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

71 Valid Reviews

The Ahipara Holiday Park experience has a total of 73 reviews. There are 71 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 71 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 33
46%
9/10 21
30%
8/10 12
17%
7/10 3
4%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.13% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ahipara Holiday Park valid reviews is 91.13% and is based on 71 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 71 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

96.35%

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
Traveller 10/10 77 days 99.06 100%
Jen Doherty 9/10 77 days 99.06 100%
Paul Smith 10/10 108 days 98.15 99%
Sabine 10/10 108 days 98.15 99%
Lizzie 10/10 169 days 95.47 96%
Harrie 10/10 169 days 95.47 96%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 169 days 95.47 96%
Daphne H 10/10 230 days 91.62 92%
Kimberly 10/10 230 days 91.62 92%
Teaghan 10/10 322 days 83.57 84%
Phil Masters 10/10 383 days 76.76 77%
Michael Stützle 10/10 383 days 76.76 77%
Birte 9/10 414 days 72.84 73%
Annette 10/10 414 days 72.84 73%
Cindy Blignaut 10/10 452 days 67.63 68%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 8/10 492 days 61.64 62%
Nora Tobies 10/10 509 days 58.95 59%
Sandra Wilson-Ryke 10/10 544 days 53.11 53%
Eline Stoutjesdijk 8/10 548 days 52.41 52%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 614 days 41.66 41%
Viola Cube 9/10 642 days 37.52 37%
Jonathan Smith 10/10 766 days 22.15 21%
Wayne Britton 10/10 771 days 21.63 20%
Bert Tory 10/10 791 days 19.64 18%
Paul Smith 10/10 809 days 17.96 17%
Paul Schleifenbaum 10/10 815 days 17.42 16%
Catherine Kay 9/10 822 days 16.81 16%
Geoffrey McCall 10/10 867 days 13.24 12%
Robert Hunt 8/10 879 days 12.39 11%
Rima 9/10 899 days 11.09 10%
Kelsey Nolan 8/10 911 days 10.36 9%
Miraz Tastula 10/10 939 days 8.86 7%
Graeme Herbert 9/10 945 days 8.57 7%
Michelle Smit 9/10 991 days 6.71 5%
Stephanie Oliver 10/10 1008 days 6.2 5%
Julian Minnis 10/10 1091 days 5.0 3%
Goldfinger 9/10 1113 days 4.98 3%
Clare Backman 8/10 1114 days 4.97 3%
Elaine Carter 9/10 1119 days 4.97 3%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1120 days 4.97 3%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 1144 days 4.93 3%
Bill Milburn 9/10 1176 days 4.89 3%
Darma Bone 9/10 1185 days 4.88 3%
Ashley Shand 10/10 1186 days 4.88 3%
Chris Brasell 7/10 1201 days 4.85 3%
Ron Ozarka 9/10 1235 days 4.81 3%
Fabien Metro 8/10 1338 days 4.67 3%
Benjamin Buehlmann 5/10 1454 days 4.51 3%
Heather Kingston 7/10 1630 days 4.27 3%
chris young 6/10 1722 days 4.14 3%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 1874 days true 4.72 3%
Kim Lavener 10/10 1874 days true 4.72 3%
Family Trip 10/10 1875 days 3.93 2%
catherine coombs 9/10 1934 days 3.85 2%
Sabine 8/10 1995 days 3.77 2%
Chris 10/10 2179 days 3.52 2%
KDS_Holiday 7/10 2391 days 3.22 2%
Adrian Weidell 9/10 2535 days true 3.63 2%
Markus Heummer 9/10 2618 days true 3.5 2%
Fleur & Nils 9/10 2627 days true 3.48 2%
Sashia 9/10 2686 days true 3.38 2%
Chris & Susanna 8/10 2697 days true 3.37 2%
Eri & Udo Seifert 9/10 2705 days true 3.35 2%
Erik Folkersen 8/10 2710 days true 3.35 2%
Julie Norton 8/10 2941 days true 2.97 1%
Kari Tervo 9/10 2963 days true 2.93 1%
GrantW 10/10 3061 days 2.31 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3122 days 2.22 1%
Taya Cross 10/10 3364 days 1.89 0%
parker1 9/10 3410 days true 2.19 1%
Robert 8/10 3717 days true 1.69 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

-1.08% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 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 364 days.

The Ahipara Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 54 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
51 -1.02%
52 -1.04%
53 -1.06%
54 -1.08%
55 -1.10%
56 -1.12%
57 -1.14%

Final Ranking Score

95%

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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