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 Cascade 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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Cascade Creek Campsite

Valid Reviews

123 Valid Reviews

The Cascade Creek Campsite experience has a total of 123 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 123 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 19
15%
9/10 33
27%
8/10 41
33%
7/10 12
10%
6/10 7
6%
5/10 6
5%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 2
2%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 2
2%

79.92% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cascade Creek Campsite valid reviews is 79.92% and is based on 123 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

39 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 123 valid reviews, the experience has 39 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 39 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 7
18%
9/10 10
26%
8/10 12
31%
7/10 5
13%
6/10 2
5%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
3%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 2
5%

79.23% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cascade Creek Campsite face-to-face reviews is 79.23% and is based on 39 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

79.71%

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
Linda 6/10 194 days 78.05 87%
Tanja & Sven 8/10 225 days 87.38 98%
Katie 8/10 256 days 85.13 95%
GM 9/10 256 days 89.62 100%
Tilly Watermeyer 9/10 256 days 89.62 100%
Timothy Davies 9/10 286 days 87.04 97%
Karl Ohm 7/10 500 days 54.95 61%
Maggie 6/10 500 days 50.12 56%
Elin 10/10 531 days 55.32 62%
Sally Sargeant-Hu 9/10 531 days 55.32 62%
Georgia 8/10 531 days 52.55 59%
Megan Belanger 9/10 559 days 50.53 56%
Freya 8/10 559 days 48.0 54%
Nicki Chow 6/10 559 days 41.94 47%
Franz 8/10 590 days 43.14 48%
Jeremy 7/10 590 days 41.32 46%
Inna 5/10 590 days 36.78 41%
Yh kim 5/10 590 days 36.78 41%
Boris Clémençon 10/10 590 days 45.41 51%
Ruddah 5/10 590 days 36.78 41%
Marilli 5/10 621 days 32.89 37%
Mahi 9/10 621 days 40.6 45%
Cora 9/10 621 days 40.6 45%
Nadine 8/10 621 days 38.57 43%
Mitchell 9/10 651 days 36.24 40%
Angela 8/10 682 days 30.43 34%
Eranda 10/10 682 days 32.03 36%
Sophie Skinner 8/10 682 days 30.43 34%
Jonas R. 8/10 682 days 30.43 34%
J wells 8/10 712 days 26.83 30%
Kiri Edwards 8/10 743 days 23.4 26%
S Weslake 10/10 865 days 13.38 15%
Matt 8/10 865 days 12.71 14%
Clobby 7/10 896 days 10.26 11%
The Farrs 9/10 896 days 11.28 13%
Laura Clay 9/10 896 days 11.28 13%
Hanneke van Dijk 8/10 929 days true 8.9 10%
Luis Vigil Vidal 8/10 938 days true 8.46 9%
Fei Fei Lei 8/10 945 days true 8.14 9%
Oceane Imber 10/10 950 days 8.33 9%
Anika Bedard 6/10 950 days 6.92 8%
Rasmus Lundgaard Nielsen 5/10 952 days 6.67 7%
Fiona Walker 9/10 955 days 8.11 9%
Brigham Edgar 9/10 968 days 7.56 8%
Gema Frontera 8/10 997 days 6.2 7%
Julian Kihnle 8/10 1014 days true 5.74 6%
Jenny Jaye 8/10 1050 days 5.05 6%
