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

93.92%

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 75 days 99.11 100%
Sue Atkinson 10/10 167 days 95.58 96%
Moritz 10/10 227 days 91.83 93%
Delphine 10/10 227 days 91.83 93%
Donkcfull 10/10 653 days 35.96 36%
Rachael 9/10 653 days 35.96 36%
Arno Nym 3/10 684 days 24.46 25%
Dave 5/10 714 days 22.68 23%
Axel 10/10 714 days 28.0 28%
Kevin Sims 9/10 898 days 11.15 11%
Chris & Peg 10/10 898 days 11.15 11%
Candice Lebertois 10/10 904 days 10.78 11%
Magenta McHalick 10/10 923 days true 9.69 10%
Greg Wilson 9/10 1060 days 5.19 5%
Michael Smith 9/10 1081 days 5.03 5%
Dalton Howden 8/10 1151 days 4.65 5%
Haley Everitt 10/10 1185 days 4.82 5%
Maartje Mulders 9/10 1228 days 4.74 5%
Elena Rusalen 7/10 1236 days 4.3 4%
Sophie Lambert Russell 10/10 1245 days 4.71 5%
Gail Hunter 10/10 1286 days 4.63 5%
Lisa Erikssen 10/10 1298 days 4.6 5%
Melanie 9/10 1322 days 4.56 5%
Dominique 10/10 1364 days true 4.47 5%
Heike Buchmann 10/10 1364 days true 4.47 5%
Youri de Wit 9/10 1380 days 4.44 4%
Alejandro Cavallo 9/10 1391 days 4.42 4%
Jonathan Schmoor 10/10 1416 days 4.37 4%
Raden Roekmi 10/10 1552 days 4.11 4%
Kate 10/10 1566 days 4.08 4%
Pamela Hoffman 8/10 1569 days 3.87 4%
Eva Neumann 9/10 1598 days true 4.02 4%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1613 days true 3.63 4%
Daniel Weber 8/10 1614 days true 3.79 4%
Damian 10/10 1617 days true 3.98 4%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1617 days true 3.98 4%
Florence 7/10 1626 days true 3.6 4%
Julie Miehling 10/10 1627 days true 3.96 4%
Nico Wedel 8/10 1627 days true 3.76 4%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 1635 days true 3.94 4%
Patrick Baritz 9/10 1663 days true 3.89 4%
Mikkel Palleson 10/10 1669 days true 3.88 4%
Florian Mueller 9/10 1674 days true 3.87 4%
Kathanina Jasik 10/10 1682 days true 3.85 4%
Bryant Faaola 9/10 1688 days 3.84 4%
Hannah Green 10/10 1694 days 3.83 4%
Emmy Poole 10/10 1792 days 3.64 4%
Chester Martin 10/10 1825 days 3.57 4%
Sanna 10/10 1949 days 3.33 3%
Fleur Oskamp 9/10 1967 days 3.29 3%
Yannick 10/10 1990 days 3.25 3%
Roland Oldengarm 9/10 2005 days 3.22 3%
Ines 7/10 2025 days 2.89 3%
Riaan and Rene 5/10 2027 days true 2.57 3%
Elles Janssen 10/10 2045 days 3.14 3%
Oliver Powles 10/10 2092 days true 3.05 3%
tim winders 10/10 2267 days 2.71 3%
Alex 10/10 2337 days true 2.57 3%
Becky 10/10 2337 days true 2.57 3%
Carla Oyarzun 10/10 2341 days true 2.56 3%
Paolo Cases 10/10 2341 days true 2.56 3%
Jan Kerkhoff 9/10 2363 days true 2.52 3%
Konrad Ullmann 9/10 2365 days true 2.51 3%
Lukas Lehmeyer 9/10 2365 days true 2.51 3%
Immo Kern 10/10 2385 days true 2.48 2%
M & J Castle 10/10 2387 days 2.47 2%
Victor Herranz 10/10 2390 days true 2.47 2%
Alineet Gautier 10/10 2418 days true 2.41 2%
arnaud paquet 10/10 2449 days 2.35 2%
Johannes J 10/10 2540 days 2.17 2%
Team Kim&James 10/10 2602 days 2.05 2%
Iban Dupont 10/10 2707 days true 1.85 2%
Guillaume Boudrand 10/10 2707 days true 1.85 2%
N smith 10/10 2724 days 1.81 2%
Erik Muchembled 9/10 2728 days true 1.8 2%
Andre and Marina 10/10 2757 days true 1.75 2%
Cymen Crick 10/10 2783 days 1.7 2%
Jan and Pedi 10/10 2805 days true 1.65 2%
JadesWorld 10/10 3210 days 0.86 1%
Gea Middelbos 8/10 3752 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

94%

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.