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 Okarito Camping Ground.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
96 Valid Reviews
The Okarito Camping Ground experience has a total of 100 reviews. There are 96 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 4 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 96 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Okarito Camping Ground valid reviews is 85.83% and is based on 96 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
18 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 96 valid reviews, the experience has 18 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 18 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Okarito Camping Ground face-to-face reviews is 92.78% and is based on 18 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.
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|Cait Turner||8/10||293 days||90%|
|Boardwalk Blss||10/10||477 days||70%|
|Anna Swain||9/10||507 days||65%|
|Liz Wade||9/10||627 days||43%|
|lisa taylor||9/10||659 days||38%|
|Richard & Chris, UK||9/10||659 days||38%|
|Marinette Kegels||7/10||993 days||6%|
|David Aylmore||10/10||1085 days||5%|
|Grizzly Girl||9/10||1116 days||5%|
|Melinda Pyke||10/10||1146 days||5%|
|Nathaniel Bond||10/10||1328 days||3%|
|Helen Rimmer||4/10||1370 days||4%|
|Oceane Imber||10/10||1384 days||5%|
|Joanna Dring||9/10||1385 days||5%|
|Helen Bond||10/10||1389 days||5%|
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|Paul and Paula||10/10||1425 days||5%|
|Arron and Vema||8/10||1649 days||4%|
|Lucy Oury||8/10||1651 days||4%|
|Jerry Bart||7/10||1668 days||4%|
|Emily Livesey||9/10||1684 days||4%|
|Katie Marx||10/10||1695 days||4%|
|Andy Kubic||7/10||1701 days||4%|
|Margo Wiltens||9/10||1852 days||4%|
|Jennifer Ellis||8/10||1978 days||3%|
|W Donovan||8/10||2005 days||3%|
|Sean Stevens||10/10||2061 days||3%|
|Paul Smith||7/10||2065 days||3%|
|Ed Linklater||7/10||2065 days||3%|
|Gabor Kabacs||9/10||2071 days||3%|
|Lisa Conradie||5/10||2089 days||3%|
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|Toby Regan||9/10||2113 days||3%|
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|Alistair Millward||7/10||2422 days||2%|
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|Sebastiaan Kemperman||10/10||2440 days||2%|
|Averil Brown||8/10||2451 days||2%|
|Wilma Senior||8/10||2453 days||2%|
|Elles Janssen||8/10||2484 days||2%|
|Christian Roerig||3/10||2484 days||2%|
|Roeland Driessen||5/10||2484 days||2%|
|Lisa Quayle||7/10||2503 days||2%|
|Brita Topp||10/10||2760 days||2%|
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|Ludovic Moulou||10/10||2850 days||2%|
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|I & K Urquhart||9/10||3003 days||1%|
|Sylvia Klatt||9/10||3125 days||1%|
|Maria Klister||10/10||3140 days||1%|
|Cloarec Guillaume||10/10||3151 days||1%|
|Katharina Littlemann||10/10||3168 days||1%|
|Nils Poppenborg||9/10||3169 days||1%|
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|Diane Moss||7/10||3535 days||0%|
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|David Taylor||9/10||3861 days||1%|
|Manfred Liuduer||8/10||3891 days||1%|
|Daniel Dubach||10/10||3915 days||1%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Okarito 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 email@example.com.