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

82.32%

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 10/10 261 days 89.21 100%
Geoff Scott 10/10 262 days 89.12 100%
Fabian Kerchere 10/10 262 days 89.12 100%
Sasha Mieler 9/10 383 days 76.76 85%
Martha Godon 4/10 476 days 50.64 55%
Xin Zhough 10/10 476 days 64.1 71%
David Mooney 3/10 537 days 41.81 45%
Jasmin 3/10 537 days 41.81 45%
Cynthia Cilyo 2/10 565 days 37.13 39%
Annika Schmitt 7/10 565 days 45.06 49%
Jo Hoggi 10/10 595 days 44.62 48%
Raphael HANNOIR 7/10 596 days 40.46 43%
Nikki Walker 8/10 626 days 37.86 40%
Eva Hantke 10/10 657 days 35.4 37%
Guilherme Quintela 9/10 687 days 31.38 33%
Glenn Jakbsen 8/10 688 days 29.69 31%
Bethany Johnson 8/10 810 days 16.98 16%
Laura Weix 8/10 915 days 9.63 7%
Rebecca Tavernor 7/10 918 days true 9.07 7%
Florian Friesecke 1/10 930 days 6.8 4%
James Salamanca 10/10 960 days 7.89 5%
Nadine 10/10 992 days 6.68 4%
Per 10/10 1021 days 5.87 3%
Nicolas Brophy 10/10 1021 days 5.87 3%
Vally May 10/10 1052 days 5.29 2%
Bennie 10/10 1052 days 5.29 2%
Lena 10/10 1052 days 5.29 2%
Robbie Rocks 10/10 1113 days 4.97 2%
Donatella 10/10 1113 days 4.97 2%
Jojo Tab 10/10 1113 days 4.97 2%
Julia inNZ 10/10 1144 days 4.93 2%
André Timm 9/10 1144 days 4.93 2%
Niccolo' Lorenzi 10/10 1144 days 4.93 2%
Dan D 10/10 1174 days 4.88 2%
Michael Kammer 10/10 1174 days 4.88 2%
Lucky Ahmad 10/10 1206 days 4.83 2%
W F 4/10 1206 days 3.82 0%
Kristy McRae 10/10 1267 days 4.74 1%
Andy Paul 1/10 1267 days 3.46 0%
Dirk Mahler 10/10 1267 days 4.74 1%
Marie Bruns-Strenge 10/10 1295 days 4.7 1%
Justine ROUSSARIE 10/10 1296 days 4.69 1%
Sandra P 10/10 1327 days 4.65 1%
Matthew Toms 9/10 1327 days 4.65 1%
Nina Grimaldi 9/10 1327 days 4.65 1%
Sandra Steinleitner 10/10 1327 days 4.65 1%
Xue Rong Kok 5/10 1358 days 3.73 0%
Susan Hanley 10/10 1358 days 4.6 1%
David Mcgloin 10/10 1388 days 4.55 1%
Renate 10/10 1388 days 4.55 1%
Sadeque Ahmed 10/10 1419 days 4.51 1%
Linda Miarka 9/10 1480 days 4.41 1%
Georg S 10/10 1572 days 4.27 1%
Sabrina Gärtner 10/10 1633 days 4.18 1%
Katharina Pagel 10/10 1633 days 4.18 1%
Anna Ge 10/10 1633 days 4.18 1%
Kim Cheung 10/10 1661 days 4.14 1%
Bettina Kaatz 10/10 1661 days 4.14 1%
Manolis Pavlakis 10/10 1692 days 4.09 1%
Silvia Noggler 10/10 1692 days 4.09 1%
KARL ANDERGASSEN 10/10 1753 days 4.0 1%
Theo Conrads 10/10 1906 days 3.77 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

-6.98% 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 199 days.

The Budgy Campers experience has been adjusted for 199 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
196 -3.92%
197 -3.94%
198 -3.96%
199 -3.98%
200 -4.00%
201 -4.02%
202 -4.04%

Final Ranking Score

75%

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.