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 Lake Okareka Campsite.

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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Lake Okareka Campsite

Valid Reviews

56 Valid Reviews

The Lake Okareka Campsite experience has a total of 56 valid reviews. There are no 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 56 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 18
32%
9/10 13
23%
8/10 11
20%
7/10 9
16%
6/10 2
4%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
2%

83.75% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Okareka Campsite valid reviews is 83.75% and is based on 56 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

26 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 56 valid reviews, the experience has 26 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 26 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 8
31%
9/10 7
27%
8/10 6
23%
7/10 4
15%
6/10 1
4%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

86.54% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Okareka Campsite face-to-face reviews is 86.54% and is based on 26 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

82.37%

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
Josiah 9/10 269 days 88.53 100%
Izzy 7/10 330 days 75.3 85%
Jenny 9/10 330 days 82.74 93%
Julianne McKie 8/10 361 days 75.38 85%
Loretta 10/10 422 days 71.78 81%
Andrea 1/10 695 days 22.16 25%
Matt MacD 3/10 879 days 9.54 10%
Thomas Syesha 10/10 1004 days 6.31 7%
Alisa Makkaveeva 7/10 1011 days 5.57 6%
deborah cooper 7/10 1304 days 4.18 4%
Fabio Flepp 10/10 1311 days 4.58 5%
Laura David 9/10 1382 days true 4.44 5%
Nic 10/10 1547 days 4.12 4%
Michelle Smit 9/10 1547 days 4.12 4%
Gordon Lee 10/10 1605 days 4.0 4%
Pamela Hoffman 9/10 1611 days 3.99 4%
Russell Opland 8/10 1618 days 3.78 4%
S Scott 9/10 1720 days 3.78 4%
Bryant Faaola 8/10 1729 days 3.57 4%
Jan B 10/10 1770 days true 3.68 4%
Michael 10/10 1795 days 3.63 4%
Carsten Philipp 10/10 1815 days 3.59 4%
Ben Apellido 8/10 1851 days 3.34 3%
Christina L 10/10 1952 days 3.32 3%
K C Costonis 10/10 1974 days 3.28 3%
Michael Stibor 9/10 2027 days true 3.18 3%
Dene 9/10 2035 days 3.16 3%
Ines 7/10 2067 days 2.82 3%
Daniel Jarrett 8/10 2216 days 2.67 3%
Mattias 8/10 2372 days true 2.38 2%
Guillaume Yedoux 8/10 2372 days true 2.38 2%
Janek Belcher 8/10 2378 days true 2.36 2%
Christoph Betten 6/10 2379 days true 2.06 2%
Elena Goschia 7/10 2427 days true 2.18 2%
Philipp Kluseuer 7/10 2427 days true 2.18 2%
David Haines-Hanham 7/10 2435 days true 2.16 2%
Sally Haines 8/10 2435 days true 2.26 2%
Roland Beer 10/10 2448 days true 2.35 2%
Alexia Greasbaum 10/10 2448 days true 2.35 2%
David Esner 9/10 2449 days true 2.35 2%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2460 days 2.33 2%
Thi Baut 7/10 2465 days true 2.11 2%
Steffi and Phil 6/10 2491 days 1.88 2%
Sam Garret 5/10 2644 days 1.59 1%
FlyingKiwiGirl 7/10 2674 days 1.74 2%
Anton Thisted 9/10 2733 days true 1.79 2%
Josefine Sjodin 9/10 2733 days true 1.79 2%
Katie Fleck 9/10 2733 days true 1.79 2%
Thomas 10/10 2764 days true 1.73 2%
Neele & Philipp 10/10 2776 days true 1.71 2%
Kyle Guffei 10/10 2789 days true 1.68 2%
nl 9/10 2868 days true 1.53 1%
Lars 8/10 3140 days true 0.95 1%
Briulier 10/10 3144 days true 0.99 1%
Luis Valenzuela 8/10 3153 days true 0.92 1%
Johanna & Mark 10/10 3479 days true 0.33 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Lake Okareka Campsite does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

82%

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.