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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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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|Arno Nym||3/10||1370 days||4%|
|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%|
|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%|
|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%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||2303 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%|
|Fleur Oskamp||9/10||2653 days||2%|
|Roland Oldengarm||9/10||2691 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%|
|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%|
|Gea Middelbos||8/10||4438 days||1%|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.