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 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

77 Valid Reviews

The Ahipara Holiday Park experience has a total of 79 reviews. There are 77 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 77 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 37
48%
9/10 22
29%
8/10 12
16%
7/10 3
4%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 2
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.04% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ahipara Holiday Park valid reviews is 91.04% and is based on 77 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 77 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

94.16%

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
Michael Northam 10/10 164 days 95.74 100%
Wendy 10/10 164 days 95.74 100%
Dave Kitson 9/10 164 days 95.74 100%
Maria 10/10 195 days 93.97 98%
N&A 5/10 226 days 74.44 78%
Dean 10/10 287 days 86.95 91%
Traveller 10/10 529 days 55.66 58%
Jen Doherty 9/10 529 days 55.66 58%
Paul Smith 10/10 560 days 50.36 53%
Sabine 10/10 560 days 50.36 53%
Lizzie 10/10 621 days 40.6 42%
Harrie 10/10 621 days 40.6 42%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 621 days 40.6 42%
Daphne H 10/10 681 days 32.16 34%
Kimberly 10/10 681 days 32.16 34%
Teaghan 10/10 773 days 21.43 22%
Phil Masters 10/10 834 days 15.79 16%
Michael Stützle 10/10 835 days 15.71 16%
Birte 9/10 866 days 13.31 14%
Annette 10/10 866 days 13.31 14%
Cindy Blignaut 10/10 904 days 10.78 11%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 8/10 944 days 8.18 9%
Nora Tobies 10/10 961 days 7.85 8%
Sandra Wilson-Ryke 10/10 996 days 6.55 7%
Eline Stoutjesdijk 8/10 1000 days 6.11 6%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 1065 days 5.14 5%
Viola Cube 9/10 1093 days 5.0 5%
Jonathan Smith 10/10 1218 days 4.76 5%
Wayne Britton 10/10 1223 days 4.75 5%
Bert Tory 10/10 1243 days 4.71 5%
Paul Smith 10/10 1261 days 4.68 5%
Paul Schleifenbaum 10/10 1267 days 4.66 5%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1274 days 4.65 5%
Geoffrey McCall 10/10 1319 days 4.56 5%
Robert Hunt 8/10 1331 days 4.31 5%
Rima 9/10 1351 days 4.5 5%
Kelsey Nolan 8/10 1363 days 4.25 4%
Miraz Tastula 10/10 1390 days 4.42 5%
Graeme Herbert 9/10 1396 days 4.41 5%
Michelle Smit 9/10 1442 days 4.32 5%
Stephanie Oliver 10/10 1459 days 4.29 4%
Julian Minnis 10/10 1542 days 4.13 4%
Goldfinger 9/10 1564 days 4.08 4%
Clare Backman 8/10 1566 days 3.87 4%
Elaine Carter 9/10 1571 days 4.07 4%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1572 days 4.07 4%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 1595 days 4.02 4%
Bill Milburn 9/10 1628 days 3.96 4%
Darma Bone 9/10 1637 days 3.94 4%
Ashley Shand 10/10 1638 days 3.94 4%
Chris Brasell 7/10 1653 days 3.56 4%
Ron Ozarka 9/10 1686 days 3.84 4%
Fabien Metro 8/10 1789 days 3.46 4%
Benjamin Buehlmann 5/10 1905 days 2.77 3%
Heather Kingston 7/10 2081 days 2.79 3%
chris young 6/10 2173 days 2.4 3%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 2326 days true 2.59 3%
Kim Lavener 10/10 2326 days true 2.59 3%
Family Trip 10/10 2327 days 2.59 3%
catherine coombs 9/10 2386 days 2.47 3%
Sabine 8/10 2447 days 2.24 2%
Chris 10/10 2630 days 2.0 2%
KDS_Holiday 7/10 2843 days 1.44 2%
Adrian Weidell 9/10 2986 days true 1.3 1%
Markus Heummer 9/10 3070 days true 1.14 1%
Fleur & Nils 9/10 3079 days true 1.12 1%
Sashia 9/10 3138 days true 1.0 1%
Chris & Susanna 8/10 3149 days true 0.93 1%
Eri & Udo Seifert 9/10 3157 days true 0.96 1%
Erik Folkersen 8/10 3162 days true 0.91 1%
Julie Norton 8/10 3393 days true 0.48 0%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3415 days true 0.46 0%
GrantW 10/10 3513 days 0.27 0%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3574 days 0.14 0%
Taya Cross 10/10 3816 days 0.0 0%
parker1 9/10 3862 days true 0.0 0%
Robert 8/10 4169 days true 0.0 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

-1.43% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 125 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 143 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
140 -1.40%
141 -1.41%
142 -1.42%
143 -1.43%
144 -1.44%
145 -1.45%
146 -1.46%

Final Ranking Score

93%

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.