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 Monowai 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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Monowai Campsite

Valid Reviews

26 Valid Reviews

The Monowai Campsite experience has a total of 26 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 26 valid reviews:

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

73.08% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Monowai Campsite valid reviews is 73.08% and is based on 26 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

4 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 26 valid reviews, the experience has 4 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 4 face-to-face reviews:

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

72.50% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Monowai Campsite face-to-face reviews is 72.50% and is based on 4 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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Spelelis 6/10 191 days 78.2 100%
JT 7/10 556 days 46.44 59%
Mitchell 6/10 586 days 38.23 49%
Karo 3/10 617 days 31.73 40%
J wells 8/10 678 days 30.93 39%
Rachel 10/10 740 days 24.97 32%
Florian 8/10 831 days 15.24 19%
Matthew Henderson 10/10 889 days 11.72 15%
Jephthah Burns 7/10 900 days 10.03 12%
Alan 8/10 1043 days 5.16 6%
Xanthe Bowater 10/10 1280 days 4.64 5%
Eric Pollard 7/10 1413 days 3.98 5%
Pamela Hoffman 6/10 1533 days 3.44 4%
Helen James 8/10 1623 days 3.77 4%
Werner S 5/10 1640 days 3.19 4%
James Barrell 10/10 1720 days 3.78 4%
Coralie Ambrosino 6/10 1945 days true 2.77 3%
Clement Oudjaovok 7/10 1945 days true 3.04 3%
Christoph 8/10 1948 days true 3.16 3%
Sebastiaan Kemperman 8/10 1972 days 3.12 3%
Bert Gielen 8/10 1989 days 3.09 3%
Kimberley Garrod 4/10 2022 days 2.52 3%
Ron Clarke 9/10 2047 days 3.14 3%
Phil & Laura 7/10 2716 days 1.66 2%
auré bis 6/10 2747 days 1.47 1%
Stefan Mudl 8/10 3409 days true 0.45 0%


No Adjustment

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