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

146 Valid Reviews

The Hillview Camping Stay experience has a total of 154 reviews. There are 146 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 8 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 146 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 104
71%
9/10 14
10%
8/10 9
6%
7/10 9
6%
6/10 3
2%
5/10 2
1%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 2
1%
1/10 1
1%

91.85% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hillview Camping Stay valid reviews is 91.85% and is based on 146 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 146 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

82.02%

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
Denise 7/10 22 days 94%
Dr.A 2/10 53 days 77%
Cait Turner 7/10 112 days 92%
Izzy 10/10 143 days 100%
Rich 10/10 143 days 100%
Jim Henderson 7/10 204 days 88%
William 10/10 265 days 92%
Charli 10/10 296 days 89%
Aisling 2/10 784 days 15%
Eva & Florian 10/10 784 days 21%
Florquique 6/10 812 days 15%
Nicki Chow 8/10 812 days 17%
Ceri 8/10 843 days 14%
Jack Cangiano 10/10 935 days 9%
Sophie Skinner 9/10 935 days 9%
Trina Ludwig 3/10 1118 days 4%
Juliane 5/10 1118 days 4%
Nicolas 10/10 1149 days 5%
Michael Stützle 10/10 1149 days 5%
Roy Fieldhouse 10/10 1166 days 5%
Sampo Uravirta 8/10 1201 days 4%
Nora Tobies 7/10 1244 days 4%
Suzanne Halfpenny 5/10 1298 days 3%
Sylvie Meganck 4/10 1513 days 3%
Walter Neff 8/10 1542 days 4%
Sander Schouwenaar 8/10 1611 days 4%
Zoe Smith 10/10 1615 days 4%
Andrew Sampaklis 10/10 1638 days 4%
Annerieke 6/10 1648 days 3%
Fi Glasgow 10/10 1668 days 4%
Jennifer Ellis 10/10 1797 days 3%
alex beley 10/10 1818 days 3%
Kathy Hart 10/10 1818 days 3%
York Tüchelmann 9/10 1819 days 3%
Shaun Burns 9/10 1824 days 3%
Malou Wager 8/10 1848 days 3%
Averil Ford 7/10 1879 days 3%
Manfred 10/10 1939 days 3%
Gea 9/10 1950 days 3%
Sarah Gurney 9/10 1978 days 3%
Chris Read 9/10 2189 days 3%
Stephanie Poppe 8/10 2219 days 2%
Magnus Specht 10/10 2226 days 2%
Emma 10/10 2245 days 2%
Harald Mietz 10/10 2245 days 2%
Ulf Kanne 6/10 2249 days 2%
Rebecca Cooke 10/10 2273 days 2%
Nell Hearle 9/10 2274 days 2%
Franco Letanque 10/10 2293 days 2%
Lisa Quayle 7/10 2322 days 2%
Audrey Loiseau 7/10 2340 days 1%
Keir Thomas 10/10 2365 days 2%
Claudia 10/10 2426 days 2%
Andrew Kermode 10/10 2488 days 2%
Queenteen 9/10 2549 days 2%
susan berch 10/10 2549 days 2%
john scott 10/10 2549 days 2%
Jana Rutkowski 10/10 2596 days 1%
Anja Schade 10/10 2610 days 2%
Mike Gemmill 9/10 2621 days 1%
Ruud and Hanneke 10/10 2622 days 1%
Xavier 8/10 2631 days 1%
Andreas Jung 8/10 2634 days 1%
B D 7/10 2638 days 1%
FlyingKiwiGirl 9/10 2638 days 2%
Emmanuelle Brevier 10/10 2658 days 1%
Fabian Lee 10/10 2668 days 1%
Anke D. 10/10 2669 days 2%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2677 days 1%
Ken S 10/10 2700 days 2%
Lennart Lump 10/10 2700 days 2%
philipp koenigs 10/10 2700 days 2%
Luca Duftet 10/10 2700 days 2%
yannick husemeyer 10/10 2700 days 2%
Tim J 10/10 2700 days 2%
Nicholas Ng 10/10 2700 days 2%
2 tent travelers from Montreal 7/10 2700 days 1%
Sonja 10/10 2700 days 2%
Mel Wilkinson 10/10 2761 days 1%
Wouter Oudemans 10/10 2761 days 1%
Andrew Potratz 10/10 2761 days 1%
Matt Wilson 10/10 2761 days 1%
David Restell 10/10 2822 days 1%
Rebel Warren 10/10 2822 days 1%
Abby Smith 10/10 2822 days 1%
Chris Hare 10/10 2822 days 1%
peterpacks 10/10 2883 days 1%
danny waiton 10/10 2914 days 1%
Beth Scrivens 10/10 2914 days 1%
Destiny rabey 10/10 2914 days 1%
nina_zhang110 1/10 2944 days 1%
Katey Justice 9/10 2970 days 0%
Karina Gratz 10/10 2979 days 0%
Anna Neuenfeldt 10/10 2981 days 0%
Nigel&Annette Greaves 10/10 3003 days 1%
Yasmine Loupis 10/10 3003 days 1%
warwaste 10/10 3003 days 1%
steverogers 10/10 3034 days 1%
Stephanie Adams 10/10 3034 days 1%
the_beery 10/10 3034 days 1%
Lis Bon 10/10 3034 days 1%
Norm L 10/10 3034 days 1%
buzzer111 10/10 3034 days 1%
Mathew Frost 10/10 3034 days 1%
rose smith 10/10 3034 days 1%
john cubitt 10/10 3034 days 1%
Ralf Schweizer 10/10 3034 days 1%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 3080 days 0%
Kathy_a 10/10 3095 days 1%
Charzotte 10/10 3126 days 1%
chtbfg 10/10 3126 days 1%
Chloé Kiers 10/10 3126 days 1%
Kefalove 10/10 3156 days 1%
Lindsay Berquist 10/10 3279 days 0%
maureenkarl 10/10 3279 days 0%
Mennovanwinden 10/10 3279 days 0%
karsten 10/10 3279 days 0%
Sarah_Line 10/10 3309 days 0%
d_shack 10/10 3309 days 0%
upanishads 10/10 3309 days 0%
roterjonas 10/10 3309 days 0%
bbennett 10/10 3309 days 0%
DonTinel 10/10 3309 days 0%
AllBlacksBabe 10/10 3309 days 0%
marketladyfolk 10/10 3340 days 0%
Team_Tiddo 10/10 3340 days 0%
gusti 10/10 3340 days 0%
Romany_Rambler 10/10 3340 days 0%
carolanz 10/10 3340 days 0%
herman_kraut 10/10 3340 days 0%
HandN 9/10 3340 days 0%
bazzaatseaside 10/10 3340 days 0%
PhilipShear 10/10 3340 days 0%
robaccia 10/10 3340 days 0%
hugo941 10/10 3369 days 0%
Ivo 10/10 3369 days 0%
GURDISH 10/10 3369 days 0%
Ebbi 10/10 3369 days 0%
judyles 10/10 3369 days 0%
Guitarhat 10/10 3369 days 0%
Andreu 10/10 3369 days 0%
Bigbird460 10/10 3400 days 0%
plumberjim1 10/10 3400 days 0%
Urs Schoenenberger 10/10 3400 days 0%
MichaelaK 10/10 3400 days 0%
Anna Bret 10/10 3440 days 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

-0.20% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 71 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 12 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
9 -0.15%
10 -0.16%
11 -0.18%
12 -0.20%
13 -0.21%
14 -0.23%
15 -0.25%

Final Ranking Score

82%

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.