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 Paringa 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 Paringa Campsite

Valid Reviews

81 Valid Reviews

The Lake Paringa Campsite experience has a total of 82 reviews. There are 81 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 81 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
14%
9/10 12
15%
8/10 17
21%
7/10 13
16%
6/10 8
10%
5/10 12
15%
4/10 3
4%
3/10 2
2%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 2
2%

70.99% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Paringa Campsite valid reviews is 70.99% and is based on 81 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 81 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 7
22%
9/10 4
13%
8/10 7
22%
7/10 4
13%
6/10 3
9%
5/10 4
13%
4/10 2
6%
3/10 1
3%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

74.69% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Paringa Campsite face-to-face reviews is 74.69% 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

71.80%

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
Robert Adler 7/10 271 days 80.41 100%
Richard Clapton 8/10 484 days 59.74 74%
Rosemary M 9/10 665 days 34.3 43%
Jeremy 7/10 696 days 27.51 34%
Breeze 2/10 696 days 22.67 28%
Francois & Caroline 6/10 696 days 25.09 31%
JT 6/10 696 days 25.09 31%
Mike Fricker 9/10 788 days 19.93 25%
Ambili 9/10 788 days 19.93 25%
helen reeve 8/10 788 days 18.94 24%
Philip Page 10/10 818 days 17.16 21%
Christoph from Austria 5/10 971 days 6.02 7%
Florian 8/10 971 days 7.06 9%
Elizabeth Gilbert 5/10 1010 days 4.98 6%
Laura 8/10 1030 days 5.39 7%
UK 50-something couple 3/10 1030 days 4.37 5%
Hanneke van Dijk 9/10 1035 days true 5.57 7%
Oceane Imber 9/10 1056 days 5.24 7%
Amy Green 6/10 1082 days 4.17 5%
Katrina 5/10 1092 days 4.05 5%
Jenny Jaye 1/10 1156 days 3.56 4%
Lotta Vuorjoki 1/10 1299 days 3.36 4%
Jack Clise 8/10 1340 days 4.29 5%
P Poiraa 8/10 1373 days 4.23 5%
Rogina de Jong 7/10 1416 days 3.98 5%
Trent O'Keeffe 8/10 1416 days 4.15 5%
Lavkesh Patel 10/10 1444 days 4.32 5%
Megan Jurgensmeyer 5/10 1460 days 3.47 4%
Ingrid Vandaele 6/10 1477 days 3.53 4%
Derek Drost 7/10 1522 days 3.79 5%
James Cockburn 8/10 1523 days 3.95 5%
Philippa Buchanan 9/10 1603 days 4.01 5%
Rita Ashby 7/10 1640 days 3.58 4%
Gay Taaffe 5/10 1721 days 3.06 4%
Sarah Gurney 7/10 1825 days 3.25 4%
Caro G 5/10 1858 days 2.84 4%
Rodrigo De Sebastian 7/10 2067 days 2.82 4%
Alistair Millward 5/10 2094 days 2.47 3%
Tom Guthknecht 10/10 2426 days true 2.4 3%
Anja Weppler 10/10 2430 days true 2.39 3%
mcp hm 8/10 2432 days 2.26 3%
Mike Fricker 7/10 2432 days 2.17 3%
Malcolm & Susan 9/10 2463 days 2.32 3%
Laura Metz 5/10 2476 days true 1.86 2%
Hubertus Thost 10/10 2476 days true 2.3 3%
Colin Billington 5/10 2485 days true 1.85 2%
Don Wallis 7/10 2488 days true 2.07 3%
F Ballard 8/10 2489 days true 2.16 3%
Bjoern 5/10 2490 days true 1.84 2%
Paul Wallace 4/10 2497 days true 1.78 2%
Christina Habranke 4/10 2503 days true 1.77 2%
Martin Thibaut 9/10 2514 days true 2.22 3%
Danyelle Miller 3/10 2514 days true 1.71 2%
arnaud paquet 7/10 2522 days 2.01 2%
Hannah 5/10 2553 days 1.74 2%
jason brock 9/10 2767 days 1.73 2%
shaynne thompson 10/10 2797 days 1.67 2%
ramy 10/10 2797 days 1.67 2%
Rainer 8/10 2803 days true 1.57 2%
Caderet 10/10 2830 days true 1.6 2%
Engelstatter 6/10 2831 days true 1.33 2%
Fernando Martin 7/10 2835 days true 1.45 2%
Clare Cannon 7/10 2838 days true 1.45 2%
Nils Poppenborg 6/10 2841 days true 1.31 2%
Willem de Jong 9/10 2849 days true 1.57 2%
Phil & Laura 8/10 2856 days 1.48 2%
Dio 7/10 2920 days true 1.3 2%
sidcupjon 6/10 3193 days 0.74 1%
Paul Fairbrass 9/10 3215 days true 0.85 1%
Rocco Christian 10/10 3216 days true 0.85 1%
Gerhard 8/10 3220 days true 0.8 1%
Graeme 4/10 3253 days 0.61 1%
Les and Carole Savins 8/10 3290 days true 0.67 1%
Ian & Phyllis 5/10 3551 days true 0.16 0%
mnm 9/10 3618 days 0.06 0%
Margie Sammons 6/10 3912 days true 0.0 0%
Stanna 8/10 3925 days true 0.0 0%
Wilbert Germ 10/10 3937 days true 0.0 0%
Samantha Piekuta 8/10 3961 days true 0.0 0%
HermannR 10/10 4246 days true 0.0 0%
VacherD 8/10 4292 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

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

Final Ranking Score

72%

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.