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 Blue Lake 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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Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

103 Valid Reviews

The Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 104 reviews. There are 103 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 103 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 24
23%
9/10 34
33%
8/10 27
26%
7/10 7
7%
6/10 5
5%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 2
2%

83.50% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 83.50% and is based on 103 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

73 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 103 valid reviews, the experience has 73 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 73 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 17
23%
9/10 23
32%
8/10 23
32%
7/10 5
7%
6/10 3
4%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

85.34% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 85.34% and is based on 73 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

87.80%

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
Mrs Lounis 10/10 423 days 100%
Timo 10/10 484 days 88%
David Wilson 9/10 637 days 53%
TP&MM 7/10 726 days 34%
Flatlanders 8/10 757 days 31%
Kenza 7/10 849 days 19%
Jessica Belanger 1/10 1091 days 5%
Tina and Terry 8/10 1091 days 7%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 5/10 1141 days 6%
Al Black 9/10 1340 days 6%
Donna Maclay 1/10 1456 days 4%
estelle D 10/10 1518 days 6%
Desmond 10/10 1579 days 6%
Jule & Thomas aus Hamburg Elternzeit 2015 6/10 1945 days 4%
James Webster 6/10 2143 days 3%
Jacques Dumas 9/10 2159 days 4%
Sue Hempstead 8/10 2194 days 4%
Sarah Munnings 10/10 2279 days 4%
Chris Mitchell 9/10 2552 days 3%
Jake Bell 3/10 2583 days 2%
Humphrey 9/10 2644 days 3%
Helene & Peter 8/10 2644 days 3%
Brian 9/10 2644 days 3%
Hanneke P 8/10 2948 days 2%
Michelle Chambers 9/10 2948 days 2%
Pamela Moresby 10/10 2948 days 2%
Andreas Garbin 10/10 2967 days 2%
Lauret Stulemeyer 8/10 2967 days 2%
Steve Douthwaite 10/10 2968 days 2%
Hans 8/10 2969 days 2%
Peter 10/10 2972 days 2%
Milena Heinrich 10/10 2985 days 2%
Stevie 9/10 2991 days 2%
Tuedi Muggli 10/10 3251 days 1%
Michael Jefferies 9/10 3257 days 1%
Paul & Jayne Smith 8/10 3264 days 1%
Nigel Horrocks 9/10 3264 days 1%
Frans Roebroek 9/10 3265 days 1%
R E Webb 9/10 3266 days 1%
Ozgla 9/10 3267 days 1%
Jacques Duyvestijn 9/10 3267 days 1%
Farid Juillot 8/10 3268 days 1%
Kim Thorsted 7/10 3277 days 1%
Ole Klothrop 9/10 3277 days 1%
Dick van Doorn 8/10 3282 days 1%
Lilja Bjork Hermannsdottir 6/10 3282 days 1%
cindyd 9/10 3345 days 1%
Manuela Zimmerti 5/10 3346 days 1%
Bernhard & Brigitte Gosch 8/10 3352 days 1%
Ross Cooke 10/10 3352 days 1%
Caroline 7/10 3359 days 1%
Konny 10/10 3361 days 1%
B_and_F_MN 9/10 3589 days 0%
Philip Gierke 8/10 3594 days 0%
Florian Miller 10/10 3603 days 0%
Ven 6/10 3606 days 0%
Nicola Thackray 10/10 3607 days 0%
Barry Digby 10/10 3607 days 0%
Juergen Ruppen 10/10 3614 days 0%
Edgar & Marilyn Berry 9/10 3616 days 0%
Fam de Kruyf 7/10 3617 days 0%
Pat MacDonald 10/10 3635 days 0%
Alexandra 8/10 3637 days 0%
David 9/10 3638 days 0%
Roel Wesstra 9/10 3640 days 0%
Patrick Decoster 8/10 3641 days 0%
Dan Aldridge 8/10 3641 days 0%
Jarob Brezigar 8/10 3641 days 0%
Barry 9/10 3641 days 0%
Petersen 10/10 3641 days 0%
Andreas 8/10 3647 days 0%
BigSis 9/10 3832 days 1%
David 10/10 3918 days 1%
ersinger 8/10 3954 days 1%
Andy & Louise Dutton 10/10 3972 days 1%
Tony Masters 8/10 3973 days 1%
Alan & Lorna 8/10 3978 days 1%
Mark and Natasha UK 9/10 3987 days 1%
John Harrison 8/10 3992 days 1%
Roos 9/10 3999 days 1%
Klass 10/10 3999 days 1%
Alan Howe 9/10 4005 days 1%
Bryan Keddie 9/10 4009 days 1%
Stephen 9/10 4009 days 1%
Greg Gerritz 7/10 4012 days 1%
Mervyn Simmonds 9/10 4013 days 1%
Bo Moenstead 9/10 4022 days 1%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 4026 days 1%
elskeb 8/10 4063 days 1%
H Simpson 9/10 4079 days 1%
Antje & Sascha Häusler 9/10 4079 days 1%
Aart Van Nooy 7/10 4082 days 1%
Helen Pet 9/10 4083 days 1%
Richard Kesteleyn 4/10 4083 days 1%
Jeanette Larsen 9/10 4087 days 1%
Ietje van Beers 10/10 4136 days 1%
caroldarren 10/10 4319 days 1%
BernardK 9/10 4336 days 1%
JuergenW 8/10 4336 days 1%
Yvanna 8/10 4362 days 1%
Zeeman 8/10 4362 days 1%
Stefau 6/10 4363 days 1%
Fam 8/10 4427 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 Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-4.13% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 48 days. However the Blue Lake 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 Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -4.07%
198 -4.09%
199 -4.11%
200 -4.13%
201 -4.15%
202 -4.17%
203 -4.19%

Final Ranking Score

84%

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.