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

140 Valid Reviews

The Hillview Camping Stay experience has a total of 146 reviews. There are 140 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 140 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 102
73%
9/10 14
10%
8/10 9
6%
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%

92.71% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hillview Camping Stay valid reviews is 92.71% and is based on 140 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 140 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

88.34%

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
William 10/10 91 days 98.69 100%
Charli 10/10 122 days 97.64 99%
Aisling 2/10 611 days 31.59 31%
Eva & Florian 10/10 611 days 42.12 42%
Florquique 6/10 639 days 31.5 31%
Nicki Chow 8/10 639 days 36.05 36%
Ceri 8/10 670 days 31.94 32%
Jack Cangiano 10/10 762 days 22.57 22%
Sophie Skinner 9/10 762 days 22.57 22%
Trina Ludwig 3/10 945 days 6.6 6%
Juliane 5/10 945 days 6.94 6%
Nicolas 10/10 976 days 7.24 7%
Michael Stützle 10/10 976 days 7.24 7%
Roy Fieldhouse 10/10 993 days 6.65 6%
Sampo Uravirta 8/10 1028 days 5.43 5%
Nora Tobies 7/10 1071 days 4.63 4%
Suzanne Halfpenny 5/10 1125 days 4.0 3%
Sylvie Meganck 4/10 1340 days 3.57 3%
Walter Neff 8/10 1368 days 4.24 4%
Sander Schouwenaar 8/10 1438 days 4.11 3%
Zoe Smith 10/10 1442 days 4.32 4%
Andrew Sampaklis 10/10 1465 days 4.28 4%
Annerieke 6/10 1475 days 3.53 3%
Fi Glasgow 10/10 1495 days 4.22 4%
Jennifer Ellis 10/10 1623 days 3.97 3%
alex beley 10/10 1644 days 3.93 3%
Kathy Hart 10/10 1644 days 3.93 3%
York Tüchelmann 9/10 1645 days 3.92 3%
Shaun Burns 9/10 1650 days 3.91 3%
Malou Wager 8/10 1674 days 3.67 3%
Averil Ford 7/10 1706 days 3.46 3%
Manfred 10/10 1765 days 3.69 3%
Gea 9/10 1777 days 3.67 3%
Sarah Gurney 9/10 1805 days 3.61 3%
Chris Read 9/10 2015 days 3.2 3%
Stephanie Poppe 8/10 2046 days 2.98 2%
Magnus Specht 10/10 2053 days 3.13 2%
Emma 10/10 2071 days 3.09 2%
Harald Mietz 10/10 2071 days 3.09 2%
Ulf Kanne 6/10 2076 days 2.56 2%
Rebecca Cooke 10/10 2099 days 3.04 2%
Nell Hearle 9/10 2101 days 3.03 2%
Franco Letanque 10/10 2120 days 2.99 2%
Lisa Quayle 7/10 2149 days 2.67 2%
Audrey Loiseau 7/10 2167 days true 2.64 2%
Keir Thomas 10/10 2191 days 2.86 2%
Claudia 10/10 2252 days 2.74 2%
Andrew Kermode 10/10 2314 days 2.61 2%
Queenteen 9/10 2375 days 2.5 2%
susan berch 10/10 2375 days 2.5 2%
john scott 10/10 2375 days 2.5 2%
Jana Rutkowski 10/10 2423 days true 2.4 2%
Anja Schade 10/10 2437 days 2.37 2%
Mike Gemmill 9/10 2448 days true 2.35 2%
Ruud and Hanneke 10/10 2449 days true 2.35 2%
Xavier 8/10 2458 days true 2.22 1%
Andreas Jung 8/10 2461 days true 2.21 1%
B D 7/10 2465 days 2.11 1%
FlyingKiwiGirl 9/10 2465 days 2.32 2%
Emmanuelle Brevier 10/10 2485 days true 2.28 2%
Fabian Lee 10/10 2495 days true 2.26 2%
Anke D. 10/10 2496 days 2.26 2%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2504 days true 2.24 2%
Ken S 10/10 2527 days 2.2 1%
Lennart Lump 10/10 2527 days 2.2 1%
philipp koenigs 10/10 2527 days 2.2 1%
