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 Kowai Pass Domain Camping Ground.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
57 Valid Reviews
The Kowai Pass Domain Camping Ground experience has a total of 60 reviews. There are 57 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 57 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Kowai Pass Domain Camping Ground valid reviews is 87.37% and is based on 57 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
4 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.
Within the 57 valid reviews, the experience has 4 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 4 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Kowai Pass Domain Camping Ground face-to-face reviews is 97.50% and is based on 4 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.
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.
|Roland Oldengarm||9/10||273 days||88.19||88%|
|Lynn Chapman||10/10||273 days||88.19||88%|
|P Mac||10/10||304 days||85.36||85%|
|Jack T||10/10||488 days||62.26||62%|
|Patrizia Tosetti||10/10||579 days||47.19||46%|
|Marinette Kegels||10/10||610 days||42.27||41%|
|John Wilkinson.||7/10||638 days||34.67||34%|
|Marie van Tol||7/10||638 days||34.67||34%|
|Peter Josefski||10/10||791 days||19.64||18%|
|Nathaniel Bond||10/10||973 days||7.36||6%|
|DARYL EVANS||10/10||975 days||7.28||6%|
|Linda Lua||9/10||1031 days||5.65||4%|
|Helen Bond||10/10||1034 days||5.59||4%|
|Matt Collier||10/10||1071 days||5.09||3%|
|Ana Pereira||10/10||1072 days||5.08||3%|
|Javier Mimbrera||8/10||1187 days||4.58||3%|
|Katy Coutts||9/10||1229 days||4.74||3%|
|Megan Jurgensmeyer||10/10||1433 days||4.34||3%|
|Derek Drost||6/10||1495 days||3.5||2%|
|Jenny Parker||2/10||1531 days||3.11||1%|
|Jennifer Ellis||10/10||1623 days||3.97||2%|
|Karen Farmer||8/10||1652 days||3.71||2%|
|Susan Boyton||10/10||1682 days||3.85||2%|
|Michael Menrath||2/10||1698 days||2.86||1%|
|Paul Smith||7/10||1711 days||3.45||2%|
|Heather Rouse||7/10||1726 days||3.43||2%|
|Wyn Machon||9/10||1765 days||3.69||2%|
|Aaron Soh||8/10||1879 days||3.29||2%|
|Martin Hofmann||8/10||1976 days||3.11||1%|
|Amanda Young||6/10||2126 days||2.48||1%|
|Syed Riyazuddin||10/10||2191 days||2.86||1%|
|Tom Guthknecht||9/10||2399 days||2.45||1%|
|Gloria Hanke||10/10||2415 days||2.42||1%|
|Guido Dust||10/10||2415 days||2.42||1%|
|Matt & Sue Standish||9/10||2770 days||1.72||0%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.
A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Kowai Pass Domain Camping Ground experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.
There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 50 days. However the Kowai Pass Domain Camping Ground experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.
In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.
The Kowai Pass Domain Camping Ground experience has been adjusted for 11 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.
The final ranking score once adjustments 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.