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 Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground.

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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Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground

Valid Reviews

86 Valid Reviews

The Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground experience has a total of 89 reviews. There are 86 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 86 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 39
45%
9/10 20
23%
8/10 18
21%
7/10 5
6%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
1%

88.84% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground valid reviews is 88.84% and is based on 86 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

16 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 86 valid reviews, the experience has 16 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 16 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 7
44%
9/10 6
38%
8/10 3
19%
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%

92.50% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground face-to-face reviews is 92.50% and is based on 16 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

86.84%

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
Jood 6/10 167 days 79.33 84%
NoFearNomads 10/10 196 days 93.91 100%
Beggars 10/10 227 days 91.83 98%
Monica A 9/10 258 days 89.45 95%
Jono 10/10 288 days 86.86 92%
Shannon 10/10 319 days 83.87 89%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 349 days 76.66 82%
Clément 3/10 380 days 59.38 63%
Tarsha 5/10 380 days 62.47 67%
ben mannering 9/10 380 days 77.12 82%
ScoutnIndi 9/10 441 days 69.18 74%
Andrew 10/10 533 days 54.98 59%
Samuel fabien Jacquart 1/10 561 days 36.64 39%
Di Murray 10/10 561 days 50.19 53%
Jolanda 10/10 592 days 45.09 48%
Nadja Kampfhenkel 10/10 592 days 45.09 48%
Elin 10/10 592 days 45.09 48%
Stone 10/10 592 days 45.09 48%
Samantha H. 10/10 623 days 40.3 43%
Jolanda 10/10 684 days 31.77 34%
Axel 8/10 684 days 30.18 32%
Sophie Skinner 10/10 684 days 31.77 34%
Dylan 8/10 745 days 23.19 25%
Nathaniel Bond 9/10 896 days true 11.28 12%
Anna 9/10 898 days 11.15 12%
Tristan & Jolie 10/10 898 days 11.15 12%
Clobby 10/10 926 days 9.53 10%
Helen Bond 10/10 957 days 8.02 9%
Jozef Pinkerton 8/10 1069 days 4.85 5%
Marc Lambert 9/10 1238 days 4.72 5%
Cathy Mead 10/10 1255 days 4.69 5%
David Blackley 10/10 1279 days 4.64 5%
Laurentius Bijsmans 9/10 1282 days 4.63 5%
Andrew Wardell 10/10 1290 days 4.62 5%
Peter Armstrong 9/10 1291 days 4.62 5%
Stuart Gange 8/10 1344 days 4.29 5%
Peter Moore 10/10 1363 days 4.48 5%
Richard Houghton 8/10 1383 days 4.21 4%
Shaylene Noble 9/10 1418 days 4.37 5%
Derek Drost 7/10 1418 days 3.97 4%
Jenny Adams 10/10 1607 days 4.0 4%
Sarah Dial 10/10 1628 days 3.96 4%
Gilles Andrieu 8/10 1638 days 3.74 4%
Kim 9/10 1638 days true 3.94 4%
Philippa and Adam 9/10 1660 days 3.89 4%
Dan Bow 10/10 1690 days 3.84 4%
campasouth1 10/10 1693 days 3.83 4%
Faye Livock 10/10 1726 days 3.77 4%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 1741 days 3.74 4%
Carly-Leanne 10/10 1895 days 3.43 4%
Sally Smith 8/10 1933 days 3.19 3%
Alexandre Drouet 10/10 1956 days 3.32 4%
Mike Merrick 8/10 1992 days 3.08 3%
Andrew Cruickshank 9/10 1994 days 3.24 3%
Adam Wight 10/10 1996 days true 3.24 3%
Jurgen Moors 8/10 2038 days 3.0 3%
Sidney Stokkers 9/10 2053 days 3.13 3%
Lorna fraser 9/10 2237 days 2.77 3%
Tom Guthknecht 9/10 2322 days true 2.6 3%
tracey aylmer 8/10 2359 days 2.4 3%
Viola 8/10 2386 days true 2.35 3%
J D 8/10 2387 days 2.35 3%
Mike Fricker 9/10 2418 days 2.41 3%
Adam Taniwha 9/10 2449 days 2.35 3%
Brian 7/10 2479 days 2.09 2%
Karen Perry 7/10 2540 days 1.98 2%
Jay Sorrell 7/10 2540 days 1.98 2%
AlanDaniel 7/10 2663 days 1.76 2%
Colin Webster 10/10 2735 days true 1.79 2%
Jan Zimmerman 10/10 2739 days true 1.78 2%
Danish_family 8/10 2752 days 1.67 2%
Abee and Suess 10/10 2831 days true 1.6 2%
Marjo Cousijn 9/10 2831 days true 1.6 2%
Bandzior 10/10 2875 days 1.52 2%
thefresh2o 10/10 3058 days 1.16 1%
Dave McLeish 9/10 3116 days true 1.05 1%
DJohnson 10/10 3271 days 0.74 1%
Michael 10/10 3438 days true 0.41 0%
Steve & Pearl Baker 10/10 3445 days true 0.4 0%
Echst Daniela 9/10 3478 days true 0.34 0%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3606 days 0.08 0%
deepujames 8/10 3759 days 0.0 0%
Graham Pullman 10/10 3820 days 0.0 0%
Anne Heriot 8/10 3860 days true 0.0 0%
djrogers 10/10 3903 days true 0.0 0%
koellner 8/10 3908 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

87%

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.