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 Lake Mahinapua Campsite.

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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Lake Mahinapua Campsite

Valid Reviews

91 Valid Reviews

The Lake Mahinapua Campsite experience has a total of 93 reviews. There are 91 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.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 91 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 33
36%
9/10 30
33%
8/10 16
18%
7/10 9
10%
6/10 2
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 0
0%

88.46% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Mahinapua Campsite valid reviews is 88.46% and is based on 91 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Face-to-Face Reviews

32 Face-to-Face Reviews

The Rankers team meets with travellers while they’re in New Zealand and conducts face-to-face surveys. These reviews, in our opinion, are the most trusted in the industry and represent a critical control sample. To our knowledge, we are the only travel review website in the world that has gone to this extent.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 91 valid reviews, the experience has 32 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 32 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
34%
9/10 12
38%
8/10 5
16%
7/10 4
13%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.38% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Mahinapua Campsite face-to-face reviews is 89.38% and is based on 32 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

92.05%

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
M&P 10/10 160 days 95.94 100%
Richard Clapton 10/10 344 days 81.25 85%
Rachel 10/10 405 days 74.01 77%
ScoutnIndi 9/10 405 days 74.01 77%
Laura Morley 8/10 556 days 48.48 51%
From DK 9/10 556 days 51.04 53%
Ruddah 7/10 556 days 46.44 48%
Jannike Bondevik - Norway 10/10 587 days 45.89 48%
Mitchell 10/10 617 days 41.21 43%
Alexandra NZ 10/10 617 days 41.21 43%
Rebecca Rodeghiero 9/10 617 days 41.21 43%
Eranda 10/10 648 days 36.66 38%
Juliane 8/10 831 days 15.24 16%
Fei Fei Lei 7/10 911 days true 9.43 10%
Vander Plancke Julien 9/10 974 days 7.32 8%
Jozef Pinkerton 10/10 1033 days 5.61 6%
Muhammad Sharir Nizar Mohd Nasir 7/10 1087 days 4.56 5%
Nienke Best 7/10 1194 days 4.37 5%
Rob & Colleen Elwood 9/10 1196 days 4.8 5%
Anton Insolvenzen 10/10 1212 days 4.77 5%
Cathy Mead 8/10 1219 days 4.52 5%
deborah cooper 9/10 1227 days 4.74 5%
Bill Alexander 9/10 1256 days 4.68 5%
Lavkesh Patel 10/10 1304 days 4.59 5%
Hannes Brathuhn 6/10 1343 days 3.75 4%
Dylan Dorman 9/10 1364 days true 4.47 5%
Philippa Buchanan 9/10 1463 days 4.28 4%
Chloe Cox 10/10 1467 days 4.27 4%
Rosemary Roche 6/10 1470 days 3.54 4%
Rita Ashby 9/10 1500 days 4.21 4%
Connie Hopper 9/10 1548 days 4.11 4%
Johanna Olsson 10/10 1551 days 4.11 4%
Andrik 8/10 1558 days 3.89 4%
David Elliott 7/10 1561 days 3.72 4%
Susan Boyton 10/10 1569 days 4.07 4%
Tatiana Rochereau 8/10 1621 days 3.77 4%
Maria and Grace 7/10 1623 days true 3.61 4%
Heather Massey 2/10 1636 days 2.96 3%
Jakob Kofoed 10/10 1641 days 3.93 4%
Amy Bayliss 8/10 1646 days 3.73 4%
donald pobke 9/10 1652 days 3.91 4%
Rebecca Symons 10/10 1653 days 3.91 4%
Jo Batt 9/10 1687 days 3.84 4%
Agata Jose 10/10 1774 days 3.67 4%
Georgia Posar 10/10 1893 days 3.44 4%
Bernard Duinkerken 8/10 1927 days 3.2 3%
Hardi Doehler 10/10 1940 days 3.35 3%
Alistair Millward 8/10 1954 days 3.15 3%
Miguel 8/10 1958 days 3.15 3%
Adam Wight 8/10 1960 days true 3.14 3%
Bridget Brebner 9/10 1977 days 3.27 3%
Jess Rose 8/10 1986 days 3.09 3%
Frederic Wachter 10/10 1988 days 3.25 3%
Maggie Tobar 9/10 1997 days 3.23 3%
Kim Frey 7/10 2021 days 2.9 3%
Nina James 8/10 2109 days 2.86 3%
Tom Guthknecht 9/10 2286 days true 2.67 3%
Lilli Erni 9/10 2301 days true 2.64 3%
Hanna Liebe 10/10 2306 days true 2.63 3%
Andreas Liebe 9/10 2306 days true 2.63 3%
Sarah Jane O'Reilly 10/10 2319 days true 2.6 3%
Tomas Shairi 10/10 2319 days true 2.6 3%
Charlotte Casey 8/10 2319 days true 2.47 3%
Austin Johns 10/10 2325 days true 2.59 3%
Sarah Christman 9/10 2325 days true 2.59 3%
Guillaim Terrangle 7/10 2339 days true 2.33 2%
Mayan Goddat 10/10 2371 days true 2.5 3%
Daniel Naveh 10/10 2371 days true 2.5 3%
Martin Thibaut 9/10 2374 days true 2.5 3%
Steve Warren 9/10 2474 days 2.3 2%
ramy 9/10 2657 days 1.94 2%
Lea Scheuvens 9/10 2678 days true 1.9 2%
Engelstatter 10/10 2691 days true 1.88 2%
Renate 9/10 2691 days true 1.88 2%
Daniel Jezak 8/10 2698 days true 1.77 2%
Phil & Laura 9/10 2716 days 1.83 2%
Philip Gibbons 9/10 2716 days 1.83 2%
Leticia Martin 10/10 2769 days true 1.72 2%
lavonc 10/10 2808 days 1.65 2%
sidcupjon 10/10 3053 days 1.17 1%
Harald 10/10 3062 days true 1.15 1%
qofd 10/10 3358 days 0.57 1%
Bryan & Ineke Beck 9/10 3398 days true 0.49 1%
Guult Ryan 10/10 3405 days true 0.48 0%
Keely & Mark Haynes 10/10 3412 days true 0.47 0%
Gerhard 9/10 3420 days true 0.45 0%
Philippa Waters 8/10 3437 days true 0.4 0%
David Hobson 8/10 3804 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Veser 9/10 3804 days true 0.0 0%
Ann Grandchamp 9/10 3826 days true 0.0 0%
Bronwyn 7/10 4162 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Lake Mahinapua Campsite does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

92%

The final ranking score once 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.