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

87.91%

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 9/10 118 days 97.79 100%
Linda 8/10 210 days 88.36 90%
Liz Wade 9/10 239 days 90.95 93%
Enzo 10/10 239 days 90.95 93%
Tim 9/10 270 days 88.45 90%
lisa taylor 9/10 270 days 88.45 90%
lisa 9/10 270 days 88.45 90%
Richard & Chris, UK 9/10 270 days 88.45 90%
Garne2019 8/10 515 days 55.07 56%
Maelys 8/10 545 days 50.29 51%
Rachel 10/10 576 days 47.68 49%
TP&MM 7/10 576 days 43.39 44%
Ceri 10/10 604 days 43.2 44%
Shaun 10/10 604 days 43.2 44%
Marinette Kegels 7/10 604 days 39.31 40%
Lauren 9/10 635 days 38.53 39%
Mahi 6/10 666 days 28.36 29%
Raphaele 9/10 666 days 34.16 35%
David Aylmore 10/10 696 days 30.23 31%
Grizzly Girl 9/10 727 days 26.46 27%
Angela 8/10 727 days 25.14 26%
Floatyurboater 8/10 727 days 25.14 26%
Melinda Pyke 10/10 757 days 23.1 24%
Kevin 10/10 910 days 10.42 11%
Nathaniel Bond 10/10 939 days true 8.86 9%
Helen Rimmer 4/10 981 days 5.58 6%
Oceane Imber 10/10 995 days 6.58 7%
Joanna Dring 9/10 996 days 6.55 7%
Helen Bond 10/10 1000 days 6.43 7%
Matthijs van Dijk 8/10 1010 days 5.84 6%
Katrina 10/10 1031 days 5.65 6%
Paul and Paula 10/10 1036 days 5.55 6%
Arron and Vema 8/10 1260 days 4.44 5%
Lucy Oury 8/10 1262 days 4.44 5%
Jerry Bart 7/10 1279 days 4.22 4%
Emily Livesey 9/10 1295 days 4.61 5%
Katie Marx 10/10 1306 days 4.59 5%
Andy Kubic 7/10 1312 days 4.16 4%
Margo Wiltens 9/10 1463 days 4.28 4%
Jennifer Ellis 8/10 1589 days 3.83 4%
W Donovan 8/10 1616 days 3.78 4%
Sean Stevens 10/10 1672 days 3.87 4%
Paul Smith 7/10 1676 days 3.52 4%
Ed Linklater 7/10 1676 days 3.52 4%
Gabor Kabacs 9/10 1682 days 3.85 4%
Marina 9/10 1697 days 3.82 4%
Lisa Conradie 5/10 1700 days 3.09 3%
Sven Hasselberger 6/10 1712 days 3.15 3%
Toby Regan 9/10 1724 days 3.77 4%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 1763 days 3.69 4%
Steve Warren 9/10 1853 days 3.52 4%
Alistair Millward 7/10 2033 days 2.88 3%
Vincent S. 7/10 2037 days 2.87 3%
Sebastiaan Kemperman 10/10 2051 days 3.13 3%
Averil Brown 8/10 2062 days 2.95 3%
Wilma Senior 8/10 2065 days 2.95 3%
Elles Janssen 8/10 2096 days 2.89 3%
Christian Roerig 3/10 2096 days 2.34 2%
Roeland Driessen 5/10 2096 days 2.46 3%
Lisa Quayle 7/10 2114 days 2.74 3%
kim 7/10 2218 days 2.55 3%
Brita Topp 10/10 2371 days 2.5 3%
Andrew Young 7/10 2430 days 2.17 2%
Clara Hayes 10/10 2456 days true 2.34 2%
Cornelia Stark 8/10 2458 days true 2.22 2%
Ludovic Moulou 10/10 2461 days 2.33 2%
Andrea Beck 9/10 2461 days true 2.33 2%
Hannah 9/10 2492 days 2.27 2%
Helene & Peter 8/10 2522 days 2.1 2%
Steve Warren 10/10 2553 days 2.15 2%
Jonathan 8/10 2553 days 2.04 2%
I & K Urquhart 9/10 2614 days 2.03 2%
Sylvia Klatt 9/10 2736 days true 1.79 2%
Rainer 10/10 2742 days true 1.78 2%
Maria Klister 10/10 2751 days true 1.76 2%
Cloarec Guillaume 10/10 2762 days true 1.74 2%
Mycall 9/10 2767 days 1.73 2%
Katharina Littlemann 10/10 2779 days true 1.7 2%
Nils Poppenborg 9/10 2780 days true 1.7 2%
Phil & Laura 9/10 2795 days 1.67 2%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2872 days true 1.52 2%
Boule_de_gomme 9/10 3132 days 1.01 1%
Diane Moss 7/10 3146 days true 0.9 1%
Graeme 8/10 3192 days 0.85 1%
pepette31 10/10 3314 days 0.66 1%
damaca 10/10 3314 days 0.66 1%
Kevin Morris 10/10 3470 days true 0.35 0%
Rachel 9/10 3470 days true 0.35 0%
David Taylor 9/10 3472 days true 0.35 0%
Manfred Liuduer 8/10 3502 days true 0.28 0%
Daniel Dubach 10/10 3526 days true 0.24 0%
MundschanGermany 10/10 4213 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.