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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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 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:
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.
|Sue Atkinson||10/10||323 days||91%|
|Arno Nym||3/10||840 days||12%|
|Kevin Sims||9/10||1054 days||5%|
|Chris & Peg||10/10||1054 days||5%|
|Candice Lebertois||10/10||1060 days||5%|
|Magenta McHalick||10/10||1079 days||5%|
|Greg Wilson||9/10||1216 days||5%|
|Michael Smith||9/10||1237 days||5%|
|Dalton Howden||8/10||1307 days||4%|
|Haley Everitt||10/10||1341 days||4%|
|Maartje Mulders||9/10||1384 days||4%|
|Elena Rusalen||7/10||1392 days||4%|
|Sophie Lambert Russell||10/10||1401 days||4%|
|Gail Hunter||10/10||1442 days||4%|
|Lisa Erikssen||10/10||1454 days||4%|
|Heike Buchmann||10/10||1520 days||4%|
|Youri de Wit||9/10||1536 days||4%|
|Alejandro Cavallo||9/10||1547 days||4%|
|Jonathan Schmoor||10/10||1572 days||4%|
|Raden Roekmi||10/10||1708 days||4%|
|Pamela Hoffman||8/10||1725 days||3%|
|Eva Neumann||9/10||1754 days||3%|
|Sarah Dial||7/10||1769 days||3%|
|Daniel Weber||8/10||1770 days||3%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||1773 days||3%|
|Julie Miehling||10/10||1783 days||3%|
|Nico Wedel||8/10||1783 days||3%|
|Pablo Garcia||10/10||1791 days||3%|
|Patrick Baritz||9/10||1819 days||3%|
|Mikkel Palleson||10/10||1825 days||3%|
|Florian Mueller||9/10||1830 days||3%|
|Kathanina Jasik||10/10||1838 days||3%|
|Bryant Faaola||9/10||1843 days||3%|
|Hannah Green||10/10||1850 days||3%|
|Emmy Poole||10/10||1948 days||3%|
|Chester Martin||10/10||1981 days||3%|
|Fleur Oskamp||9/10||2123 days||3%|
|Roland Oldengarm||9/10||2161 days||3%|
|Riaan and Rene||5/10||2183 days||2%|
|Elles Janssen||10/10||2201 days||3%|
|Oliver Powles||10/10||2248 days||2%|
|tim winders||10/10||2423 days||2%|
|Carla Oyarzun||10/10||2497 days||2%|
|Paolo Cases||10/10||2497 days||2%|
|Jan Kerkhoff||9/10||2519 days||2%|
|Konrad Ullmann||9/10||2521 days||2%|
|Lukas Lehmeyer||9/10||2521 days||2%|
|Immo Kern||10/10||2541 days||2%|
|M & J Castle||10/10||2543 days||2%|
|Victor Herranz||10/10||2546 days||2%|
|Alineet Gautier||10/10||2574 days||2%|
|arnaud paquet||10/10||2605 days||2%|
|Johannes J||10/10||2696 days||1%|
|Team Kim&James||10/10||2758 days||1%|
|Iban Dupont||10/10||2863 days||1%|
|Guillaume Boudrand||10/10||2863 days||1%|
|N smith||10/10||2880 days||1%|
|Erik Muchembled||9/10||2884 days||1%|
|Andre and Marina||10/10||2913 days||1%|
|Cymen Crick||10/10||2939 days||1%|
|Jan and Pedi||10/10||2961 days||1%|
|Gea Middelbos||8/10||3908 days||0%|
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 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 email@example.com.