Oz Atiya 10/10 1054 days 5.27 6%
Sue Rogers 10/10 1077 days 5.05 6%
Poppy Ritchie 8/10 1130 days 4.68 5%
Bruce Graham 9/10 1204 days 4.79 5%
Nathalie Gobin 8/10 1224 days 4.51 5%
Wendy Kildey 10/10 1235 days 4.73 5%
Shanna de Lang 7/10 1237 days 4.3 5%
Connie 8/10 1239 days 4.48 5%
Harriet Smith 9/10 1261 days 4.68 5%
Trent O'Keeffe 9/10 1310 days 4.58 5%
J Dobias 3/10 1342 days 3.48 4%
Madi 9/10 1345 days true 4.51 5%
Frederick Yott 9/10 1345 days true 4.51 5%
Megan Jurgensmeyer 8/10 1354 days 4.27 5%
Greg MacFire 6/10 1357 days 3.72 4%
Jill Grange 7/10 1374 days true 4.05 5%
Melanie Giroux 8/10 1425 days 4.14 5%
Kathy Hart 8/10 1565 days 3.88 4%
Russell Opland 8/10 1574 days 3.86 4%
Andrik 3/10 1592 days 3.1 3%
Chadd Holland 10/10 1597 days 4.02 4%
Heng Sing Teh 9/10 1600 days 4.01 4%
Jenny Adams 7/10 1609 days 3.63 4%
Sean Stevens 8/10 1627 days 3.76 4%
Marina 10/10 1652 days 3.91 4%
Rachel Macdonald 10/10 1675 days 3.86 4%
Sam Brydon 8/10 1686 days 3.65 4%
Lucia 8/10 1686 days 3.65 4%
Judith Simpson 5/10 1687 days 3.11 3%
Neil 8/10 1690 days 3.64 4%
Jennifer Brown 9/10 1747 days 3.72 4%
Yann Le Gac 7/10 1931 days 3.06 3%
James Webster 8/10 1990 days 3.09 3%
Miguel 7/10 1992 days 2.95 3%
Wilma Senior 8/10 2020 days 3.03 3%
Stefanie Feldman 9/10 2039 days 3.15 4%
Daniel Jarrett 8/10 2143 days 2.8 3%
Douglas Yeates 9/10 2323 days true 2.6 3%
Sarah Jane O'Reilly 1/10 2353 days true 1.85 2%
Tomas Shairi 1/10 2353 days true 1.85 2%
FlyingKiwiGirl 9/10 2357 days 2.53 3%
Austin Johns 8/10 2359 days true 2.4 3%
Sarah Christman 6/10 2359 days true 2.1 2%
Johanna Kofler 9/10 2360 days true 2.52 3%
Steffen 8/10 2373 days true 2.37 3%
Manuela Michelbach 7/10 2374 days true 2.27 3%
Janis Gallois 10/10 2380 days true 2.49 3%
Lionel 6/10 2389 days true 2.05 2%
Maya Bakker-deDreu 9/10 2406 days true 2.43 3%
Daryl 10/10 2411 days true 2.42 3%
Cornelia Stark 9/10 2413 days true 2.42 3%
Michael Stark 10/10 2413 days true 2.42 3%
Emeline Dupre 8/10 2417 days true 2.29 3%
Nigel & Annie Dale 9/10 2508 days 2.23 2%
Andrew Potratz 9/10 2508 days 2.23 2%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 2709 days true 1.68 2%
Douglas Walker 8/10 2717 days true 1.73 2%
patrick+ katerina 10/10 2722 days 1.82 2%
Jon Barratt 7/10 2818 days true 1.48 2%
Harald 9/10 3096 days true 1.08 1%
Paul Fairbrass 9/10 3109 days true 1.06 1%
Loic 8/10 3110 days true 1.0 1%
Mike1952 9/10 3116 days 1.05 1%
Nathanael Boehm 8/10 3178 days 0.88 1%
Jensen Bresbenbeek 7/10 3179 days true 0.84 1%
Steve 8/10 3192 days true 0.85 1%
DJohnson 9/10 3269 days 0.75 1%
Becky Edney 8/10 3427 days true 0.41 0%
Brian Jones 10/10 3432 days true 0.43 0%
Jacob 8/10 3440 days true 0.39 0%
T Lipscombe 4/10 3445 days true 0.32 0%
Betten 9/10 3452 days true 0.39 0%
Natthien Le Gall 10/10 3454 days true 0.38 0%
Jann Clar 9/10 3827 days true 0.0 0%
Yvonne German 10/10 3863 days true 0.0 0%
Suzie Lechner 10/10 4172 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

80%

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.