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

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

96.77%

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 10/10 234 days 91.32 100%
Jen Doherty 9/10 234 days 91.32 100%
Paul Smith 10/10 265 days 88.87 97%
Sabine 10/10 265 days 88.87 97%
Lizzie 10/10 326 days 83.16 91%
Harrie 10/10 326 days 83.16 91%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 326 days 83.16 91%
Daphne H 10/10 387 days 76.27 83%
Kimberly 10/10 387 days 76.27 83%
Teaghan 10/10 479 days 63.64 70%
Phil Masters 10/10 539 days 53.96 59%
Michael Stützle 10/10 540 days 53.79 59%
Birte 9/10 571 days 48.51 53%
Annette 10/10 571 days 48.51 53%
Cindy Blignaut 10/10 609 days 42.43 46%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 8/10 649 days 34.69 38%
Nora Tobies 10/10 666 days 34.16 37%
Sandra Wilson-Ryke 10/10 701 days 29.6 32%
Eline Stoutjesdijk 8/10 705 days 27.65 30%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 771 days 21.63 23%
Viola Cube 9/10 799 days 18.88 20%
Jonathan Smith 10/10 923 days 9.69 10%
Wayne Britton 10/10 928 days 9.42 10%
Bert Tory 10/10 948 days 8.42 9%
Paul Smith 10/10 966 days 7.64 8%
Paul Schleifenbaum 10/10 972 days 7.4 8%
Catherine Kay 9/10 979 days 7.13 8%
Geoffrey McCall 10/10 1024 days 5.8 6%
Robert Hunt 8/10 1036 days 5.27 6%
Rima 9/10 1056 days 5.24 6%
Kelsey Nolan 8/10 1068 days 4.86 5%
Miraz Tastula 10/10 1096 days 5.0 5%
Graeme Herbert 9/10 1102 days 4.99 5%
Michelle Smit 9/10 1147 days 4.91 5%
Stephanie Oliver 10/10 1165 days 4.88 5%
Julian Minnis 10/10 1248 days 4.74 5%
Goldfinger 9/10 1269 days 4.7 5%
Clare Backman 8/10 1271 days 4.46 5%
Elaine Carter 9/10 1276 days 4.69 5%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1277 days 4.69 5%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 1300 days 4.65 5%
Bill Milburn 9/10 1333 days 4.59 5%
Darma Bone 9/10 1342 days 4.58 5%
Ashley Shand 10/10 1343 days 4.58 5%
Chris Brasell 7/10 1358 days 4.14 4%
Ron Ozarka 9/10 1391 days 4.49 5%
Fabien Metro 8/10 1495 days 4.1 4%
Benjamin Buehlmann 5/10 1611 days 3.33 3%
Heather Kingston 7/10 1786 days 3.47 4%
chris young 6/10 1879 days 3.04 3%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 2031 days true 3.4 3%
Kim Lavener 10/10 2031 days true 3.4 3%
Family Trip 10/10 2032 days 3.4 3%
catherine coombs 9/10 2091 days 3.29 3%
Sabine 8/10 2152 days 3.03 3%
Chris 10/10 2336 days 2.88 3%
KDS_Holiday 7/10 2548 days 2.29 2%
Adrian Weidell 9/10 2692 days true 2.27 2%
Markus Heummer 9/10 2775 days true 2.12 2%
Fleur & Nils 9/10 2784 days true 2.11 2%
Sashia 9/10 2843 days true 2.01 2%
Chris & Susanna 8/10 2854 days true 1.89 2%
Eri & Udo Seifert 9/10 2862 days true 1.97 2%
Erik Folkersen 8/10 2867 days true 1.87 2%
Julie Norton 8/10 3098 days true 1.49 1%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3120 days true 1.53 1%
GrantW 10/10 3218 days 1.36 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3279 days 1.2 1%
Taya Cross 10/10 3521 days 0.85 1%
parker1 9/10 3567 days true 0.77 1%
Robert 8/10 3874 days true 0.23 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

-3.98% 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 199 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
196 -3.92%
197 -3.94%
198 -3.96%
199 -3.98%
200 -4.00%
201 -4.02%
202 -4.04%

Final Ranking Score

93%

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.