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

67 Valid Reviews

The Ahipara Holiday Park experience has a total of 69 reviews. There are 67 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 67 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 30
45%
9/10 20
30%
8/10 12
18%
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%

90.75% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ahipara Holiday Park valid reviews is 90.75% and is based on 67 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 67 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

95.83%

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
Lizzie 10/10 48 days 99.63 100%
Harrie 10/10 48 days 99.63 100%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 48 days 99.63 100%
Daphne H 10/10 109 days 98.12 98%
Kimberly 10/10 109 days 98.12 98%
Teaghan 10/10 201 days 93.6 94%
Phil Masters 10/10 261 days 89.21 89%
Michael Stützle 10/10 262 days 89.12 89%
Birte 9/10 293 days 86.4 86%
Annette 10/10 293 days 86.4 86%
Cindy Blignaut 10/10 331 days 82.64 83%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 8/10 371 days 78.19 78%
Nora Tobies 10/10 388 days 76.14 76%
Sandra Wilson-Ryke 10/10 423 days 71.65 71%
Eline Stoutjesdijk 8/10 427 days 71.11 71%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 493 days 61.49 61%
Viola Cube 9/10 521 days 56.99 56%
Jonathan Smith 10/10 645 days 37.09 36%
Wayne Britton 10/10 650 days 36.38 35%
Bert Tory 10/10 670 days 33.62 32%
Paul Smith 10/10 688 days 31.25 30%
Paul Schleifenbaum 10/10 694 days 30.48 29%
Catherine Kay 9/10 701 days 29.6 28%
Geoffrey McCall 10/10 746 days 24.3 23%
Robert Hunt 8/10 758 days 23.0 22%
Rima 9/10 778 days 20.92 19%
Kelsey Nolan 8/10 790 days 19.74 18%
Miraz Tastula 10/10 818 days 17.16 16%
Graeme Herbert 9/10 824 days 16.64 15%
Michelle Smit 9/10 869 days 13.09 11%
Stephanie Oliver 10/10 887 days 11.86 10%
Julian Minnis 10/10 970 days 7.48 6%
Goldfinger 9/10 991 days 6.71 5%
Clare Backman 8/10 993 days 6.65 5%
Elaine Carter 9/10 998 days 6.49 5%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 999 days 6.46 5%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 1022 days 5.84 4%
Bill Milburn 9/10 1055 days 5.25 3%
Darma Bone 9/10 1064 days 5.15 3%
Ashley Shand 10/10 1065 days 5.14 3%
Chris Brasell 7/10 1080 days 5.04 3%
Ron Ozarka 9/10 1113 days 4.98 3%
Fabien Metro 8/10 1217 days 4.83 3%
Benjamin Buehlmann 5/10 1333 days 4.67 3%
Heather Kingston 7/10 1508 days 4.43 3%
chris young 6/10 1601 days 4.31 2%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 1753 days true 4.92 3%
Kim Lavener 10/10 1753 days true 4.92 3%
Family Trip 10/10 1754 days 4.1 2%
catherine coombs 9/10 1813 days 4.02 2%
Sabine 8/10 1874 days 3.93 2%
Chris 10/10 2058 days 3.68 2%
KDS_Holiday 7/10 2270 days 3.39 2%
Adrian Weidell 9/10 2414 days true 3.83 2%
Markus Heummer 9/10 2497 days true 3.7 2%
Fleur & Nils 9/10 2506 days true 3.68 2%
Sashia 9/10 2565 days true 3.58 2%
Chris & Susanna 8/10 2576 days true 3.57 2%
Eri & Udo Seifert 9/10 2584 days true 3.55 2%
Erik Folkersen 8/10 2589 days true 3.54 2%
Julie Norton 8/10 2820 days true 3.16 1%
Kari Tervo 9/10 2842 days true 3.13 1%
GrantW 10/10 2940 days 2.47 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3001 days 2.39 1%
Taya Cross 10/10 3243 days 2.06 0%
parker1 9/10 3289 days true 2.39 1%
Robert 8/10 3596 days true 1.89 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

-0.36% 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 18 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
15 -0.30%
16 -0.32%
17 -0.34%
18 -0.36%
19 -0.38%
20 -0.40%
21 -0.42%

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.