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

92.97%

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 44 days 100%
Tayler 8/10 75 days 94%
Richard ChCh NZ 7/10 103 days 90%
Paul Thomas 10/10 134 days 97%
Edy @#$ 10/10 226 days 92%
Sara 9/10 256 days 90%
Kris 10/10 256 days 90%
Swiny101 10/10 256 days 90%
Robo 9/10 287 days 87%
Evans Family 10/10 318 days 84%
Michael Northam 10/10 469 days 65%
Wendy 10/10 469 days 65%
Dave Kitson 9/10 469 days 65%
Maria 10/10 500 days 60%
N&A 5/10 531 days 45%
Dean 10/10 592 days 45%
Traveller 10/10 834 days 16%
Jen Doherty 9/10 834 days 16%
Paul Smith 10/10 865 days 13%
Sabine 10/10 865 days 13%
Lizzie 10/10 926 days 9%
Harrie 10/10 926 days 9%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 926 days 9%
Daphne H 10/10 987 days 7%
Kimberly 10/10 987 days 7%
Teaghan 10/10 1079 days 5%
Phil Masters 10/10 1140 days 5%
Michael Stützle 10/10 1140 days 5%
Birte 9/10 1171 days 5%
Annette 10/10 1171 days 5%
Cindy Blignaut 10/10 1209 days 4%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 8/10 1249 days 4%
Nora Tobies 10/10 1266 days 4%
Sandra Wilson-Ryke 10/10 1301 days 4%
Eline Stoutjesdijk 8/10 1305 days 4%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 1371 days 4%
Viola Cube 9/10 1399 days 4%
Jonathan Smith 10/10 1523 days 4%
Wayne Britton 10/10 1528 days 4%
Bert Tory 10/10 1548 days 4%
Paul Smith 10/10 1566 days 4%
Paul Schleifenbaum 10/10 1572 days 4%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1579 days 4%
Geoffrey McCall 10/10 1624 days 4%
Robert Hunt 8/10 1636 days 3%
Rima 9/10 1656 days 4%
Kelsey Nolan 8/10 1668 days 3%
Miraz Tastula 10/10 1696 days 4%
Graeme Herbert 9/10 1702 days 3%
Michelle Smit 9/10 1748 days 3%
Stephanie Oliver 10/10 1765 days 3%
Julian Minnis 10/10 1848 days 3%
Goldfinger 9/10 1870 days 3%
Clare Backman 8/10 1871 days 3%
Elaine Carter 9/10 1876 days 3%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1877 days 3%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 1901 days 3%
Bill Milburn 9/10 1933 days 3%
Darma Bone 9/10 1942 days 3%
Ashley Shand 10/10 1943 days 3%
Chris Brasell 7/10 1958 days 3%
Ron Ozarka 9/10 1992 days 3%
Fabien Metro 8/10 2095 days 3%
Benjamin Buehlmann 5/10 2211 days 2%
Heather Kingston 7/10 2387 days 2%
chris young 6/10 2479 days 2%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 2631 days 1%
Kim Lavener 10/10 2631 days 1%
Family Trip 10/10 2632 days 2%
catherine welsh 9/10 2691 days 2%
Sabine 8/10 2752 days 1%
Chris 10/10 2936 days 1%
KDS_Holiday 7/10 3148 days 1%
Adrian Weidell 9/10 3292 days 0%
Markus Heummer 9/10 3375 days 0%
Fleur & Nils 9/10 3384 days 0%
Sashia 9/10 3443 days 0%
Chris & Susanna 8/10 3454 days 0%
Eri & Udo Seifert 9/10 3462 days 0%
Erik Folkersen 8/10 3467 days 0%
Julie Norton 8/10 3698 days 0%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3720 days 0%
GrantW 10/10 3818 days 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3879 days 1%
Taya Cross 10/10 4121 days 1%
parker1 9/10 4167 days 0%
Robert 8/10 4474 days 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

-0.22% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 91 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 16 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
13 -0.18%
14 -0.20%
15 -0.21%
16 -0.22%
17 -0.24%
18 -0.25%
19 -0.27%

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.