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

52 Valid Reviews

The Lake Okareka Campsite experience has a total of 52 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 52 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 18
35%
9/10 11
21%
8/10 10
19%
7/10 8
15%
6/10 2
4%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
2%

83.85% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Okareka Campsite valid reviews is 83.85% and is based on 52 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 52 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

73.62%

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
Loretta 10/10 54 days 99.54 100%
Andrea 1/10 327 days 60.63 60%
Matt MacD 3/10 511 days 45.14 44%
Thomas Syesha 10/10 636 days 38.39 38%
Alisa Makkaveeva 7/10 643 days 34.01 33%
deborah cooper 7/10 936 days 8.2 7%
Fabio Flepp 10/10 943 days 8.66 7%
Laura David 9/10 1014 days true 6.04 5%
Nic 10/10 1179 days 4.86 3%
Michelle Smit 9/10 1179 days 4.86 3%
Gordon Lee 10/10 1237 days 4.76 3%
Pamela Hoffman 9/10 1243 days 4.75 3%
Russell Opland 8/10 1250 days 4.5 3%
S Scott 9/10 1352 days 4.56 3%
Bryant Faaola 8/10 1361 days 4.32 3%
Jan B 10/10 1402 days true 4.47 3%
Michael 10/10 1427 days 4.43 3%
Carsten Philipp 10/10 1447 days 4.4 3%
Ben Apellido 8/10 1483 days 4.12 3%
Christina L 10/10 1584 days 4.16 3%
K C Costonis 10/10 1606 days 4.13 3%
Michael Stibor 9/10 1659 days true 4.03 3%
Dene 9/10 1667 days 4.02 3%
Ines 7/10 1699 days 3.61 2%
Daniel Jarrett 8/10 1848 days 3.53 2%
Mattias 8/10 2004 days true 3.27 2%
Guillaume Yedoux 8/10 2004 days true 3.27 2%
Janek Belcher 8/10 2010 days true 3.26 2%
Christoph Betten 6/10 2011 days true 2.85 1%
Elena Goschia 7/10 2059 days true 3.05 2%
Philipp Kluseuer 7/10 2059 days true 3.05 2%
David Haines-Hanham 7/10 2067 days true 3.04 2%
Sally Haines 8/10 2067 days true 3.17 2%
Roland Beer 10/10 2080 days true 3.31 2%
Alexia Greasbaum 10/10 2080 days true 3.31 2%
David Esner 9/10 2081 days true 3.31 2%
Pioter Jurkowski 10/10 2092 days 3.29 2%
Thi Baut 7/10 2097 days true 2.99 1%
Steffi and Phil 6/10 2123 days 2.69 1%
Sam Garret 5/10 2276 days 2.41 1%
FlyingKiwiGirl 7/10 2306 days 2.66 1%
Anton Thisted 9/10 2365 days true 2.83 1%
Josefine Sjodin 9/10 2365 days true 2.83 1%
Katie Fleck 9/10 2365 days true 2.83 1%
Thomas 10/10 2396 days true 2.77 1%
Neele & Philipp 10/10 2408 days true 2.75 1%
Kyle Guffei 10/10 2421 days true 2.73 1%
nl 9/10 2500 days true 2.59 1%
Lars 8/10 2772 days true 2.02 0%
Briulier 10/10 2776 days true 2.12 1%
Luis Valenzuela 8/10 2785 days true 2.0 0%
Johanna & Mark 10/10 3111 days true 1.55 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

74%

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.