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 Okarito 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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Okarito Camping Ground

Valid Reviews

86 Valid Reviews

The Okarito Camping Ground experience has a total of 90 reviews. There are 86 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 86 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 28
33%
9/10 23
27%
8/10 17
20%
7/10 12
14%
6/10 2
2%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.58% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Okarito Camping Ground valid reviews is 85.58% 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

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.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 86 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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 9
50%
9/10 6
33%
8/10 2
11%
7/10 1
6%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.78% Average

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.

Weighted Average

87.12%

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
Tim 9/10 20 days 99.94 100%
lisa 9/10 20 days 99.94 100%
Garne2019 8/10 265 days 84.43 84%
Maelys 8/10 295 days 81.9 82%
Rachel 10/10 326 days 83.16 83%
TP&MM 7/10 326 days 75.67 76%
Ceri 10/10 354 days 80.14 80%
Shaun 10/10 354 days 80.14 80%
Marinette Kegels 7/10 354 days 72.93 73%
Lauren 9/10 385 days 76.51 77%
Mahi 6/10 416 days 60.24 60%
Raphaele 9/10 416 days 72.58 73%
David Aylmore 10/10 446 days 68.48 69%
Grizzly Girl 9/10 477 days 63.95 64%
Angela 8/10 477 days 60.75 61%
Floatyurboater 8/10 477 days 60.75 61%
Melinda Pyke 10/10 507 days 59.27 59%
Kevin 10/10 660 days 34.99 35%
Nathaniel Bond 10/10 689 days true 31.12 31%
Helen Rimmer 4/10 731 days 20.54 21%
Oceane Imber 10/10 745 days 24.41 24%
Joanna Dring 9/10 746 days 24.3 24%
Helen Bond 10/10 750 days 23.86 24%
Matthijs van Dijk 8/10 760 days 21.64 22%
Katrina 10/10 780 days 20.72 21%
Paul and Paula 10/10 786 days 20.13 20%
Arron and Vema 8/10 1010 days 5.84 6%
Lucy Oury 8/10 1012 days 5.79 6%
Jerry Bart 7/10 1029 days 5.18 5%
Emily Livesey 9/10 1045 days 5.4 5%
Katie Marx 10/10 1056 days 5.24 5%
Andy Kubic 7/10 1062 days 4.71 5%
Margo Wiltens 9/10 1213 days 4.77 5%
Jennifer Ellis 8/10 1339 days 4.3 4%
W Donovan 8/10 1366 days 4.25 4%
Sean Stevens 10/10 1422 days 4.36 4%
Paul Smith 7/10 1426 days 3.96 4%
Ed Linklater 7/10 1426 days 3.96 4%
Gabor Kabacs 9/10 1432 days 4.34 4%
Marina 9/10 1447 days 4.31 4%
Lisa Conradie 5/10 1450 days 3.49 3%
Sven Hasselberger 6/10 1462 days 3.55 4%
Toby Regan 9/10 1474 days 4.26 4%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 1513 days 4.18 4%
Steve Warren 9/10 1602 days 4.01 4%
Alistair Millward 7/10 1783 days 3.32 3%
Vincent S. 7/10 1786 days 3.32 3%
Sebastiaan Kemperman 10/10 1801 days 3.62 4%
Averil Brown 8/10 1812 days 3.42 3%
Wilma Senior 8/10 1814 days 3.41 3%
Elles Janssen 8/10 1845 days 3.36 3%
Christian Roerig 3/10 1845 days 2.72 3%
Roeland Driessen 5/10 1845 days 2.86 3%
Lisa Quayle 7/10 1864 days 3.18 3%
kim 7/10 1967 days 3.0 3%
Brita Topp 10/10 2121 days 2.99 3%
Andrew Young 7/10 2180 days 2.62 3%
Clara Hayes 10/10 2206 days true 2.83 3%
Cornelia Stark 8/10 2208 days true 2.68 3%
Ludovic Moulou 10/10 2211 days 2.82 3%
Andrea Beck 9/10 2211 days true 2.82 3%
Hannah 9/10 2242 days 2.76 3%
Helene & Peter 8/10 2272 days 2.56 3%
Steve Warren 10/10 2303 days 2.64 3%
Jonathan 8/10 2303 days 2.5 3%
I & K Urquhart 9/10 2364 days 2.52 3%
Sylvia Klatt 9/10 2486 days true 2.28 2%
Rainer 10/10 2492 days true 2.27 2%
Maria Klister 10/10 2501 days true 2.25 2%
Cloarec Guillaume 10/10 2512 days true 2.23 2%
Mycall 9/10 2517 days 2.22 2%
Katharina Littlemann 10/10 2529 days true 2.19 2%
Nils Poppenborg 9/10 2530 days true 2.19 2%
Phil & Laura 9/10 2545 days 2.16 2%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2622 days true 2.01 2%
Boule_de_gomme 9/10 2882 days 1.5 2%
Diane Moss 7/10 2896 days true 1.34 1%
Graeme 8/10 2942 days 1.32 1%
pepette31 10/10 3064 days 1.15 1%
damaca 10/10 3064 days 1.15 1%
Kevin Morris 10/10 3220 days true 0.84 1%
Rachel 9/10 3220 days true 0.84 1%
David Taylor 9/10 3222 days true 0.84 1%
Manfred Liuduer 8/10 3252 days true 0.74 1%
Daniel Dubach 10/10 3276 days true 0.73 1%
MundschanGermany 10/10 3963 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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.

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.