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 Epic 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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Epic Campers

Valid Reviews

42 Valid Reviews

The Epic Campers experience has a total of 46 reviews. There are 42 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 4 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.

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

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 40
95%
9/10 2
5%
8/10 0
0%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

99.52% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Epic Campers valid reviews is 99.52% 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

99.52%

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
Steven McBain 10/10 24 days 99.91 100%
Francisca Muller 10/10 24 days 99.91 100%
Aaron and Jesse from Canada 10/10 24 days 99.91 100%
Jeff Mann 9/10 55 days 99.52 98%
Jenna Collins 10/10 55 days 99.52 98%
Luke 10/10 55 days 99.52 98%
Sean 10/10 55 days 99.52 98%
Adrienne 10/10 55 days 99.52 98%
Judy Thomas 10/10 55 days 99.52 98%
Alecia and Jasper 10/10 55 days 99.52 98%
Anita & Rudy 10/10 55 days 99.52 98%
Janelle and Dominic 10/10 83 days 98.91 94%
Theresa 10/10 83 days 98.91 94%
Harrison 10/10 83 days 98.91 94%
Deb P. 10/10 83 days 98.91 94%
Mary morgan 10/10 83 days 98.91 94%
Lilla Goeser 10/10 83 days 98.91 94%
Katerina 10/10 83 days 98.91 94%
Brent 10/10 114 days 97.94 88%
Richard Yates 10/10 114 days 97.94 88%
Anna+Tom 10/10 114 days 97.94 88%
Sarah 10/10 114 days 97.94 88%
Caitriona & Gareth 10/10 114 days 97.94 88%
Robin Mathieson 10/10 145 days 96.67 81%
Bob C 10/10 145 days 96.67 81%
Dee Greig-Dunn 10/10 145 days 96.67 81%
Daniel & Krissy 10/10 145 days 96.67 81%
Reinhold Rittinger 10/10 145 days 96.67 81%
Peter Dovey 10/10 145 days 96.67 81%
Judith Marsman 9/10 145 days 96.67 81%
Jaimy Louwaars 10/10 145 days 96.67 81%
Helen Knight 10/10 145 days 96.67 81%
Megan Miller 10/10 145 days 96.67 81%
Wendy 10/10 175 days 95.15 72%
Marguerite 10/10 175 days 95.15 72%
Emanuela Ciupe 10/10 175 days 95.15 72%
Eric 10/10 175 days 95.15 72%
Thomas Gerz 10/10 175 days 95.15 72%
Dan Larkin 10/10 267 days 88.7 34%
Sarah 10/10 298 days 85.93 18%
Zach Groves 10/10 298 days 85.93 18%
Brett 10/10 328 days 82.95 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 Epic Campers experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.10% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Epic Campers experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

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 Epic Campers experience has been adjusted for 5 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
2 -0.04%
3 -0.06%
4 -0.08%
5 -0.10%
6 -0.12%
7 -0.14%
8 -0.16%

Final Ranking Score

99%

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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