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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
58 Valid Reviews
The Epic Campers experience has a total of 62 reviews. There are 58 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 58 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Epic Campers valid reviews is 99.48% and is based on 58 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.
|Jemima and Sam||10/10||82 days||98.93||98%|
|Léa & Manu||10/10||82 days||98.93||98%|
|ellie booker||10/10||82 days||98.93||98%|
|Elise Billings||9/10||112 days||98.01||96%|
|Orielle Rowlands||10/10||143 days||96.76||92%|
|Steven McBain||10/10||173 days||95.26||88%|
|Francisca Muller||10/10||173 days||95.26||88%|
|Aaron and Jesse from Canada||10/10||173 days||95.26||88%|
|Thibaut LE LOC'H||10/10||173 days||95.26||88%|
|Kelly Ventress||10/10||173 days||95.26||88%|
|Matt Thomas||10/10||173 days||95.26||88%|
|Dessi Zaharieva||10/10||173 days||95.26||88%|
|Jessica Burke||10/10||173 days||95.26||88%|
|Alexander Kelly||10/10||173 days||95.26||88%|
|Jeff Mann||9/10||204 days||93.41||83%|
|Jenna Collins||10/10||204 days||93.41||83%|
|Judy Thomas||10/10||204 days||93.41||83%|
|Alecia and Jasper||10/10||204 days||93.41||83%|
|Anita & Rudy||10/10||204 days||93.41||83%|
|Janelle and Dominic||10/10||232 days||91.47||77%|
|Deb P.||10/10||232 days||91.47||77%|
|Mary morgan||10/10||232 days||91.47||77%|
|Lilla Goeser||10/10||232 days||91.47||77%|
|Richard Yates||10/10||263 days||89.04||70%|
|Caitriona & Gareth||10/10||263 days||89.04||70%|
|Emma Collings||10/10||263 days||89.04||70%|
|Robin Mathieson||10/10||294 days||86.3||63%|
|Bob C||10/10||294 days||86.3||63%|
|Dee Greig-Dunn||10/10||294 days||86.3||63%|
|Daniel & Krissy||10/10||294 days||86.3||63%|
|Reinhold Rittinger||10/10||294 days||86.3||63%|
|Peter Dovey||10/10||294 days||86.3||63%|
|Judith Marsman||9/10||294 days||86.3||63%|
|Jaimy Louwaars||10/10||294 days||86.3||63%|
|Helen Knight||10/10||294 days||86.3||63%|
|Megan Miller||10/10||294 days||86.3||63%|
|Emanuela Ciupe||10/10||324 days||83.37||54%|
|Thomas Gerz||10/10||324 days||83.37||54%|
|Dan Larkin||10/10||416 days||72.58||24%|
|Zach Groves||10/10||447 days||68.34||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 5 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 27 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.
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