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 Cameron Flat 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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Cameron Flat Campsite

Valid Reviews

42 Valid Reviews

The Cameron Flat Campsite experience has a total of 45 reviews. There are 42 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 42 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 8
9/10 9
8/10 12
7/10 5
6/10 4
5/10 2
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 1
1/10 1

78.33% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cameron Flat Campsite valid reviews is 78.33% and is based on 42 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

8 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 42 valid reviews, the experience has 8 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 8 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 1
9/10 0
8/10 1
7/10 2
6/10 2
5/10 1
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 0
1/10 1

62.50% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cameron Flat Campsite face-to-face reviews is 62.50% and is based on 8 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average


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
The Gillies 9/10 309 days 100%
Ying 9/10 432 days 83%
Just a guy 8/10 646 days 41%
Emma 7/10 675 days 35%
GiuliaG 7/10 737 days 27%
Julianne McKie 9/10 798 days 22%
Michael S 5/10 1040 days 4%
Dave Reynolds 6/10 1071 days 4%
Matt Tebbit 10/10 1102 days 5%
vally 8/10 1102 days 5%
Safire B 6/10 1102 days 4%
Indy 8/10 1132 days 5%
Melinda Pyke 8/10 1193 days 5%
Louis 8/10 1255 days 5%
Sezz bella 9/10 1316 days 5%
Raylene Harvey 10/10 1316 days 5%
Matthew Hall 10/10 1431 days 4%
Katrina 9/10 1467 days 4%
Debbie Lesurf 9/10 1467 days 4%
Cat Pinder 9/10 1495 days 4%
Joe Trigg 7/10 1508 days 4%
Esmee Winnubst 9/10 1685 days 4%
Marc Lambert 8/10 1717 days 3%
Katie Marx 8/10 1742 days 3%
Angie Abbink 9/10 1950 days 3%
Rita Ashby 8/10 2015 days 3%
Rebecca Symons 10/10 2168 days 3%
Udo Wagner 2/10 2184 days 2%
Erica b 8/10 2442 days 2%
Liliana Zahut 10/10 2563 days 2%
Sander and Eliza Hembrarskamp 10/10 2716 days 1%
Tom Guthknecht 10/10 2801 days 1%
Karen Perry 10/10 3019 days 1%
Deon Bossenger 8/10 3172 days 0%
Marcel 7/10 3196 days 0%
Maria 6/10 3196 days 0%
Rob Cadmus 8/10 3206 days 0%
Kate Glover 6/10 3206 days 0%
Chew (Peter) 7/10 3284 days 0%
Ofir Avimeir 1/10 3912 days 0%
Rissa W 8/10 3962 days 0%
linus 5/10 4515 days 0%


No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Cameron Flat Campsite does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score


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 info@rankers.co.nz.