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

85 Valid Reviews

The Ahipara Holiday Park experience has a total of 87 reviews. There are 85 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 85 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 42
49%
9/10 24
28%
8/10 12
14%
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%

91.29% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ahipara Holiday Park valid reviews is 91.29% and is based on 85 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 85 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

93.48%

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
Richard ChCh NZ 7/10 25 days 91%
Paul Thomas 10/10 56 days 100%
Edy @#$ 10/10 148 days 97%
Sara 9/10 178 days 95%
Kris 10/10 178 days 95%
Swiny101 10/10 178 days 95%
Robo 9/10 209 days 94%
Evans Family 10/10 240 days 91%
Michael Northam 10/10 391 days 76%
Wendy 10/10 391 days 76%
Dave Kitson 9/10 391 days 76%
Maria 10/10 422 days 72%
N&A 5/10 453 days 55%
Dean 10/10 514 days 58%
Traveller 10/10 756 days 23%
Jen Doherty 9/10 756 days 23%
Paul Smith 10/10 787 days 20%
Sabine 10/10 787 days 20%
Lizzie 10/10 848 days 15%
Harrie 10/10 848 days 15%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 848 days 15%
Daphne H 10/10 909 days 11%
Kimberly 10/10 909 days 11%
Teaghan 10/10 1001 days 6%
Phil Masters 10/10 1062 days 5%
Michael Stützle 10/10 1062 days 5%
Birte 9/10 1093 days 5%
Annette 10/10 1093 days 5%
Cindy Blignaut 10/10 1131 days 5%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 8/10 1171 days 5%
Nora Tobies 10/10 1188 days 5%
Sandra Wilson-Ryke 10/10 1223 days 5%
Eline Stoutjesdijk 8/10 1227 days 5%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 1293 days 5%
Viola Cube 9/10 1321 days 5%
Jonathan Smith 10/10 1445 days 4%
Wayne Britton 10/10 1450 days 4%
Bert Tory 10/10 1470 days 4%
Paul Smith 10/10 1488 days 4%
Paul Schleifenbaum 10/10 1494 days 4%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1501 days 4%
Geoffrey McCall 10/10 1546 days 4%
Robert Hunt 8/10 1558 days 4%
Rima 9/10 1578 days 4%
Kelsey Nolan 8/10 1590 days 4%
Miraz Tastula 10/10 1618 days 4%
Graeme Herbert 9/10 1624 days 4%
Michelle Smit 9/10 1670 days 4%
Stephanie Oliver 10/10 1687 days 4%
Julian Minnis 10/10 1770 days 4%
Goldfinger 9/10 1792 days 4%
Clare Backman 8/10 1793 days 3%
Elaine Carter 9/10 1798 days 4%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1799 days 4%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 1823 days 4%
Bill Milburn 9/10 1855 days 4%
Darma Bone 9/10 1864 days 3%
Ashley Shand 10/10 1865 days 3%
Chris Brasell 7/10 1880 days 3%
Ron Ozarka 9/10 1914 days 3%
Fabien Metro 8/10 2017 days 3%
Benjamin Buehlmann 5/10 2133 days 2%
Heather Kingston 7/10 2309 days 2%
chris young 6/10 2401 days 2%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 2553 days 1%
Kim Lavener 10/10 2553 days 1%
Family Trip 10/10 2554 days 2%
catherine welsh 9/10 2613 days 2%
Sabine 8/10 2674 days 2%
Chris 10/10 2858 days 2%
KDS_Holiday 7/10 3070 days 1%
Adrian Weidell 9/10 3214 days 1%
Markus Heummer 9/10 3297 days 0%
Fleur & Nils 9/10 3306 days 0%
Sashia 9/10 3365 days 0%
Chris & Susanna 8/10 3376 days 0%
Eri & Udo Seifert 9/10 3384 days 0%
Erik Folkersen 8/10 3389 days 0%
Julie Norton 8/10 3620 days 0%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3642 days 0%
GrantW 10/10 3740 days 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3801 days 1%
Taya Cross 10/10 4043 days 1%
parker1 9/10 4089 days 1%
Robert 8/10 4396 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

-0.14% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 54 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 7 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
4 -0.08%
5 -0.10%
6 -0.12%
7 -0.14%
8 -0.16%
9 -0.19%
10 -0.21%

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.