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 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

81 Valid Reviews

The McLaren Falls Camping Area experience has a total of 84 reviews. There are 81 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 81 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 51
63%
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 0
0%

92.96% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the McLaren Falls Camping Area valid reviews is 92.96% and is based on 81 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 81 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

96.46%

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
Liamdelaney@outlook.com 10/10 90 days 100%
ML 10/10 485 days 64%
Sue Atkinson 10/10 577 days 48%
Moritz 10/10 637 days 39%
Delphine 10/10 637 days 39%
Donkcfull 10/10 1063 days 5%
Rachael 9/10 1063 days 5%
Arno Nym 3/10 1094 days 4%
Dave 5/10 1124 days 4%
Axel 10/10 1124 days 5%
Kevin Sims 9/10 1308 days 5%
Chris & Peg 10/10 1308 days 5%
Candice Lebertois 10/10 1314 days 5%
Magenta McHalick 10/10 1333 days 5%
Greg Wilson 9/10 1470 days 4%
Michael Smith 9/10 1491 days 4%
Dalton Howden 8/10 1561 days 4%
Haley Everitt 10/10 1595 days 4%
Maartje Mulders 9/10 1638 days 4%
Elena Rusalen 7/10 1646 days 4%
Sophie Lambert Russell 10/10 1655 days 4%
Gail Hunter 10/10 1696 days 4%
Lisa Erikssen 10/10 1708 days 4%
Melanie 9/10 1731 days 4%
Dominique 10/10 1774 days 4%
Heike Buchmann 10/10 1774 days 4%
Youri de Wit 9/10 1790 days 4%
Alejandro Cavallo 9/10 1801 days 4%
Jonathan Schmoor 10/10 1826 days 4%
Raden Roekmi 10/10 1962 days 3%
Kate 10/10 1976 days 3%
Pamela Hoffman 8/10 1979 days 3%
Eva Neumann 9/10 2008 days 3%
Sarah Dial 7/10 2023 days 3%
Daniel Weber 8/10 2024 days 3%
Damian 10/10 2027 days 3%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 2027 days 3%
Florence 7/10 2036 days 3%
Julie Miehling 10/10 2037 days 3%
Nico Wedel 8/10 2037 days 3%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 2045 days 3%
Patrick Baritz 9/10 2073 days 3%
Mikkel Palleson 10/10 2079 days 3%
Florian Mueller 9/10 2084 days 3%
Kathanina Jasik 10/10 2092 days 3%
Bryant Faaola 9/10 2097 days 3%
Hannah Green 10/10 2104 days 3%
Emmy Poole 10/10 2202 days 3%
Chester Martin 10/10 2235 days 3%
Sanna 10/10 2359 days 3%
Fleur Oskamp 9/10 2377 days 2%
Yannick 10/10 2400 days 2%
Roland Oldengarm 9/10 2415 days 2%
Ines 7/10 2435 days 2%
Riaan and Rene 5/10 2437 days 2%
Elles Janssen 10/10 2455 days 2%
Oliver Powles 10/10 2502 days 2%
tim winders 10/10 2677 days 2%
Alex 10/10 2747 days 2%
Becky 10/10 2747 days 2%
Carla Oyarzun 10/10 2751 days 2%
Paolo Cases 10/10 2751 days 2%
Jan Kerkhoff 9/10 2773 days 2%
Konrad Ullmann 9/10 2775 days 2%
Lukas Lehmeyer 9/10 2775 days 2%
Immo Kern 10/10 2795 days 2%
M & J Castle 10/10 2797 days 2%
Victor Herranz 10/10 2800 days 2%
Alineet Gautier 10/10 2828 days 2%
arnaud paquet 10/10 2859 days 2%
Johannes J 10/10 2950 days 1%
Team Kim&James 10/10 3012 days 1%
Iban Dupont 10/10 3117 days 1%
Guillaume Boudrand 10/10 3117 days 1%
N smith 10/10 3134 days 1%
Erik Muchembled 9/10 3138 days 1%
Andre and Marina 10/10 3167 days 1%
Cymen Crick 10/10 3193 days 1%
Jan and Pedi 10/10 3215 days 1%
JadesWorld 10/10 3620 days 0%
Gea Middelbos 8/10 4162 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

96%

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.