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

55 Valid Reviews

The Little River Campground experience has a total of 55 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 55 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 37
67%
9/10 4
7%
8/10 4
7%
7/10 6
11%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 1
2%
1/10 0
0%

90.18% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Little River Campground valid reviews is 90.18% and is based on 55 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 55 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

93.73%

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
Carla 10/10 64 days 99.35 100%
Captain Erick 7/10 64 days 90.41 91%
Darla 10/10 95 days 98.57 99%
Richard & Chris, UK 7/10 95 days 89.7 90%
Timothy Davies 10/10 156 days 96.14 97%
Joan & Tony 10/10 370 days 78.31 79%
Sophie 10/10 401 days 74.52 75%
Melanie Berger 10/10 429 days 70.84 71%
Raphy 9/10 460 days 66.47 67%
Mark Blezard 10/10 491 days 61.8 62%
EH 10/10 552 days 51.72 52%
Gina 10/10 552 days 51.72 52%
Marie Sassenberg 10/10 552 days 51.72 52%
Joe 9/10 582 days 46.7 47%
Ken and Denice Paterson 10/10 766 days 22.15 22%
Elsie Cornish 10/10 791 days 19.64 20%
Audrey Brault 10/10 801 days 18.7 19%
Manon Moreno 8/10 816 days true 16.47 17%
Paul Churton 10/10 824 days 16.64 17%
Laura Meelynn 10/10 855 days 14.13 14%
Graham Moger 10/10 871 days 12.95 13%
Hester 10/10 1158 days 4.88 5%
Amy Smith 3/10 1179 days 3.72 4%
Teresa Scott 10/10 1189 days 4.82 5%
AdamAndCarlin Parkerson 10/10 1220 days 4.76 5%
Liz Barnett 10/10 1464 days 4.28 4%
Claudia McConnell 10/10 1464 days 4.28 4%
Frederik Lambrecht 10/10 1525 days 4.16 4%
Borja Valls 10/10 1552 days 4.11 4%
Jesse Newman 10/10 1555 days 4.1 4%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 1580 days 4.05 4%
Singapore Sling 5/10 1586 days 3.27 3%
Liz Bushby 10/10 1608 days 4.0 4%
Will Frost 9/10 1610 days 3.99 4%
Duncan White 10/10 1616 days 3.98 4%
Paul Nebrich 9/10 1835 days 3.55 4%
Eric Lambley 7/10 1938 days true 3.05 3%
Hannibal Reizen 10/10 1949 days true 3.33 3%
Bert Snel 10/10 1951 days 3.32 3%
SUE COLEMAN 8/10 1951 days 3.16 3%
Hubert Schmid 8/10 2006 days true 3.06 3%
tschavalon 10/10 2012 days 3.21 3%
Lindsay Roup 10/10 2105 days 3.02 3%
Jenny 10/10 2248 days true 2.74 3%
Rachael 10/10 2248 days true 2.74 3%
Monique Monique 7/10 2255 days 2.48 3%
Andreas 10/10 2286 days 2.67 3%
Jonny Strinati 8/10 2561 days 2.02 2%
François 10/10 2561 days 2.13 2%
Servane Solana 10/10 2651 days 1.95 2%
naturerocks 7/10 2682 days 1.72 2%
Audelsol 10/10 2682 days 1.89 2%
Bandzior 2/10 2712 days 1.38 1%
Sophie 7/10 3351 days true 0.53 1%
John Mathers 6/10 3697 days true 0.0 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

-0.60% 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 199 days.

The Little River Campground experience has been adjusted for 30 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
27 -0.54%
28 -0.56%
29 -0.58%
30 -0.60%
31 -0.62%
32 -0.64%
33 -0.66%

Final Ranking Score

93%

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.