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 Kia Ora 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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Kia Ora Campers

Valid Reviews

147 Valid Reviews

The Kia Ora Campers experience has a total of 151 reviews. There are 147 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 147 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 79
54%
9/10 50
34%
8/10 9
6%
7/10 2
1%
6/10 3
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 3
2%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
1%

92.31% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kia Ora Campers valid reviews is 92.31% and is based on 147 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

6 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 147 valid reviews, the experience has 6 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 6 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 1
17%
9/10 2
33%
8/10 2
33%
7/10 1
17%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kia Ora Campers face-to-face reviews is 85.00% and is based on 6 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

93.79%

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
Anna Ferguson 10/10 151 days 96.39 100%
Alan Donald 9/10 273 days 88.19 91%
Peter Bücker 10/10 273 days 88.19 91%
julie durfy 10/10 273 days 88.19 91%
Vicki Higgins 10/10 273 days 88.19 91%
A. Anonymous 4/10 273 days 69.67 72%
Nicole Wake 10/10 302 days 85.55 89%
Joao Granja 10/10 302 days 85.55 89%
Hazel Jenkins 9/10 302 days 85.55 89%
Saar , Netherlands. 10/10 302 days 85.55 89%
Georg Beyschlag 10/10 333 days 82.43 86%
Axel Personne 10/10 333 days 82.43 86%
Deborah Ludwig 10/10 333 days 82.43 86%
Ben 10/10 333 days 82.43 86%
Samantha Lam 9/10 364 days 79.0 82%
Lucas Malina 10/10 364 days 79.0 82%
Henry Schenker 9/10 364 days 79.0 82%
GILLES NORMAND 10/10 364 days 79.0 82%
Mickaël Loichon 10/10 364 days 79.0 82%
Neil McAdie 10/10 364 days 79.0 82%
Miguel Lopez 10/10 394 days 75.4 78%
Claudia Ashton 10/10 394 days 75.4 78%
Julie P 10/10 394 days 75.4 78%
larry fisher 9/10 425 days 71.38 74%
John Mette 10/10 578 days 47.36 49%
Brendan McAleer 8/10 608 days 40.45 42%
Jean Marc CHABOUD 4/10 639 days 29.98 31%
K Michele Austin 10/10 639 days 37.95 39%
Ken Grant 8/10 639 days 36.05 37%
Meng Ng 9/10 639 days 37.95 39%
John Appling 9/10 639 days 37.95 39%
Isabelle & Bruno - France 10/10 639 days 37.95 39%
Michael Ritchie 10/10 667 days 34.03 35%
Marguerite Pierron 9/10 667 days 34.03 35%
Eva Summermatter 9/10 667 days 34.03 35%
Keith Bath 9/10 667 days 34.03 35%
Janice Friesen 10/10 667 days 34.03 35%
GARY Zweck 9/10 698 days 29.98 31%
Gerd Hauschild 10/10 698 days 29.98 31%
Stuart WILKINS 9/10 698 days 29.98 31%
Barbara 10/10 698 days 29.98 31%
Lee Middleton 10/10 729 days 26.23 27%
DAVID PASSY 9/10 729 days 26.23 27%
Diane Ferry 9/10 729 days 26.23 27%
Muhd Yusof 10/10 729 days 26.23 27%
lori tyler 10/10 729 days 26.23 27%
Andrea Aloisi 6/10 729 days 21.77 23%
David Taus 9/10 729 days 26.23 27%
Ralph 10/10 729 days 26.23 27%
Oliver 10/10 729 days 26.23 27%
Tim Daborn 10/10 759 days 22.89 24%
Andrea Bradshaw 8/10 759 days 21.75 23%
Martin Greenwood 9/10 759 days 22.89 24%
Anders Knutsson 1/10 820 days 12.4 13%
Suzan Freeman 9/10 973 days 7.36 8%
Robyn Rawson 10/10 973 days 7.36 8%
Blair & Jacqui Martin 9/10 973 days 7.36 8%
Audrey Simon 9/10 973 days 7.36 8%
Christopher Bates 10/10 973 days 7.36 8%
Lance Pearce 10/10 1004 days 6.31 7%
Gill Kenna 9/10 1004 days 6.31 7%
Tess Carrad 9/10 1004 days 6.31 7%
Josh Meyrick 10/10 1004 days 6.31 7%
angie Vickers 9/10 1032 days 5.63 6%
Denise Harja 10/10 1032 days 5.63 6%
Leonie Selk 10/10 1032 days 5.63 6%
