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.

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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

81.20%

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
Jenny and Barry 7/10 823 days 100%
Pat Burns 8/10 1007 days 38%
Klex Becker 10/10 1409 days 28%
Maggie Konstanski 8/10 1466 days 26%
Jarod 8/10 1491 days 26%
Ylva Teleman 10/10 1732 days 21%
Chris Beer 2/10 1737 days 18%
Lisa Page 10/10 1739 days 24%
Fabio Flepp 8/10 1743 days 23%
CMG 6/10 1795 days 19%
Ina and Max 3/10 1809 days 15%
Chloe Po 7/10 1843 days 20%
Theo Mallais 10/10 1878 days 22%
Michelle Klein 10/10 1887 days 22%
Derek Drost 9/10 1892 days 22%
Philippa Buchanan 10/10 1973 days 21%
Monique Monique 7/10 2861 days 8%
Andrew Potratz 10/10 2984 days 8%
ramy 10/10 3167 days 5%
Socea 10/10 3182 days 5%
Kadyan 10/10 3198 days 5%
Wendy Ward 10/10 3214 days 4%
Michal Maly 8/10 3224 days 4%
Judith & John Bishop 9/10 3532 days 1%
Barbara 8/10 3573 days 0%
David Taylor 9/10 3903 days 5%
Coral Last 9/10 3915 days 5%
Julia 10/10 3949 days 5%
Anne Heriot 10/10 4334 days 5%
ElleGermany 10/10 4616 days 5%
annysp 9/10 4628 days 5%

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

81%

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.