Luca Duftet 10/10 2527 days 2.2 1%
yannick husemeyer 10/10 2527 days 2.2 1%
Tim J 10/10 2527 days 2.2 1%
Nicholas Ng 10/10 2527 days 2.2 1%
2 tent travelers from Montreal 7/10 2527 days 2.0 1%
Sonja 10/10 2527 days 2.2 1%
Mel Wilkinson 10/10 2588 days 2.08 1%
Wouter Oudemans 10/10 2588 days 2.08 1%
Andrew Potratz 10/10 2588 days 2.08 1%
Matt Wilson 10/10 2588 days 2.08 1%
David Restell 10/10 2648 days 1.96 1%
Rebel Warren 10/10 2648 days 1.96 1%
Abby Smith 10/10 2648 days 1.96 1%
Chris Hare 10/10 2648 days 1.96 1%
peterpacks 10/10 2709 days 1.84 1%
danny waiton 10/10 2740 days 1.78 1%
Beth Scrivens 10/10 2740 days 1.78 1%
Destiny rabey 10/10 2740 days 1.78 1%
nina_zhang110 1/10 2771 days 1.26 1%
Katey Justice 9/10 2797 days true 1.67 1%
Karina Gratz 10/10 2806 days true 1.65 1%
Anna Neuenfeldt 10/10 2808 days true 1.65 1%
Nigel&Annette Greaves 10/10 2830 days 1.6 1%
Yasmine Loupis 10/10 2830 days 1.6 1%
warwaste 10/10 2830 days 1.6 1%
steverogers 10/10 2861 days 1.54 1%
Stephanie Adams 10/10 2861 days 1.54 1%
the_beery 10/10 2861 days 1.54 1%
Lis Bon 10/10 2861 days 1.54 1%
Norm L 10/10 2861 days 1.54 1%
buzzer111 10/10 2861 days 1.54 1%
Mathew Frost 10/10 2861 days 1.54 1%
rose smith 10/10 2861 days 1.54 1%
john cubitt 10/10 2861 days 1.54 1%
Ralf Schweizer 10/10 2861 days 1.54 1%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 2907 days true 1.45 1%
Kathy_a 10/10 2922 days 1.42 1%
Charzotte 10/10 2953 days 1.36 1%
chtbfg 10/10 2953 days 1.36 1%
Chloé Kiers 10/10 2953 days 1.36 1%
Kefalove 10/10 2982 days 1.31 1%
Lindsay Berquist 10/10 3105 days 1.07 0%
maureenkarl 10/10 3105 days 1.07 0%
Mennovanwinden 10/10 3105 days 1.07 0%
karsten 10/10 3105 days 1.07 0%
Sarah_Line 10/10 3136 days 1.01 0%
d_shack 10/10 3136 days 1.01 0%
upanishads 10/10 3136 days 1.01 0%
roterjonas 10/10 3136 days 1.01 0%
bbennett 10/10 3136 days 1.01 0%
DonTinel 10/10 3136 days 1.01 0%
AllBlacksBabe 10/10 3136 days 1.01 0%
marketladyfolk 10/10 3167 days 0.95 0%
Team_Tiddo 10/10 3167 days 0.95 0%
gusti 10/10 3167 days 0.95 0%
Romany_Rambler 10/10 3167 days 0.95 0%
carolanz 10/10 3167 days 0.95 0%
herman_kraut 10/10 3167 days 0.95 0%
HandN 9/10 3167 days 0.95 0%
bazzaatseaside 10/10 3167 days 0.95 0%
PhilipShear 10/10 3167 days 0.95 0%
robaccia 10/10 3167 days 0.95 0%
hugo941 10/10 3196 days 0.89 0%
Ivo 10/10 3196 days 0.89 0%
GURDISH 10/10 3196 days 0.89 0%
Ebbi 10/10 3196 days 0.89 0%
judyles 10/10 3196 days 0.89 0%
Guitarhat 10/10 3196 days 0.89 0%
Andreu 10/10 3196 days 0.89 0%
Bigbird460 10/10 3227 days 0.83 0%
plumberjim1 10/10 3227 days 0.83 0%
Urs Schoenenberger 10/10 3227 days 0.83 0%
MichaelaK 10/10 3227 days 0.83 0%
Anna Bret 10/10 3267 days true 0.75 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

-1.39% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 50 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 72 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
69 -1.33%
70 -1.35%
71 -1.37%
72 -1.39%
73 -1.41%
74 -1.43%
75 -1.45%

Final Ranking Score

87%

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.