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 Hillview Camping Stay.

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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Hillview Camping Stay

Valid Reviews

138 Valid Reviews

The Hillview Camping Stay experience has a total of 144 reviews. There are 138 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 6 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 138 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 100
72%
9/10 14
10%
8/10 9
7%
7/10 6
4%
6/10 3
2%
5/10 2
1%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 1
1%

92.61% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hillview Camping Stay valid reviews is 92.61% and is based on 138 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

14 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 138 valid reviews, the experience has 14 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 14 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 7
50%
9/10 4
29%
8/10 2
14%
7/10 1
7%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.14% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hillview Camping Stay face-to-face reviews is 92.14% and is based on 14 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

82.54%

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
Aisling 2/10 463 days 49.52 75%
Eva & Florian 10/10 463 days 66.03 100%
Florquique 6/10 491 days 51.29 77%
Nicki Chow 8/10 491 days 58.71 89%
Ceri 8/10 522 days 53.98 81%
Jack Cangiano 10/10 614 days 41.66 63%
Sophie Skinner 9/10 614 days 41.66 63%
Trina Ludwig 3/10 797 days 14.69 21%
Juliane 5/10 797 days 15.45 22%
Nicolas 10/10 828 days 16.3 23%
Michael Stützle 10/10 828 days 16.3 23%
Roy Fieldhouse 10/10 845 days 14.9 21%
Sampo Uravirta 8/10 880 days 11.71 16%
Nora Tobies 7/10 923 days 8.82 12%
Suzanne Halfpenny 5/10 977 days 5.84 7%
Sylvie Meganck 4/10 1192 days 3.8 4%
Walter Neff 8/10 1220 days 4.52 5%
Sander Schouwenaar 8/10 1290 days 4.39 5%
Zoe Smith 10/10 1294 days 4.61 5%
Andrew Sampaklis 10/10 1317 days 4.57 5%
Annerieke 6/10 1327 days 3.77 4%
Fi Glasgow 10/10 1347 days 4.51 5%
Jennifer Ellis 10/10 1476 days 4.25 5%
alex beley 10/10 1496 days 4.22 5%
Kathy Hart 10/10 1496 days 4.22 5%
York Tüchelmann 9/10 1498 days 4.21 5%
Shaun Burns 9/10 1503 days 4.2 5%
Malou Wager 8/10 1526 days 3.95 4%
Averil Ford 7/10 1558 days 3.73 4%
Manfred 10/10 1617 days 3.98 5%
Gea 9/10 1629 days 3.95 4%
Sarah Gurney 9/10 1657 days 3.9 4%
Chris Read 9/10 1868 days 3.49 4%
Stephanie Poppe 8/10 1898 days 3.26 3%
Magnus Specht 10/10 1905 days 3.41 4%
Emma 10/10 1923 days 3.38 4%
Harald Mietz 10/10 1923 days 3.38 4%
Ulf Kanne 6/10 1928 days 2.8 3%
Rebecca Cooke 10/10 1951 days 3.32 4%
Nell Hearle 9/10 1953 days 3.32 4%
Franco Letanque 10/10 1972 days 3.28 3%
Lisa Quayle 7/10 2001 days 2.94 3%
Audrey Loiseau 7/10 2019 days true 2.9 3%
Keir Thomas 10/10 2043 days 3.14 3%
Claudia 10/10 2104 days 3.03 3%
Andrew Kermode 10/10 2167 days 2.9 3%
Queenteen 9/10 2228 days 2.78 3%
susan berch 10/10 2228 days 2.78 3%
john scott 10/10 2228 days 2.78 3%
Jana Rutkowski 10/10 2275 days true 2.69 3%
Anja Schade 10/10 2289 days 2.66 2%
Mike Gemmill 9/10 2300 days true 2.64 2%
Ruud and Hanneke 10/10 2301 days true 2.64 2%
Xavier 8/10 2310 days true 2.49 2%
Andreas Jung 8/10 2313 days true 2.49 2%
B D 7/10 2317 days 2.37 2%
FlyingKiwiGirl 9/10 2317 days 2.61 2%
Emmanuelle Brevier 10/10 2337 days true 2.57 2%
Fabian Lee 10/10 2347 days true 2.55 2%
Anke D. 10/10 2348 days 2.55 2%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2356 days true 2.53 2%
Ken S 10/10 2379 days 2.49 2%
Lennart Lump 10/10 2379 days 2.49 2%
philipp koenigs 10/10 2379 days 2.49 2%
Luca Duftet 10/10 2379 days 2.49 2%
yannick husemeyer 10/10 2379 days 2.49 2%
