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.
81 Valid Reviews
The McLaren Falls Camping Area experience has a total of 84 reviews. There are 81 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 81 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the McLaren Falls Camping Area valid reviews is 92.96% and is based on 81 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 81 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||577 days||48%|
|Arno Nym||3/10||1094 days||4%|
|Kevin Sims||9/10||1308 days||5%|
|Chris & Peg||10/10||1308 days||5%|
|Candice Lebertois||10/10||1314 days||5%|
|Magenta McHalick||10/10||1333 days||5%|
|Greg Wilson||9/10||1470 days||4%|
|Michael Smith||9/10||1491 days||4%|
|Dalton Howden||8/10||1561 days||4%|
|Haley Everitt||10/10||1595 days||4%|
|Maartje Mulders||9/10||1638 days||4%|
|Elena Rusalen||7/10||1646 days||4%|
|Sophie Lambert Russell||10/10||1655 days||4%|
|Gail Hunter||10/10||1696 days||4%|
|Lisa Erikssen||10/10||1708 days||4%|
|Heike Buchmann||10/10||1774 days||4%|
|Youri de Wit||9/10||1790 days||4%|
|Alejandro Cavallo||9/10||1801 days||4%|
|Jonathan Schmoor||10/10||1826 days||4%|
|Raden Roekmi||10/10||1962 days||3%|
|Pamela Hoffman||8/10||1979 days||3%|
|Eva Neumann||9/10||2008 days||3%|
|Sarah Dial||7/10||2023 days||3%|
|Daniel Weber||8/10||2024 days||3%|
|Valerie Bernardini||10/10||2027 days||3%|
|Julie Miehling||10/10||2037 days||3%|
|Nico Wedel||8/10||2037 days||3%|
|Pablo Garcia||10/10||2045 days||3%|
|Patrick Baritz||9/10||2073 days||3%|
|Mikkel Palleson||10/10||2079 days||3%|
|Florian Mueller||9/10||2084 days||3%|
|Kathanina Jasik||10/10||2092 days||3%|
|Bryant Faaola||9/10||2097 days||3%|
|Hannah Green||10/10||2104 days||3%|
|Emmy Poole||10/10||2202 days||3%|
|Chester Martin||10/10||2235 days||3%|
|Fleur Oskamp||9/10||2377 days||2%|
|Roland Oldengarm||9/10||2415 days||2%|
|Riaan and Rene||5/10||2437 days||2%|
|Elles Janssen||10/10||2455 days||2%|
|Oliver Powles||10/10||2502 days||2%|
|tim winders||10/10||2677 days||2%|
|Carla Oyarzun||10/10||2751 days||2%|
|Paolo Cases||10/10||2751 days||2%|
|Jan Kerkhoff||9/10||2773 days||2%|
|Konrad Ullmann||9/10||2775 days||2%|
|Lukas Lehmeyer||9/10||2775 days||2%|
|Immo Kern||10/10||2795 days||2%|
|M & J Castle||10/10||2797 days||2%|
|Victor Herranz||10/10||2800 days||2%|
|Alineet Gautier||10/10||2828 days||2%|
|arnaud paquet||10/10||2859 days||2%|
|Johannes J||10/10||2950 days||1%|
|Team Kim&James||10/10||3012 days||1%|
|Iban Dupont||10/10||3117 days||1%|
|Guillaume Boudrand||10/10||3117 days||1%|
|N smith||10/10||3134 days||1%|
|Erik Muchembled||9/10||3138 days||1%|
|Andre and Marina||10/10||3167 days||1%|
|Cymen Crick||10/10||3193 days||1%|
|Jan and Pedi||10/10||3215 days||1%|
|Gea Middelbos||8/10||4162 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 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.