Bodo Hesse 10/10 1032 days 5.63 6%
Dr Valerie Wall 4/10 1032 days 4.45 5%
Lyn Coleman 10/10 1032 days 5.63 6%
Simon Rickets 10/10 1063 days 5.16 5%
Helena Souckova 10/10 1063 days 5.16 5%
Chloe Nicholas 8/10 1063 days 4.9 5%
George Donkin 10/10 1063 days 5.16 5%
Eva Nittegaard 9/10 1063 days 5.16 5%
Dorothy and Graham Glen 8/10 1121 days true 4.7 5%
Thomas Sator 10/10 1124 days 4.94 5%
Kevin Taylor 10/10 1124 days 4.94 5%
Nick Beer 9/10 1124 days 4.94 5%
terri stevens 9/10 1124 days 4.94 5%
Marçal Cot 9/10 1124 days 4.94 5%
Christopher Holmes 10/10 1124 days 4.94 5%
Allain Riepema 10/10 1137 days true 4.92 5%
Hubert Toh 10/10 1185 days 4.82 5%
Kim Pinkerton 6/10 1369 days 3.7 4%
Henry Carstens 7/10 1369 days 4.06 4%
Tim Doskoch 6/10 1369 days 3.7 4%
Laurence Edwards 8/10 1397 days 4.19 4%
Nikolaj Lambertsen 9/10 1397 days 4.41 5%
richard genovese 9/10 1397 days 4.41 5%
Martina Rahlff 9/10 1397 days 4.41 5%
Kok Seong Wong 9/10 1428 days 4.35 5%
Kim Morhaus 9/10 1428 days 4.35 5%
Geoff Bardsley 10/10 1428 days 4.35 5%
Chris Britton 10/10 1428 days 4.35 5%
Camille Dow Baker 9/10 1428 days 4.35 5%
Tracy Houston 10/10 1428 days 4.35 5%
morgane delicourt 10/10 1459 days 4.29 4%
Davide Andriola 10/10 1459 days 4.29 4%
Raphael 10/10 1459 days 4.29 4%
Evelyn Rloeh 9/10 1471 days true 4.26 4%
Ginetta Matthews 8/10 1489 days 4.02 4%
Ben Awcock 10/10 1489 days 4.23 4%
Michael Amos 9/10 1489 days 4.23 4%
Tony Waters 10/10 1550 days 4.11 4%
Nathan Taylor 10/10 1612 days 3.99 4%
Paul and Astrid 7/10 1746 days true 3.39 4%
Julia Ebneter 8/10 1786 days true 3.47 4%
Myrthe van Burink 10/10 1794 days 3.63 4%
Johannes Leistner 10/10 1794 days 3.63 4%
Lynne Martin 9/10 1825 days 3.57 4%
JMC 9/10 1825 days 3.57 4%
Cindy Renea 10/10 2434 days 2.38 2%
Tony Williamson 10/10 2585 days 2.08 2%
Don Sutherland 9/10 2595 days true 2.06 2%
L+B 9/10 2799 days 1.67 2%
kmgirard 10/10 2830 days 1.6 2%
Jon satchwell 10/10 2830 days 1.6 2%
Marymac 9/10 2858 days 1.55 2%
chris malkin 9/10 2858 days 1.55 2%
JP Kearney 10/10 2920 days 1.43 1%
jennyjay 9/10 2950 days 1.37 1%
Maverick 10/10 3164 days 0.95 1%
Henning_Lizette 9/10 3164 days 0.95 1%
Sandra 10/10 3164 days 0.95 1%
Lara_C 9/10 3164 days 0.95 1%
djandjcmccallum 9/10 3224 days 0.83 1%
simonl2m 8/10 3255 days 0.73 1%
janejeff 10/10 3255 days 0.77 1%
piersa 9/10 3286 days 0.71 1%
debnphil 10/10 3347 days 0.59 1%
honeymoon1 10/10 3347 days 0.59 1%
oherreravaras 10/10 3377 days 0.53 1%
kiwitravellers 10/10 3377 days 0.53 1%
El Duderino 9/10 3377 days 0.53 1%
Smyth 9/10 3561 days 0.17 0%
Shan104 9/10 3620 days 0.06 0%
gazbow 10/10 3712 days 0.0 0%
PZ72 10/10 3926 days 0.0 0%
Stephen Fletcher 10/10 4016 days 0.0 0%
scully 10/10 4016 days 0.0 0%
Chris22 9/10 4046 days 0.0 0%
Andrew Doutch 9/10 4199 days 0.0 0%
nina 10/10 4199 days 0.0 0%
agc 10/10 4199 days 0.0 0%
Malcolm Henham 10/10 4319 days 0.0 0%
Ann McGrath 10/10 4685 days 0.0 0%
harry425 10/10 5081 days 0.0 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 Kia Ora Campers experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-4.75% 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 Kia Ora Campers experience has 0 recent rankings. Adjustments are according to the following table:

Recent Reviews Adjustment
0 -3.00%
1 -2.83%
2 -2.33%
3 -1.50%
4 -0.67%
5 -0.17%
6 -0.00%

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 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Kia Ora Campers experience has been adjusted for 86 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
83 -1.69%
84 -1.71%
85 -1.73%
86 -1.75%
87 -1.77%
88 -1.79%
89 -1.81%

Final Ranking Score

89%

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.