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

93 Valid Reviews

The Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground experience has a total of 96 reviews. There are 93 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 93 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 43
46%
9/10 21
23%
8/10 18
19%
7/10 6
6%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 2
2%

88.28% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground valid reviews is 88.28% and is based on 93 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 93 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

83.73%

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
Samantha Mc 1/10 135 days 77%
Wishful fisherman 7/10 135 days 96%
June 10/10 227 days 100%
Trina 10/10 380 days 84%
Mel brown 10/10 441 days 75%
Brandon 10/10 531 days 60%
Ying 9/10 622 days 44%
Jood 6/10 806 days 16%
NoFearNomads 10/10 835 days 17%
Beggars 10/10 866 days 14%
Monica A 9/10 897 days 12%
Jono 10/10 927 days 10%
Shannon 10/10 958 days 8%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 988 days 7%
Clément 3/10 1019 days 5%
Tarsha 5/10 1019 days 5%
ben mannering 9/10 1019 days 6%
ScoutnIndi 9/10 1080 days 5%
Andrew 10/10 1172 days 5%
Samuel fabien Jacquart 1/10 1200 days 4%
Di Murray 10/10 1200 days 5%
Jolanda 10/10 1231 days 5%
Nadja Kampfhenkel 10/10 1231 days 5%
Elin 10/10 1231 days 5%
Stone 10/10 1231 days 5%
Samantha H. 10/10 1262 days 5%
Jolanda 10/10 1323 days 5%
Axel 8/10 1323 days 4%
Sophie Skinner 10/10 1323 days 5%
Dylan 8/10 1384 days 4%
Nathaniel Bond 9/10 1535 days 3%
Anna 9/10 1537 days 4%
Tristan & Jolie 10/10 1537 days 4%
Clobby 10/10 1565 days 4%
Helen Bond 10/10 1596 days 4%
Jozef Pinkerton 8/10 1708 days 4%
Marc Lambert 9/10 1877 days 3%
Cathy Mead 10/10 1894 days 3%
David Blackley 10/10 1918 days 3%
Laurentius Bijsmans 9/10 1921 days 3%
Andrew Wardell 10/10 1929 days 3%
Peter Armstrong 9/10 1930 days 3%
Stuart Gange 8/10 1983 days 3%
Peter Moore 10/10 2002 days 3%
Richard Houghton 8/10 2022 days 3%
Shaylene Noble 9/10 2057 days 3%
Derek Drost 7/10 2057 days 3%
Jenny Adams 10/10 2246 days 3%
Sarah Dial 10/10 2267 days 3%
Gilles Andrieu 8/10 2277 days 2%
Kim 9/10 2277 days 2%
Philippa and Adam 9/10 2299 days 3%
Dan Bow 10/10 2329 days 3%
campasouth1 10/10 2332 days 3%
Faye Livock 10/10 2365 days 2%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 2380 days 2%
Carly-Leanne 10/10 2534 days 2%
Sally Smith 8/10 2572 days 2%
Alexandre Drouet 10/10 2595 days 2%
Mike Merrick 8/10 2631 days 2%
Andrew Cruickshank 9/10 2633 days 2%
Adam Wight 10/10 2635 days 1%
Jurgen Moors 8/10 2677 days 2%
Sidney Stokkers 9/10 2692 days 2%
Lorna fraser 9/10 2876 days 1%
Tom Guthknecht 9/10 2961 days 1%
tracey aylmer 8/10 2998 days 1%
Viola 8/10 3025 days 1%
J D 8/10 3026 days 1%
Mike Fricker 9/10 3057 days 1%
Adam Taniwha 9/10 3088 days 1%
Brian 7/10 3118 days 1%
Karen Perry 7/10 3179 days 1%
Jay Sorrell 7/10 3179 days 1%
AlanDaniel 7/10 3302 days 0%
Colin Webster 10/10 3374 days 0%
Jan Zimmerman 10/10 3378 days 0%
Danish_family 8/10 3391 days 0%
Abee and Suess 10/10 3470 days 0%
Marjo Cousijn 9/10 3470 days 0%
Bandzior 10/10 3514 days 0%
thefresh2o 10/10 3697 days 1%
Dave McLeish 9/10 3755 days 0%
DJohnson 10/10 3910 days 1%
Michael 10/10 4077 days 0%
Steve & Pearl Baker 10/10 4084 days 0%
Echst Daniela 9/10 4117 days 0%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 4245 days 1%
deepujames 8/10 4398 days 1%
Graham Pullman 10/10 4459 days 1%
Anne Heriot 8/10 4499 days 0%
djrogers 10/10 4542 days 0%
koellner 8/10 4547 days 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

84%

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.