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 Waikawa Recreation Reserve.

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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Waikawa Recreation Reserve

Valid Reviews

35 Valid Reviews

The Waikawa Recreation Reserve experience has a total of 36 reviews. There are 35 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 35 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
14%
9/10 12
34%
8/10 8
23%
7/10 6
17%
6/10 2
6%
5/10 1
3%
4/10 1
3%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

81.43% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Waikawa Recreation Reserve valid reviews is 81.43% and is based on 35 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 35 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 3
50%
8/10 1
17%
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%

86.67% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Waikawa Recreation Reserve face-to-face reviews is 86.67% 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

81.71%

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
Aniek 7/10 330 days 75.3 100%
Cor Dekker 8/10 391 days 71.99 96%
Georgia 9/10 605 days 43.05 57%
WideEyedWanderer 9/10 664 days 34.44 45%
Mischa 8/10 787 days 19.03 24%
Sophie Skinner 8/10 787 days 19.03 24%
Claudia 10/10 817 days 17.25 22%
Rachel 10/10 879 days 12.39 16%
Michael McMahon 6/10 970 days 6.21 7%
Benn 7/10 1001 days 5.82 7%
Jill Grimwood 9/10 1021 days true 5.87 7%
Dana Nunes 8/10 1023 days 5.53 6%
UK 50-something couple 8/10 1029 days 5.41 6%
Michael Jayaranjan 9/10 1041 days 5.46 6%
Vander Plancke Julien 7/10 1113 days 4.52 5%
Harriet Smith 8/10 1362 days 4.25 5%
Erich Brueggermann 6/10 1423 days 3.62 4%
Philippa Buchanan 9/10 1602 days 4.01 4%
Marina 9/10 1757 days 3.7 4%
Sarah Gurney 9/10 1834 days 3.55 4%
Reinout Schrijver 9/10 2096 days 3.04 3%
Benjamin Scherer 9/10 2119 days 3.0 3%
Kimberley Garrod 5/10 2161 days 2.36 2%
Joanna Doran 9/10 2180 days 2.88 3%
Pia Sander 10/10 2187 days 2.86 3%
Sander and Eliza Hembrarskamp 7/10 2340 days 2.33 2%
Hanna Liebe 7/10 2445 days true 2.15 2%
Andreas Liebe 9/10 2445 days true 2.36 2%
Joris Giullemot 9/10 2464 days true 2.32 2%
Fraule-Emmanuelle De Rouqmout 10/10 2485 days true 2.28 2%
Steve Warren 10/10 2643 days 1.97 2%
Florian 8/10 2796 days 1.59 1%
phudgb 4/10 2978 days 1.04 0%
Kirbyfamily 7/10 3161 days 0.87 0%
Jochem Snyders 8/10 3195 days true 0.85 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Waikawa Recreation Reserve does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

82%

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.