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 (Spirits Bay) 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 (Spirits Bay) Campsite

Valid Reviews

52 Valid Reviews

The Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite experience has a total of 53 reviews. There are 52 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 52 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 24
46%
9/10 13
25%
8/10 6
12%
7/10 2
4%
6/10 4
8%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 1
2%
1/10 0
0%

87.12% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite valid reviews is 87.12% and is based on 52 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

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 52 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 (Spirits Bay) 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

92.01%

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
Lidia 10/10 50 days 99.6 100%
Simon Mehana. 10/10 203 days 93.47 94%
jennifer guertler 10/10 234 days 91.32 92%
Paul Smith 9/10 293 days 86.4 87%
Lizzie 7/10 354 days 72.93 73%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 354 days 80.14 80%
Georgia Gray 6/10 629 days 32.71 33%
Mikayla Candido 10/10 672 days 33.35 33%
Kathy Maslin 9/10 785 days 20.23 20%
Laurie 8/10 1120 days 4.71 4%
Felix Bröder 10/10 1130 days 4.94 4%
Alizee Petit 9/10 1227 days 4.77 4%
Bill Milburn 10/10 1361 days 4.54 4%
D Naylor 10/10 1402 days 4.47 4%
Sebastian 10/10 1449 days 4.39 4%
Christine Slowiak 10/10 1572 days 4.18 4%
Katerina Hlavsova 10/10 1714 days 3.94 3%
Celia Nowak 10/10 1728 days true 3.92 3%
Lea Karl 9/10 1772 days true 3.84 3%
Sophie Huybrechts 9/10 1776 days true 3.83 3%
Ron Clarke 9/10 1845 days 3.72 3%
Lagarde 6/10 2027 days true 2.83 2%
Petra Albrchtoval 10/10 2052 days true 3.36 3%
Maxime Ripoche 10/10 2069 days true 3.33 3%
Markus 10/10 2071 days true 3.33 3%
Cornelia Witte 9/10 2071 days true 3.33 3%
Mike Leopard 8/10 2088 days 3.13 3%
Juandflow 5/10 2088 days 2.67 2%
Evian Bolz 7/10 2117 days true 2.96 2%
Harel Cliad 6/10 2117 days true 2.7 2%
Chen Levin 6/10 2117 days true 2.7 2%
Heather Kingston 8/10 2118 days 3.09 3%
Audrey Ripoche 8/10 2401 days true 2.63 2%
Rampon 10/10 2412 days true 2.74 2%
Debiesse 10/10 2413 days true 2.74 2%
Loesje 10/10 2425 days 2.72 2%
Jan & Jile 10/10 2430 days true 2.71 2%
Fabian Brand 10/10 2446 days true 2.69 2%
Will and Taylor 10/10 2453 days 2.67 2%
Nadine and Jan 9/10 2497 days true 2.6 2%
Richard 10/10 2800 days true 2.08 2%
Marie Dutron 10/10 2800 days true 2.08 2%
Paul Weidenfeld 9/10 2806 days true 2.07 2%
Sid 8/10 2911 days true 1.8 1%
Barbara Probert 3/10 3140 days true 1.15 1%
Javier Munoz 9/10 3149 days true 1.48 1%
K & J Overton 9/10 3150 days true 1.48 1%
Zenager 8/10 3157 days true 1.4 1%
Julian Tiff 9/10 3171 days true 1.45 1%
Mary 9/10 3523 days true 0.84 0%
Yvonne German 10/10 3566 days true 0.77 0%
Serge Yken 2/10 3637 days true 0.49 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

92%

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.