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 Papatowai Campsite.

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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Papatowai Campsite

Valid Reviews

30 Valid Reviews

The Papatowai Campsite experience has a total of 30 valid reviews. There are no 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 30 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
17%
9/10 6
20%
8/10 11
37%
7/10 8
27%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

82.67% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Papatowai Campsite valid reviews is 82.67% and is based on 30 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

7 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 30 valid reviews, the experience has 7 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 7 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 0
0%
9/10 1
14%
8/10 3
43%
7/10 3
43%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

77.14% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Papatowai Campsite face-to-face reviews is 77.14% and is based on 7 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

91.94%

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
Ben and Liv 9/10 23 days 99.92 100%
Kim Erny 10/10 207 days 93.21 93%
JT 10/10 266 days 88.79 89%
Grizzly Girl 10/10 388 days 76.14 76%
Mike 10/10 511 days 58.62 58%
Luiz Gustavo Damasceno Ribeiro 8/10 618 days 39.0 37%
Lizzie V 8/10 661 days 33.1 31%
Samantha Brewin 8/10 703 days 27.88 26%
Paul Cooper 10/10 753 days 23.53 22%
Nathan Lal 7/10 804 days 16.76 15%
Kyla Ashmore 9/10 893 days 11.47 9%
Carol Brislane 8/10 936 days 8.56 6%
Hester 7/10 995 days 5.99 4%
Lenka Pruherova 9/10 1007 days 6.23 4%
Kathy Hart 9/10 1240 days 4.75 2%
Goldfinger 7/10 1301 days 4.23 2%
Corina Sima 7/10 1309 days 4.22 2%
Lena Wesselink 8/10 1322 days 4.38 2%
James Whitehead 8/10 1364 days 4.31 2%
mcp hm 7/10 2002 days 3.14 1%
thibaut vernelle 8/10 2031 days true 3.23 1%
Thomas Chacko 8/10 2033 days 3.22 1%
Guillemette 8/10 2065 days true 3.17 1%
Dave 8/10 2367 days 2.68 0%
Verena 7/10 2389 days true 2.53 0%
Anja S 7/10 2389 days true 2.53 0%
Karina Gratz 8/10 2402 days true 2.62 0%
Maxime 9/10 2410 days true 2.75 0%
Fabian and Teresa 7/10 2419 days true 2.49 0%
Loesje 9/10 2488 days 2.61 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Papatowai Campsite does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

92%

The final ranking score once 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.