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

81.56%

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 7/10 169 days 100%
Dr.A 2/10 200 days 81%
Cait Turner 7/10 259 days 94%
Izzy 10/10 290 days 100%
Rich 10/10 290 days 100%
Jim Henderson 7/10 351 days 84%
William 10/10 412 days 84%
Charli 10/10 443 days 79%
Aisling 2/10 931 days 8%
Eva & Florian 10/10 931 days 11%
Florquique 6/10 959 days 7%
Nicki Chow 8/10 959 days 9%
Ceri 8/10 990 days 7%
Jack Cangiano 10/10 1082 days 6%
Sophie Skinner 9/10 1082 days 6%
Trina Ludwig 3/10 1265 days 4%
Juliane 5/10 1265 days 4%
Nicolas 10/10 1296 days 5%
Michael Stützle 10/10 1296 days 5%
Roy Fieldhouse 10/10 1313 days 5%
Sampo Uravirta 8/10 1348 days 5%
Nora Tobies 7/10 1391 days 4%
Suzanne Halfpenny 5/10 1445 days 4%
Sylvie Meganck 4/10 1660 days 3%
Walter Neff 8/10 1689 days 4%
Sander Schouwenaar 8/10 1758 days 4%
Zoe Smith 10/10 1762 days 4%
Andrew Sampaklis 10/10 1785 days 4%
Annerieke 6/10 1795 days 3%
Fi Glasgow 10/10 1815 days 4%
Jennifer Ellis 10/10 1944 days 4%
alex beley 10/10 1965 days 4%
Kathy Hart 10/10 1965 days 4%
York Tüchelmann 9/10 1966 days 4%
Shaun Burns 9/10 1971 days 4%
Malou Wager 8/10 1995 days 3%
Averil Ford 7/10 2026 days 3%
Manfred 10/10 2086 days 3%
Gea 9/10 2097 days 3%
Sarah Gurney 9/10 2125 days 3%
Chris Read 9/10 2336 days 3%
Stephanie Poppe 8/10 2366 days 3%
Magnus Specht 10/10 2373 days 3%
Emma 10/10 2392 days 3%
Harald Mietz 10/10 2392 days 3%
Ulf Kanne 6/10 2396 days 2%
Rebecca Cooke 10/10 2420 days 3%
Nell Hearle 9/10 2421 days 3%
Franco Letanque 10/10 2440 days 3%
Lisa Quayle 7/10 2469 days 2%
Audrey Loiseau 7/10 2487 days 1%
Keir Thomas 10/10 2512 days 2%
Claudia 10/10 2573 days 2%
Andrew Kermode 10/10 2635 days 2%
Queenteen 9/10 2696 days 2%
susan berch 10/10 2696 days 2%
john scott 10/10 2696 days 2%
Jana Rutkowski 10/10 2743 days 1%
Anja Schade 10/10 2757 days 2%
Mike Gemmill 9/10 2768 days 1%
Ruud and Hanneke 10/10 2769 days 1%
Xavier 8/10 2778 days 1%
Andreas Jung 8/10 2781 days 1%
B D 7/10 2785 days 2%
FlyingKiwiGirl 9/10 2785 days 2%
Emmanuelle Brevier 10/10 2805 days 1%
Fabian Lee 10/10 2815 days 1%
Anke D. 10/10 2816 days 2%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 9/10 2824 days 1%
Ken S 10/10 2847 days 2%
Lennart Lump 10/10 2847 days 2%
philipp koenigs 10/10 2847 days 2%
Luca Duftet 10/10 2847 days 2%
yannick husemeyer 10/10 2847 days 2%
Tim J 10/10 2847 days 2%
Nicholas Ng 10/10 2847 days 2%
2 tent travelers from Montreal 7/10 2847 days 2%
Sonja 10/10 2847 days 2%
Mel Wilkinson 10/10 2908 days 2%
Wouter Oudemans 10/10 2908 days 2%
Andrew Potratz 10/10 2908 days 2%
Matt Wilson 10/10 2908 days 2%
David Restell 10/10 2969 days 1%
Rebel Warren 10/10 2969 days 1%
Abby Smith 10/10 2969 days 1%
Chris Hare 10/10 2969 days 1%
peterpacks 10/10 3030 days 1%
danny waiton 10/10 3061 days 1%
Beth Scrivens 10/10 3061 days 1%
Destiny rabey 10/10 3061 days 1%
nina_zhang110 1/10 3091 days 1%
Katey Justice 9/10 3117 days 1%
Karina Gratz 10/10 3126 days 1%
Anna Neuenfeldt 10/10 3128 days 1%
Nigel&Annette Greaves 10/10 3150 days 1%
Yasmine Loupis 10/10 3150 days 1%
warwaste 10/10 3150 days 1%
steverogers 10/10 3181 days 1%
Stephanie Adams 10/10 3181 days 1%
the_beery 10/10 3181 days 1%
Lis Bon 10/10 3181 days 1%
Norm L 10/10 3181 days 1%
buzzer111 10/10 3181 days 1%
Mathew Frost 10/10 3181 days 1%
rose smith 10/10 3181 days 1%
john cubitt 10/10 3181 days 1%
Ralf Schweizer 10/10 3181 days 1%
Karsten Meyer 9/10 3227 days 0%
Kathy_a 10/10 3242 days 1%
Charzotte 10/10 3273 days 1%
chtbfg 10/10 3273 days 1%
Chloé Kiers 10/10 3273 days 1%
Kefalove 10/10 3303 days 1%
Lindsay Berquist 10/10 3426 days 0%
maureenkarl 10/10 3426 days 0%
Mennovanwinden 10/10 3426 days 0%
karsten 10/10 3426 days 0%
Sarah_Line 10/10 3456 days 0%
d_shack 10/10 3456 days 0%
upanishads 10/10 3456 days 0%
roterjonas 10/10 3456 days 0%
bbennett 10/10 3456 days 0%
DonTinel 10/10 3456 days 0%
AllBlacksBabe 10/10 3456 days 0%
marketladyfolk 10/10 3487 days 0%
Team_Tiddo 10/10 3487 days 0%
gusti 10/10 3487 days 0%
Romany_Rambler 10/10 3487 days 0%
carolanz 10/10 3487 days 0%
herman_kraut 10/10 3487 days 0%
HandN 9/10 3487 days 0%
bazzaatseaside 10/10 3487 days 0%
PhilipShear 10/10 3487 days 0%
robaccia 10/10 3487 days 0%
hugo941 10/10 3516 days 0%
Ivo 10/10 3516 days 0%
GURDISH 10/10 3516 days 0%
Ebbi 10/10 3516 days 0%
judyles 10/10 3516 days 0%
Guitarhat 10/10 3516 days 0%
Andreu 10/10 3516 days 0%
Bigbird460 10/10 3547 days 0%
plumberjim1 10/10 3547 days 0%
Urs Schoenenberger 10/10 3547 days 0%
MichaelaK 10/10 3547 days 0%
Anna Bret 10/10 3587 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

-2.34% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 77 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 158 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
155 -2.29%
156 -2.31%
157 -2.32%
158 -2.34%
159 -2.35%
160 -2.37%
161 -2.38%

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.