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

59 Valid Reviews

The Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite experience has a total of 61 reviews. There are 59 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 59 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 26
44%
9/10 15
25%
8/10 9
15%
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%

87.29% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite valid reviews is 87.29% and is based on 59 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 59 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

90.73%

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
chels 9/10 46 days 100%
Bluescruize 10/10 136 days 97%
Sarah Coughlan 8/10 258 days 85%
Robo 10/10 289 days 87%
Marie 8/10 533 days 52%
Adam 8/10 533 days 52%
Feija 9/10 563 days 50%
Lidia 10/10 624 days 40%
Simon Mehana. 10/10 777 days 21%
jennifer guertler 10/10 808 days 18%
Paul Smith 9/10 867 days 13%
Lizzie 7/10 928 days 8%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 928 days 9%
Georgia Gray 6/10 1203 days 4%
Mikayla Candido 10/10 1246 days 4%
Kathy Maslin 9/10 1359 days 4%
Laurie 8/10 1694 days 3%
Felix Bröder 10/10 1704 days 4%
Alizee Petit 9/10 1801 days 3%
Bill Milburn 10/10 1935 days 3%
D Naylor 10/10 1976 days 3%
Sebastian 10/10 2023 days 3%
Christine Slowiak 10/10 2146 days 3%
Katerina Hlavsova 10/10 2288 days 2%
Celia Nowak 10/10 2302 days 2%
Lea Karl 9/10 2346 days 2%
Sophie Huybrechts 9/10 2350 days 2%
Ron Clarke 9/10 2419 days 2%
Lagarde 6/10 2601 days 1%
Petra Albrchtoval 10/10 2626 days 2%
Maxime Ripoche 10/10 2643 days 2%
Markus 10/10 2645 days 2%
Cornelia Witte 9/10 2645 days 2%
Mike Leopard 8/10 2662 days 2%
Juandflow 5/10 2662 days 1%
Evian Bolz 7/10 2691 days 1%
Harel Cliad 6/10 2691 days 1%
Chen Levin 6/10 2691 days 1%
Heather Kingston 8/10 2692 days 1%
Audrey Ripoche 8/10 2975 days 1%
Rampon 10/10 2986 days 1%
Debiesse 10/10 2987 days 1%
Loesje 10/10 2999 days 1%
Jan & Jile 10/10 3004 days 1%
Fabian Brand 10/10 3020 days 1%
Will and Taylor 10/10 3027 days 1%
Nadine and Jan 9/10 3071 days 1%
Richard 10/10 3374 days 0%
Marie Dutron 10/10 3374 days 0%
Paul Weidenfeld 9/10 3380 days 0%
Sid 8/10 3485 days 0%
Barbara Probert 3/10 3714 days 0%
Javier Munoz 9/10 3723 days 1%
K & J Overton 9/10 3724 days 1%
Zenager 8/10 3731 days 1%
Julian Tiff 9/10 3745 days 1%
Mary 9/10 4097 days 1%
Yvonne German 10/10 4140 days 1%
Serge Yken 2/10 4211 days 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

91%

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.