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 Port Jackson 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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Port Jackson Campsite

Valid Reviews

44 Valid Reviews

The Port Jackson Campsite experience has a total of 45 reviews. There are 44 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 44 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 21
48%
9/10 19
43%
8/10 4
9%
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%

93.86% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Port Jackson Campsite valid reviews is 93.86% and is based on 44 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

22 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 44 valid reviews, the experience has 22 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 22 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 8
36%
9/10 12
55%
8/10 2
9%
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%

92.73% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Port Jackson Campsite face-to-face reviews is 92.73% and is based on 22 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

96.44%

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
Gareth 10/10 226 days 91.91 100%
Bert 9/10 257 days 89.53 97%
Sheryll 10/10 532 days 55.15 60%
Ashleigh 10/10 560 days 50.36 55%
Kris 10/10 683 days 31.9 35%
Michael Smith 9/10 1080 days 5.04 5%
Fabio Flepp 10/10 1268 days 4.66 5%
Paul Smith 8/10 1284 days 4.4 5%
Claire Buckham 10/10 1290 days 4.62 5%
James Oakes 10/10 1302 days 4.59 5%
Sarah Stone 9/10 1345 days 4.51 5%
Rima 9/10 1382 days 4.44 5%
Patrick Baritz 10/10 1662 days true 3.89 4%
Dave O'Brien 9/10 1664 days true 3.89 4%
Michael 10/10 1752 days 3.71 4%
Camille Guevel 10/10 1983 days true 3.26 4%
Hans Munster 10/10 1997 days 3.23 4%
Roland Oldengarm 9/10 2009 days 3.21 3%
Matthias Bohmert 9/10 2019 days true 3.19 3%
Jurgen Moors 10/10 2087 days 3.06 3%
James Russell 9/10 2334 days true 2.58 3%
Hannah Watt 10/10 2334 days true 2.58 3%
Mark Hofmann 9/10 2364 days true 2.52 3%
Steven Lotrian 10/10 2372 days true 2.5 3%
Clarissa Krote 10/10 2398 days true 2.45 3%
Lane 10/10 2417 days 2.41 3%
sharyn wright 8/10 2448 days 2.23 2%
GN100 10/10 2448 days 2.35 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 9/10 2692 days 1.87 2%
Nigel Shaw 10/10 2692 days 1.87 2%
Menu 9/10 2713 days true 1.83 2%
Kathy Arthurs 8/10 2723 days true 1.72 2%
Fabian Brand 9/10 2744 days true 1.77 2%
Nora and Edward 9/10 2746 days true 1.77 2%
Markus Frei 8/10 3074 days true 1.07 1%
Jessica Marling 9/10 3097 days true 1.08 1%
Mike & Suzann 9/10 3099 days true 1.08 1%
Kaelin 10/10 3193 days true 0.89 1%
Harald Schmidt 10/10 3439 days true 0.41 0%
Sophie 9/10 3482 days true 0.33 0%
Brent S 9/10 3813 days true 0.0 0%
olafrick 9/10 3847 days 0.0 0%
Johannes & Jopke Fokkema 9/10 4173 days true 0.0 0%
Lars 10/10 4196 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

96%

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.