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 Pleasant 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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Pleasant Flat Campsite

Valid Reviews

35 Valid Reviews

The Pleasant Flat Campsite experience has a total of 36 reviews. There are 35 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 35 valid reviews:

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

74.29% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Pleasant Flat Campsite valid reviews is 74.29% and is based on 35 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

9 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 35 valid reviews, the experience has 9 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 9 face-to-face reviews:

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

74.44% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Pleasant Flat Campsite face-to-face reviews is 74.44% and is based on 9 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
Bex 10/10 442 days 100%
Lauren 6/10 595 days 53%
Ju 3/10 624 days 44%
Libby 7/10 747 days 31%
Charlotte 8/10 869 days 17%
Renee 8/10 930 days 12%
Stefan Miedzinski 7/10 961 days 10%
Karo 7/10 1081 days 6%
Juliane 8/10 1295 days 6%
Marco Albrecht 9/10 1393 days 6%
Michael Talbot 9/10 1451 days 5%
Nathan Lal 9/10 1558 days 5%
Narayan Mahadevan 7/10 1651 days 3%
Aidan Byrne 8/10 1859 days 4%
Jessica Stokes 8/10 1925 days 4%
Emma 3/10 1980 days 3%
Chadd Holland 7/10 2027 days 3%
Juan Viscegle 8/10 2049 days 3%
Gilles Andrieu 8/10 2066 days 3%
Marie Boissonneault 5/10 2077 days 3%
Amy Bayliss 8/10 2110 days 3%
Bob Fontaine 9/10 2225 days 3%
Rachel S 6/10 2390 days 2%
Alistair Millward 10/10 2418 days 3%
Alexandre Moleiro 7/10 2511 days 2%
Robert Webber 10/10 2541 days 2%
Maya Bakker-deDreu 9/10 2836 days 1%
Clarissa Hanck 6/10 3127 days 0%
Stientje van den Heuvel 6/10 3138 days 0%
Colin and Raewyn Newton 6/10 3166 days 0%
Jenben 6/10 3272 days 0%
jhwjhw 7/10 3822 days 0%
Therea 8/10 3851 days 0%
Lieve Verdonck 8/10 3884 days 0%
Bas Geerts 9/10 3904 days 0%


No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Pleasant 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.