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

79.80%

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 6/10 273 days 73.2 89%
Tanja & Sven 8/10 304 days 81.09 99%
Katie 8/10 335 days 78.11 95%
GM 9/10 335 days 82.22 100%
Tilly Watermeyer 9/10 335 days 82.22 100%
Timothy Davies 9/10 365 days 78.89 96%
Karl Ohm 7/10 579 days 42.94 52%
Maggie 6/10 579 days 39.17 48%
Elin 10/10 610 days 42.27 51%
Sally Sargeant-Hu 9/10 610 days 42.27 51%
Georgia 8/10 610 days 40.16 49%
Megan Belanger 9/10 638 days 38.09 46%
Freya 8/10 638 days 36.19 44%
Nicki Chow 6/10 638 days 31.62 38%
Franz 8/10 669 days 32.07 39%
Jeremy 7/10 669 days 30.72 37%
Inna 5/10 669 days 27.34 33%
Yh kim 5/10 669 days 27.34 33%
Boris Clémençon 10/10 669 days 33.76 41%
Ruddah 5/10 669 days 27.34 33%
Marilli 5/10 700 days 24.08 29%
Mahi 9/10 700 days 29.72 36%
Cora 9/10 700 days 29.72 36%
Nadine 8/10 700 days 28.24 34%
Mitchell 9/10 730 days 26.11 32%
Angela 8/10 761 days 21.54 26%
Eranda 10/10 761 days 22.68 28%
Sophie Skinner 8/10 761 days 21.54 26%
Jonas R. 8/10 761 days 21.54 26%
J wells 8/10 791 days 18.66 23%
Kiri Edwards 8/10 822 days 15.97 19%
S Weslake 10/10 944 days 8.61 10%
Matt 8/10 944 days 8.18 10%
Clobby 7/10 975 days 6.63 8%
The Farrs 9/10 975 days 7.28 9%
Laura Clay 9/10 975 days 7.28 9%
Hanneke van Dijk 8/10 1008 days true 5.89 7%
Luis Vigil Vidal 8/10 1017 days true 5.67 7%
Fei Fei Lei 8/10 1024 days true 5.51 7%
Oceane Imber 10/10 1029 days 5.69 7%
Anika Bedard 6/10 1029 days 4.72 6%
Rasmus Lundgaard Nielsen 5/10 1031 days 4.58 6%
Fiona Walker 9/10 1034 days 5.59 7%
Brigham Edgar 9/10 1047 days 5.37 7%
Gema Frontera 8/10 1076 days 4.8 6%
Julian Kihnle 8/10 1093 days true 4.75 6%
Jenny Jaye 8/10 1129 days 4.69 6%
Oz Atiya 10/10 1133 days 4.93 6%
Sue Rogers 10/10 1156 days 4.88 6%
Poppy Ritchie 8/10 1209 days 4.54 6%
Bruce Graham 9/10 1283 days 4.63 6%
Nathalie Gobin 8/10 1303 days 4.36 5%
Wendy Kildey 10/10 1314 days 4.57 6%
Shanna de Lang 7/10 1316 days 4.16 5%
Connie 8/10 1318 days 4.34 5%
Harriet Smith 9/10 1340 days 4.52 5%
Trent O'Keeffe 9/10 1389 days 4.42 5%
J Dobias 3/10 1421 days 3.36 4%
Madi 9/10 1424 days true 4.36 5%
Frederick Yott 9/10 1424 days true 4.36 5%
Megan Jurgensmeyer 8/10 1433 days 4.12 5%
Greg MacFire 6/10 1436 days 3.6 4%
Jill Grange 7/10 1453 days true 3.91 5%
Melanie Giroux 8/10 1504 days 3.99 5%
Kathy Hart 8/10 1644 days 3.73 5%
Russell Opland 8/10 1653 days 3.71 5%
Andrik 3/10 1671 days 2.98 4%
Chadd Holland 10/10 1676 days 3.86 5%
Heng Sing Teh 9/10 1679 days 3.86 5%
Jenny Adams 7/10 1688 days 3.49 4%
Sean Stevens 8/10 1706 days 3.61 4%
Marina 10/10 1731 days 3.76 5%
Rachel Macdonald 10/10 1754 days 3.71 5%
Sam Brydon 8/10 1765 days 3.5 4%
Lucia 8/10 1765 days 3.5 4%
Judith Simpson 5/10 1766 days 2.99 4%
Neil 8/10 1769 days 3.5 4%
Jennifer Brown 9/10 1826 days 3.57 4%
Yann Le Gac 7/10 2010 days 2.92 4%
James Webster 8/10 2069 days 2.94 4%
Miguel 7/10 2071 days 2.81 3%
Wilma Senior 8/10 2099 days 2.88 4%
Stefanie Feldman 9/10 2118 days 3.0 4%
Daniel Jarrett 8/10 2222 days 2.65 3%
Douglas Yeates 9/10 2402 days true 2.44 3%
Sarah Jane O'Reilly 1/10 2432 days true 1.74 2%
Tomas Shairi 1/10 2432 days true 1.74 2%
FlyingKiwiGirl 9/10 2436 days 2.38 3%
Austin Johns 8/10 2438 days true 2.25 3%
Sarah Christman 6/10 2438 days true 1.97 2%
Johanna Kofler 9/10 2439 days true 2.37 3%
Steffen 8/10 2452 days true 2.23 3%
Manuela Michelbach 7/10 2453 days true 2.13 3%
Janis Gallois 10/10 2459 days true 2.33 3%
Lionel 6/10 2468 days true 1.92 2%
Maya Bakker-deDreu 9/10 2485 days true 2.28 3%
Daryl 10/10 2490 days true 2.27 3%
Cornelia Stark 9/10 2492 days true 2.27 3%
Michael Stark 10/10 2492 days true 2.27 3%
Emeline Dupre 8/10 2496 days true 2.15 3%
Nigel & Annie Dale 9/10 2587 days 2.08 3%
Andrew Potratz 9/10 2587 days 2.08 3%
Tim Vennewold 7/10 2788 days true 1.54 2%
Douglas Walker 8/10 2796 days true 1.59 2%
patrick+ katerina 10/10 2801 days 1.66 2%
Jon Barratt 7/10 2897 days true 1.34 2%
Harald 9/10 3175 days true 0.93 1%
Paul Fairbrass 9/10 3188 days true 0.9 1%
Loic 8/10 3189 days true 0.86 1%
Mike1952 9/10 3195 days 0.89 1%
Nathanael Boehm 8/10 3257 days 0.73 1%
Jensen Bresbenbeek 7/10 3258 days true 0.7 1%
Steve 8/10 3271 days true 0.7 1%
DJohnson 9/10 3348 days 0.59 1%
Becky Edney 8/10 3506 days true 0.27 0%
Brian Jones 10/10 3511 days true 0.27 0%
Jacob 8/10 3519 days true 0.24 0%
T Lipscombe 4/10 3524 days true 0.19 0%
Betten 9/10 3531 days true 0.23 0%
Natthien Le Gall 10/10 3533 days true 0.23 0%
Jann Clar 9/10 3906 days true 0.0 0%
Yvonne German 10/10 3942 days true 0.0 0%
Suzie Lechner 10/10 4251 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.