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

81.96%

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 2/10 174 days 71.4 74%
Eva & Florian 10/10 174 days 95.2 100%
Florquique 6/10 202 days 77.63 81%
Nicki Chow 8/10 202 days 88.86 93%
Ceri 8/10 233 days 86.83 91%
Jack Cangiano 10/10 325 days 83.26 87%
Sophie Skinner 9/10 325 days 83.26 87%
Trina Ludwig 3/10 508 days 45.51 47%
Juliane 5/10 508 days 47.88 49%
Nicolas 10/10 539 days 53.96 56%
Michael Stützle 10/10 539 days 53.96 56%
Roy Fieldhouse 10/10 556 days 51.04 52%
Sampo Uravirta 8/10 591 days 42.99 44%
Nora Tobies 7/10 634 days 35.2 35%
Suzanne Halfpenny 5/10 688 days 25.31 25%
Sylvie Meganck 4/10 903 days 8.56 7%
Walter Neff 8/10 932 days 8.75 7%
Sander Schouwenaar 8/10 1001 days 6.08 4%
Zoe Smith 10/10 1005 days 6.28 4%
Andrew Sampaklis 10/10 1028 days 5.71 4%
Annerieke 6/10 1038 days 4.58 2%
Fi Glasgow 10/10 1058 days 5.22 3%
Jennifer Ellis 10/10 1187 days 4.86 3%
alex beley 10/10 1208 days 4.83 3%
Kathy Hart 10/10 1208 days 4.83 3%
York Tüchelmann 9/10 1209 days 4.83 3%
Shaun Burns 9/10 1214 days 4.82 3%
Malou Wager 8/10 1238 days 4.54 2%
Averil Ford 7/10 1269 days 4.31 2%
Manfred 10/10 1329 days 4.64 3%
Gea 9/10 1340 days 4.63 3%
Sarah Gurney 9/10 1368 days 4.58 2%
Chris Read 9/10 1579 days 4.26 2%
Stephanie Poppe 8/10 1609 days 4.01 2%
Magnus Specht 10/10 1616 days 4.21 2%
Emma 10/10 1635 days 4.18 2%
Harald Mietz 10/10 1635 days 4.18 2%
Ulf Kanne 6/10 1639 days 3.46 1%
Rebecca Cooke 10/10 1663 days 4.14 2%
Nell Hearle 9/10 1664 days 4.13 2%
Franco Letanque 10/10 1683 days 4.11 2%
Lisa Quayle 7/10 1712 days 3.7 2%
Audrey Loiseau 7/10 1730 days true 3.67 2%
Keir Thomas 10/10 1755 days 4.0 2%
Claudia 10/10 1816 days 3.9 2%
Andrew Kermode 10/10 1878 days 3.81 2%
Queenteen 9/10 1939 days 3.72 2%
susan berch 10/10 1939 days 3.72 2%
john scott 10/10 1939 days 3.72 2%
Jana Rutkowski 10/10 1986 days true 3.64 1%
Anja Schade 10/10 2000 days 3.62 1%
Mike Gemmill 9/10 2011 days true 3.61 1%
Ruud and Hanneke 10/10 2012 days true 3.6 1%
Xavier 8/10 2021 days true 3.41 1%
Andreas Jung 8/10 2024 days true 3.41 1%
B D 7/10 2028 days 3.26 1%
FlyingKiwiGirl 9/10 2028 days 3.58 1%
Emmanuelle Brevier 10/10 2048 days true 3.55 1%
Fabian Lee 10/10 2058 days true 3.53 1%
Anke D. 10/10 2059 days 3.53 1%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2067 days true 3.52 1%
Ken S 10/10 2090 days 3.49 1%
Lennart Lump 10/10 2090 days 3.49 1%
philipp koenigs 10/10 2090 days 3.49 1%
Luca Duftet 10/10 2090 days 3.49 1%
yannick husemeyer 10/10 2090 days 3.49 1%
Tim J 10/10 2090 days 3.49 1%
Nicholas Ng 10/10 2090 days 3.49 1%
2 tent travelers from Montreal 7/10 2090 days 3.17 1%
Sonja 10/10 2090 days 3.49 1%
Mel Wilkinson 10/10 2151 days 3.39 1%
