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 Balmoral Recreation Reserve 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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Balmoral Recreation Reserve Camping Ground

Valid Reviews

28 Valid Reviews

The Balmoral Recreation Reserve Camping Ground experience has a total of 28 valid reviews. There are no 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 28 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 7
25%
9/10 7
25%
8/10 10
36%
7/10 3
11%
6/10 1
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.71% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Balmoral Recreation Reserve Camping Ground valid reviews is 85.71% and is based on 28 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

6 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 28 valid reviews, the experience has 6 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 6 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 2
33%
9/10 1
17%
8/10 2
33%
7/10 1
17%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.67% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Balmoral Recreation Reserve Camping Ground face-to-face reviews is 86.67% and is based on 6 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

86.10%

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
Mitch 9/10 293 days 100%
Fuduca 8/10 415 days 80%
Jamie 7/10 628 days 42%
Kyle 10/10 690 days 36%
Fusako Millin 10/10 751 days 27%
Jenny and Barry 8/10 781 days 23%
Marinette Kegels 10/10 1024 days 7%
Lance 9/10 1116 days 6%
Mike 10/10 1299 days 5%
Anna 8/10 1330 days 5%
Philip Grose 7/10 1334 days 5%
Oceane Imber 10/10 1384 days 5%
Marius 9/10 1406 days 5%
Bec 8/10 1411 days 5%
Igor 8/10 1668 days 4%
V M Pasione 9/10 1704 days 4%
Erich Brueggermann 6/10 1718 days 4%
Lenka Pruherova 8/10 1765 days 4%
Graham Taylor 8/10 1898 days 4%
Eddie Overington 9/10 2024 days 4%
Esther M 8/10 2070 days 3%
Maria Bekker 9/10 2188 days 3%
Bex Hyland 10/10 2800 days 1%
Sian Bolderson 8/10 3139 days 1%
Jackie and Brian 8/10 3238 days 1%
John & Vicki 7/10 3628 days 0%
Miriam 10/10 3880 days 1%
Manuela Manns 9/10 3900 days 1%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

86%

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.