Hello 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.
54 Valid Reviews
The Akaroa Freedom Camping Area experience has a total of 56 reviews. There are 54 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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.
Within these 54 valid reviews, the experience has 1 face-to-face review collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 54 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Akaroa Freedom Camping Area valid reviews is 74.44% and is based on 54 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.
|Holly J||8/10||774 days||21%|
|A & D||7/10||804 days||17%|
|Shelbi Kelly||10/10||1048 days||4%|
|Chris P||7/10||1140 days||3%|
|El and Josh||9/10||1170 days||3%|
|Gay Hamilton||9/10||1170 days||3%|
|From DK||8/10||1321 days||3%|
|Mike Fricker||9/10||1382 days||3%|
|Kiri Edwards||8/10||1505 days||2%|
|The Farrs||7/10||1596 days||2%|
|S Weslake||8/10||1596 days||2%|
|Jean Gandelin||8/10||1643 days||2%|
|Tay Dao Han||10/10||1693 days||2%|
|Stefan Hohmann||8/10||1719 days||2%|
|Jan Vos||9/10||1728 days||2%|
|Alex Umbers||8/10||1876 days||2%|
|Denise Hall||9/10||1965 days||2%|
|Harriet Smith||7/10||1980 days||1%|
|Lee Burdett||9/10||2036 days||1%|
|Trent O'Keeffe||8/10||2041 days||1%|
|Natalie Guyan||5/10||2055 days||1%|
|Kathy Hart||10/10||2295 days||1%|
|Chadd Holland||6/10||2328 days||0%|
|Zdenda Barvinek||8/10||2409 days||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 any adjustments, ratings, 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.
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