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 Deer 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.

Nick Morrison's avatar

Nick Morrison

Rankers owner

Deer Flat Campsite

Valid Reviews

31 Valid Reviews

The Deer Flat Campsite experience has a total of 31 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 31 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
45%
9/10 5
16%
8/10 6
19%
7/10 3
10%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
3%
2/10 1
3%
1/10 0
0%

85.48% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Deer Flat Campsite valid reviews is 85.48% and is based on 31 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

12 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 31 valid reviews, the experience has 12 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 12 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 6
50%
9/10 3
25%
8/10 2
17%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
8%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.33% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Deer Flat Campsite face-to-face reviews is 88.33% and is based on 12 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

79.63%

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
Jenny and Barry 7/10 142 days 88.09 100%
Pat Burns 8/10 326 days 79.0 90%
Klex Becker 10/10 728 days 26.34 30%
Maggie Konstanski 8/10 785 days 19.22 22%
Jarod Haegel 8/10 811 days 16.89 19%
Ylva Teleman 10/10 1051 days true 5.31 6%
Chris Beer 2/10 1056 days 3.93 4%
Lisa Page 10/10 1058 days 5.22 6%
Fabio Flepp 8/10 1062 days 4.91 6%
CMG 6/10 1115 days 4.12 5%
Ina and Max 3/10 1128 days true 3.8 4%
Chloe Po 7/10 1162 days 4.43 5%
Theo Mallais 10/10 1197 days 4.8 5%
Michelle Klein 10/10 1207 days 4.78 5%
Derek Drost 9/10 1211 days 4.77 5%
Philippa Buchanan 10/10 1292 days 4.61 5%
Monique Monique 7/10 2180 days 2.62 3%
Andrew Potratz 10/10 2303 days 2.64 3%
ramy 10/10 2486 days 2.28 3%
Socea 10/10 2501 days true 2.25 3%
Kadyan 10/10 2517 days 2.22 3%
Wendy Ward 10/10 2533 days true 2.19 2%
Michal Maly 8/10 2543 days true 2.06 2%
Judith & John Bishop 9/10 2851 days 1.56 2%
Barbara 8/10 2892 days true 1.41 2%
David Taylor 9/10 3222 days true 0.84 1%
Coral Last 9/10 3234 days true 0.81 1%
Julia 10/10 3268 days true 0.75 1%
Anne Heriot 10/10 3653 days true 0.0 0%
ElleGermany 10/10 3935 days true 0.0 0%
annysp 9/10 3947 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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