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 Hihi Beach Holiday Park.

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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Hihi Beach Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

40 Valid Reviews

The Hihi Beach Holiday Park experience has a total of 40 valid reviews. There are no 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 40 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 17
43%
9/10 13
33%
8/10 4
10%
7/10 1
3%
6/10 1
3%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
3%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 2
5%
1/10 1
3%

85.25% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hihi Beach Holiday Park valid reviews is 85.25% and is based on 40 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

4 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 40 valid reviews, the experience has 4 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 4 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 0
0%
9/10 2
50%
8/10 0
0%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
25%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
25%
1/10 0
0%

60.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Hihi Beach Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 60.00% and is based on 4 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

91.78%

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
Ray Tombs 10/10 20 days 99.94 100%
Stefanie 6/10 50 days 99.6 100%
Wendy Munro 10/10 109 days 98.12 98%
Deb Finn 10/10 109 days 98.12 98%
Jen Doherty 9/10 109 days 98.12 98%
Dors Davies 10/10 140 days 96.89 97%
Stefan Beiner 9/10 201 days 93.6 94%
Stuart and Gaye. Victoria, Aus. 10/10 262 days 89.12 89%
The Olivers 9/10 415 days 72.71 72%
Isabel van Megen 10/10 446 days 68.48 68%
Steve and Karen Bryant 10/10 493 days 61.49 61%
Suzanne Bisaillon 10/10 551 days 51.89 51%
Friede Stewart 10/10 591 days 45.25 44%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 646 days 36.95 36%
madibrace 1/10 749 days 20.37 19%
Robert Simpson 9/10 838 days 15.47 14%
Jan Rawnsley 10/10 869 days 13.09 11%
Laurie 8/10 967 days 7.6 5%
Stephanie Oliver 7/10 1040 days 5.48 3%
Leslie Lindeman 9/10 1116 days 4.97 3%
Azusa Makita 10/10 1213 days 4.84 3%
Chris Brasell 8/10 1233 days 4.81 3%
Hana Rachfalik 10/10 1256 days 4.78 3%
Emma Davies 10/10 1266 days 4.77 3%
Anna Bredford 10/10 1272 days 4.76 3%
Tamina Schmidt 9/10 1283 days 4.74 3%
Ria 10/10 1296 days 4.72 3%
Anna Williams 9/10 1297 days 4.72 3%
C Young 10/10 1318 days 4.69 2%
David Burgi 9/10 1321 days 4.69 2%
Dion Burgess 8/10 1598 days 4.31 2%
Tracey Moss 9/10 1600 days 4.31 2%
Mary Joblin 9/10 1600 days 4.31 2%
Steve McLeod 9/10 1600 days 4.31 2%
Manuela 4/10 1628 days true 4.82 3%
Ingo Hoefert 2/10 1858 days true 4.27 2%
Shelly_Brian 2/10 2666 days 2.51 0%
Andreas & Sonja 9/10 2744 days true 3.29 1%
LandJ 8/10 3031 days 2.35 0%
Barbara & Sebastian 9/10 3370 days true 2.26 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 Hihi Beach Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.16% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Hihi Beach Holiday Park experience does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

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 364 days.

The Hihi Beach Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 8 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
5 -0.10%
6 -0.12%
7 -0.14%
8 -0.16%
9 -0.18%
10 -0.20%
11 -0.22%

Final Ranking Score

92%

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.

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