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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
84 Valid Reviews
The Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground experience has a total of 86 reviews. There are 84 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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 84 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Rakaia Gorge Camping Ground valid reviews is 89.05% and is based on 84 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
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.
Within the 84 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:
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.
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.
|Monica A||9/10||51 days||99.59||100%|
|Andrew Hammond||8/10||142 days||91.96||92%|
|ben mannering||9/10||173 days||95.26||95%|
|Samuel fabien Jacquart||1/10||354 days||58.5||59%|
|Di Murray||10/10||354 days||80.14||80%|
|Nadja Kampfhenkel||10/10||385 days||76.51||77%|
|Samantha H.||10/10||416 days||72.58||73%|
|Sophie Skinner||10/10||477 days||63.95||64%|
|Nathaniel Bond||9/10||689 days||31.12||31%|
|Tristan & Jolie||10/10||691 days||30.86||31%|
|Helen Bond||10/10||750 days||23.86||24%|
|Jozef Pinkerton||8/10||862 days||12.92||13%|
|Marc Lambert||9/10||1031 days||5.65||6%|
|Cathy Mead||10/10||1048 days||5.35||5%|
|David Blackley||10/10||1072 days||5.08||5%|
|Laurentius Bijsmans||9/10||1075 days||5.06||5%|
|Andrew Wardell||10/10||1083 days||5.02||5%|
|Peter Armstrong||9/10||1084 days||5.02||5%|
|Stuart Gange||8/10||1137 days||4.67||5%|
|Peter Moore||10/10||1156 days||4.88||5%|
|Richard Houghton||8/10||1176 days||4.6||5%|
|Shaylene Noble||9/10||1211 days||4.77||5%|
|Derek Drost||7/10||1211 days||4.34||4%|
|Jenny Adams||10/10||1400 days||4.4||4%|
|Sarah Dial||10/10||1421 days||4.36||4%|
|Gilles Andrieu||8/10||1431 days||4.13||4%|
|Philippa and Adam||9/10||1453 days||4.3||4%|
|Dan Bow||10/10||1483 days||4.24||4%|
|Faye Livock||10/10||1519 days||4.17||4%|
|Sarah Gurney||10/10||1534 days||4.14||4%|
|Sally Smith||8/10||1726 days||3.58||4%|
|Alexandre Drouet||10/10||1749 days||3.72||4%|
|Mike Merrick||8/10||1785 days||3.47||3%|
|Andrew Cruickshank||9/10||1787 days||3.65||4%|
|Adam Wight||10/10||1789 days||3.64||4%|
|Jurgen Moors||8/10||1831 days||3.38||3%|
|Sidney Stokkers||9/10||1846 days||3.53||4%|
|Lorna fraser||9/10||2030 days||3.17||3%|
|Tom Guthknecht||9/10||2115 days||3.0||3%|
|tracey aylmer||8/10||2152 days||2.78||3%|
|J D||8/10||2180 days||2.73||3%|
|Mike Fricker||9/10||2211 days||2.82||3%|
|Adam Taniwha||9/10||2242 days||2.76||3%|
|Karen Perry||7/10||2333 days||2.35||2%|
|Jay Sorrell||7/10||2333 days||2.35||2%|
|Colin Webster||10/10||2528 days||2.2||2%|
|Jan Zimmerman||10/10||2532 days||2.19||2%|
|Abee and Suess||10/10||2624 days||2.01||2%|
|Marjo Cousijn||9/10||2624 days||2.01||2%|
|Dave McLeish||9/10||2909 days||1.45||1%|
|Steve & Pearl Baker||10/10||3238 days||0.81||1%|
|Echst Daniela||9/10||3271 days||0.74||1%|
|Andrew Hammond||8/10||3399 days||0.47||0%|
|Graham Pullman||10/10||3613 days||0.07||0%|
|Anne Heriot||8/10||3653 days||0.0||0%|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.