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.

Nick Morrison's avatar

Nick Morrison

Rankers owner

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

96.45%

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 10/10 135 days 97.11 100%
Jen Doherty 9/10 135 days 97.11 100%
Paul Smith 10/10 166 days 95.63 98%
Sabine 10/10 166 days 95.63 98%
Lizzie 10/10 227 days 91.83 94%
Harrie 10/10 227 days 91.83 94%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 227 days 91.83 94%
Daphne H 10/10 288 days 86.86 89%
Kimberly 10/10 288 days 86.86 89%
Teaghan 10/10 380 days 77.12 79%
Phil Masters 10/10 441 days 69.18 71%
Michael Stützle 10/10 441 days 69.18 71%
Birte 9/10 472 days 64.7 66%
Annette 10/10 472 days 64.7 66%
Cindy Blignaut 10/10 510 days 58.78 60%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 8/10 550 days 52.07 53%
Nora Tobies 10/10 567 days 49.18 50%
Sandra Wilson-Ryke 10/10 602 days 43.51 44%
Eline Stoutjesdijk 8/10 606 days 42.89 43%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 672 days 33.35 33%
Viola Cube 9/10 700 days 29.72 29%
Jonathan Smith 10/10 824 days 16.64 16%
Wayne Britton 10/10 829 days 16.21 15%
Bert Tory 10/10 849 days 14.59 14%
Paul Smith 10/10 867 days 13.24 12%
Paul Schleifenbaum 10/10 873 days 12.81 12%
Catherine Kay 9/10 880 days 12.32 11%
Geoffrey McCall 10/10 925 days 9.58 8%
Robert Hunt 8/10 937 days 8.96 8%
Rima 9/10 957 days 8.02 7%
Kelsey Nolan 8/10 969 days 7.52 6%
Miraz Tastula 10/10 997 days 6.52 5%
Graeme Herbert 9/10 1003 days 6.34 5%
Michelle Smit 9/10 1049 days 5.34 4%
Stephanie Oliver 10/10 1066 days 5.13 4%
Julian Minnis 10/10 1149 days 4.93 3%
Goldfinger 9/10 1171 days 4.9 3%
Clare Backman 8/10 1172 days 4.89 3%
Elaine Carter 9/10 1177 days 4.89 3%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1178 days 4.89 3%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 1202 days 4.85 3%
Bill Milburn 9/10 1234 days 4.81 3%
Darma Bone 9/10 1243 days 4.8 3%
Ashley Shand 10/10 1244 days 4.8 3%
Chris Brasell 7/10 1259 days 4.78 3%
Ron Ozarka 9/10 1293 days 4.73 3%
Fabien Metro 8/10 1396 days 4.59 3%
Benjamin Buehlmann 5/10 1512 days 4.43 3%
Heather Kingston 7/10 1688 days 4.19 3%
chris young 6/10 1780 days 4.06 3%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 1932 days true 4.62 3%
Kim Lavener 10/10 1932 days true 4.62 3%
Family Trip 10/10 1933 days 3.85 2%
catherine coombs 9/10 1992 days 3.77 2%
Sabine 8/10 2053 days 3.69 2%
Chris 10/10 2237 days 3.44 2%
KDS_Holiday 7/10 2449 days 3.15 2%
Adrian Weidell 9/10 2593 days true 3.54 2%
Markus Heummer 9/10 2676 days true 3.4 2%
Fleur & Nils 9/10 2685 days true 3.39 2%
Sashia 9/10 2744 days true 3.29 2%
Chris & Susanna 8/10 2755 days true 3.27 2%
Eri & Udo Seifert 9/10 2763 days true 3.26 2%
Erik Folkersen 8/10 2768 days true 3.25 2%
Julie Norton 8/10 2999 days true 2.87 1%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3021 days true 2.83 1%
GrantW 10/10 3119 days 2.23 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3180 days 2.14 1%
Taya Cross 10/10 3422 days 1.81 0%
parker1 9/10 3468 days true 2.1 1%
Robert 8/10 3775 days true 1.59 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

-2.24% 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 112 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
109 -2.18%
110 -2.20%
111 -2.22%
112 -2.24%
113 -2.26%
114 -2.28%
115 -2.30%

Final Ranking Score

94%

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.

Love Christchurch