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 Heron Campers.

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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Heron Campers

Valid Reviews

42 Valid Reviews

The Heron Campers experience has a total of 44 reviews. There are 42 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 42 valid reviews, the experience has 2 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 42 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 28
67%
9/10 12
29%
8/10 1
2%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

95.48% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Heron Campers valid reviews is 95.48% and is based on 42 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

95.25%

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
Shian Miller 9/10 107 days 98.19 100%
Shelby Hantz 10/10 168 days 95.53 97%
Thomas and Lou 10/10 169 days 95.47 97%
Allienia Pietzner 10/10 229 days 91.69 93%
Heiko Fritz 10/10 380 days 77.12 76%
Goran Ocic 9/10 380 days 77.12 76%
Stefano La marca 10/10 381 days 77.0 76%
Shardul Phadnis 10/10 381 days 77.0 76%
Toby Westberry 10/10 411 days 73.23 71%
Lili Jones 9/10 411 days 73.23 71%
John Martin 8/10 412 days 73.1 71%
Fredric L. 10/10 442 days 69.04 67%
Hennie Eerhart 9/10 473 days 64.55 61%
Shana zainal 9/10 503 days 59.91 56%
Kathy Maslin 10/10 534 days 54.81 50%
Robert Schmidt 10/10 564 days 49.68 44%
Marta Ibanez 10/10 564 days 49.68 44%
Gerard Ward 10/10 565 days 49.51 44%
Vicki Strapple 10/10 626 days 39.86 33%
peter TURNBULL 9/10 656 days 35.54 28%
Jens Breuer 9/10 675 days true 39.54 33%
Dennis 9/10 677 days true 39.22 32%
Bill Schneider 5/10 687 days 31.38 23%
Peter Neville 9/10 714 days 28.0 19%
rachel clarke 9/10 715 days 27.88 19%
Lynn Dawson 10/10 745 days 24.41 15%
Toby Wilson 10/10 745 days 24.41 15%
Theresa Sch. 10/10 745 days 24.41 15%
Theresa Sch. 10/10 746 days 24.3 15%
Yen 10/10 776 days 21.13 12%
Joey Podavin 9/10 777 days 21.02 11%
katy p 10/10 777 days 21.02 11%
Jogi Schmidt 10/10 806 days 18.23 8%
Jono 10/10 806 days 18.23 8%
Frank Braun 10/10 806 days 18.23 8%
Alenka Bester 10/10 807 days 18.14 8%
Roel Bosch 9/10 807 days 18.14 8%
Anna Hasi 10/10 838 days 15.47 5%
Jacob Hogan 10/10 838 days 15.47 5%
Dieter Korhummel 10/10 868 days 13.17 2%
Fiona Ha 10/10 899 days 11.09 0%
Manni Hei 10/10 899 days 11.09 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 Heron Campers experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-5.00% Adjustment

Recent reviews reflect the experience as it currently operates. This means it's important to get fresh reviews. Some experiences discovered they could get a few good reviews and then, resting on their laurels, discourage any further reviews. This adjustment stimulates experiences to be positively involved in the review generating process and discourages them from manipulating the ranking system in this manner. There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days.

The Heron Campers experience has 0 recent rankings. Adjustments are according to the following table:

Recent Reviews Adjustment
0 -3.00%
1 -2.83%
2 -2.33%
3 -1.50%
4 -0.67%
5 -0.17%
6 -0.00%

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 364 days.

The Heron Campers experience has been adjusted for 100 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
97 -1.94%
98 -1.96%
99 -1.98%
100 -2.00%
101 -2.02%
102 -2.04%
103 -2.06%

Final Ranking Score

90%

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.