Wouter Oudemans 10/10 2151 days 3.39 1%
Andrew Potratz 10/10 2151 days 3.39 1%
Matt Wilson 10/10 2151 days 3.39 1%
David Restell 10/10 2212 days 3.3 1%
Rebel Warren 10/10 2212 days 3.3 1%
Abby Smith 10/10 2212 days 3.3 1%
Chris Hare 10/10 2212 days 3.3 1%
peterpacks 10/10 2273 days 3.21 1%
danny waiton 10/10 2304 days 3.16 1%
Beth Scrivens 10/10 2304 days 3.16 1%
Destiny rabey 10/10 2304 days 3.16 1%
nina_zhang110 1/10 2334 days 2.27 0%
Katey Justice 9/10 2360 days true 3.07 1%
Karina Gratz 10/10 2369 days true 3.06 1%
Anna Neuenfeldt 10/10 2371 days true 3.06 1%
Nigel&Annette Greaves 10/10 2393 days 3.02 1%
Yasmine Loupis 10/10 2393 days 3.02 1%
warwaste 10/10 2393 days 3.02 1%
steverogers 10/10 2424 days 2.98 1%
Stephanie Adams 10/10 2424 days 2.98 1%
the_beery 10/10 2424 days 2.98 1%
Lis Bon 10/10 2424 days 2.98 1%
Norm L 10/10 2424 days 2.98 1%
buzzer111 10/10 2424 days 2.98 1%
Mathew Frost 10/10 2424 days 2.98 1%
rose smith 10/10 2424 days 2.98 1%
john cubitt 10/10 2424 days 2.98 1%
Ralf Schweizer 10/10 2424 days 2.98 1%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2470 days true 2.91 1%
Kathy_a 10/10 2485 days 2.88 1%
Charzotte 10/10 2516 days 2.84 1%
chtbfg 10/10 2516 days 2.84 1%
Chloé Kiers 10/10 2516 days 2.84 1%
Kefalove 10/10 2546 days 2.79 1%
Lindsay Berquist 10/10 2669 days 2.6 0%
maureenkarl 10/10 2669 days 2.6 0%
Mennovanwinden 10/10 2669 days 2.6 0%
karsten 10/10 2669 days 2.6 0%
Sarah_Line 10/10 2699 days 2.56 0%
d_shack 10/10 2699 days 2.56 0%
upanishads 10/10 2699 days 2.56 0%
roterjonas 10/10 2699 days 2.56 0%
bbennett 10/10 2699 days 2.56 0%
DonTinel 10/10 2699 days 2.56 0%
AllBlacksBabe 10/10 2699 days 2.56 0%
marketladyfolk 10/10 2730 days 2.51 0%
Team_Tiddo 10/10 2730 days 2.51 0%
gusti 10/10 2730 days 2.51 0%
Romany_Rambler 10/10 2730 days 2.51 0%
carolanz 10/10 2730 days 2.51 0%
herman_kraut 10/10 2730 days 2.51 0%
HandN 9/10 2730 days 2.51 0%
bazzaatseaside 10/10 2730 days 2.51 0%
PhilipShear 10/10 2730 days 2.51 0%
robaccia 10/10 2730 days 2.51 0%
hugo941 10/10 2759 days 2.47 0%
Ivo 10/10 2759 days 2.47 0%
GURDISH 10/10 2759 days 2.47 0%
Ebbi 10/10 2759 days 2.47 0%
judyles 10/10 2759 days 2.47 0%
Guitarhat 10/10 2759 days 2.47 0%
Andreu 10/10 2759 days 2.47 0%
Bigbird460 10/10 2790 days 2.42 0%
plumberjim1 10/10 2790 days 2.42 0%
Urs Schoenenberger 10/10 2790 days 2.42 0%
MichaelaK 10/10 2790 days 2.42 0%
Anna Bret 10/10 2830 days true 2.36 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

-2.96% 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 148 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
145 -2.90%
146 -2.92%
147 -2.94%
148 -2.96%
149 -2.98%
150 -3.00%
151 -3.02%

Final Ranking Score

79%

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.