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

92 Valid Reviews

The Okarito Camping Ground experience has a total of 96 reviews. There are 92 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 92 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 29
32%
9/10 27
29%
8/10 18
20%
7/10 12
13%
6/10 2
2%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.87% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Okarito Camping Ground valid reviews is 85.87% and is based on 92 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 92 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

87.87%

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
Anna Swain 9/10 39 days 99.76 100%
Linda 8/10 131 days 92.42 93%
Liz Wade 9/10 160 days 95.94 96%
Enzo 10/10 160 days 95.94 96%
Tim 9/10 191 days 94.22 94%
lisa taylor 9/10 191 days 94.22 94%
lisa 9/10 191 days 94.22 94%
Richard & Chris, UK 9/10 191 days 94.22 94%
Garne2019 8/10 436 days 66.38 67%
Maelys 8/10 466 days 62.31 62%
Rachel 10/10 497 days 60.86 61%
TP&MM 7/10 497 days 55.38 56%
Ceri 10/10 525 days 56.32 56%
Shaun 10/10 525 days 56.32 56%
Marinette Kegels 7/10 525 days 51.25 51%
Lauren 9/10 556 days 51.04 51%
Mahi 6/10 587 days 38.09 38%
Raphaele 9/10 587 days 45.89 46%
David Aylmore 10/10 617 days 41.21 41%
Grizzly Girl 9/10 648 days 36.66 37%
Angela 8/10 648 days 34.83 35%
Floatyurboater 8/10 648 days 34.83 35%
Melinda Pyke 10/10 678 days 32.55 33%
Kevin 10/10 831 days 16.04 16%
Nathaniel Bond 10/10 860 days true 13.75 14%
Helen Rimmer 4/10 902 days 8.61 9%
Oceane Imber 10/10 916 days 10.08 10%
Joanna Dring 9/10 917 days 10.02 10%
Helen Bond 10/10 921 days 9.8 10%
Matthijs van Dijk 8/10 931 days 8.8 9%
Katrina 10/10 952 days 8.24 8%
Paul and Paula 10/10 957 days 8.02 8%
Arron and Vema 8/10 1181 days 4.59 5%
Lucy Oury 8/10 1183 days 4.59 5%
Jerry Bart 7/10 1200 days 4.36 4%
Emily Livesey 9/10 1216 days 4.76 5%
Katie Marx 10/10 1227 days 4.74 5%
Andy Kubic 7/10 1233 days 4.3 4%
Margo Wiltens 9/10 1384 days 4.43 4%
Jennifer Ellis 8/10 1510 days 3.98 4%
W Donovan 8/10 1537 days 3.93 4%
Sean Stevens 10/10 1593 days 4.03 4%
Paul Smith 7/10 1597 days 3.66 4%
Ed Linklater 7/10 1597 days 3.66 4%
Gabor Kabacs 9/10 1603 days 4.01 4%
Marina 9/10 1618 days 3.98 4%
Lisa Conradie 5/10 1621 days 3.22 3%
Sven Hasselberger 6/10 1633 days 3.28 3%
Toby Regan 9/10 1645 days 3.92 4%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 1684 days 3.85 4%
Steve Warren 9/10 1774 days 3.67 4%
Alistair Millward 7/10 1954 days 3.02 3%
Vincent S. 7/10 1958 days 3.01 3%
Sebastiaan Kemperman 10/10 1972 days 3.28 3%
Averil Brown 8/10 1983 days 3.1 3%
Wilma Senior 8/10 1986 days 3.09 3%
Elles Janssen 8/10 2017 days 3.04 3%
Christian Roerig 3/10 2017 days 2.46 2%
Roeland Driessen 5/10 2017 days 2.59 3%
Lisa Quayle 7/10 2035 days 2.88 3%
kim 7/10 2139 days 2.69 3%
Brita Topp 10/10 2292 days 2.66 3%
Andrew Young 7/10 2351 days 2.31 2%
Clara Hayes 10/10 2377 days true 2.49 2%
Cornelia Stark 8/10 2379 days true 2.36 2%
Ludovic Moulou 10/10 2382 days 2.48 2%
Andrea Beck 9/10 2382 days true 2.48 2%
Hannah 9/10 2413 days 2.42 2%
Helene & Peter 8/10 2443 days 2.24 2%
Steve Warren 10/10 2474 days 2.3 2%
Jonathan 8/10 2474 days 2.19 2%
I & K Urquhart 9/10 2535 days 2.18 2%
Sylvia Klatt 9/10 2657 days true 1.94 2%
Rainer 10/10 2663 days true 1.93 2%
Maria Klister 10/10 2672 days true 1.91 2%
Cloarec Guillaume 10/10 2683 days true 1.89 2%
Mycall 9/10 2688 days 1.88 2%
Katharina Littlemann 10/10 2700 days true 1.86 2%
Nils Poppenborg 9/10 2701 days true 1.86 2%
Phil & Laura 9/10 2716 days 1.83 2%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2793 days true 1.68 2%
Boule_de_gomme 9/10 3053 days 1.17 1%
Diane Moss 7/10 3067 days true 1.04 1%
Graeme 8/10 3113 days 1.0 1%
pepette31 10/10 3235 days 0.81 1%
damaca 10/10 3235 days 0.81 1%
Kevin Morris 10/10 3391 days true 0.51 1%
Rachel 9/10 3391 days true 0.51 1%
David Taylor 9/10 3393 days true 0.5 1%
Manfred Liuduer 8/10 3423 days true 0.42 0%
Daniel Dubach 10/10 3447 days true 0.4 0%
MundschanGermany 10/10 4134 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

88%

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.