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 Kapowairua 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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Kapowairua Campsite

Valid Reviews

60 Valid Reviews

The Kapowairua Campsite experience has a total of 62 reviews. There are 60 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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 60 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 26
43%
9/10 15
25%
8/10 10
17%
7/10 2
3%
6/10 4
7%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 1
2%
1/10 0
0%

Face-to-Face Reviews

29 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 60 valid reviews, the experience has 29 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 29 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
38%
9/10 9
31%
8/10 3
10%
7/10 1
3%
6/10 3
10%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
3%
2/10 1
3%
1/10 0
0%

84.48% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kapowairua Campsite face-to-face reviews is 84.48% and is based on 29 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 Relative Weight
Dan 8/10 230 days 100%
chels 9/10 413 days 84%
Bluescruize 10/10 503 days 69%
Sarah Coughlan 8/10 625 days 43%
Robo 10/10 656 days 41%
Marie 8/10 900 days 12%
Adam 8/10 900 days 12%
Feija 9/10 930 days 10%
Lidia 10/10 991 days 7%
Simon Mehana. 10/10 1144 days 5%
jennifer guertler 10/10 1175 days 5%
Paul Smith 9/10 1234 days 5%
Lizzie 7/10 1295 days 4%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 1295 days 5%
Georgia Gray 6/10 1570 days 3%
Mikayla Candido 10/10 1613 days 4%
Kathy Maslin 9/10 1726 days 4%
Laurie 8/10 2061 days 3%
Felix Bröder 10/10 2071 days 3%
Alizee Petit 9/10 2168 days 3%
Bill Milburn 10/10 2302 days 3%
D Naylor 10/10 2343 days 2%
Sebastian 10/10 2391 days 2%
Christine Slowiak 10/10 2513 days 2%
Katerina Hlavsova 10/10 2655 days 2%
Celia Nowak 10/10 2669 days 2%
Lea Karl 9/10 2713 days 2%
Sophie Huybrechts 9/10 2717 days 2%
Ron Clarke 9/10 2787 days 1%
Lagarde 6/10 2968 days 1%
Petra Albrchtoval 10/10 2993 days 1%
Maxime Ripoche 10/10 3010 days 1%
Markus 10/10 3012 days 1%
Cornelia Witte 9/10 3012 days 1%
Mike Leopard 8/10 3029 days 1%
Juandflow 5/10 3029 days 1%
Evian Bolz 7/10 3058 days 1%
Harel Cliad 6/10 3058 days 1%
Chen Levin 6/10 3058 days 1%
Heather Kingston 8/10 3060 days 1%
Audrey Ripoche 8/10 3342 days 0%
Rampon 10/10 3353 days 0%
Debiesse 10/10 3354 days 0%
Loesje 10/10 3366 days 0%
Jan & Jile 10/10 3371 days 0%
Fabian Brand 10/10 3387 days 0%
Will and Taylor 10/10 3394 days 0%
Nadine and Jan 9/10 3438 days 0%
Richard 10/10 3741 days 1%
Marie Dutron 10/10 3741 days 1%
Paul Weidenfeld 9/10 3747 days 1%
Sid 8/10 3852 days 1%
Barbara Probert 3/10 4081 days 0%
Javier Munoz 9/10 4090 days 1%
K & J Overton 9/10 4091 days 1%
Zenager 8/10 4098 days 1%
Julian Tiff 9/10 4112 days 1%
Mary 9/10 4464 days 1%
Yvonne German 10/10 4507 days 1%
Serge Yken 2/10 4578 days 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

89%

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.