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 Next 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.
47 Valid Reviews
The Next Campers experience has a total of 48 reviews. There are 47 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 47 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Next Campers valid reviews is 98.94% and is based on 47 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.
|Tui McCaughey||10/10||25 days||99.9||100%|
|Matt Murray||10/10||269 days||88.53||82%|
|Linda Hay||10/10||269 days||88.53||82%|
|florent marmounier||10/10||270 days||88.45||81%|
|hilde schweitzer||10/10||270 days||88.45||81%|
|Andreas Seidner||10/10||270 days||88.45||81%|
|Franziska Ludwig||10/10||270 days||88.45||81%|
|Alexis Sherman||10/10||298 days||85.93||77%|
|joyce teo||10/10||299 days||85.83||77%|
|Julie Tu||10/10||299 days||85.83||77%|
|harriette Wight||10/10||299 days||85.83||77%|
|Linda Fairley||10/10||299 days||85.83||77%|
|Holly and Chris||10/10||299 days||85.83||77%|
|Chris Evans||10/10||329 days||82.85||72%|
|Silvia Jimenez||10/10||330 days||82.74||72%|
|James Treffor||10/10||330 days||82.74||72%|
|Anna Pullin||10/10||330 days||82.74||72%|
|Stephan Kinast||10/10||360 days||79.46||67%|
|Katherine St Gelais||10/10||361 days||79.35||67%|
|Johanna Ott||10/10||361 days||79.35||67%|
|Jorge Gonzales||10/10||361 days||79.35||67%|
|Arne Driessen||9/10||361 days||79.35||67%|
|Bryan Mills||10/10||391 days||75.77||61%|
|Henrietta Mann||9/10||391 days||75.77||61%|
|Julie Bowers||10/10||391 days||75.77||61%|
|javier tamayo||8/10||391 days||71.99||55%|
|Peter Prince||10/10||391 days||75.77||61%|
|Michael Pach||10/10||391 days||75.77||61%|
|Max & Nicole||10/10||421 days||71.91||55%|
|Allie Dunn||9/10||451 days||67.77||48%|
|Peter Scott||10/10||544 days||53.11||24%|
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 Next 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.
What constitutes a recent review is based on the how old it is, what type of experience it is applied to and and what time of year it currently is. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, what is considered recent is dynamically adjusted throughout the year.
There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received enough reviews within the last 43 days. The Next Campers experience has 4 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. However the Next Campers experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.
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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