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 Maitai 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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Maitai Bay Campsite

Valid Reviews

62 Valid Reviews

The Maitai Bay Campsite experience has a total of 62 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 62 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 19
31%
9/10 15
24%
8/10 19
31%
7/10 5
8%
6/10 2
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 2
3%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.81% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Maitai Bay Campsite valid reviews is 85.81% and is based on 62 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

21 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 62 valid reviews, the experience has 21 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 21 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 6
29%
9/10 9
43%
8/10 6
29%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Maitai Bay Campsite face-to-face reviews is 90.00% and is based on 21 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

86.08%

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
Critta 10/10 199 days 93.72 100%
Rachel 9/10 258 days 89.45 95%
Lauren Glass 10/10 320 days 83.77 89%
Anton Gordon 7/10 350 days 73.34 78%
Amul 10/10 534 days 54.81 58%
Emma Guthrie 8/10 595 days 42.38 45%
Georgia Gray 7/10 625 days 36.4 38%
Belinda Du Plessis 10/10 626 days 39.86 42%
Mikayla Candido 6/10 670 days 27.91 29%
Michelle Smith 8/10 690 days 29.44 31%
Laura 6/10 745 days 20.26 21%
George Keiller 4/10 770 days 17.17 18%
Jason Stalgis 8/10 981 days 6.71 7%
Paul Smith 8/10 990 days 6.41 6%
Tobias Krieghoff 8/10 1086 days 4.76 4%
Philipp Jahn 9/10 1119 days 4.96 5%
Michelle Smit 7/10 1171 days 4.43 4%
Chantal Heller 9/10 1316 days 4.62 4%
Urs Baumgartner 9/10 1374 days 4.52 4%
Matthias Turck 10/10 1393 days 4.49 4%
Marianne Leclerco 10/10 1420 days true 4.44 4%
Timo von Wirth 9/10 1432 days 4.42 4%
Jonathan Briggs 8/10 1444 days true 4.18 4%
Nikita Jones 10/10 1445 days 4.4 4%
Rebecca Can 8/10 1567 days 3.98 4%
Helen Ameis 10/10 1635 days 4.08 4%
Mike Merrick 7/10 1721 days 3.57 3%
Stephanie King 8/10 1732 days 3.71 3%
Thomas and Sonja 10/10 1773 days true 3.84 3%
Jurgen Moors 10/10 1785 days 3.82 3%
Heather Kingston 8/10 1810 days 3.59 3%
Ron Clarke 8/10 1841 days 3.54 3%
Andrew Young 10/10 2056 days 3.35 3%
Sara Clausen 9/10 2062 days true 3.34 3%
Philipp 9/10 2096 days true 3.29 3%
Apsara Kunda 4/10 2115 days 2.57 2%
kiwifamily2 7/10 2115 days 2.96 2%
Juandflow 8/10 2115 days 3.09 3%
Ourlot 10/10 2421 days 2.73 2%
Loesje 8/10 2421 days 2.59 2%
lisa taylor 8/10 2421 days 2.59 2%
Will and Taylor 8/10 2449 days 2.55 2%
Regan Fairley 9/10 2449 days 2.68 2%
Jan and Pedi 9/10 2502 days true 2.59 2%
Steven Hill 9/10 2782 days true 2.11 2%
Samplonius 8/10 2810 days true 1.96 1%
Claudia & Julian 10/10 2813 days true 2.06 2%
S Tucker 9/10 2866 days true 1.97 1%
colinrea 10/10 2907 days 1.9 1%
Rachel Cockroft 9/10 3124 days true 1.53 1%
Danielle 9/10 3130 days true 1.52 1%
Iain Campbell 10/10 3130 days true 1.52 1%
Kendall 8/10 3135 days true 1.43 1%
Boi Sagarra 9/10 3135 days true 1.51 1%
joke 8/10 3139 days true 1.43 1%
Lukis Haertel 10/10 3177 days true 1.43 1%
van7ter 10/10 3180 days 1.43 1%
Cymen Crick 10/10 3425 days 1.01 0%
hooperuk 10/10 3486 days true 0.91 0%
timgr 8/10 3592 days true 0.69 0%
jennyb 9/10 3605 days true 0.7 0%
Mike 8/10 3619 days true 0.64 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

86%

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.