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

87 Valid Reviews

The Ahipara Holiday Park experience has a total of 89 reviews. There are 87 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 87 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 43
49%
9/10 24
28%
8/10 13
15%
7/10 4
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%

91.26% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ahipara Holiday Park valid reviews is 91.26% and is based on 87 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 87 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

92.79%

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
Peri 10/10 198 days 100%
Tayler 8/10 229 days 93%
Richard ChCh NZ 7/10 257 days 87%
Paul Thomas 10/10 288 days 93%
Edy @#$ 10/10 380 days 82%
Sara 9/10 410 days 78%
Kris 10/10 410 days 78%
Swiny101 10/10 410 days 78%
Robo 9/10 441 days 74%
Evans Family 10/10 472 days 69%
Michael Northam 10/10 623 days 43%
Wendy 10/10 623 days 43%
Dave Kitson 9/10 623 days 43%
Maria 10/10 654 days 38%
N&A 5/10 685 days 27%
Dean 10/10 746 days 26%
Traveller 10/10 988 days 7%
Jen Doherty 9/10 988 days 7%
Paul Smith 10/10 1019 days 6%
Sabine 10/10 1019 days 6%
Lizzie 10/10 1080 days 5%
Harrie 10/10 1080 days 5%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 1080 days 5%
Daphne H 10/10 1141 days 5%
Kimberly 10/10 1141 days 5%
Teaghan 10/10 1233 days 5%
Phil Masters 10/10 1294 days 5%
Michael Stützle 10/10 1294 days 5%
Birte 9/10 1325 days 5%
Annette 10/10 1325 days 5%
Cindy Blignaut 10/10 1363 days 5%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 8/10 1403 days 4%
Nora Tobies 10/10 1420 days 5%
Sandra Wilson-Ryke 10/10 1455 days 5%
Eline Stoutjesdijk 8/10 1459 days 4%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 1525 days 4%
Viola Cube 9/10 1553 days 4%
Jonathan Smith 10/10 1677 days 4%
Wayne Britton 10/10 1682 days 4%
Bert Tory 10/10 1702 days 4%
Paul Smith 10/10 1720 days 4%
Paul Schleifenbaum 10/10 1726 days 4%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1733 days 4%
Geoffrey McCall 10/10 1778 days 4%
Robert Hunt 8/10 1790 days 4%
Rima 9/10 1810 days 4%
Kelsey Nolan 8/10 1822 days 4%
Miraz Tastula 10/10 1850 days 4%
Graeme Herbert 9/10 1856 days 4%
Michelle Smit 9/10 1902 days 4%
Stephanie Oliver 10/10 1919 days 4%
Julian Minnis 10/10 2002 days 3%
Goldfinger 9/10 2024 days 3%
Clare Backman 8/10 2025 days 3%
Elaine Carter 9/10 2030 days 3%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 2031 days 3%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 2055 days 3%
Bill Milburn 9/10 2087 days 3%
Darma Bone 9/10 2096 days 3%
Ashley Shand 10/10 2097 days 3%
Chris Brasell 7/10 2112 days 3%
Ron Ozarka 9/10 2146 days 3%
Fabien Metro 8/10 2249 days 3%
Benjamin Buehlmann 5/10 2365 days 2%
Heather Kingston 7/10 2541 days 2%
chris young 6/10 2633 days 2%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 2785 days 1%
Kim Lavener 10/10 2785 days 1%
Family Trip 10/10 2786 days 2%
catherine welsh 9/10 2845 days 2%
Sabine 8/10 2906 days 1%
Chris 10/10 3090 days 1%
KDS_Holiday 7/10 3302 days 1%
Adrian Weidell 9/10 3446 days 0%
Markus Heummer 9/10 3529 days 0%
Fleur & Nils 9/10 3538 days 0%
Sashia 9/10 3597 days 0%
Chris & Susanna 8/10 3608 days 0%
Eri & Udo Seifert 9/10 3616 days 0%
Erik Folkersen 8/10 3621 days 0%
Julie Norton 8/10 3852 days 1%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3874 days 1%
GrantW 10/10 3972 days 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 4033 days 1%
Taya Cross 10/10 4275 days 1%
parker1 9/10 4321 days 1%
Robert 8/10 4628 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

-3.05% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 59 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 170 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
167 -2.99%
168 -3.01%
169 -3.03%
170 -3.05%
171 -3.06%
172 -3.08%
173 -3.10%

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.