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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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 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:
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.
|Mrs Lounis||10/10||54 days||99.54||100%|
|David Wilson||9/10||268 days||88.62||89%|
|Jessica Belanger||1/10||722 days||19.74||20%|
|Tina and Terry||8/10||722 days||25.69||26%|
|Leanne Taylor-Smith||5/10||772 days||17.44||18%|
|Al Black||9/10||971 days||7.44||7%|
|Donna Maclay||1/10||1087 days||3.66||4%|
|estelle D||10/10||1149 days||4.89||5%|
|Jule & Thomas aus Hamburg Elternzeit 2015||6/10||1576 days||3.37||3%|
|James Webster||6/10||1774 days||3.05||3%|
|Jacques Dumas||9/10||1790 days||3.64||4%|
|Sue Hempstead||8/10||1825 days||3.39||3%|
|Sarah Munnings||10/10||1910 days||3.41||3%|
|Chris Mitchell||9/10||2183 days||2.87||3%|
|Jake Bell||3/10||2214 days||2.16||2%|
|Helene & Peter||8/10||2275 days||2.56||3%|
|Hanneke P||8/10||2579 days||1.99||2%|
|Michelle Chambers||9/10||2579 days||2.1||2%|
|Pamela Moresby||10/10||2579 days||2.1||2%|
|Andreas Garbin||10/10||2598 days||2.06||2%|
|Lauret Stulemeyer||8/10||2598 days||1.96||2%|
|Steve Douthwaite||10/10||2599 days||2.06||2%|
|Milena Heinrich||10/10||2616 days||2.02||2%|
|Tuedi Muggli||10/10||2882 days||1.5||2%|
|Michael Jefferies||9/10||2888 days||1.49||1%|
|Paul & Jayne Smith||8/10||2895 days||1.4||1%|
|Nigel Horrocks||9/10||2895 days||1.48||1%|
|Frans Roebroek||9/10||2896 days||1.48||1%|
|R E Webb||9/10||2897 days||1.47||1%|
|Jacques Duyvestijn||9/10||2898 days||1.47||1%|
|Farid Juillot||8/10||2899 days||1.4||1%|
|Kim Thorsted||7/10||2908 days||1.32||1%|
|Ole Klothrop||9/10||2908 days||1.45||1%|
|Dick van Doorn||8/10||2913 days||1.37||1%|
|Lilja Bjork Hermannsdottir||6/10||2913 days||1.2||1%|
|Manuela Zimmerti||5/10||2977 days||1.07||1%|
|Bernhard & Brigitte Gosch||8/10||2983 days||1.24||1%|
|Ross Cooke||10/10||2983 days||1.31||1%|
|Philip Gierke||8/10||3225 days||0.79||1%|
|Florian Miller||10/10||3234 days||0.81||1%|
|Nicola Thackray||10/10||3238 days||0.81||1%|
|Barry Digby||10/10||3238 days||0.81||1%|
|Juergen Ruppen||10/10||3245 days||0.79||1%|
|Edgar & Marilyn Berry||9/10||3247 days||0.79||1%|
|Fam de Kruyf||7/10||3248 days||0.72||1%|
|Pat MacDonald||10/10||3266 days||0.75||1%|
|Roel Wesstra||9/10||3271 days||0.74||1%|
|Patrick Decoster||8/10||3272 days||0.7||1%|
|Dan Aldridge||8/10||3272 days||0.7||1%|
|Jarob Brezigar||8/10||3272 days||0.7||1%|
|Andy & Louise Dutton||10/10||3603 days||0.09||0%|
|Tony Masters||8/10||3604 days||0.09||0%|
|Alan & Lorna||8/10||3609 days||0.08||0%|
|Mark and Natasha UK||9/10||3618 days||0.06||0%|
|John Harrison||8/10||3623 days||0.05||0%|
|Alan Howe||9/10||3636 days||0.03||0%|
|Bryan Keddie||9/10||3640 days||0.02||0%|
|Greg Gerritz||7/10||3643 days||0.01||0%|
|Mervyn Simmonds||9/10||3644 days||0.01||0%|
|Bo Moenstead||9/10||3653 days||0.0||0%|
|Douglas Kirby||8/10||3657 days||0.0||0%|
|H Simpson||9/10||3710 days||0.0||0%|
|Antje & Sascha Häusler||9/10||3710 days||0.0||0%|
|Aart Van Nooy||7/10||3713 days||0.0||0%|
|Helen Pet||9/10||3714 days||0.0||0%|
|Richard Kesteleyn||4/10||3714 days||0.0||0%|
|Jeanette Larsen||9/10||3718 days||0.0||0%|
|Ietje van Beers||10/10||3767 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 33 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.