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 143 reviews. There are 138 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 5 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

81.95%

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 2/10 236 days 68.38 74%
Eva & Florian 10/10 236 days 91.17 100%
Florquique 6/10 264 days 73.83 81%
Nicki Chow 8/10 264 days 84.51 93%
Ceri 8/10 295 days 81.9 90%
Jack Cangiano 10/10 387 days 76.27 83%
Sophie Skinner 9/10 387 days 76.27 83%
Trina Ludwig 3/10 570 days 37.48 40%
Juliane 5/10 570 days 39.43 42%
Nicolas 10/10 601 days 43.67 47%
Michael Stützle 10/10 601 days 43.67 47%
Roy Fieldhouse 10/10 618 days 41.05 44%
Sampo Uravirta 8/10 653 days 34.16 36%
Nora Tobies 7/10 696 days 27.51 29%
Suzanne Halfpenny 5/10 750 days 19.33 20%
Sylvie Meganck 4/10 965 days 6.07 5%
Walter Neff 8/10 993 days 6.32 5%
Sander Schouwenaar 8/10 1063 days 4.9 3%
Zoe Smith 10/10 1067 days 5.12 4%
Andrew Sampaklis 10/10 1090 days 5.0 3%
Annerieke 6/10 1100 days 4.14 2%
Fi Glasgow 10/10 1120 days 4.96 3%
Jennifer Ellis 10/10 1249 days 4.74 3%
alex beley 10/10 1269 days 4.7 3%
Kathy Hart 10/10 1269 days 4.7 3%
York Tüchelmann 9/10 1271 days 4.7 3%
Shaun Burns 9/10 1276 days 4.69 3%
Malou Wager 8/10 1299 days 4.42 3%
Averil Ford 7/10 1331 days 4.18 3%
Manfred 10/10 1390 days 4.49 3%
Gea 9/10 1402 days 4.47 3%
Sarah Gurney 9/10 1430 days 4.43 3%
Chris Read 9/10 1641 days 4.07 2%
Stephanie Poppe 8/10 1671 days 3.81 2%
Magnus Specht 10/10 1678 days 4.0 2%
Emma 10/10 1696 days 3.97 2%
Harald Mietz 10/10 1696 days 3.97 2%
Ulf Kanne 6/10 1701 days 3.29 2%
Rebecca Cooke 10/10 1724 days 3.92 2%
Nell Hearle 9/10 1726 days 3.92 2%
Franco Letanque 10/10 1745 days 3.89 2%
Lisa Quayle 7/10 1774 days 3.49 2%
Audrey Loiseau 7/10 1792 days true 3.46 2%
Keir Thomas 10/10 1816 days 3.77 2%
Claudia 10/10 1877 days 3.66 2%
Andrew Kermode 10/10 1940 days 3.55 2%
Queenteen 9/10 2001 days 3.45 2%
susan berch 10/10 2001 days 3.45 2%
john scott 10/10 2001 days 3.45 2%
Jana Rutkowski 10/10 2048 days true 3.37 2%
Anja Schade 10/10 2062 days 3.34 2%
Mike Gemmill 9/10 2073 days true 3.33 2%
Ruud and Hanneke 10/10 2074 days true 3.32 2%
Xavier 8/10 2083 days true 3.14 1%
Andreas Jung 8/10 2086 days true 3.14 1%
B D 7/10 2090 days 3.0 1%
FlyingKiwiGirl 9/10 2090 days 3.3 2%
Emmanuelle Brevier 10/10 2110 days true 3.26 2%
Fabian Lee 10/10 2120 days true 3.24 1%
Anke D. 10/10 2121 days 3.24 1%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2129 days true 3.23 1%
Ken S 10/10 2152 days 3.19 1%
Lennart Lump 10/10 2152 days 3.19 1%
philipp koenigs 10/10 2152 days 3.19 1%
Luca Duftet 10/10 2152 days 3.19 1%
yannick husemeyer 10/10 2152 days 3.19 1%
Tim J 10/10 2152 days 3.19 1%
Nicholas Ng 10/10 2152 days 3.19 1%
2 tent travelers from Montreal 7/10 2152 days 2.9 1%
Sonja 10/10 2152 days 3.19 1%
Mel Wilkinson 10/10 2213 days 3.09 1%
