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 Otamure Bay (Whananaki) 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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Otamure Bay (Whananaki) Campsite

Valid Reviews

41 Valid Reviews

The Otamure Bay (Whananaki) Campsite experience has a total of 41 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 41 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
27%
9/10 12
29%
8/10 10
24%
7/10 3
7%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 2
5%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 2
5%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.17% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Otamure Bay (Whananaki) Campsite valid reviews is 83.17% and is based on 41 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

17 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 41 valid reviews, the experience has 17 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 17 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
29%
9/10 7
41%
8/10 3
18%
7/10 1
6%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
6%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.47% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Otamure Bay (Whananaki) Campsite face-to-face reviews is 86.47% and is based on 17 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

81.42%

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
Kiwicampers 5/10 183 days 85%
Tee 10/10 245 days 100%
Rapha 10/10 520 days 63%
N&J Moseling 7/10 549 days 52%
Zoe 8/10 855 days 15%
The big German family 10/10 855 days 15%
Tam 8/10 886 days 12%
Sabine 9/10 945 days 9%
paul halliday 8/10 1037 days 6%
Jaime MacLean 8/10 1631 days 4%
Philipp Jahn 6/10 1775 days 3%
Miraz Tastula 5/10 1776 days 3%
mathieu boustie 7/10 2072 days 3%
Naelan Le Borgue 7/10 2337 days 2%
Nicolas Dugast 3/10 2371 days 2%
Wilma Senior 9/10 2406 days 3%
Jurgen Moors 10/10 2441 days 2%
Oliver Powles 9/10 2445 days 2%
Fiona Hawkins 8/10 2674 days 2%
Catherine Schlachter 10/10 2687 days 2%
Christina Perez 9/10 2687 days 2%
Mike Leopard 10/10 2740 days 2%
Dan Lawson 10/10 2752 days 2%
kiwifamily2 8/10 2771 days 2%
arnaud paquet 8/10 2832 days 1%
Janina Hoffmann 3/10 3072 days 1%
PandK 8/10 3350 days 0%
Mark Westebring 9/10 3429 days 0%
Christop Isabella 9/10 3430 days 0%
Hanna_Malte 9/10 3442 days 0%
Daniel & Manuela 10/10 3448 days 0%
Franziska & Katrin 9/10 3463 days 0%
Mirando4ka 10/10 3471 days 0%
jule 9/10 3563 days 0%
Johanna & Mark 9/10 3790 days 1%
Kendall 9/10 3791 days 1%
Amanda Neall 8/10 3800 days 1%
Rissa W 9/10 3808 days 1%
Hershell 10/10 4165 days 1%
Ann S 10/10 4271 days 1%
billdee 8/10 4385 days 1%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

81%

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.