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 Akaroa Freedom Camping Area.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
38 Valid Reviews
The Akaroa Freedom Camping Area experience has a total of 39 reviews. There are 38 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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.
Within these 38 valid reviews, the experience has 1 face-to-face review collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 38 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Akaroa Freedom Camping Area valid reviews is 78.16% and is based on 38 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
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.
|Chris P||7/10||84 days||89.98||92%|
|El and Josh||9/10||114 days||97.94||100%|
|Gay Hamilton||9/10||114 days||97.94||100%|
|From DK||8/10||265 days||84.43||86%|
|Mike Fricker||9/10||326 days||83.16||84%|
|Kiri Edwards||8/10||449 days||64.65||65%|
|The Farrs||7/10||540 days||48.95||48%|
|S Weslake||8/10||540 days||51.1||50%|
|Jean Gandelin||8/10||587 days||43.6||42%|
|Tay Dao Han||10/10||637 days||38.24||37%|
|Stefan Hohmann||8/10||663 days||32.84||31%|
|Jan Vos||9/10||672 days||33.35||31%|
|Alex Umbers||8/10||820 days||16.13||13%|
|Denise Hall||9/10||909 days||10.48||7%|
|Harriet Smith||7/10||924 days||8.77||5%|
|Lee Burdett||9/10||980 days||7.1||3%|
|Trent O'Keeffe||8/10||985 days||6.57||3%|
|Natalie Guyan||5/10||999 days||5.23||1%|
|Kathy Hart||10/10||1240 days||4.75||1%|
|Chadd Holland||6/10||1272 days||3.9||0%|
|Zdenda Barvinek||8/10||1353 days||4.33||0%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Akaroa Freedom Camping Area does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.
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.
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