Ranking Score Explained

G'day 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

106 Valid Reviews

The Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 107 reviews. There are 106 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 106 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 25
24%
9/10 35
33%
8/10 27
25%
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 3
3%

83.02% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 83.02% and is based on 106 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 106 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

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 Relative Weight
Mitch 10/10 40 days 100%
Jim Peterson 1/10 190 days 69%
Mike 9/10 527 days 56%
Mrs Lounis 10/10 983 days 7%
Timo 10/10 1044 days 5%
David Wilson 9/10 1197 days 5%
TP&MM 7/10 1286 days 4%
Flatlanders 8/10 1317 days 4%
Kenza 7/10 1409 days 4%
Jessica Belanger 1/10 1650 days 3%
Tina and Terry 8/10 1651 days 4%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 5/10 1701 days 3%
Al Black 9/10 1900 days 3%
Donna Maclay 1/10 2015 days 2%
estelle D 10/10 2077 days 3%
Desmond 10/10 2138 days 3%
Jule & Thomas aus Hamburg Elternzeit 2015 6/10 2504 days 2%
James Webster 6/10 2703 days 1%
Jacques Dumas 9/10 2718 days 2%
Sue Hempstead 8/10 2754 days 1%
Sarah Munnings 10/10 2838 days 1%
Chris Mitchell 9/10 3112 days 1%
Jake Bell 3/10 3143 days 1%
Humphrey 9/10 3204 days 1%
Helene & Peter 8/10 3204 days 1%
Brian 9/10 3204 days 1%
Hanneke P 8/10 3508 days 0%
Michelle Chambers 9/10 3508 days 0%
Pamela Moresby 10/10 3508 days 0%
Andreas Garbin 10/10 3527 days 0%
Lauret Stulemeyer 8/10 3527 days 0%
Steve Douthwaite 10/10 3528 days 0%
Hans 8/10 3529 days 0%
Peter 10/10 3532 days 0%
Milena Heinrich 10/10 3545 days 0%
Stevie 9/10 3551 days 0%
Tuedi Muggli 10/10 3811 days 1%
Michael Jefferies 9/10 3817 days 1%
Paul & Jayne Smith 8/10 3824 days 1%
Nigel Horrocks 9/10 3824 days 1%
Frans Roebroek 9/10 3825 days 1%
R E Webb 9/10 3826 days 1%
Ozgla 9/10 3827 days 1%
Jacques Duyvestijn 9/10 3827 days 1%
Farid Juillot 8/10 3828 days 1%
Kim Thorsted 7/10 3837 days 1%
Ole Klothrop 9/10 3837 days 1%
Dick van Doorn 8/10 3842 days 1%
Lilja Bjork Hermannsdottir 6/10 3842 days 1%
cindyd 9/10 3905 days 1%
Manuela Zimmerti 5/10 3906 days 1%
Bernhard & Brigitte Gosch 8/10 3912 days 1%
Ross Cooke 10/10 3912 days 1%
Caroline 7/10 3919 days 1%
Konny 10/10 3921 days 1%
B_and_F_MN 9/10 4149 days 1%
Philip Gierke 8/10 4154 days 1%
Florian Miller 10/10 4163 days 1%
Ven 6/10 4166 days 1%
Nicola Thackray 10/10 4167 days 1%
Barry Digby 10/10 4167 days 1%
Juergen Ruppen 10/10 4174 days 1%
Edgar & Marilyn Berry 9/10 4176 days 1%
Fam de Kruyf 7/10 4177 days 1%
Pat MacDonald 10/10 4195 days 1%
Alexandra 8/10 4197 days 1%
David 9/10 4198 days 1%
Roel Wesstra 9/10 4200 days 1%
Patrick Decoster 8/10 4201 days 1%
Dan Aldridge 8/10 4201 days 1%
Jarob Brezigar 8/10 4201 days 1%
Barry 9/10 4201 days 1%
Petersen 10/10 4201 days 1%
Andreas 8/10 4207 days 1%
BigSis 9/10 4392 days 1%
David 10/10 4478 days 1%
ersinger 8/10 4514 days 1%
Andy & Louise Dutton 10/10 4532 days 1%
Tony Masters 8/10 4533 days 1%
Alan & Lorna 8/10 4538 days 1%
Mark and Natasha UK 9/10 4547 days 1%
John Harrison 8/10 4552 days 1%
Roos 9/10 4559 days 1%
Klass 10/10 4559 days 1%
Alan Howe 9/10 4565 days 1%
Bryan Keddie 9/10 4569 days 1%
Stephen 9/10 4569 days 1%
Greg Gerritz 7/10 4572 days 1%
Mervyn Simmonds 9/10 4573 days 1%
Bo Moenstead 9/10 4582 days 1%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 4586 days 1%
elskeb 8/10 4623 days 1%
H Simpson 9/10 4639 days 1%
Antje & Sascha Häusler 9/10 4639 days 1%
Aart Van Nooy 7/10 4642 days 1%
Helen Pet 9/10 4643 days 1%
Richard Kesteleyn 4/10 4643 days 1%
Jeanette Larsen 9/10 4647 days 1%
Ietje van Beers 10/10 4696 days 1%
caroldarren 10/10 4879 days 1%
BernardK 9/10 4896 days 1%
JuergenW 8/10 4896 days 1%
Yvanna 8/10 4922 days 1%
Zeeman 8/10 4922 days 1%
Stefau 6/10 4923 days 1%
Fam 8/10 4987 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

-0.29% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 118 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 26 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
23 -0.26%
24 -0.27%
25 -0.28%
26 -0.29%
27 -0.30%
28 -0.31%
29 -0.32%

Final Ranking Score

74%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, 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.