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

90 Valid Reviews

The Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground experience has a total of 93 reviews. There are 90 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 90 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 42
47%
9/10 21
23%
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%

89.22% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground valid reviews is 89.22% and is based on 90 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 90 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

90.66%

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 Relative Weight
Trina 10/10 48 days 100%
Mel brown 10/10 110 days 98%
Brandon 10/10 200 days 94%
Ying 9/10 290 days 87%
Jood 6/10 475 days 53%
NoFearNomads 10/10 504 days 60%
Beggars 10/10 535 days 55%
Monica A 9/10 566 days 49%
Jono 10/10 596 days 45%
Shannon 10/10 627 days 40%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 656 days 34%
Clément 3/10 687 days 24%
Tarsha 5/10 687 days 25%
ben mannering 9/10 687 days 31%
ScoutnIndi 9/10 748 days 24%
Andrew 10/10 841 days 15%
Samuel fabien Jacquart 1/10 869 days 9%
Di Murray 10/10 869 days 13%
Jolanda 10/10 900 days 11%
Nadja Kampfhenkel 10/10 900 days 11%
Elin 10/10 900 days 11%
Stone 10/10 900 days 11%
Samantha H. 10/10 931 days 9%
Jolanda 10/10 992 days 7%
Axel 8/10 992 days 6%
Sophie Skinner 10/10 992 days 7%
Dylan 8/10 1052 days 5%
Nathaniel Bond 9/10 1204 days 3%
Anna 9/10 1206 days 5%
Tristan & Jolie 10/10 1206 days 5%
Clobby 10/10 1234 days 5%
Helen Bond 10/10 1265 days 5%
Jozef Pinkerton 8/10 1376 days 4%
Marc Lambert 9/10 1546 days 4%
Cathy Mead 10/10 1563 days 4%
David Blackley 10/10 1587 days 4%
Laurentius Bijsmans 9/10 1590 days 4%
Andrew Wardell 10/10 1598 days 4%
Peter Armstrong 9/10 1598 days 4%
Stuart Gange 8/10 1652 days 4%
Peter Moore 10/10 1671 days 4%
Richard Houghton 8/10 1690 days 4%
Shaylene Noble 9/10 1726 days 4%
Derek Drost 7/10 1726 days 3%
Jenny Adams 10/10 1915 days 3%
Sarah Dial 10/10 1935 days 3%
Gilles Andrieu 8/10 1946 days 3%
Kim 9/10 1946 days 2%
Philippa and Adam 9/10 1968 days 3%
Dan Bow 10/10 1998 days 3%
campasouth1 10/10 2001 days 3%
Faye Livock 10/10 2034 days 3%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 2049 days 3%
Carly-Leanne 10/10 2202 days 3%
Sally Smith 8/10 2240 days 2%
Alexandre Drouet 10/10 2263 days 3%
Mike Merrick 8/10 2300 days 2%
Andrew Cruickshank 9/10 2301 days 3%
Adam Wight 10/10 2304 days 2%
Jurgen Moors 8/10 2346 days 2%
Sidney Stokkers 9/10 2360 days 2%
Lorna fraser 9/10 2544 days 2%
Tom Guthknecht 9/10 2629 days 1%
tracey aylmer 8/10 2667 days 2%
Viola 8/10 2694 days 1%
J D 8/10 2695 days 2%
Mike Fricker 9/10 2726 days 2%
Adam Taniwha 9/10 2757 days 2%
Brian 7/10 2787 days 1%
Karen Perry 7/10 2847 days 1%
Jay Sorrell 7/10 2847 days 1%
AlanDaniel 7/10 2970 days 1%
Colin Webster 10/10 3043 days 1%
Jan Zimmerman 10/10 3047 days 1%
Danish_family 8/10 3060 days 1%
Abee and Suess 10/10 3139 days 1%
Marjo Cousijn 9/10 3139 days 1%
Bandzior 10/10 3183 days 1%
thefresh2o 10/10 3366 days 0%
Dave McLeish 9/10 3424 days 0%
DJohnson 10/10 3578 days 0%
Michael 10/10 3746 days 1%
Steve & Pearl Baker 10/10 3753 days 1%
Echst Daniela 9/10 3786 days 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3914 days 1%
deepujames 8/10 4066 days 1%
Graham Pullman 10/10 4128 days 1%
Anne Heriot 8/10 4168 days 1%
djrogers 10/10 4211 days 1%
koellner 8/10 4216 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

91%

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.