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 Dickey Flat 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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Dickey Flat Campsite

Valid Reviews

40 Valid Reviews

The Dickey Flat Campsite experience has a total of 40 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 40 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 6
15%
9/10 11
28%
8/10 11
28%
7/10 7
18%
6/10 2
5%
5/10 2
5%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
3%

79.75% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Dickey Flat Campsite valid reviews is 79.75% and is based on 40 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

11 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 40 valid reviews, the experience has 11 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 11 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 0
0%
9/10 3
27%
8/10 5
45%
7/10 2
18%
6/10 1
9%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

79.09% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Dickey Flat Campsite face-to-face reviews is 79.09% and is based on 11 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

88.27%

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
Ellen 9/10 112 days 100%
Iris 10/10 598 days 45%
Kim Provent 9/10 598 days 45%
Julian 8/10 598 days 43%
Rowanna 10/10 629 days 40%
Agnieszka 9/10 690 days 31%
Nik 8/10 963 days 7%
Anders Knutsson 9/10 993 days 7%
Mike 5/10 994 days 5%
Sarah 1/10 1269 days 3%
Greg Smith 9/10 1303 days 4%
Thomas Crow 10/10 1338 days 4%
Anne Khomko 10/10 1363 days 4%
Annina Jarvinen 8/10 1378 days 3%
Thomas Moller 5/10 1425 days 3%
Dave Rollison 7/10 1664 days 3%
deborah cooper 9/10 1664 days 4%
Nic 10/10 1907 days 3%
Adam 8/10 2089 days 3%
Virginie Polguere 6/10 2136 days 2%
Bob Fontaine 9/10 2249 days 3%
Lena + Kristof 7/10 2385 days 2%
Eva Marsikova 8/10 2387 days 2%
sydneyaharris 8/10 2395 days 2%
John G 8/10 2395 days 2%
Elles Janssen 7/10 2447 days 2%
James Russell 7/10 2737 days 1%
Hannah Watt 7/10 2737 days 1%
Manuel Bach 8/10 2780 days 1%
Marc Engstle 6/10 2783 days 1%
arnaud paquet 8/10 2851 days 1%
ramy 9/10 3065 days 1%
Mo Downes 9/10 3140 days 1%
Phil & Laura 7/10 3154 days 1%
Judith & John Bishop 7/10 3185 days 1%
Marjolein Hartsuiker 8/10 3506 days 0%
Robin 10/10 3765 days 1%
Florian 8/10 3847 days 0%
Kasia Robshaw 9/10 3861 days 1%
Christine Wirth 9/10 3876 days 1%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

88%

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.