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

69 Valid Reviews

The Maitai Bay Campsite experience has a total of 69 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 69 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 21
30%
9/10 17
25%
8/10 21
30%
7/10 6
9%
6/10 2
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 2
3%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.94% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Maitai Bay Campsite valid reviews is 85.94% and is based on 69 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 69 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

86.92%

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
Belen Ramirez 10/10 24 days 100%
Claudi 9/10 54 days 100%
Adam 7/10 174 days 87%
James 8/10 205 days 89%
Olivia 8/10 205 days 89%
Crystal 9/10 358 days 80%
Kate B 10/10 389 days 76%
Critta 10/10 846 days 15%
Rachel 9/10 905 days 11%
Lauren Glass 10/10 967 days 7%
Anton Gordon 7/10 997 days 6%
Amul 10/10 1181 days 5%
Emma Guthrie 8/10 1242 days 4%
Georgia Gray 7/10 1272 days 4%
Belinda Du Plessis 10/10 1273 days 4%
Mikayla Candido 6/10 1317 days 4%
Michelle Smith 8/10 1337 days 4%
Laura 6/10 1393 days 3%
George Keiller 4/10 1417 days 3%
Jason Stalgis 8/10 1628 days 4%
Paul Smith 8/10 1637 days 4%
Tobias Krieghoff 8/10 1733 days 3%
Philipp Jahn 9/10 1766 days 4%
Michelle Smit 7/10 1819 days 3%
Chantal Heller 9/10 1963 days 3%
Urs Baumgartner 9/10 2021 days 3%
Matthias Turck 10/10 2040 days 3%
Marianne Leclerco 10/10 2067 days 3%
Timo von Wirth 9/10 2079 days 3%
Jonathan Briggs 8/10 2091 days 2%
Nikita Jones 10/10 2092 days 3%
Rebecca Can 8/10 2214 days 2%
Helen Ameis 10/10 2282 days 2%
Mike Merrick 7/10 2368 days 2%
Stephanie King 8/10 2379 days 2%
Thomas and Sonja 10/10 2420 days 2%
Jurgen Moors 10/10 2432 days 2%
Heather Kingston 8/10 2458 days 2%
Ron Clarke 8/10 2489 days 2%
Andrew Young 10/10 2703 days 2%
Sara Clausen 9/10 2709 days 1%
Philipp 9/10 2743 days 1%
Apsara Kunda 4/10 2762 days 1%
kiwifamily2 7/10 2762 days 1%
Juandflow 8/10 2762 days 1%
Ourlot 10/10 3068 days 1%
Loesje 8/10 3068 days 1%
lisa taylor 8/10 3068 days 1%
Will and Taylor 8/10 3096 days 1%
Regan Fairley 9/10 3096 days 1%
Jan and Pedi 9/10 3149 days 1%
Steven Hill 9/10 3429 days 0%
Samplonius 8/10 3457 days 0%
Claudia & Julian 10/10 3460 days 0%
S Tucker 9/10 3513 days 0%
colinrea 10/10 3554 days 0%
Rachel Cockroft 9/10 3771 days 1%
Danielle 9/10 3777 days 1%
Iain Campbell 10/10 3777 days 1%
Kendall 8/10 3782 days 1%
Boi Sagarra 9/10 3782 days 1%
joke 8/10 3786 days 1%
Lukis Haertel 10/10 3824 days 1%
iBert 10/10 3827 days 1%
Cymen Crick 10/10 4072 days 1%
hooperuk 10/10 4133 days 1%
timgr 8/10 4239 days 1%
jennyb 9/10 4252 days 1%
Mike 8/10 4266 days 1%

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

87%

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.