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.
101 Valid Reviews
The Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 102 reviews. There are 101 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 101 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 83.17% and is based on 101 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 101 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||139 days||96.94||100%|
|Jessica Belanger||1/10||593 days||32.8||34%|
|Tina and Terry||8/10||593 days||42.69||44%|
|Leanne Taylor-Smith||5/10||643 days||30.27||31%|
|Al Black||9/10||842 days||15.14||15%|
|Donna Maclay||1/10||958 days||5.82||6%|
|estelle D||10/10||1020 days||5.89||6%|
|Jule & Thomas aus Hamburg Elternzeit 2015||6/10||1447 days||3.65||4%|
|James Webster||6/10||1645 days||3.37||3%|
|Jacques Dumas||9/10||1661 days||4.03||4%|
|Sue Hempstead||8/10||1696 days||3.77||4%|
|Sarah Munnings||10/10||1781 days||3.83||4%|
|Chris Mitchell||9/10||2054 days||3.36||3%|
|Jake Bell||3/10||2085 days||2.54||2%|
|Helene & Peter||8/10||2146 days||3.04||3%|
|Hanneke P||8/10||2450 days||2.55||2%|
|Michelle Chambers||9/10||2450 days||2.68||3%|
|Pamela Moresby||10/10||2450 days||2.68||3%|
|Andreas Garbin||10/10||2469 days||2.65||3%|
|Lauret Stulemeyer||8/10||2469 days||2.51||2%|
|Steve Douthwaite||10/10||2470 days||2.65||3%|
|Milena Heinrich||10/10||2487 days||2.62||3%|
|Tuedi Muggli||10/10||2753 days||2.16||2%|
|Michael Jefferies||9/10||2759 days||2.15||2%|
|Paul & Jayne Smith||8/10||2766 days||2.03||2%|
|Nigel Horrocks||9/10||2766 days||2.14||2%|
|Frans Roebroek||9/10||2767 days||2.14||2%|
|R E Webb||9/10||2768 days||2.14||2%|
|Jacques Duyvestijn||9/10||2769 days||2.13||2%|
|Farid Juillot||8/10||2770 days||2.03||2%|
|Kim Thorsted||7/10||2779 days||1.93||2%|
|Ole Klothrop||9/10||2779 days||2.12||2%|
|Dick van Doorn||8/10||2784 days||2.0||2%|
|Lilja Bjork Hermannsdottir||6/10||2784 days||1.75||2%|
|Manuela Zimmerti||5/10||2848 days||1.62||2%|
|Bernhard & Brigitte Gosch||8/10||2854 days||1.89||2%|
|Ross Cooke||10/10||2854 days||1.99||2%|
|Philip Gierke||8/10||3096 days||1.49||1%|
|Florian Miller||10/10||3105 days||1.56||1%|
|Nicola Thackray||10/10||3109 days||1.55||1%|
|Barry Digby||10/10||3109 days||1.55||1%|
|Juergen Ruppen||10/10||3116 days||1.54||1%|
|Edgar & Marilyn Berry||9/10||3118 days||1.54||1%|
|Fam de Kruyf||7/10||3119 days||1.4||1%|
|Pat MacDonald||10/10||3137 days||1.5||1%|
|Roel Wesstra||9/10||3142 days||1.49||1%|
|Patrick Decoster||8/10||3143 days||1.42||1%|
|Dan Aldridge||8/10||3143 days||1.42||1%|
|Jarob Brezigar||8/10||3143 days||1.42||1%|
|Andy & Louise Dutton||10/10||3474 days||0.93||1%|
|Tony Masters||8/10||3475 days||0.88||1%|
|Alan & Lorna||8/10||3480 days||0.87||1%|
|Mark and Natasha UK||9/10||3489 days||0.9||1%|
|John Harrison||8/10||3494 days||0.85||1%|
|Alan Howe||9/10||3507 days||0.87||1%|
|Bryan Keddie||9/10||3511 days||0.86||1%|
|Greg Gerritz||7/10||3514 days||0.78||1%|
|Mervyn Simmonds||9/10||3515 days||0.86||1%|
|Bo Moenstead||9/10||3524 days||0.84||1%|
|Douglas Kirby||8/10||3528 days||0.79||1%|
|H Simpson||9/10||3581 days||0.74||1%|
|Antje & Sascha Häusler||9/10||3581 days||0.74||1%|
|Aart Van Nooy||7/10||3584 days||0.67||1%|
|Helen Pet||9/10||3585 days||0.74||1%|
|Richard Kesteleyn||4/10||3585 days||0.58||0%|
|Jeanette Larsen||9/10||3589 days||0.73||1%|
|Ietje van Beers||10/10||3638 days||0.65||1%|
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 105 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.