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

89 Valid Reviews

The Ahipara Holiday Park experience has a total of 91 reviews. There are 89 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 89 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 43
48%
9/10 25
28%
8/10 13
15%
7/10 5
6%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.01% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ahipara Holiday Park valid reviews is 91.01% and is based on 89 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 89 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

90.69%

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
Amy 9/10 27 days 100%
Tyler 7/10 58 days 91%
Peri 10/10 302 days 86%
Tayler 8/10 333 days 78%
Richard ChCh NZ 7/10 361 days 72%
Paul Thomas 10/10 392 days 76%
Edy @#$ 10/10 484 days 63%
Sara 9/10 514 days 58%
Kris 10/10 514 days 58%
Swiny101 10/10 514 days 58%
Robo 9/10 545 days 53%
Evans Family 10/10 576 days 48%
Michael Northam 10/10 727 days 26%
Wendy 10/10 727 days 26%
Dave Kitson 9/10 727 days 26%
Maria 10/10 758 days 23%
N&A 5/10 789 days 16%
Dean 10/10 850 days 15%
Traveller 10/10 1092 days 5%
Jen Doherty 9/10 1092 days 5%
Paul Smith 10/10 1123 days 5%
Sabine 10/10 1123 days 5%
Lizzie 10/10 1184 days 5%
Harrie 10/10 1184 days 5%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 1184 days 5%
Daphne H 10/10 1245 days 5%
Kimberly 10/10 1245 days 5%
Teaghan 10/10 1337 days 5%
Phil Masters 10/10 1398 days 4%
Michael Stützle 10/10 1398 days 4%
Birte 9/10 1429 days 4%
Annette 10/10 1429 days 4%
Cindy Blignaut 10/10 1467 days 4%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 8/10 1507 days 4%
Nora Tobies 10/10 1524 days 4%
Sandra Wilson-Ryke 10/10 1559 days 4%
Eline Stoutjesdijk 8/10 1563 days 4%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 1629 days 4%
Viola Cube 9/10 1657 days 4%
Jonathan Smith 10/10 1781 days 4%
Wayne Britton 10/10 1786 days 4%
Bert Tory 10/10 1806 days 4%
Paul Smith 10/10 1824 days 4%
Paul Schleifenbaum 10/10 1830 days 4%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1837 days 4%
Geoffrey McCall 10/10 1882 days 3%
Robert Hunt 8/10 1894 days 3%
Rima 9/10 1914 days 3%
Kelsey Nolan 8/10 1926 days 3%
Miraz Tastula 10/10 1954 days 3%
Graeme Herbert 9/10 1960 days 3%
Michelle Smit 9/10 2006 days 3%
Stephanie Oliver 10/10 2023 days 3%
Julian Minnis 10/10 2106 days 3%
Goldfinger 9/10 2128 days 3%
Clare Backman 8/10 2129 days 3%
Elaine Carter 9/10 2134 days 3%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 2135 days 3%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 2159 days 3%
Bill Milburn 9/10 2191 days 3%
Darma Bone 9/10 2200 days 3%
Ashley Shand 10/10 2201 days 3%
Chris Brasell 7/10 2216 days 3%
Ron Ozarka 9/10 2250 days 3%
Fabien Metro 8/10 2353 days 2%
Benjamin Buehlmann 5/10 2469 days 2%
Heather Kingston 7/10 2645 days 2%
chris young 6/10 2737 days 1%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 2889 days 1%
Kim Lavener 10/10 2889 days 1%
Family Trip 10/10 2890 days 1%
catherine welsh 9/10 2949 days 1%
Sabine 8/10 3010 days 1%
Chris 10/10 3194 days 1%
KDS_Holiday 7/10 3406 days 0%
Adrian Weidell 9/10 3550 days 0%
Markus Heummer 9/10 3633 days 0%
Fleur & Nils 9/10 3642 days 0%
Sashia 9/10 3701 days 1%
Chris & Susanna 8/10 3712 days 1%
Eri & Udo Seifert 9/10 3720 days 1%
Erik Folkersen 8/10 3725 days 1%
Julie Norton 8/10 3956 days 1%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3978 days 1%
GrantW 10/10 4076 days 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 4137 days 1%
Taya Cross 10/10 4379 days 1%
parker1 9/10 4425 days 1%
Robert 8/10 4732 days 1%

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

-0.25% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 49 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 12 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
9 -0.19%
10 -0.21%
11 -0.23%
12 -0.25%
13 -0.27%
14 -0.29%
15 -0.31%

Final Ranking Score

90%

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.