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 Akaroa Freedom Camping Area.

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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Akaroa Freedom Camping Area

Valid Reviews

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 2
5%
9/10 10
26%
8/10 16
42%
7/10 5
13%
6/10 3
8%
5/10 1
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
3%

78.16% Average

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.

Weighted Average

79.17%

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
Chris P 7/10 52 days 90.61 91%
El and Josh 9/10 82 days 98.93 100%
Fouraroundtheworld 8/10 82 days 93.99 95%
Gay Hamilton 9/10 82 days 98.93 100%
Katy 9/10 143 days 96.76 98%
TP&MM 8/10 174 days 90.44 91%
Brice 7/10 174 days 86.63 87%
Freya 9/10 202 days 93.53 94%
From DK 8/10 233 days 86.83 87%
Camille 6/10 264 days 73.83 74%
Martin 7/10 264 days 80.95 81%
Mike Fricker 9/10 294 days 86.3 87%
Angelo 9/10 294 days 86.3 87%
Claudia 9/10 355 days 80.03 80%
Joe 6/10 355 days 66.42 66%
Kiri Edwards 8/10 417 days 68.82 68%
Jess 8/10 447 days 64.92 64%
Don 1/10 478 days 46.57 45%
The Farrs 7/10 508 days 53.79 52%
S Weslake 8/10 508 days 56.15 55%
Kay 8/10 539 days 51.27 50%
Jean Gandelin 8/10 555 days 48.65 47%
Tay Dao Han 10/10 605 days 43.05 41%
Stefan Hohmann 8/10 631 days 37.16 35%
Jan Vos 9/10 640 days 37.81 36%
Alex Umbers 8/10 788 days 18.94 16%
Duncan 8/10 827 days 15.56 12%
Denise Hall 9/10 877 days 12.53 9%
Harriet Smith 7/10 892 days 10.49 7%
Helene 8/10 939 days 8.41 5%
Lee Burdett 9/10 948 days 8.42 5%
Trent O'Keeffe 8/10 953 days 7.79 4%
Natalie Guyan 5/10 967 days 6.15 2%
Monika 8/10 1038 days true 5.24 1%
Kathy Hart 10/10 1208 days 4.83 1%
Chadd Holland 6/10 1240 days 3.97 0%
Zdenda Barvinek 8/10 1321 days 4.42 0%
Stephanie 8/10 1535 days 4.11 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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.

Final Ranking Score

79%

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.