3916 days 1%
Coral Last 8/10 3920 days 1%
Ian and Ailsa 7/10 3921 days 1%
Barbara 9/10 3955 days 1%
Annette Schmitt 9/10 4321 days 1%
Mike 10/10 4373 days 1%
Becca1 9/10 4635 days 1%
winter_uk 8/10 4676 days 1%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Boundary Creek Campsite experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-4.07% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 42 days. However the Boundary Creek Campsite experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Boundary Creek Campsite experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -4.01%
198 -4.03%
199 -4.05%
200 -4.07%
201 -4.09%
202 -4.11%
203 -4.13%

Final Ranking Score

84%

The final ranking score once adjustments 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.