Ranking Score Explained

Hello 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 Ahipara 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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Ahipara Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

91 Valid Reviews

The Ahipara Holiday Park experience has a total of 93 reviews. There are 91 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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 91 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 45
49%
9/10 25
27%
8/10 13
14%
7/10 5
5%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.21% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ahipara Holiday Park valid reviews is 91.21% and is based on 91 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

13 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 91 valid reviews, the experience has 13 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 13 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 2
15%
9/10 7
54%
8/10 4
31%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.46% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ahipara Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 88.46% and is based on 13 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

91.86%

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
Dan 10/10 33 days 100%
Jo Pullar 10/10 125 days 98%
Amy 9/10 184 days 95%
Tyler 7/10 215 days 84%
Peri 10/10 459 days 67%
Tayler 8/10 490 days 59%
Richard ChCh NZ 7/10 518 days 52%
Paul Thomas 10/10 549 days 52%
Edy @#$ 10/10 641 days 38%
Sara 9/10 671 days 33%
Kris 10/10 671 days 33%
Swiny101 10/10 671 days 33%
Robo 9/10 702 days 29%
Evans Family 10/10 733 days 26%
Michael Northam 10/10 884 days 12%
Wendy 10/10 884 days 12%
Dave Kitson 9/10 884 days 12%
Maria 10/10 915 days 10%
N&A 5/10 946 days 7%
Dean 10/10 1007 days 6%
Traveller 10/10 1249 days 5%
Jen Doherty 9/10 1249 days 5%
Paul Smith 10/10 1280 days 4%
Sabine 10/10 1280 days 4%
Lizzie 10/10 1341 days 4%
Harrie 10/10 1341 days 4%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 1341 days 4%
Daphne H 10/10 1402 days 4%
Kimberly 10/10 1402 days 4%
Teaghan 10/10 1494 days 4%
Phil Masters 10/10 1555 days 4%
Michael Stützle 10/10 1555 days 4%
Birte 9/10 1586 days 4%
Annette 10/10 1586 days 4%
Cindy Blignaut 10/10 1624 days 4%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 8/10 1664 days 4%
Nora Tobies 10/10 1681 days 4%
Sandra Wilson-Ryke 10/10 1716 days 4%
Eline Stoutjesdijk 8/10 1720 days 3%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 1786 days 4%
Viola Cube 9/10 1814 days 3%
Jonathan Smith 10/10 1938 days 3%
Wayne Britton 10/10 1943 days 3%
Bert Tory 10/10 1963 days 3%
Paul Smith 10/10 1981 days 3%
Paul Schleifenbaum 10/10 1987 days 3%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1994 days 3%
Geoffrey McCall 10/10 2039 days 3%
Robert Hunt 8/10 2051 days 3%
Rima 9/10 2071 days 3%
Kelsey Nolan 8/10 2083 days 3%
Miraz Tastula 10/10 2111 days 3%
Graeme Herbert 9/10 2117 days 3%
Michelle Smit 9/10 2163 days 3%
Stephanie Oliver 10/10 2180 days 3%
Julian Minnis 10/10 2263 days 3%
Goldfinger 9/10 2285 days 3%
Clare Backman 8/10 2286 days 2%
Elaine Carter 9/10 2291 days 3%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 2292 days 3%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 2316 days 2%
Bill Milburn 9/10 2348 days 2%
Darma Bone 9/10 2357 days 2%
Ashley Shand 10/10 2358 days 2%
Chris Brasell 7/10 2373 days 2%
Ron Ozarka 9/10 2407 days 2%
Fabien Metro 8/10 2510 days 2%
Benjamin Buehlmann 5/10 2626 days 1%
Heather Kingston 7/10 2802 days 1%
chris young 6/10 2894 days 1%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 3046 days 1%
Kim Lavener 10/10 3046 days 1%
Family Trip 10/10 3047 days 1%
catherine welsh 9/10 3106 days 1%
Sabine 8/10 3167 days 1%
Chris 10/10 3351 days 0%
KDS_Holiday 7/10 3563 days 0%
Adrian Weidell 9/10 3707 days 1%
Markus Heummer 9/10 3790 days 1%
Fleur & Nils 9/10 3799 days 1%
Sashia 9/10 3858 days 1%
Chris & Susanna 8/10 3869 days 0%
Eri & Udo Seifert 9/10 3877 days 1%
Erik Folkersen 8/10 3882 days 0%
Julie Norton 8/10 4113 days 0%
Kari Tervo 9/10 4135 days 1%
GrantW 10/10 4233 days 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 4294 days 1%
Taya Cross 10/10 4536 days 1%
parker1 9/10 4582 days 1%
Robert 8/10 4889 days 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 Ahipara Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.11% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 123 days. However the Ahipara 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 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Ahipara Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 11 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
8 -0.08%
9 -0.09%
10 -0.10%
11 -0.11%
12 -0.12%
13 -0.13%
14 -0.14%

Final Ranking Score

92%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, 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.