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

92.64%

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 10/10 239 days 90.95 100%
Captain Erick 7/10 239 days 82.76 91%
Darla 10/10 270 days 88.45 97%
Richard & Chris, UK 7/10 270 days 80.49 88%
Timothy Davies 10/10 331 days 82.64 91%
Joan & Tony 10/10 545 days 52.93 58%
Sophie 10/10 576 days 47.68 52%
Melanie Berger 10/10 604 days 43.2 48%
Raphy 9/10 635 days 38.53 42%
Mark Blezard 10/10 666 days 34.16 38%
EH 10/10 727 days 26.46 29%
Gina 10/10 727 days 26.46 29%
Marie Sassenberg 10/10 727 days 26.46 29%
Joe 9/10 757 days 23.1 25%
Ken and Denice Paterson 10/10 941 days 8.76 10%
Elsie Cornish 10/10 966 days 7.64 8%
Audrey Brault 10/10 976 days 7.24 8%
Manon Moreno 8/10 991 days true 6.38 7%
Paul Churton 10/10 999 days 6.46 7%
Laura Meelynn 10/10 1030 days 5.67 6%
Graham Moger 10/10 1046 days 5.38 6%
Hester 10/10 1333 days 4.53 5%
Amy Smith 3/10 1354 days 3.46 4%
Teresa Scott 10/10 1364 days 4.47 5%
AdamAndCarlin Parkerson 10/10 1395 days 4.41 5%
Liz Barnett 10/10 1639 days 3.94 4%
Claudia McConnell 10/10 1639 days 3.94 4%
Frederik Lambrecht 10/10 1700 days 3.82 4%
Borja Valls 10/10 1727 days 3.76 4%
Jesse Newman 10/10 1730 days 3.76 4%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 1755 days 3.71 4%
Singapore Sling 5/10 1761 days 2.99 3%
Liz Bushby 10/10 1783 days 3.65 4%
Will Frost 9/10 1785 days 3.65 4%
Duncan White 10/10 1791 days 3.64 4%
Paul Nebrich 9/10 2010 days 3.21 4%
Eric Lambley 7/10 2113 days true 2.74 3%
Hannibal Reizen 10/10 2124 days true 2.99 3%
Bert Snel 10/10 2126 days 2.98 3%
SUE COLEMAN 8/10 2126 days 2.83 3%
Hubert Schmid 8/10 2181 days true 2.73 3%
tschavalon 10/10 2187 days 2.86 3%
Lindsay Roup 10/10 2280 days 2.68 3%
Jenny 10/10 2423 days true 2.4 3%
Rachael 10/10 2423 days true 2.4 3%
Monique Monique 7/10 2430 days 2.17 2%
Andreas 10/10 2461 days 2.33 3%
Jonny Strinati 8/10 2736 days 1.7 2%
François 10/10 2736 days 1.79 2%
Servane Solana 10/10 2826 days 1.61 2%
naturerocks 7/10 2857 days 1.41 2%
Audelsol 10/10 2857 days 1.55 2%
Bandzior 2/10 2887 days 1.12 1%
Sophie 7/10 3526 days true 0.22 0%
John Mathers 6/10 3872 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

-3.21% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 69 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 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Little River Campground experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -3.16%
198 -3.17%
199 -3.19%
200 -3.21%
201 -3.22%
202 -3.24%
203 -3.26%

Final Ranking Score

89%

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.