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 Budgy 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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Budgy Campers

Valid Reviews

62 Valid Reviews

The Budgy Campers experience has a total of 64 reviews. There are 62 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 62 valid reviews, the experience has 1 face-to-face review collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 62 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 41
66%
9/10 6
10%
8/10 4
6%
7/10 3
5%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 2
3%
3/10 2
3%
2/10 1
2%
1/10 2
3%

87.10% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Budgy Campers valid reviews is 87.10% and is based on 62 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

79.64%

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
June Pascal 10/10 172 days 95.31 100%
Geoff Scott 10/10 172 days 95.31 100%
Fabian Kerchere 10/10 172 days 95.31 100%
Sasha Mieler 9/10 294 days 86.3 90%
Martha Godon 4/10 386 days 71.04 73%
Xin Zhough 10/10 386 days 76.39 79%
David Mooney 3/10 447 days 62.19 64%
Jasmin 3/10 447 days 62.19 64%
Cynthia Cilyo 2/10 475 days 56.54 58%
Annika Schmitt 7/10 475 days 64.25 66%
Jo Hoggi 10/10 506 days 59.43 61%
Raphael HANNOIR 7/10 506 days 59.43 61%
Nikki Walker 8/10 537 days 54.3 55%
Eva Hantke 10/10 567 days 49.18 49%
Guilherme Quintela 9/10 598 days 44.14 44%
Glenn Jakbsen 8/10 598 days 44.14 44%
Bethany Johnson 8/10 720 days 27.28 25%
Laura Weix 8/10 825 days 16.55 14%
Rebecca Tavernor 7/10 828 days true 19.56 17%
Florian Friesecke 1/10 840 days 13.01 10%
James Salamanca 10/10 871 days 12.95 10%
Nadine 10/10 902 days 10.9 8%
Per 10/10 932 days 9.21 6%
Nicolas Brophy 10/10 932 days 9.21 6%
Vally May 10/10 963 days 7.76 4%
Bennie 10/10 963 days 7.76 4%
Lena 10/10 963 days 7.76 4%
Robbie Rocks 10/10 1024 days 5.8 2%
Donatella 10/10 1024 days 5.8 2%
Jojo Tab 10/10 1024 days 5.8 2%
Julia inNZ 10/10 1055 days 5.25 1%
André Timm 9/10 1055 days 5.25 1%
Niccolo' Lorenzi 10/10 1055 days 5.25 1%
Dan D 10/10 1085 days 5.02 1%
Michael Kammer 10/10 1085 days 5.02 1%
Lucky Ahmad 10/10 1116 days 4.97 1%
W F 4/10 1116 days 4.62 1%
Kristy McRae 10/10 1177 days 4.89 1%
Andy Paul 1/10 1177 days 4.15 0%
Dirk Mahler 10/10 1177 days 4.89 1%
Marie Bruns-Strenge 10/10 1206 days 4.85 1%
Justine ROUSSARIE 10/10 1206 days 4.85 1%
Sandra P 10/10 1237 days 4.81 1%
Matthew Toms 9/10 1237 days 4.81 1%
Nina Grimaldi 9/10 1237 days 4.81 1%
Sandra Steinleitner 10/10 1237 days 4.81 1%
Xue Rong Kok 5/10 1268 days 4.76 1%
Susan Hanley 10/10 1268 days 4.76 1%
David Mcgloin 10/10 1298 days 4.72 1%
Renate 10/10 1298 days 4.72 1%
Sadeque Ahmed 10/10 1329 days 4.68 1%
Linda Miarka 9/10 1390 days 4.6 1%
Georg S 10/10 1482 days 4.47 1%
Sabrina Gärtner 10/10 1543 days 4.39 0%
Katharina Pagel 10/10 1543 days 4.39 0%
Anna Ge 10/10 1543 days 4.39 0%
Kim Cheung 10/10 1571 days 4.35 0%
Bettina Kaatz 10/10 1571 days 4.35 0%
Manolis Pavlakis 10/10 1602 days 4.31 0%
Silvia Noggler 10/10 1602 days 4.31 0%
KARL ANDERGASSEN 10/10 1663 days 4.22 0%
Theo Conrads 10/10 1816 days 4.01 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 Budgy Campers experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-5.48% 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 Budgy 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 Budgy Campers experience has been adjusted for 124 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
121 -2.42%
122 -2.44%
123 -2.46%
124 -2.48%
125 -2.50%
126 -2.52%
127 -2.54%

Final Ranking Score

74%

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.

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