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

80 Valid Reviews

The McLaren Falls Camping Area experience has a total of 83 reviews. There are 80 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 80 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 50
63%
9/10 18
23%
8/10 5
6%
7/10 4
5%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 2
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.88% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the McLaren Falls Camping Area valid reviews is 92.88% and is based on 80 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 80 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

94.55%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
ML 10/10 143 days 96.76 100%
Sue Atkinson 10/10 235 days 91.25 94%
Moritz 10/10 295 days 86.21 89%
Delphine 10/10 295 days 86.21 89%
Donkcfull 10/10 721 days 27.17 28%
Rachael 9/10 721 days 27.17 28%
Arno Nym 3/10 752 days 18.21 19%
Dave 5/10 782 days 16.62 17%
Axel 10/10 782 days 20.52 21%
Kevin Sims 9/10 966 days 7.64 8%
Chris & Peg 10/10 966 days 7.64 8%
Candice Lebertois 10/10 972 days 7.4 8%
Magenta McHalick 10/10 991 days true 6.71 7%
Greg Wilson 9/10 1128 days 4.94 5%
Michael Smith 9/10 1149 days 4.89 5%
Dalton Howden 8/10 1219 days 4.52 5%
Haley Everitt 10/10 1253 days 4.69 5%
Maartje Mulders 9/10 1296 days 4.61 5%
Elena Rusalen 7/10 1304 days 4.18 4%
Sophie Lambert Russell 10/10 1313 days 4.57 5%
Gail Hunter 10/10 1354 days 4.49 5%
Lisa Erikssen 10/10 1366 days 4.47 5%
Melanie 9/10 1390 days 4.42 5%
Dominique 10/10 1432 days true 4.34 4%
Heike Buchmann 10/10 1432 days true 4.34 4%
Youri de Wit 9/10 1448 days 4.31 4%
Alejandro Cavallo 9/10 1459 days 4.29 4%
Jonathan Schmoor 10/10 1484 days 4.24 4%
Raden Roekmi 10/10 1620 days 3.97 4%
Kate 10/10 1634 days 3.95 4%
Pamela Hoffman 8/10 1637 days 3.74 4%
Eva Neumann 9/10 1666 days true 3.88 4%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1681 days true 3.51 4%
Daniel Weber 8/10 1682 days true 3.66 4%
Damian 10/10 1685 days true 3.85 4%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1685 days true 3.85 4%
Florence 7/10 1694 days true 3.48 4%
Julie Miehling 10/10 1695 days true 3.83 4%
Nico Wedel 8/10 1695 days true 3.63 4%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 1703 days true 3.81 4%
Patrick Baritz 9/10 1731 days true 3.76 4%
Mikkel Palleson 10/10 1737 days true 3.74 4%
Florian Mueller 9/10 1742 days true 3.73 4%
Kathanina Jasik 10/10 1750 days true 3.72 4%
Bryant Faaola 9/10 1756 days 3.71 4%
Hannah Green 10/10 1762 days 3.69 4%
Emmy Poole 10/10 1860 days 3.5 4%
Chester Martin 10/10 1893 days 3.44 4%
Sanna 10/10 2017 days 3.2 3%
Fleur Oskamp 9/10 2035 days 3.16 3%
Yannick 10/10 2058 days 3.12 3%
Roland Oldengarm 9/10 2073 days 3.09 3%
Ines 7/10 2093 days 2.77 3%
Riaan and Rene 5/10 2095 days true 2.46 3%
Elles Janssen 10/10 2113 days 3.01 3%
Oliver Powles 10/10 2160 days true 2.92 3%
tim winders 10/10 2335 days 2.57 3%
Alex 10/10 2405 days true 2.44 3%
Becky 10/10 2405 days true 2.44 3%
Carla Oyarzun 10/10 2409 days true 2.43 3%
Paolo Cases 10/10 2409 days true 2.43 3%
Jan Kerkhoff 9/10 2431 days true 2.39 2%
Konrad Ullmann 9/10 2433 days true 2.38 2%
Lukas Lehmeyer 9/10 2433 days true 2.38 2%
Immo Kern 10/10 2453 days true 2.34 2%
M & J Castle 10/10 2455 days 2.34 2%
Victor Herranz 10/10 2458 days true 2.33 2%
Alineet Gautier 10/10 2486 days true 2.28 2%
arnaud paquet 10/10 2517 days 2.22 2%
Johannes J 10/10 2608 days 2.04 2%
Team Kim&James 10/10 2670 days 1.92 2%
Iban Dupont 10/10 2775 days true 1.71 2%
Guillaume Boudrand 10/10 2775 days true 1.71 2%
N smith 10/10 2792 days 1.68 2%
Erik Muchembled 9/10 2796 days true 1.67 2%
Andre and Marina 10/10 2825 days true 1.61 2%
Cymen Crick 10/10 2851 days 1.56 2%
Jan and Pedi 10/10 2873 days true 1.52 2%
JadesWorld 10/10 3278 days 0.73 1%
Gea Middelbos 8/10 3820 days true 0.0 0%

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

95%

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.