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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
102 Valid Reviews
The Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 103 reviews. There are 102 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 102 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 83.33% and is based on 102 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
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.
Within the 102 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:
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.
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.
|David Wilson||9/10||197 days||93.85||94%|
|Jessica Belanger||1/10||651 days||26.45||27%|
|Tina and Terry||8/10||651 days||34.43||35%|
|Leanne Taylor-Smith||5/10||701 days||23.98||24%|
|Al Black||9/10||900 days||11.03||11%|
|Donna Maclay||1/10||1016 days||4.37||4%|
|estelle D||10/10||1078 days||5.05||5%|
|Jule & Thomas aus Hamburg Elternzeit 2015||6/10||1505 days||3.48||3%|
|James Webster||6/10||1703 days||3.16||3%|
|Jacques Dumas||9/10||1719 days||3.78||4%|
|Sue Hempstead||8/10||1754 days||3.52||4%|
|Sarah Munnings||10/10||1839 days||3.54||4%|
|Chris Mitchell||9/10||2112 days||3.01||3%|
|Jake Bell||3/10||2143 days||2.27||2%|
|Helene & Peter||8/10||2204 days||2.69||3%|
|Hanneke P||8/10||2508 days||2.12||2%|
|Michelle Chambers||9/10||2508 days||2.23||2%|
|Pamela Moresby||10/10||2508 days||2.23||2%|
|Andreas Garbin||10/10||2527 days||2.2||2%|
|Lauret Stulemeyer||8/10||2527 days||2.09||2%|
|Steve Douthwaite||10/10||2528 days||2.2||2%|
|Milena Heinrich||10/10||2545 days||2.16||2%|
|Tuedi Muggli||10/10||2811 days||1.64||2%|
|Michael Jefferies||9/10||2817 days||1.63||2%|
|Paul & Jayne Smith||8/10||2824 days||1.54||2%|
|Nigel Horrocks||9/10||2824 days||1.62||2%|
|Frans Roebroek||9/10||2825 days||1.61||2%|
|R E Webb||9/10||2826 days||1.61||2%|
|Jacques Duyvestijn||9/10||2827 days||1.61||2%|
|Farid Juillot||8/10||2828 days||1.53||2%|
|Kim Thorsted||7/10||2837 days||1.45||1%|
|Ole Klothrop||9/10||2837 days||1.59||2%|
|Dick van Doorn||8/10||2842 days||1.5||2%|
|Lilja Bjork Hermannsdottir||6/10||2842 days||1.31||1%|
|Manuela Zimmerti||5/10||2906 days||1.18||1%|
|Bernhard & Brigitte Gosch||8/10||2912 days||1.37||1%|
|Ross Cooke||10/10||2912 days||1.44||1%|
|Philip Gierke||8/10||3154 days||0.92||1%|
|Florian Miller||10/10||3163 days||0.95||1%|
|Nicola Thackray||10/10||3167 days||0.95||1%|
|Barry Digby||10/10||3167 days||0.95||1%|
|Juergen Ruppen||10/10||3174 days||0.93||1%|
|Edgar & Marilyn Berry||9/10||3176 days||0.93||1%|
|Fam de Kruyf||7/10||3177 days||0.84||1%|
|Pat MacDonald||10/10||3195 days||0.89||1%|
|Roel Wesstra||9/10||3200 days||0.88||1%|
|Patrick Decoster||8/10||3201 days||0.83||1%|
|Dan Aldridge||8/10||3201 days||0.83||1%|
|Jarob Brezigar||8/10||3201 days||0.83||1%|
|Andy & Louise Dutton||10/10||3532 days||0.23||0%|
|Tony Masters||8/10||3533 days||0.22||0%|
|Alan & Lorna||8/10||3538 days||0.21||0%|
|Mark and Natasha UK||9/10||3547 days||0.2||0%|
|John Harrison||8/10||3552 days||0.18||0%|
|Alan Howe||9/10||3565 days||0.17||0%|
|Bryan Keddie||9/10||3569 days||0.16||0%|
|Greg Gerritz||7/10||3572 days||0.14||0%|
|Mervyn Simmonds||9/10||3573 days||0.15||0%|
|Bo Moenstead||9/10||3582 days||0.13||0%|
|Douglas Kirby||8/10||3586 days||0.12||0%|
|H Simpson||9/10||3639 days||0.02||0%|
|Antje & Sascha Häusler||9/10||3639 days||0.02||0%|
|Aart Van Nooy||7/10||3642 days||0.01||0%|
|Helen Pet||9/10||3643 days||0.01||0%|
|Richard Kesteleyn||4/10||3643 days||0.01||0%|
|Jeanette Larsen||9/10||3647 days||0.01||0%|
|Ietje van Beers||10/10||3696 days||0.0||0%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.
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.
There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 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 199 days.
The Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 26 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.
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 email@example.com.