Wouter Oudemans 10/10 2213 days 3.09 1%
Andrew Potratz 10/10 2213 days 3.09 1%
Matt Wilson 10/10 2213 days 3.09 1%
David Restell 10/10 2274 days 2.98 1%
Rebel Warren 10/10 2274 days 2.98 1%
Abby Smith 10/10 2274 days 2.98 1%
Chris Hare 10/10 2274 days 2.98 1%
peterpacks 10/10 2335 days 2.88 1%
danny waiton 10/10 2366 days 2.82 1%
Beth Scrivens 10/10 2366 days 2.82 1%
Destiny rabey 10/10 2366 days 2.82 1%
nina_zhang110 1/10 2396 days 2.02 0%
Katey Justice 9/10 2422 days true 2.73 1%
Karina Gratz 10/10 2431 days true 2.71 1%
Anna Neuenfeldt 10/10 2433 days true 2.71 1%
Nigel&Annette Greaves 10/10 2455 days 2.67 1%
Yasmine Loupis 10/10 2455 days 2.67 1%
warwaste 10/10 2455 days 2.67 1%
steverogers 10/10 2486 days 2.62 1%
Stephanie Adams 10/10 2486 days 2.62 1%
the_beery 10/10 2486 days 2.62 1%
Lis Bon 10/10 2486 days 2.62 1%
Norm L 10/10 2486 days 2.62 1%
buzzer111 10/10 2486 days 2.62 1%
Mathew Frost 10/10 2486 days 2.62 1%
rose smith 10/10 2486 days 2.62 1%
john cubitt 10/10 2486 days 2.62 1%
Ralf Schweizer 10/10 2486 days 2.62 1%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2532 days true 2.54 1%
Kathy_a 10/10 2547 days 2.51 1%
Charzotte 10/10 2578 days 2.46 1%
chtbfg 10/10 2578 days 2.46 1%
Chloé Kiers 10/10 2578 days 2.46 1%
Kefalove 10/10 2608 days 2.41 1%
Lindsay Berquist 10/10 2731 days 2.2 0%
maureenkarl 10/10 2731 days 2.2 0%
Mennovanwinden 10/10 2731 days 2.2 0%
karsten 10/10 2731 days 2.2 0%
Sarah_Line 10/10 2761 days 2.15 0%
d_shack 10/10 2761 days 2.15 0%
upanishads 10/10 2761 days 2.15 0%
roterjonas 10/10 2761 days 2.15 0%
bbennett 10/10 2761 days 2.15 0%
DonTinel 10/10 2761 days 2.15 0%
AllBlacksBabe 10/10 2761 days 2.15 0%
marketladyfolk 10/10 2792 days 2.09 0%
Team_Tiddo 10/10 2792 days 2.09 0%
gusti 10/10 2792 days 2.09 0%
Romany_Rambler 10/10 2792 days 2.09 0%
carolanz 10/10 2792 days 2.09 0%
herman_kraut 10/10 2792 days 2.09 0%
HandN 9/10 2792 days 2.09 0%
bazzaatseaside 10/10 2792 days 2.09 0%
PhilipShear 10/10 2792 days 2.09 0%
robaccia 10/10 2792 days 2.09 0%
hugo941 10/10 2821 days 2.04 0%
Ivo 10/10 2821 days 2.04 0%
GURDISH 10/10 2821 days 2.04 0%
Ebbi 10/10 2821 days 2.04 0%
judyles 10/10 2821 days 2.04 0%
Guitarhat 10/10 2821 days 2.04 0%
Andreu 10/10 2821 days 2.04 0%
Bigbird460 10/10 2852 days 1.99 0%
plumberjim1 10/10 2852 days 1.99 0%
Urs Schoenenberger 10/10 2852 days 1.99 0%
MichaelaK 10/10 2852 days 1.99 0%
Anna Bret 10/10 2892 days true 1.92 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

-3.98% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 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 199 days.

The Hillview Camping Stay experience has been adjusted for 199 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
196 -3.92%
197 -3.94%
198 -3.96%
199 -3.98%
200 -4.00%
201 -4.02%
202 -4.04%

Final Ranking Score

78%

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.