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 Waihi Beach TOP 10 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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Waihi Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

67 Valid Reviews

The Waihi Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 67 valid reviews. There are no 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 67 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 28
42%
9/10 12
18%
8/10 11
16%
7/10 6
9%
6/10 2
3%
5/10 3
4%
4/10 2
3%
3/10 2
3%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 0
0%

83.73% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Waihi Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 83.73% and is based on 67 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

33 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 67 valid reviews, the experience has 33 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 33 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 6
18%
9/10 10
30%
8/10 7
21%
7/10 5
15%
6/10 2
6%
5/10 1
3%
4/10 1
3%
3/10 1
3%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

80.30% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Waihi Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 80.30% and is based on 33 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

74.53%

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
Thomas 10/10 97 days 98.51 100%
Jennifer Fay 5/10 463 days 53.48 54%
Elke fuenfstueck 8/10 553 days 48.97 50%
Johan 3/10 583 days 35.84 36%
UK 50-something couple 4/10 828 days 12.87 13%
Helen Bond 8/10 856 days 13.35 14%
Thomas Crow 7/10 866 days 12.11 12%
Achim Stegmann 8/10 1532 days 3.94 4%
Lea Hotz 9/10 1967 days 3.29 3%
holidaymad from Solihull 10/10 1982 days 3.26 3%
Amanda hays/laursen 10/10 2289 days 2.66 3%
Tracey Foy 10/10 2348 days 2.55 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 8/10 2623 days 1.91 2%
Schuster 5/10 2667 days true 1.56 2%
Adam Hassan 8/10 2749 days true 1.68 2%
Henzen 7/10 2753 days true 1.6 2%
Tuibaby22 5/10 2835 days 1.29 1%
TrudiPeet 10/10 2988 days 1.3 1%
Stefan 4/10 3033 days true 0.95 1%
Farid Juillot 9/10 3033 days true 1.21 1%
Scott Simpson 10/10 3036 days true 1.2 1%
Peter Broosder 8/10 3109 days true 1.01 1%
Helle 10/10 3110 days 1.06 1%
Cornelis 8/10 3124 days true 0.98 1%
carmelpritchard 10/10 3140 days 1.0 1%
damaca 10/10 3171 days 0.94 1%
geoffnew 9/10 3232 days 0.82 1%
Smith 10/10 3232 days 0.82 1%
Lilly 10/10 3232 days 0.82 1%
Brent 10/10 3293 days 0.7 1%
katecrunden 10/10 3293 days 0.7 1%
Susannah Eduart 9/10 3365 days true 0.56 1%
Boehmer 9/10 3369 days true 0.55 1%
Kuhu 10/10 3369 days true 0.55 1%
Sabine Tippman 9/10 3371 days true 0.55 1%
Veronica Warren 10/10 3375 days true 0.54 1%
Peter & Angela Brown 10/10 3375 days true 0.54 1%
Katy Bourne 7/10 3379 days true 0.48 0%
Jane & Regis 9/10 3401 days true 0.49 0%
Graham 8/10 3401 days true 0.46 0%
Loren van Oordt 9/10 3408 days true 0.47 0%
T Chapman 6/10 3408 days true 0.39 0%
HighlandLassie 2/10 3413 days 0.35 0%
Kiwidellar 10/10 3444 days 0.4 0%
Janda 10/10 3444 days 0.4 0%
DeGeMaZo 10/10 3444 days 0.4 0%
aimzie 10/10 3566 days 0.16 0%
gloria 10/10 3566 days 0.16 0%
BiancaMae 10/10 3597 days 0.1 0%
meganwnz 10/10 3750 days 0.0 0%
Mark 6/10 3769 days true 0.0 0%
Charlie Jewell 9/10 3774 days true 0.0 0%
jan and john 7/10 3794 days true 0.0 0%
biene 10/10 3824 days true 0.0 0%
blokzyl 8/10 3829 days true 0.0 0%
selinab 3/10 3833 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Ford 9/10 3842 days true 0.0 0%
Helen Pet 9/10 3848 days true 0.0 0%
Hennie Neeleman 8/10 3852 days true 0.0 0%
Andrea and Craig Swinson 10/10 3864 days true 0.0 0%
Kazmeister 10/10 3870 days 0.0 0%
richardh 7/10 3965 days true 0.0 0%
MorganK 9/10 4081 days true 0.0 0%
wanganuilover 10/10 4084 days 0.0 0%
StefanGermany1 7/10 4102 days true 0.0 0%
Lucy 8/10 4133 days true 0.0 0%
Tamara 10/10 4540 days 0.0 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 Waihi Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.63% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 110 days. However the Waihi Beach TOP 10 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 Waihi Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 54 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
51 -0.60%
52 -0.61%
53 -0.62%
54 -0.63%
55 -0.64%
56 -0.66%
57 -0.67%

Final Ranking Score

74%

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.