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 Little River Campground.

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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Little River Campground

Valid Reviews

49 Valid Reviews

The Little River Campground experience has a total of 49 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 49 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 34
69%
9/10 3
6%
8/10 4
8%
7/10 4
8%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 1
2%
1/10 0
0%

90.41% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Little River Campground valid reviews is 90.41% and is based on 49 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

8 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 49 valid reviews, the experience has 8 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 8 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 3
38%
9/10 0
0%
8/10 2
25%
7/10 2
25%
6/10 1
13%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

82.50% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Little River Campground face-to-face reviews is 82.50% and is based on 8 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

96.66%

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
Joan & Tony 10/10 52 days 99.57 100%
Sophie 10/10 83 days 98.91 99%
Melanie Berger 10/10 111 days 98.05 98%
Mark Blezard 10/10 173 days 95.26 96%
EH 10/10 234 days 91.32 92%
Gina 10/10 234 days 91.32 92%
Marie Sassenberg 10/10 234 days 91.32 92%
Joe 9/10 263 days 89.04 89%
Ken and Denice Paterson 10/10 448 days 68.2 68%
Elsie Cornish 10/10 473 days 64.55 64%
Audrey Brault 10/10 483 days 63.03 62%
Manon Moreno 8/10 498 days true 72.84 73%
Paul Churton 10/10 506 days 59.43 59%
Laura Meelynn 10/10 537 days 54.3 53%
Graham Moger 10/10 553 days 51.55 51%
Hester 10/10 840 days 15.3 13%
Amy Smith 3/10 861 days 12.45 10%
Teresa Scott 10/10 871 days 12.95 11%
AdamAndCarlin Parkerson 10/10 902 days 10.9 9%
Liz Barnett 10/10 1146 days 4.93 3%
Claudia McConnell 10/10 1146 days 4.93 3%
Frederik Lambrecht 10/10 1207 days 4.85 3%
Borja Valls 10/10 1234 days 4.81 3%
Jesse Newman 10/10 1237 days 4.81 3%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 1262 days 4.77 3%
Singapore Sling 5/10 1268 days 4.76 3%
Liz Bushby 10/10 1290 days 4.73 3%
Will Frost 9/10 1292 days 4.73 3%
Duncan White 10/10 1298 days 4.72 3%
Paul Nebrich 9/10 1517 days 4.42 2%
Eric Lambley 7/10 1620 days true 5.14 3%
Hannibal Reizen 10/10 1631 days true 5.12 3%
Bert Snel 10/10 1633 days 4.26 2%
SUE COLEMAN 8/10 1633 days 4.26 2%
Hubert Schmid 8/10 1688 days true 5.03 3%
tschavalon 10/10 1694 days 4.18 2%
Lindsay Roup 10/10 1786 days 4.05 2%
Jenny 10/10 1930 days true 4.63 2%
Rachael 10/10 1930 days true 4.63 2%
Monique Monique 7/10 1937 days 3.85 2%
Andreas 10/10 1968 days 3.8 2%
Jonny Strinati 8/10 2243 days 3.43 1%
François 10/10 2243 days 3.43 1%
Servane Solana 10/10 2333 days 3.3 1%
naturerocks 7/10 2364 days 3.26 1%
Audelsol 10/10 2364 days 3.26 1%
Bandzior 2/10 2394 days 2.83 1%
Sophie 7/10 3033 days true 2.81 1%
John Mathers 6/10 3379 days true 2.25 0%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Little River Campground experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.42% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Little River Campground experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 364 days.

The Little River Campground experience has been adjusted for 21 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
18 -0.36%
19 -0.38%
20 -0.40%
21 -0.42%
22 -0.44%
23 -0.46%
24 -0.48%

Final Ranking Score

96%

The final ranking score once adjustments and 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.

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