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.
94 Valid Reviews
The Okarito Camping Ground experience has a total of 98 reviews. There are 94 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 94 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Okarito Camping Ground valid reviews is 85.96% and is based on 94 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 94 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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|Boardwalk Blss||10/10||207 days||98%|
|Anna Swain||9/10||237 days||96%|
|Liz Wade||9/10||357 days||84%|
|lisa taylor||9/10||389 days||80%|
|Richard & Chris, UK||9/10||389 days||80%|
|Marinette Kegels||7/10||723 days||26%|
|David Aylmore||10/10||815 days||18%|
|Grizzly Girl||9/10||846 days||16%|
|Melinda Pyke||10/10||876 days||13%|
|Nathaniel Bond||10/10||1058 days||4%|
|Helen Rimmer||4/10||1100 days||4%|
|Oceane Imber||10/10||1114 days||5%|
|Joanna Dring||9/10||1115 days||5%|
|Helen Bond||10/10||1119 days||5%|
|Matthijs van Dijk||8/10||1129 days||5%|
|Paul and Paula||10/10||1155 days||5%|
|Arron and Vema||8/10||1379 days||4%|
|Lucy Oury||8/10||1381 days||4%|
|Jerry Bart||7/10||1398 days||4%|
|Emily Livesey||9/10||1414 days||5%|
|Katie Marx||10/10||1425 days||5%|
|Andy Kubic||7/10||1431 days||4%|
|Margo Wiltens||9/10||1582 days||4%|
|Jennifer Ellis||8/10||1708 days||4%|
|W Donovan||8/10||1735 days||4%|
|Sean Stevens||10/10||1791 days||4%|
|Paul Smith||7/10||1795 days||3%|
|Ed Linklater||7/10||1795 days||3%|
|Gabor Kabacs||9/10||1801 days||4%|
|Lisa Conradie||5/10||1819 days||3%|
|Sven Hasselberger||6/10||1831 days||3%|
|Toby Regan||9/10||1843 days||4%|
|Sarah Gurney||10/10||1882 days||4%|
|Steve Warren||9/10||1971 days||3%|
|Alistair Millward||7/10||2152 days||3%|
|Vincent S.||7/10||2155 days||3%|
|Sebastiaan Kemperman||10/10||2170 days||3%|
|Averil Brown||8/10||2181 days||3%|
|Wilma Senior||8/10||2183 days||3%|
|Elles Janssen||8/10||2214 days||3%|
|Christian Roerig||3/10||2214 days||2%|
|Roeland Driessen||5/10||2214 days||2%|
|Lisa Quayle||7/10||2233 days||3%|
|Brita Topp||10/10||2490 days||2%|
|Andrew Young||7/10||2549 days||2%|
|Clara Hayes||10/10||2575 days||2%|
|Cornelia Stark||8/10||2577 days||1%|
|Ludovic Moulou||10/10||2580 days||2%|
|Andrea Beck||9/10||2580 days||2%|
|Helene & Peter||8/10||2641 days||2%|
|Steve Warren||10/10||2672 days||2%|
|I & K Urquhart||9/10||2733 days||2%|
|Sylvia Klatt||9/10||2855 days||1%|
|Maria Klister||10/10||2870 days||1%|
|Cloarec Guillaume||10/10||2881 days||1%|
|Katharina Littlemann||10/10||2898 days||1%|
|Nils Poppenborg||9/10||2899 days||1%|
|Phil & Laura||9/10||2914 days||2%|
|Karsten Meyer||9/10||2991 days||1%|
|Diane Moss||7/10||3265 days||0%|
|Kevin Morris||10/10||3589 days||0%|
|David Taylor||9/10||3591 days||0%|
|Manfred Liuduer||8/10||3621 days||0%|
|Daniel Dubach||10/10||3645 days||0%|
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.