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

86.68%

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 6/10 235 days 75.74 85%
NoFearNomads 10/10 264 days 88.96 100%
Beggars 10/10 295 days 86.21 97%
Monica A 9/10 326 days 83.16 93%
Jono 10/10 356 days 79.92 90%
Shannon 10/10 387 days 76.27 86%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 417 days 68.82 77%
Clément 3/10 448 days 52.51 59%
Tarsha 5/10 448 days 55.24 62%
ben mannering 9/10 448 days 68.2 77%
ScoutnIndi 9/10 509 days 58.95 66%
Andrew 10/10 601 days 43.67 49%
Samuel fabien Jacquart 1/10 629 days 28.77 32%
Di Murray 10/10 629 days 39.41 44%
Jolanda 10/10 660 days 34.99 39%
Nadja Kampfhenkel 10/10 660 days 34.99 39%
Elin 10/10 660 days 34.99 39%
Stone 10/10 660 days 34.99 39%
Samantha H. 10/10 691 days 30.86 35%
Jolanda 10/10 752 days 23.64 27%
Axel 8/10 752 days 22.46 25%
Sophie Skinner 10/10 752 days 23.64 27%
Dylan 8/10 813 days 16.72 19%
Nathaniel Bond 9/10 964 days true 7.72 9%
Anna 9/10 966 days 7.64 9%
Tristan & Jolie 10/10 966 days 7.64 9%
Clobby 10/10 994 days 6.62 7%
Helen Bond 10/10 1025 days 5.78 6%
Jozef Pinkerton 8/10 1137 days 4.67 5%
Marc Lambert 9/10 1306 days 4.59 5%
Cathy Mead 10/10 1323 days 4.55 5%
David Blackley 10/10 1347 days 4.51 5%
Laurentius Bijsmans 9/10 1350 days 4.5 5%
Andrew Wardell 10/10 1358 days 4.49 5%
Peter Armstrong 9/10 1359 days 4.48 5%
Stuart Gange 8/10 1412 days 4.16 5%
Peter Moore 10/10 1431 days 4.34 5%
Richard Houghton 8/10 1451 days 4.09 5%
Shaylene Noble 9/10 1486 days 4.23 5%
Derek Drost 7/10 1486 days 3.85 4%
Jenny Adams 10/10 1675 days 3.86 4%
Sarah Dial 10/10 1696 days 3.82 4%
Gilles Andrieu 8/10 1706 days 3.61 4%
Kim 9/10 1706 days true 3.8 4%
Philippa and Adam 9/10 1728 days 3.76 4%
Dan Bow 10/10 1758 days 3.7 4%
campasouth1 10/10 1761 days 3.7 4%
Faye Livock 10/10 1794 days 3.63 4%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 1809 days 3.6 4%
Carly-Leanne 10/10 1963 days 3.3 4%
Sally Smith 8/10 2001 days 3.07 3%
Alexandre Drouet 10/10 2024 days 3.18 4%
Mike Merrick 8/10 2060 days 2.96 3%
Andrew Cruickshank 9/10 2062 days 3.11 3%
Adam Wight 10/10 2064 days true 3.1 3%
Jurgen Moors 8/10 2106 days 2.87 3%
Sidney Stokkers 9/10 2121 days 2.99 3%
Lorna fraser 9/10 2305 days 2.63 3%
Tom Guthknecht 9/10 2390 days true 2.47 3%
tracey aylmer 8/10 2427 days 2.27 3%
Viola 8/10 2454 days true 2.22 2%
J D 8/10 2455 days 2.22 2%
Mike Fricker 9/10 2486 days 2.28 3%
Adam Taniwha 9/10 2517 days 2.22 2%
Brian 7/10 2547 days 1.96 2%
Karen Perry 7/10 2608 days 1.86 2%
Jay Sorrell 7/10 2608 days 1.86 2%
AlanDaniel 7/10 2731 days 1.64 2%
Colin Webster 10/10 2803 days true 1.66 2%
Jan Zimmerman 10/10 2807 days true 1.65 2%
Danish_family 8/10 2820 days 1.54 2%
Abee and Suess 10/10 2899 days true 1.47 2%
Marjo Cousijn 9/10 2899 days true 1.47 2%
Bandzior 10/10 2943 days 1.38 2%
thefresh2o 10/10 3126 days 1.03 1%
Dave McLeish 9/10 3184 days true 0.91 1%
DJohnson 10/10 3339 days 0.61 1%
Michael 10/10 3506 days true 0.28 0%
Steve & Pearl Baker 10/10 3513 days true 0.27 0%
Echst Daniela 9/10 3546 days true 0.2 0%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3674 days 0.0 0%
deepujames 8/10 3827 days 0.0 0%
Graham Pullman 10/10 3888 days 0.0 0%
Anne Heriot 8/10 3928 days true 0.0 0%
djrogers 10/10 3971 days true 0.0 0%
koellner 8/10 3976 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.