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 Gillespies Beach 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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Gillespies Beach Campsite

Valid Reviews

98 Valid Reviews

The Gillespies Beach Campsite experience has a total of 101 reviews. There are 98 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 98 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 27
28%
9/10 18
18%
8/10 24
24%
7/10 14
14%
6/10 6
6%
5/10 3
3%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 4
4%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 0
0%

80.71% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Gillespies Beach Campsite valid reviews is 80.71% and is based on 98 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

47 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 98 valid reviews, the experience has 47 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 47 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
30%
9/10 8
17%
8/10 14
30%
7/10 4
9%
6/10 4
9%
5/10 2
4%
4/10 1
2%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

82.98% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Gillespies Beach Campsite face-to-face reviews is 82.98% and is based on 47 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

90.14%

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
Boardwalk Blss 9/10 57 days 99.49 100%
John 10/10 87 days 98.8 99%
Sandy 9/10 149 days 96.48 97%
Niven 10/10 300 days 85.74 86%
RYAN 8/10 392 days 71.87 72%
Fiona Gillespie 10/10 423 days 71.65 72%
John 8/10 637 days 36.33 37%
Vanessa 10/10 637 days 38.24 38%
Shaun 10/10 665 days 34.3 34%
Helena Wong 9/10 665 days 34.3 34%
Anwang 10/10 727 days 26.46 27%
Michael 9/10 727 days 26.46 27%
Connor 10/10 727 days 26.46 27%
Macker 7/10 757 days 21.02 21%
Karo 8/10 757 days 21.95 22%
Arne 7/10 971 days 6.77 7%
Luis Vigil Vidal 9/10 1044 days true 5.41 5%
Phil and Mel Rowson 9/10 1141 days 4.91 5%
Bruce Graham 8/10 1310 days 4.35 4%
Judy Aspinall 7/10 1321 days 4.15 4%
Grace White 7/10 1323 days 4.14 4%
Marissa Carlberg 9/10 1393 days 4.42 4%
vaylenmoothia 9/10 1424 days 4.36 4%
Madi 7/10 1451 days true 3.92 4%
Frederick Yott 8/10 1451 days true 4.09 4%
Megan Jurgensmeyer 10/10 1460 days 4.29 4%
Peter Moore 10/10 1467 days 4.27 4%
Benjamin Nuttin 3/10 1486 days 3.26 3%
The Beans 3/10 1486 days 3.26 3%
Matthiew Rey 9/10 1710 days true 3.8 4%
Howard Kestrel 3/10 1713 days 2.92 3%
Rachel Denham 10/10 1727 days 3.76 4%
Flo Egger 8/10 1743 days 3.55 4%
Marina 7/10 1758 days 3.37 3%
Baptiste Morin 8/10 1802 days 3.44 3%
Max Brunner 10/10 1815 days 3.59 4%
Sarah Gurney 9/10 1825 days 3.57 4%
Beau Corazon 8/10 1849 days true 3.35 3%
Steve Warren 9/10 1883 days 3.46 3%
Dianne van der Wal 7/10 1962 days 3.01 3%
Matt Betts 10/10 2042 days 3.15 3%
Stephanie Poppe 8/10 2072 days 2.93 3%
Katharina Block 8/10 2088 days true 2.9 3%
Annika Fletemeyer 9/10 2088 days true 3.06 3%
Evelyn 6/10 2125 days 2.48 2%
Claudia 9/10 2278 days 2.68 3%
Daniel Jarrett 8/10 2278 days 2.55 3%
Caroline Hennache 6/10 2431 days true 1.98 2%
Justin globalgauthiers.blogspot.com 7/10 2432 days 2.17 2%
Karen Garvin 10/10 2433 days true 2.38 2%
jefft 8/10 2433 days true 2.26 2%
Charlotte 10/10 2434 days true 2.38 2%
Vuillermet 9/10 2434 days true 2.38 2%
Agathe Dupuis 6/10 2460 days true 1.93 2%
SC W 7/10 2463 days 2.11 2%
Tiit Pullerits 7/10 2478 days true 2.09 2%
Marion Busch 7/10 2478 days true 2.09 2%
Guillaim Terrangle 8/10 2479 days true 2.18 2%
Evyatar Karni 10/10 2525 days true 2.2 2%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2532 days true 2.19 2%
Kim Maertens 8/10 2532 days true 2.08 2%
Adam Taniwha 2/10 2553 days 1.61 2%
Andrew Potratz 8/10 2614 days 1.93 2%
Pei 8/10 2736 days 1.7 2%
Héléna Degres 6/10 2797 days 1.39 1%
Mycall 7/10 2797 days 1.52 2%
Michael Heuer 8/10 2805 days true 1.57 2%
Giles Leonard 5/10 2810 days true 1.33 1%
Sian Bolderson 6/10 2811 days true 1.36 1%
Stientje van den Heuvel 5/10 2814 days true 1.33 1%
Billy Koichopolos 8/10 2821 days true 1.54 2%
Gina Lisi 8/10 2821 days true 1.54 2%
Katey Justice 8/10 2828 days true 1.53 2%
Stella Thoben 9/10 2830 days true 1.6 2%
Patrick O'Connell 10/10 2838 days true 1.59 2%
Daniel Jezak 6/10 2838 days true 1.32 1%
Rena and Kirsten 10/10 2932 days true 1.41 1%
Jessica Tilly 10/10 3168 days true 0.94 1%
Petr Stepanek 10/10 3185 days true 0.91 1%
Hanna Clement 10/10 3187 days true 0.91 1%
Les Barnes 9/10 3202 days true 0.88 1%
Maximilian Heller 10/10 3214 days true 0.85 1%
Rainer Renntzsch 9/10 3220 days true 0.84 1%
Mike1952 7/10 3222 days 0.76 1%
Judith 8/10 3273 days true 0.7 1%
Rachel_Flowers 5/10 3284 days 0.58 1%
Lydia McLean 8/10 3300 days true 0.65 1%
jule 10/10 3314 days 0.66 1%
jhwjhw 3/10 3498 days 0.23 0%
Brian Jones 10/10 3538 days true 0.22 0%
Karsten Tannhauser 7/10 3542 days true 0.19 0%
Mark Walker 9/10 3547 days true 0.2 0%
Marcel Camsch 8/10 3551 days true 0.18 0%
Michael Long 4/10 3552 days true 0.15 0%
Andy Cameron-Daniels 10/10 3557 days true 0.18 0%
Galamez 10/10 3566 days true 0.16 0%
csziegler 10/10 3998 days true 0.0 0%
Seiler 8/10 4016 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

90%

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.