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

58 Valid Reviews

The Lake Okareka Campsite experience has a total of 58 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 58 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 18
31%
9/10 14
24%
8/10 11
19%
7/10 9
16%
6/10 2
3%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 2
3%

82.59% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Okareka Campsite valid reviews is 82.59% and is based on 58 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 58 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

72.73%

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
Brigit Pratt 1/10 115 days 80%
Emer 9/10 266 days 100%
Josiah 9/10 632 days 44%
Izzy 7/10 693 days 31%
Jenny 9/10 693 days 34%
Julianne McKie 8/10 724 days 28%
Loretta 10/10 785 days 23%
Andrea 1/10 1058 days 4%
Matt MacD 3/10 1242 days 4%
Thomas Syesha 10/10 1367 days 5%
Alisa Makkaveeva 7/10 1374 days 4%
deborah cooper 7/10 1667 days 4%
Fabio Flepp 10/10 1674 days 4%
Laura David 9/10 1745 days 4%
Nic 10/10 1910 days 4%
Michelle Smit 9/10 1910 days 4%
Gordon Lee 10/10 1968 days 3%
Pamela Hoffman 9/10 1974 days 3%
Russell Opland 8/10 1981 days 3%
S Scott 9/10 2083 days 3%
Bryant Faaola 8/10 2092 days 3%
Jan B 10/10 2133 days 3%
Michael 10/10 2158 days 3%
Carsten Philipp 10/10 2178 days 3%
Ben Apellido 8/10 2214 days 3%
Christina L 10/10 2315 days 3%
K C Costonis 10/10 2337 days 3%
Michael Stibor 9/10 2390 days 3%
Dene 9/10 2398 days 2%
Ines 7/10 2430 days 2%
Daniel Jarrett 8/10 2579 days 2%
Mattias 8/10 2735 days 2%
Guillaume Yedoux 8/10 2735 days 2%
Janek Belcher 8/10 2741 days 2%
Christoph Betten 6/10 2742 days 1%
Elena Goschia 7/10 2790 days 1%
Philipp Kluseuer 7/10 2790 days 1%
David Haines-Hanham 7/10 2798 days 1%
Sally Haines 8/10 2798 days 2%
Roland Beer 10/10 2811 days 2%
Alexia Greasbaum 10/10 2811 days 2%
David Esner 9/10 2812 days 2%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2823 days 2%
Thi Baut 7/10 2828 days 1%
Steffi and Phil 6/10 2854 days 1%
Sam Garret 5/10 3007 days 1%
FlyingKiwiGirl 7/10 3037 days 1%
Anton Thisted 9/10 3096 days 1%
Josefine Sjodin 9/10 3096 days 1%
Katie Fleck 9/10 3096 days 1%
Thomas 10/10 3127 days 1%
Neele & Philipp 10/10 3139 days 1%
Kyle Guffei 10/10 3152 days 1%
nl 9/10 3231 days 1%
Lars 8/10 3503 days 0%
Briulier 10/10 3507 days 0%
Luis Valenzuela 8/10 3516 days 0%
Johanna & Mark 10/10 3842 days 1%

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

73%

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.