Ranking Score Explained

Hello 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 McLaren Falls Camping Area.

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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McLaren Falls Camping Area

Valid Reviews

82 Valid Reviews

The McLaren Falls Camping Area experience has a total of 85 reviews. There are 82 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 82 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 51
62%
9/10 18
22%
8/10 5
6%
7/10 4
5%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
1%

91.95% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the McLaren Falls Camping Area valid reviews is 91.95% and is based on 82 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

34 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 82 valid reviews, the experience has 34 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 34 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 21
62%
9/10 7
21%
8/10 3
9%
7/10 2
6%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.94% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the McLaren Falls Camping Area face-to-face reviews is 92.94% and is based on 34 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

79.87%

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
Maurice 1/10 213 days 86%
Liamdelaney@outlook.com 10/10 366 days 100%
ML 10/10 761 days 29%
Sue Atkinson 10/10 853 days 18%
Moritz 10/10 913 days 13%
Delphine 10/10 913 days 13%
Donkcfull 10/10 1339 days 5%
Rachael 9/10 1339 days 5%
Arno Nym 3/10 1370 days 4%
Dave 5/10 1400 days 4%
Axel 10/10 1400 days 5%
Kevin Sims 9/10 1584 days 5%
Chris & Peg 10/10 1584 days 5%
Candice Lebertois 10/10 1590 days 5%
Magenta McHalick 10/10 1609 days 5%
Greg Wilson 9/10 1746 days 4%
Michael Smith 9/10 1767 days 4%
Dalton Howden 8/10 1837 days 4%
Haley Everitt 10/10 1871 days 4%
Maartje Mulders 9/10 1914 days 4%
Elena Rusalen 7/10 1922 days 4%
Sophie Lambert Russell 10/10 1931 days 4%
Gail Hunter 10/10 1972 days 4%
Lisa Erikssen 10/10 1984 days 4%
Melanie 9/10 2007 days 4%
Dominique 10/10 2050 days 4%
Heike Buchmann 10/10 2050 days 4%
Youri de Wit 9/10 2066 days 4%
Alejandro Cavallo 9/10 2077 days 4%
Jonathan Schmoor 10/10 2102 days 3%
Raden Roekmi 10/10 2238 days 3%
Kate 10/10 2252 days 3%
Pamela Hoffman 8/10 2255 days 3%
Eva Neumann 9/10 2284 days 3%
Sarah Dial 7/10 2299 days 3%
Daniel Weber 8/10 2300 days 3%
Damian 10/10 2303 days 3%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 2303 days 3%
Florence 7/10 2312 days 3%
Julie Miehling 10/10 2313 days 3%
Nico Wedel 8/10 2313 days 3%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 2321 days 3%
Patrick Baritz 9/10 2349 days 3%
Mikkel Palleson 10/10 2355 days 3%
Florian Mueller 9/10 2360 days 3%
Kathanina Jasik 10/10 2368 days 3%
Bryant Faaola 9/10 2373 days 3%
Hannah Green 10/10 2380 days 3%
Emmy Poole 10/10 2478 days 3%
Chester Martin 10/10 2511 days 2%
Sanna 10/10 2635 days 2%
Fleur Oskamp 9/10 2653 days 2%
Yannick 10/10 2676 days 2%
Roland Oldengarm 9/10 2691 days 2%
Ines 7/10 2711 days 2%
Riaan and Rene 5/10 2713 days 1%
Elles Janssen 10/10 2731 days 2%
Oliver Powles 10/10 2778 days 2%
tim winders 10/10 2953 days 1%
Alex 10/10 3023 days 1%
Becky 10/10 3023 days 1%
Carla Oyarzun 10/10 3027 days 1%
Paolo Cases 10/10 3027 days 1%
Jan Kerkhoff 9/10 3049 days 1%
Konrad Ullmann 9/10 3051 days 1%
Lukas Lehmeyer 9/10 3051 days 1%
Immo Kern 10/10 3071 days 1%
M & J Castle 10/10 3073 days 1%
Victor Herranz 10/10 3076 days 1%
Alineet Gautier 10/10 3104 days 1%
arnaud paquet 10/10 3135 days 1%
Johannes J 10/10 3226 days 1%
Team Kim&James 10/10 3288 days 1%
Iban Dupont 10/10 3393 days 0%
Guillaume Boudrand 10/10 3393 days 0%
N smith 10/10 3410 days 0%
Erik Muchembled 9/10 3414 days 0%
Andre and Marina 10/10 3443 days 0%
Cymen Crick 10/10 3469 days 0%
Jan and Pedi 10/10 3491 days 0%
JadesWorld 10/10 3896 days 1%
Gea Middelbos 8/10 4438 days 1%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

80%

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.