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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
60 Valid Reviews
The Epic Campers experience has a total of 64 reviews. There are 60 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 60 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Epic Campers valid reviews is 99.50% and is based on 60 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
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.
|Francis Beaudet||10/10||14 days||99.97||100%|
|Jemima and Sam||10/10||107 days||98.19||96%|
|Léa & Manu||10/10||107 days||98.19||96%|
|ellie booker||10/10||107 days||98.19||96%|
|Elise Billings||9/10||137 days||97.03||93%|
|Orielle Rowlands||10/10||168 days||95.53||89%|
|Steven McBain||10/10||197 days||93.85||85%|
|Francisca Muller||10/10||198 days||93.79||85%|
|Aaron and Jesse from Canada||10/10||198 days||93.79||85%|
|Thibaut LE LOC'H||10/10||198 days||93.79||85%|
|Kelly Ventress||10/10||198 days||93.79||85%|
|Matt Thomas||10/10||198 days||93.79||85%|
|Dessi Zaharieva||10/10||198 days||93.79||85%|
|Jessica Burke||10/10||198 days||93.79||85%|
|Alexander Kelly||10/10||198 days||93.79||85%|
|Jeff Mann||9/10||228 days||91.76||79%|
|Jenna Collins||10/10||228 days||91.76||79%|
|Judy Thomas||10/10||229 days||91.69||79%|
|Alecia and Jasper||10/10||229 days||91.69||79%|
|Anita & Rudy||10/10||229 days||91.69||79%|
|Janelle and Dominic||10/10||257 days||89.53||74%|
|Deb P.||10/10||257 days||89.53||74%|
|Mary morgan||10/10||257 days||89.53||74%|
|Lilla Goeser||10/10||257 days||89.53||74%|
|emma hayden||10/10||257 days||89.53||74%|
|Richard Yates||10/10||288 days||86.86||67%|
|Caitriona & Gareth||10/10||288 days||86.86||67%|
|Emma Collings||10/10||288 days||86.86||67%|
|Robin Mathieson||10/10||319 days||83.87||60%|
|Bob C||10/10||319 days||83.87||60%|
|Dee Greig-Dunn||10/10||319 days||83.87||60%|
|Daniel & Krissy||10/10||319 days||83.87||60%|
|Reinhold Rittinger||10/10||319 days||83.87||60%|
|Peter Dovey||10/10||319 days||83.87||60%|
|Judith Marsman||9/10||319 days||83.87||60%|
|Jaimy Louwaars||10/10||319 days||83.87||60%|
|Helen Knight||10/10||319 days||83.87||60%|
|Megan Miller||10/10||319 days||83.87||60%|
|Emanuela Ciupe||10/10||349 days||80.7||52%|
|Thomas Gerz||10/10||349 days||80.7||52%|
|Dan Larkin||10/10||441 days||69.18||23%|
|Zach Groves||10/10||472 days||64.7||12%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.
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 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 Epic Campers experience has 3 recent rankings. Adjustments are according to the following table:
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 Epic Campers experience has been adjusted for 5 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.