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 McLaren Falls Camping Area.

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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McLaren Falls Camping Area

Valid Reviews

80 Valid Reviews

The McLaren Falls Camping Area experience has a total of 83 reviews. There are 80 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 80 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 50
63%
9/10 18
23%
8/10 5
6%
7/10 4
5%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 2
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.88% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the McLaren Falls Camping Area valid reviews is 92.88% and is based on 80 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

34 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 80 valid reviews, the experience has 34 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 34 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 21
62%
9/10 7
21%
8/10 3
9%
7/10 2
6%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.94% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the McLaren Falls Camping Area face-to-face reviews is 92.94% and is based on 34 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.89%

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 Relative Weight
ML 10/10 186 days 100%
Sue Atkinson 10/10 278 days 93%
Moritz 10/10 338 days 87%
Delphine 10/10 338 days 87%
Donkcfull 10/10 764 days 23%
Rachael 9/10 764 days 23%
Arno Nym 3/10 795 days 15%
Dave 5/10 825 days 14%
Axel 10/10 825 days 17%
Kevin Sims 9/10 1009 days 6%
Chris & Peg 10/10 1009 days 6%
Candice Lebertois 10/10 1015 days 6%
Magenta McHalick 10/10 1034 days 5%
Greg Wilson 9/10 1171 days 4%
Michael Smith 9/10 1192 days 4%
Dalton Howden 8/10 1262 days 4%
Haley Everitt 10/10 1296 days 4%
Maartje Mulders 9/10 1339 days 4%
Elena Rusalen 7/10 1347 days 4%
Sophie Lambert Russell 10/10 1356 days 4%
Gail Hunter 10/10 1397 days 4%
Lisa Erikssen 10/10 1409 days 4%
Melanie 9/10 1432 days 4%
Dominique 10/10 1475 days 4%
Heike Buchmann 10/10 1475 days 4%
Youri de Wit 9/10 1491 days 4%
Alejandro Cavallo 9/10 1502 days 4%
Jonathan Schmoor 10/10 1527 days 4%
Raden Roekmi 10/10 1663 days 3%
Kate 10/10 1677 days 3%
Pamela Hoffman 8/10 1680 days 3%
Eva Neumann 9/10 1709 days 3%
Sarah Dial 7/10 1724 days 3%
Daniel Weber 8/10 1725 days 3%
Damian 10/10 1728 days 3%
Valerie Bernardini 10/10 1728 days 3%
Florence 7/10 1737 days 3%
Julie Miehling 10/10 1738 days 3%
Nico Wedel 8/10 1738 days 3%
Pablo Garcia 10/10 1746 days 3%
Patrick Baritz 9/10 1774 days 3%
Mikkel Palleson 10/10 1780 days 3%
Florian Mueller 9/10 1785 days 3%
Kathanina Jasik 10/10 1793 days 3%
Bryant Faaola 9/10 1798 days 3%
Hannah Green 10/10 1805 days 3%
Emmy Poole 10/10 1903 days 3%
Chester Martin 10/10 1936 days 3%
Sanna 10/10 2060 days 3%
Fleur Oskamp 9/10 2078 days 3%
Yannick 10/10 2101 days 3%
Roland Oldengarm 9/10 2116 days 3%
Ines 7/10 2136 days 2%
Riaan and Rene 5/10 2138 days 2%
Elles Janssen 10/10 2156 days 2%
Oliver Powles 10/10 2203 days 2%
tim winders 10/10 2378 days 2%
Alex 10/10 2448 days 2%
Becky 10/10 2448 days 2%
Carla Oyarzun 10/10 2452 days 2%
Paolo Cases 10/10 2452 days 2%
Jan Kerkhoff 9/10 2474 days 2%
Konrad Ullmann 9/10 2476 days 2%
Lukas Lehmeyer 9/10 2476 days 2%
Immo Kern 10/10 2496 days 2%
M & J Castle 10/10 2498 days 2%
Victor Herranz 10/10 2501 days 2%
Alineet Gautier 10/10 2529 days 2%
arnaud paquet 10/10 2560 days 2%
Johannes J 10/10 2651 days 1%
Team Kim&James 10/10 2713 days 1%
Iban Dupont 10/10 2818 days 1%
Guillaume Boudrand 10/10 2818 days 1%
N smith 10/10 2835 days 1%
Erik Muchembled 9/10 2839 days 1%
Andre and Marina 10/10 2868 days 1%
Cymen Crick 10/10 2894 days 1%
Jan and Pedi 10/10 2916 days 1%
JadesWorld 10/10 3321 days 0%
Gea Middelbos 8/10 3863 days 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. McLaren Falls Camping Area does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

95%

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.