Tim J 10/10 2379 days 2.49 2%
Nicholas Ng 10/10 2379 days 2.49 2%
2 tent travelers from Montreal 7/10 2379 days 2.26 2%
Sonja 10/10 2379 days 2.49 2%
Mel Wilkinson 10/10 2440 days 2.37 2%
Wouter Oudemans 10/10 2440 days 2.37 2%
Andrew Potratz 10/10 2440 days 2.37 2%
Matt Wilson 10/10 2440 days 2.37 2%
David Restell 10/10 2501 days 2.25 2%
Rebel Warren 10/10 2501 days 2.25 2%
Abby Smith 10/10 2501 days 2.25 2%
Chris Hare 10/10 2501 days 2.25 2%
peterpacks 10/10 2562 days 2.13 2%
danny waiton 10/10 2593 days 2.07 2%
Beth Scrivens 10/10 2593 days 2.07 2%
Destiny rabey 10/10 2593 days 2.07 2%
nina_zhang110 1/10 2623 days 1.47 1%
Katey Justice 9/10 2649 days true 1.96 1%
Karina Gratz 10/10 2658 days true 1.94 1%
Anna Neuenfeldt 10/10 2660 days true 1.94 1%
Nigel&Annette Greaves 10/10 2682 days 1.89 1%
Yasmine Loupis 10/10 2682 days 1.89 1%
warwaste 10/10 2682 days 1.89 1%
steverogers 10/10 2713 days 1.83 1%
Stephanie Adams 10/10 2713 days 1.83 1%
the_beery 10/10 2713 days 1.83 1%
Lis Bon 10/10 2713 days 1.83 1%
Norm L 10/10 2713 days 1.83 1%
buzzer111 10/10 2713 days 1.83 1%
Mathew Frost 10/10 2713 days 1.83 1%
rose smith 10/10 2713 days 1.83 1%
john cubitt 10/10 2713 days 1.83 1%
Ralf Schweizer 10/10 2713 days 1.83 1%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2759 days true 1.74 1%
Kathy_a 10/10 2774 days 1.71 1%
Charzotte 10/10 2805 days 1.65 1%
chtbfg 10/10 2805 days 1.65 1%
Chloé Kiers 10/10 2805 days 1.65 1%
Kefalove 10/10 2835 days 1.59 1%
Lindsay Berquist 10/10 2958 days 1.35 0%
maureenkarl 10/10 2958 days 1.35 0%
Mennovanwinden 10/10 2958 days 1.35 0%
karsten 10/10 2958 days 1.35 0%
Sarah_Line 10/10 2988 days 1.3 0%
d_shack 10/10 2988 days 1.3 0%
upanishads 10/10 2988 days 1.3 0%
roterjonas 10/10 2988 days 1.3 0%
bbennett 10/10 2988 days 1.3 0%
DonTinel 10/10 2988 days 1.3 0%
AllBlacksBabe 10/10 2988 days 1.3 0%
marketladyfolk 10/10 3019 days 1.23 0%
Team_Tiddo 10/10 3019 days 1.23 0%
gusti 10/10 3019 days 1.23 0%
Romany_Rambler 10/10 3019 days 1.23 0%
carolanz 10/10 3019 days 1.23 0%
herman_kraut 10/10 3019 days 1.23 0%
HandN 9/10 3019 days 1.23 0%
bazzaatseaside 10/10 3019 days 1.23 0%
PhilipShear 10/10 3019 days 1.23 0%
robaccia 10/10 3019 days 1.23 0%
hugo941 10/10 3048 days 1.18 0%
Ivo 10/10 3048 days 1.18 0%
GURDISH 10/10 3048 days 1.18 0%
Ebbi 10/10 3048 days 1.18 0%
judyles 10/10 3048 days 1.18 0%
Guitarhat 10/10 3048 days 1.18 0%
Andreu 10/10 3048 days 1.18 0%
Bigbird460 10/10 3079 days 1.12 0%
plumberjim1 10/10 3079 days 1.12 0%
Urs Schoenenberger 10/10 3079 days 1.12 0%
MichaelaK 10/10 3079 days 1.12 0%
Anna Bret 10/10 3119 days true 1.04 0%

Adjustments

Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.

Sample Size Adjustment

No Adjustment

A reasonable number of reviews are necessary in order for the average to be credible and for an experience to take a prime position within the ranking tables. As such, experiences with only a few reviews have a moderated score. This does not mean that the experience or the reviews can't be trusted. The Hillview Camping Stay experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.34% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 110 days. However the Hillview Camping Stay experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

In addition, an experience's ranking score may be adjusted for each day there is no new ranking. After 1 day the adjustment comes into effect. The maximum number of days that can be adjusted for is 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Hillview Camping Stay experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -2.31%
198 -2.32%
199 -2.33%
200 -2.34%
201 -2.36%
202 -2.37%
203 -2.38%

Final Ranking Score

80%

The final ranking score once adjustments and 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.