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

88 Valid Reviews

The Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground experience has a total of 91 reviews. There are 88 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 88 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 40
45%
9/10 21
24%
8/10 18
20%
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%

88.98% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground valid reviews is 88.98% and is based on 88 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 88 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

88.12%

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
Brandon 10/10 97 days 100%
Ying 9/10 188 days 96%
Jood 6/10 372 days 66%
NoFearNomads 10/10 401 days 76%
Beggars 10/10 432 days 71%
Monica A 9/10 463 days 67%
Jono 10/10 493 days 62%
Shannon 10/10 524 days 57%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 554 days 50%
Clément 3/10 585 days 36%
Tarsha 5/10 585 days 38%
ben mannering 9/10 585 days 47%
ScoutnIndi 9/10 646 days 37%
Andrew 10/10 738 days 26%
Samuel fabien Jacquart 1/10 766 days 16%
Di Murray 10/10 766 days 22%
Jolanda 10/10 797 days 19%
Nadja Kampfhenkel 10/10 797 days 19%
Elin 10/10 797 days 19%
Stone 10/10 797 days 19%
Samantha H. 10/10 828 days 17%
Jolanda 10/10 889 days 12%
Axel 8/10 889 days 11%
Sophie Skinner 10/10 889 days 12%
Dylan 8/10 950 days 8%
Nathaniel Bond 9/10 1101 days 4%
Anna 9/10 1103 days 5%
Tristan & Jolie 10/10 1103 days 5%
Clobby 10/10 1131 days 5%
Helen Bond 10/10 1162 days 5%
Jozef Pinkerton 8/10 1274 days 4%
Marc Lambert 9/10 1443 days 4%
Cathy Mead 10/10 1460 days 4%
David Blackley 10/10 1484 days 4%
Laurentius Bijsmans 9/10 1487 days 4%
Andrew Wardell 10/10 1495 days 4%
Peter Armstrong 9/10 1496 days 4%
Stuart Gange 8/10 1549 days 4%
Peter Moore 10/10 1568 days 4%
Richard Houghton 8/10 1588 days 4%
Shaylene Noble 9/10 1623 days 4%
Derek Drost 7/10 1623 days 4%
Jenny Adams 10/10 1812 days 4%
Sarah Dial 10/10 1833 days 4%
Gilles Andrieu 8/10 1843 days 3%
Kim 9/10 1843 days 2%
Philippa and Adam 9/10 1865 days 4%
Dan Bow 10/10 1895 days 3%
campasouth1 10/10 1898 days 3%
Faye Livock 10/10 1931 days 3%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 1946 days 3%
Carly-Leanne 10/10 2100 days 3%
Sally Smith 8/10 2138 days 3%
Alexandre Drouet 10/10 2161 days 3%
Mike Merrick 8/10 2197 days 3%
Andrew Cruickshank 9/10 2199 days 3%
Adam Wight 10/10 2201 days 2%
Jurgen Moors 8/10 2243 days 3%
Sidney Stokkers 9/10 2258 days 3%
Lorna fraser 9/10 2442 days 2%
Tom Guthknecht 9/10 2527 days 2%
tracey aylmer 8/10 2564 days 2%
Viola 8/10 2591 days 1%
J D 8/10 2592 days 2%
Mike Fricker 9/10 2623 days 2%
Adam Taniwha 9/10 2654 days 2%
Brian 7/10 2684 days 2%
Karen Perry 7/10 2745 days 2%
Jay Sorrell 7/10 2745 days 2%
AlanDaniel 7/10 2868 days 1%
Colin Webster 10/10 2940 days 1%
Jan Zimmerman 10/10 2944 days 1%
Danish_family 8/10 2957 days 1%
Abee and Suess 10/10 3036 days 1%
Marjo Cousijn 9/10 3036 days 1%
Bandzior 10/10 3080 days 1%
thefresh2o 10/10 3263 days 1%
Dave McLeish 9/10 3321 days 0%
DJohnson 10/10 3476 days 0%
Michael 10/10 3643 days 0%
Steve & Pearl Baker 10/10 3650 days 1%
Echst Daniela 9/10 3683 days 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3811 days 1%
deepujames 8/10 3964 days 1%
Graham Pullman 10/10 4025 days 1%
Anne Heriot 8/10 4065 days 1%
djrogers 10/10 4108 days 1%
koellner 8/10 4113 days 1%

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

88%

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.