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

72 Valid Reviews

The Ahipara Holiday Park experience has a total of 74 reviews. There are 72 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 72 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 34
47%
9/10 21
29%
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%

91.25% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ahipara Holiday Park valid reviews is 91.25% and is based on 72 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 72 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

97.07%

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
Dean 10/10 115 days 97.9 100%
Traveller 10/10 357 days 79.8 82%
Jen Doherty 9/10 357 days 79.8 82%
Paul Smith 10/10 388 days 76.14 78%
Sabine 10/10 388 days 76.14 78%
Lizzie 10/10 449 days 68.05 70%
Harrie 10/10 449 days 68.05 70%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 449 days 68.05 70%
Daphne H 10/10 510 days 58.78 60%
Kimberly 10/10 510 days 58.78 60%
Teaghan 10/10 602 days 43.51 44%
Phil Masters 10/10 663 days 34.57 35%
Michael Stützle 10/10 663 days 34.57 35%
Birte 9/10 694 days 30.48 31%
Annette 10/10 694 days 30.48 31%
Cindy Blignaut 10/10 732 days 25.88 26%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 8/10 772 days 20.46 21%
Nora Tobies 10/10 789 days 19.84 20%
Sandra Wilson-Ryke 10/10 824 days 16.64 17%
Eline Stoutjesdijk 8/10 828 days 15.48 16%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 894 days 11.4 12%
Viola Cube 9/10 922 days 9.74 10%
Jonathan Smith 10/10 1046 days 5.38 5%
Wayne Britton 10/10 1051 days 5.31 5%
Bert Tory 10/10 1071 days 5.09 5%
Paul Smith 10/10 1089 days 5.01 5%
Paul Schleifenbaum 10/10 1095 days 5.0 5%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1102 days 4.99 5%
Geoffrey McCall 10/10 1147 days 4.9 5%
Robert Hunt 8/10 1159 days 4.63 5%
Rima 9/10 1179 days 4.84 5%
Kelsey Nolan 8/10 1191 days 4.57 5%
Miraz Tastula 10/10 1219 days 4.76 5%
Graeme Herbert 9/10 1225 days 4.75 5%
Michelle Smit 9/10 1271 days 4.66 5%
Stephanie Oliver 10/10 1288 days 4.62 5%
Julian Minnis 10/10 1371 days 4.46 5%
Goldfinger 9/10 1393 days 4.42 5%
Clare Backman 8/10 1394 days 4.19 4%
Elaine Carter 9/10 1399 days 4.41 4%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1400 days 4.4 4%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 1424 days 4.36 4%
Bill Milburn 9/10 1456 days 4.29 4%
Darma Bone 9/10 1465 days 4.28 4%
Ashley Shand 10/10 1466 days 4.27 4%
Chris Brasell 7/10 1481 days 3.86 4%
Ron Ozarka 9/10 1515 days 4.18 4%
Fabien Metro 8/10 1618 days 3.78 4%
Benjamin Buehlmann 5/10 1734 days 3.04 3%
Heather Kingston 7/10 1910 days 3.1 3%
chris young 6/10 2002 days 2.68 3%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 2154 days true 2.93 3%
Kim Lavener 10/10 2154 days true 2.93 3%
Family Trip 10/10 2155 days 2.93 3%
catherine coombs 9/10 2214 days 2.81 3%
Sabine 8/10 2275 days 2.56 3%
Chris 10/10 2459 days 2.33 2%
KDS_Holiday 7/10 2671 days 1.74 2%
Adrian Weidell 9/10 2815 days true 1.63 2%
Markus Heummer 9/10 2898 days true 1.47 2%
Fleur & Nils 9/10 2907 days true 1.45 1%
Sashia 9/10 2966 days true 1.34 1%
Chris & Susanna 8/10 2977 days true 1.25 1%
Eri & Udo Seifert 9/10 2985 days true 1.3 1%
Erik Folkersen 8/10 2990 days true 1.23 1%
Julie Norton 8/10 3221 days true 0.8 1%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3243 days true 0.8 1%
GrantW 10/10 3341 days 0.6 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3402 days 0.46 0%
Taya Cross 10/10 3644 days 0.01 0%
parker1 9/10 3690 days true 0.0 0%
Robert 8/10 3997 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

-2.12% 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 199 days.

The Ahipara Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 106 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
103 -2.06%
104 -2.08%
105 -2.10%
106 -2.12%
107 -2.14%
108 -2.16%
109 -2.18%

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.