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 Henley Lake Freedom Camping.

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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Henley Lake Freedom Camping

Valid Reviews

25 Valid Reviews

The Henley Lake Freedom Camping experience has a total of 28 reviews. There are 25 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.

Within these 25 valid reviews, the experience has 1 face-to-face review collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 25 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 6
9/10 5
8/10 8
7/10 4
6/10 1
5/10 0
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 0
1/10 1

81.60% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Henley Lake Freedom Camping valid reviews is 81.60% and is based on 25 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Weighted Average


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
Colin 1/10 57 days 73%
Sheryl Watson 10/10 57 days 100%
Laurie 8/10 210 days 89%
Tyla 10/10 240 days 91%
Dmitri 8/10 301 days 82%
Owen and liz 10/10 452 days 68%
Shar-ron & Jim 8/10 483 days 60%
Justin White 10/10 483 days 63%
Rebecca 7/10 513 days 53%
Dave Kitson 10/10 757 days 23%
Uschi 7/10 757 days 20%
Swiss MiRi 6/10 818 days 14%
Lausgrott from Germany 8/10 879 days 11%
Alice 7/10 941 days 7%
David 7/10 1002 days 5%
Mike Fricker 9/10 1244 days 4%
Phil 8/10 1367 days 3%
Becky 9/10 1397 days 4%
Denise Hall 10/10 1775 days 3%
Dawn Dodd 8/10 1846 days 2%
Lois Moreland 8/10 2613 days 1%
Nyla and Alan Ramsay 9/10 2881 days 1%
Greg Wilson 8/10 2889 days 1%
Peter elsleysams 9/10 2955 days 0%
Marie Billington 9/10 3193 days 0%


No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score


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.