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

84 Valid Reviews

The Okarito Camping Ground experience has a total of 87 reviews. There are 84 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 84 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 28
33%
9/10 21
25%
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%

85.48% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Okarito Camping Ground valid reviews is 85.48% and is based on 84 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 84 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

86.83%

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
Garne2019 8/10 228 days 87.17 100%
Maelys 8/10 258 days 84.98 97%
Rachel 10/10 289 days 86.77 100%
TP&MM 7/10 289 days 78.96 91%
Ceri 10/10 317 days 84.08 96%
Shaun 10/10 317 days 84.08 96%
Marinette Kegels 7/10 317 days 76.51 88%
Lauren 9/10 348 days 80.81 93%
Mahi 6/10 379 days 64.11 74%
Raphaele 9/10 379 days 77.24 89%
David Aylmore 10/10 409 days 73.49 84%
Grizzly Girl 9/10 440 days 69.32 80%
Angela 8/10 440 days 65.86 76%
Floatyurboater 8/10 440 days 65.86 76%
Melinda Pyke 10/10 470 days 65.0 75%
Kevin 10/10 623 days 40.3 46%
Nathaniel Bond 10/10 652 days true 36.1 41%
Helen Rimmer 4/10 694 days 24.08 28%
Oceane Imber 10/10 708 days 28.73 33%
Joanna Dring 9/10 709 days 28.61 33%
Helen Bond 10/10 713 days 28.12 32%
Matthijs van Dijk 8/10 723 days 25.58 29%
Katrina 10/10 744 days 24.52 28%
Paul and Paula 10/10 749 days 23.97 27%
Arron and Vema 8/10 973 days 6.99 8%
Lucy Oury 8/10 975 days 6.92 8%
Jerry Bart 7/10 992 days 6.08 7%
Emily Livesey 9/10 1008 days 6.2 7%
Katie Marx 10/10 1019 days 5.92 7%
Andy Kubic 7/10 1025 days 5.26 6%
Margo Wiltens 9/10 1176 days 4.84 6%
Jennifer Ellis 8/10 1302 days 4.37 5%
W Donovan 8/10 1329 days 4.31 5%
Sean Stevens 10/10 1385 days 4.43 5%
Paul Smith 7/10 1389 days 4.03 5%
Ed Linklater 7/10 1389 days 4.03 5%
Gabor Kabacs 9/10 1395 days 4.41 5%
Marina 9/10 1410 days 4.38 5%
Lisa Conradie 5/10 1413 days 3.55 4%
Sven Hasselberger 6/10 1425 days 3.61 4%
Toby Regan 9/10 1437 days 4.33 5%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 1476 days 4.25 5%
Steve Warren 9/10 1566 days 4.08 5%
Alistair Millward 7/10 1746 days 3.39 4%
Vincent S. 7/10 1750 days 3.38 4%
Sebastiaan Kemperman 10/10 1764 days 3.69 4%
Averil Brown 8/10 1775 days 3.49 4%
Wilma Senior 8/10 1778 days 3.48 4%
Elles Janssen 8/10 1809 days 3.42 4%
Christian Roerig 3/10 1809 days 2.77 3%
Roeland Driessen 5/10 1809 days 2.92 3%
Lisa Quayle 7/10 1827 days 3.25 4%
kim 7/10 1931 days 3.06 4%
Brita Topp 10/10 2084 days 3.06 4%
Andrew Young 7/10 2143 days 2.68 3%
Clara Hayes 10/10 2169 days true 2.9 3%
Cornelia Stark 8/10 2171 days true 2.75 3%
Ludovic Moulou 10/10 2174 days 2.89 3%
Andrea Beck 9/10 2174 days true 2.89 3%
Hannah 9/10 2205 days 2.83 3%
Helene & Peter 8/10 2235 days 2.63 3%
Steve Warren 10/10 2266 days 2.71 3%
Jonathan 8/10 2266 days 2.57 3%
I & K Urquhart 9/10 2327 days 2.59 3%
Sylvia Klatt 9/10 2449 days true 2.35 3%
Rainer 10/10 2455 days true 2.34 3%
Maria Klister 10/10 2464 days true 2.32 3%
Cloarec Guillaume 10/10 2475 days true 2.3 3%
Mycall 9/10 2480 days 2.29 3%
Katharina Littlemann 10/10 2492 days true 2.27 3%
Nils Poppenborg 9/10 2493 days true 2.26 3%
Phil & Laura 9/10 2508 days 2.23 3%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2585 days true 2.08 2%
Boule_de_gomme 9/10 2845 days 1.58 2%
Diane Moss 7/10 2859 days true 1.41 2%
Graeme 8/10 2905 days 1.39 2%
pepette31 10/10 3027 days 1.22 1%
damaca 10/10 3027 days 1.22 1%
Kevin Morris 10/10 3183 days true 0.91 1%
Rachel 9/10 3183 days true 0.91 1%
David Taylor 9/10 3185 days true 0.91 1%
Manfred Liuduer 8/10 3215 days true 0.81 1%
Daniel Dubach 10/10 3239 days true 0.8 1%
MundschanGermany 10/10 3926 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.