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

70 Valid Reviews

The Ahipara Holiday Park experience has a total of 72 reviews. There are 70 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 70 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 33
47%
9/10 20
29%
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%

91.14% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ahipara Holiday Park valid reviews is 91.14% and is based on 70 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 70 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

96.55%

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 17 days 99.95 100%
Paul Smith 10/10 48 days 99.63 100%
Sabine 10/10 48 days 99.63 100%
Lizzie 10/10 109 days 98.12 98%
Harrie 10/10 109 days 98.12 98%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 109 days 98.12 98%
Daphne H 10/10 170 days 95.42 95%
Kimberly 10/10 170 days 95.42 95%
Teaghan 10/10 262 days 89.12 89%
Phil Masters 10/10 322 days 83.57 83%
Michael Stützle 10/10 323 days 83.47 83%
Birte 9/10 354 days 80.14 80%
Annette 10/10 354 days 80.14 80%
Cindy Blignaut 10/10 392 days 75.65 75%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 8/10 432 days 70.43 70%
Nora Tobies 10/10 449 days 68.05 68%
Sandra Wilson-Ryke 10/10 484 days 62.88 62%
Eline Stoutjesdijk 8/10 488 days 62.26 62%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 554 days 51.38 51%
Viola Cube 9/10 582 days 46.7 46%
Jonathan Smith 10/10 706 days 28.98 28%
Wayne Britton 10/10 711 days 28.37 27%
Bert Tory 10/10 731 days 26.0 25%
Paul Smith 10/10 749 days 23.97 23%
Paul Schleifenbaum 10/10 755 days 23.32 22%
Catherine Kay 9/10 762 days 22.57 21%
Geoffrey McCall 10/10 807 days 18.14 17%
Robert Hunt 8/10 819 days 17.07 16%
Rima 9/10 839 days 15.39 14%
Kelsey Nolan 8/10 851 days 14.43 13%
Miraz Tastula 10/10 879 days 12.39 11%
Graeme Herbert 9/10 885 days 11.99 10%
Michelle Smit 9/10 930 days 9.31 8%
Stephanie Oliver 10/10 948 days 8.42 7%
Julian Minnis 10/10 1031 days 5.65 4%
Goldfinger 9/10 1052 days 5.29 4%
Clare Backman 8/10 1054 days 5.27 4%
Elaine Carter 9/10 1059 days 5.21 3%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1060 days 5.19 3%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 1083 days 5.02 3%
Bill Milburn 9/10 1116 days 4.97 3%
Darma Bone 9/10 1125 days 4.96 3%
Ashley Shand 10/10 1126 days 4.96 3%
Chris Brasell 7/10 1141 days 4.94 3%
Ron Ozarka 9/10 1174 days 4.89 3%
Fabien Metro 8/10 1278 days 4.75 3%
Benjamin Buehlmann 5/10 1394 days 4.59 3%
Heather Kingston 7/10 1569 days 4.35 3%
chris young 6/10 1662 days 4.22 2%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 1814 days true 4.82 3%
Kim Lavener 10/10 1814 days true 4.82 3%
Family Trip 10/10 1815 days 4.01 2%
catherine coombs 9/10 1874 days 3.93 2%
Sabine 8/10 1935 days 3.85 2%
Chris 10/10 2119 days 3.6 2%
KDS_Holiday 7/10 2331 days 3.31 2%
Adrian Weidell 9/10 2475 days true 3.73 2%
Markus Heummer 9/10 2558 days true 3.6 2%
Fleur & Nils 9/10 2567 days true 3.58 2%
Sashia 9/10 2626 days true 3.48 2%
Chris & Susanna 8/10 2637 days true 3.47 2%
Eri & Udo Seifert 9/10 2645 days true 3.45 2%
Erik Folkersen 8/10 2650 days true 3.44 2%
Julie Norton 8/10 2881 days true 3.06 1%
Kari Tervo 9/10 2903 days true 3.03 1%
GrantW 10/10 3001 days 2.39 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3062 days 2.31 1%
Taya Cross 10/10 3304 days 1.97 0%
parker1 9/10 3350 days true 2.29 1%
Robert 8/10 3657 days true 1.79 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

-0.06% 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 3 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
0 -0.00%
1 -0.02%
2 -0.04%
3 -0.06%
4 -0.08%
5 -0.10%
6 -0.12%

Final Ranking Score

96%

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.