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

39 Valid Reviews

The Otamure Bay (Whananaki) Campsite experience has a total of 39 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 39 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 10
26%
9/10 12
31%
8/10 10
26%
7/10 3
8%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 1
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 2
5%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.59% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Otamure Bay (Whananaki) Campsite valid reviews is 83.59% and is based on 39 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 39 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

85.51%

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
Rapha 10/10 202 days 93.53 100%
N&J Moseling 7/10 231 days 83.31 89%
Zoe 8/10 537 days 51.59 55%
The big German family 10/10 537 days 54.3 58%
Tam 8/10 568 days 46.56 50%
Sabine 9/10 627 days 39.71 42%
paul halliday 8/10 719 days 26.03 28%
Jaime MacLean 8/10 1313 days 4.34 5%
Philipp Jahn 6/10 1457 days 3.56 4%
Miraz Tastula 5/10 1458 days 3.47 4%
mathieu boustie 7/10 1754 days 3.38 4%
Naelan Le Borgue 7/10 2019 days true 2.9 3%
Nicolas Dugast 3/10 2053 days 2.41 3%
Wilma Senior 9/10 2088 days 3.06 3%
Jurgen Moors 10/10 2123 days 2.99 3%
Oliver Powles 9/10 2127 days true 2.98 3%
Fiona Hawkins 8/10 2356 days true 2.41 3%
Catherine Schlachter 10/10 2369 days true 2.51 3%
Christina Perez 9/10 2369 days true 2.51 3%
Mike Leopard 10/10 2422 days 2.4 3%
Dan Lawson 10/10 2434 days true 2.38 3%
kiwifamily2 8/10 2453 days 2.23 2%
arnaud paquet 8/10 2514 days 2.11 2%
Janina Hoffmann 3/10 2754 days true 1.35 1%
PandK 8/10 3032 days 1.15 1%
Mark Westebring 9/10 3111 days true 1.05 1%
Christop Isabella 9/10 3112 days true 1.05 1%
Hanna_Malte 9/10 3124 days 1.03 1%
Daniel & Manuela 10/10 3130 days true 1.02 1%
Franziska & Katrin 9/10 3145 days true 0.99 1%
Mirando4ka 10/10 3153 days 0.97 1%
jule 9/10 3245 days 0.79 1%
Johanna & Mark 9/10 3472 days true 0.35 0%
Kendall 9/10 3473 days true 0.35 0%
Amanda Neall 8/10 3482 days true 0.31 0%
Rissa W 9/10 3490 days 0.31 0%
Hershell 10/10 3847 days true 0.0 0%
Ann S 10/10 3953 days true 0.0 0%
billdee 8/10 4067 days true 0.0 0%

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

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.