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

95.76%

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
ML 10/10 324 days 100%
Sue Atkinson 10/10 416 days 87%
Moritz 10/10 476 days 77%
Delphine 10/10 476 days 77%
Donkcfull 10/10 902 days 13%
Rachael 9/10 902 days 13%
Arno Nym 3/10 933 days 8%
Dave 5/10 963 days 7%
Axel 10/10 963 days 9%
Kevin Sims 9/10 1147 days 5%
Chris & Peg 10/10 1147 days 5%
Candice Lebertois 10/10 1153 days 5%
Magenta McHalick 10/10 1172 days 5%
Greg Wilson 9/10 1309 days 5%
Michael Smith 9/10 1330 days 5%
Dalton Howden 8/10 1400 days 5%
Haley Everitt 10/10 1434 days 5%
Maartje Mulders 9/10 1477 days 5%
Elena Rusalen 7/10 1485 days 4%
Sophie Lambert Russell 10/10 1494 days 5%
Gail Hunter 10/10 1535 days 5%
Lisa Erikssen 10/10 1547 days 5%
Melanie 9/10 1571 days 4%
Dominique 10/10 1613 days 4%
Heike Buchmann 10/10 1613 days 4%
Youri de Wit 9/10 1629 days 4%
Alejandro Cavallo 9/10 1640 days 4%
Jonathan Schmoor 10/10 1665 days 4%
Raden Roekmi 10/10 1801 days 4%
Kate 10/10 1815 days 4%
Pamela Hoffman 8/10 1818 days 4%
Eva Neumann 9/10 1847 days 4%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1862 days 3%
Daniel Weber 8/10 1863 days 4%
Damian 10/10 1866 days 4%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1866 days 4%
Florence 7/10 1875 days 3%
Julie Miehling 10/10 1876 days 4%
Nico Wedel 8/10 1876 days 4%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 1884 days 4%
Patrick Baritz 9/10 1912 days 4%
Mikkel Palleson 10/10 1918 days 4%
Florian Mueller 9/10 1923 days 4%
Kathanina Jasik 10/10 1931 days 4%
Bryant Faaola 9/10 1937 days 4%
Hannah Green 10/10 1943 days 4%
Emmy Poole 10/10 2041 days 3%
Chester Martin 10/10 2074 days 3%
Sanna 10/10 2198 days 3%
Fleur Oskamp 9/10 2216 days 3%
Yannick 10/10 2239 days 3%
Roland Oldengarm 9/10 2254 days 3%
Ines 7/10 2274 days 3%
Riaan and Rene 5/10 2276 days 2%
Elles Janssen 10/10 2294 days 3%
Oliver Powles 10/10 2341 days 3%
tim winders 10/10 2516 days 2%
Alex 10/10 2586 days 2%
Becky 10/10 2586 days 2%
Carla Oyarzun 10/10 2590 days 2%
Paolo Cases 10/10 2590 days 2%
Jan Kerkhoff 9/10 2612 days 2%
Konrad Ullmann 9/10 2614 days 2%
Lukas Lehmeyer 9/10 2614 days 2%
Immo Kern 10/10 2634 days 2%
M & J Castle 10/10 2636 days 2%
Victor Herranz 10/10 2639 days 2%
Alineet Gautier 10/10 2667 days 2%
arnaud paquet 10/10 2698 days 2%
Johannes J 10/10 2789 days 2%
Team Kim&James 10/10 2851 days 1%
Iban Dupont 10/10 2956 days 1%
Guillaume Boudrand 10/10 2956 days 1%
N smith 10/10 2973 days 1%
Erik Muchembled 9/10 2977 days 1%
Andre and Marina 10/10 3006 days 1%
Cymen Crick 10/10 3032 days 1%
Jan and Pedi 10/10 3054 days 1%
JadesWorld 10/10 3459 days 0%
Gea Middelbos 8/10 4001 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.