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||110 days||94%|
|Boardwalk Blss||10/10||294 days||87%|
|Anna Swain||9/10||324 days||84%|
|Liz Wade||9/10||444 days||69%|
|lisa taylor||9/10||476 days||64%|
|Richard & Chris, UK||9/10||476 days||64%|
|Marinette Kegels||7/10||810 days||16%|
|David Aylmore||10/10||902 days||11%|
|Grizzly Girl||9/10||933 days||9%|
|Melinda Pyke||10/10||963 days||8%|
|Nathaniel Bond||10/10||1145 days||3%|
|Helen Rimmer||4/10||1187 days||4%|
|Oceane Imber||10/10||1201 days||5%|
|Joanna Dring||9/10||1202 days||5%|
|Helen Bond||10/10||1206 days||5%|
|Matthijs van Dijk||8/10||1216 days||4%|
|Paul and Paula||10/10||1242 days||4%|
|Arron and Vema||8/10||1466 days||4%|
|Lucy Oury||8/10||1468 days||4%|
|Jerry Bart||7/10||1485 days||4%|
|Emily Livesey||9/10||1501 days||4%|
|Katie Marx||10/10||1512 days||4%|
|Andy Kubic||7/10||1518 days||4%|
|Margo Wiltens||9/10||1669 days||4%|
|Jennifer Ellis||8/10||1795 days||3%|
|W Donovan||8/10||1822 days||3%|
|Sean Stevens||10/10||1878 days||3%|
|Paul Smith||7/10||1882 days||3%|
|Ed Linklater||7/10||1882 days||3%|
|Gabor Kabacs||9/10||1888 days||3%|
|Lisa Conradie||5/10||1906 days||3%|
|Sven Hasselberger||6/10||1918 days||3%|
|Toby Regan||9/10||1930 days||3%|
|Sarah Gurney||10/10||1969 days||3%|
|Steve Warren||9/10||2058 days||3%|
|Alistair Millward||7/10||2239 days||2%|
|Vincent S.||7/10||2242 days||2%|
|Sebastiaan Kemperman||10/10||2257 days||2%|
|Averil Brown||8/10||2268 days||2%|
|Wilma Senior||8/10||2270 days||2%|
|Elles Janssen||8/10||2301 days||2%|
|Christian Roerig||3/10||2301 days||2%|
|Roeland Driessen||5/10||2301 days||2%|
|Lisa Quayle||7/10||2320 days||2%|
|Brita Topp||10/10||2577 days||2%|
|Andrew Young||7/10||2636 days||2%|
|Clara Hayes||10/10||2662 days||1%|
|Cornelia Stark||8/10||2664 days||1%|
|Ludovic Moulou||10/10||2667 days||2%|
|Andrea Beck||9/10||2667 days||1%|
|Helene & Peter||8/10||2728 days||1%|
|Steve Warren||10/10||2759 days||1%|
|I & K Urquhart||9/10||2820 days||1%|
|Sylvia Klatt||9/10||2942 days||1%|
|Maria Klister||10/10||2957 days||1%|
|Cloarec Guillaume||10/10||2968 days||1%|
|Katharina Littlemann||10/10||2985 days||1%|
|Nils Poppenborg||9/10||2986 days||1%|
|Phil & Laura||9/10||3001 days||1%|
|Karsten Meyer||9/10||3078 days||1%|
|Diane Moss||7/10||3352 days||0%|
|Kevin Morris||10/10||3676 days||0%|
|David Taylor||9/10||3678 days||0%|
|Manfred Liuduer||8/10||3708 days||0%|
|Daniel Dubach||10/10||3732 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.