Ranking Score Explained

Kia ora 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 Rays Rest Camping Reserve.

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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Rays Rest Camping Reserve

Valid Reviews

42 Valid Reviews

The Rays Rest Camping Reserve experience has a total of 44 reviews. There are 42 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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.

Within these 42 valid reviews, the experience has 3 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 42 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 13
9/10 12
8/10 11
7/10 6
6/10 0
5/10 0
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 0
1/10 0

87.62% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Rays Rest Camping Reserve valid reviews is 87.62% and is based on 42 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Weighted Average


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 Relative Weight
Matt 10/10 162 days 100%
Sebastian Stoof 8/10 252 days 89%
Alex 8/10 405 days 73%
Kirsty B 10/10 586 days 48%
Tyler 9/10 586 days 48%
Laura 10/10 800 days 19%
Javier Williams 10/10 983 days 7%
Bakers 8/10 1074 days 5%
Kirstie Gallant 8/10 1258 days 4%
thong family 7/10 1286 days 4%
TP&MM 9/10 1286 days 5%
Trent 7/10 1409 days 4%
Sharon 9/10 1439 days 4%
ascotandanaussie 8/10 1592 days 4%
Sinkbli 8/10 1623 days 4%
Jim Harding 9/10 1637 days 4%
Debbie Harding 8/10 1643 days 4%
orit almog 9/10 1651 days 4%
Eversons 10/10 1651 days 4%
Jan Hiltermann 7/10 1721 days 3%
Vander Plancke Julien 7/10 1735 days 3%
Anna Brzezińska Talaga 10/10 1988 days 3%
Gena Bond 10/10 2004 days 3%
Jason Stalgis 9/10 2009 days 3%
Leigh Dodds 8/10 2135 days 3%
Stuart Morgan 10/10 2143 days 3%
Laurie 10/10 2144 days 3%
Tony Waters 9/10 2169 days 3%
Henny Lee 10/10 2241 days 3%
renee verwey 9/10 2376 days 2%
Ron Mollica 10/10 2413 days 2%
Robert Jones 9/10 2460 days 2%
Elisabeth Tartler 10/10 2666 days 2%
Tony Grantham 7/10 2686 days 2%
Ricky Shepherd 7/10 2787 days 1%
Garry Renton 8/10 3060 days 0%
Alex Artigues 9/10 3146 days 0%
Serge Garcin 9/10 3146 days 0%
Team Kim&James 9/10 3296 days 0%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 3449 days 0%
Henry Howard 10/10 3508 days 0%
Hanna_Malte 8/10 3814 days 1%


No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Rays Rest Camping Reserve does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score


The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, and 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.