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 Kai Iwi Lakes 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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Kai Iwi Lakes Campsite

Valid Reviews

24 Valid Reviews

The Kai Iwi Lakes Campsite experience has a total of 24 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 24 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 1
4%
9/10 12
50%
8/10 4
17%
7/10 4
17%
6/10 1
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
4%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
4%

78.75% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kai Iwi Lakes Campsite valid reviews is 78.75% and is based on 24 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

7 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 24 valid reviews, the experience has 7 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 7 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 0
0%
9/10 6
86%
8/10 1
14%
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%

88.57% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kai Iwi Lakes Campsite face-to-face reviews is 88.57% and is based on 7 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

85.90%

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
Marg Dale 9/10 23 days 100%
Melanie 9/10 114 days 98%
Cary & JoAnn 10/10 357 days 80%
Billie Ratu 7/10 418 days 66%
Heiko 1/10 966 days 5%
Elke fuenfstueck 4/10 966 days 6%
The Olivers 8/10 1210 days 4%
Laura 9/10 1360 days 4%
Robert Simpson 6/10 1623 days 3%
Paul Smith 7/10 1641 days 3%
Alizee Petit 7/10 1890 days 3%
Jacques Dumas 9/10 2030 days 3%
Roel Boorsma 9/10 2052 days 3%
Julia 8/10 2364 days 2%
Oliver Powles 9/10 2435 days 1%
Matthew Trezise 9/10 2721 days 1%
Henry Thiel 9/10 2742 days 1%
kiwifamily2 7/10 2761 days 1%
Lindsay Berquist 9/10 3006 days 1%
Anna 9/10 3399 days 0%
Kay and Colin Yendole 9/10 3822 days 0%
Wagner 9/10 4188 days 0%
Taya Cross 8/10 4191 days 0%
timgr 8/10 4238 days 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Kai Iwi Lakes 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.