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

104 Valid Reviews

The Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 105 reviews. There are 104 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 104 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 24
23%
9/10 35
34%
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%

83.56% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 83.56% and is based on 104 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 104 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

87.67%

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
Mike 9/10 201 days 100%
Mrs Lounis 10/10 657 days 38%
Timo 10/10 718 days 29%
David Wilson 9/10 871 days 14%
TP&MM 7/10 960 days 8%
Flatlanders 8/10 991 days 7%
Kenza 7/10 1083 days 5%
Jessica Belanger 1/10 1325 days 3%
Tina and Terry 8/10 1325 days 5%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 5/10 1375 days 4%
Al Black 9/10 1574 days 4%
Donna Maclay 1/10 1690 days 3%
estelle D 10/10 1752 days 4%
Desmond 10/10 1813 days 4%
Jule & Thomas aus Hamburg Elternzeit 2015 6/10 2179 days 2%
James Webster 6/10 2377 days 2%
Jacques Dumas 9/10 2393 days 3%
Sue Hempstead 8/10 2428 days 2%
Sarah Munnings 10/10 2513 days 2%
Chris Mitchell 9/10 2786 days 2%
Jake Bell 3/10 2817 days 1%
Humphrey 9/10 2878 days 2%
Helene & Peter 8/10 2878 days 1%
Brian 9/10 2878 days 2%
Hanneke P 8/10 3182 days 1%
Michelle Chambers 9/10 3182 days 1%
Pamela Moresby 10/10 3182 days 1%
Andreas Garbin 10/10 3201 days 1%
Lauret Stulemeyer 8/10 3201 days 1%
Steve Douthwaite 10/10 3202 days 1%
Hans 8/10 3203 days 1%
Peter 10/10 3206 days 1%
Milena Heinrich 10/10 3219 days 1%
Stevie 9/10 3225 days 1%
Tuedi Muggli 10/10 3485 days 0%
Michael Jefferies 9/10 3491 days 0%
Paul & Jayne Smith 8/10 3498 days 0%
Nigel Horrocks 9/10 3498 days 0%
Frans Roebroek 9/10 3499 days 0%
R E Webb 9/10 3500 days 0%
Ozgla 9/10 3501 days 0%
Jacques Duyvestijn 9/10 3501 days 0%
Farid Juillot 8/10 3502 days 0%
Kim Thorsted 7/10 3511 days 0%
Ole Klothrop 9/10 3511 days 0%
Dick van Doorn 8/10 3516 days 0%
Lilja Bjork Hermannsdottir 6/10 3516 days 0%
cindyd 9/10 3579 days 0%
Manuela Zimmerti 5/10 3580 days 0%
Bernhard & Brigitte Gosch 8/10 3586 days 0%
Ross Cooke 10/10 3586 days 0%
Caroline 7/10 3593 days 0%
Konny 10/10 3595 days 0%
B_and_F_MN 9/10 3823 days 1%
Philip Gierke 8/10 3828 days 1%
Florian Miller 10/10 3837 days 1%
Ven 6/10 3840 days 1%
Nicola Thackray 10/10 3841 days 1%
Barry Digby 10/10 3841 days 1%
Juergen Ruppen 10/10 3848 days 1%
Edgar & Marilyn Berry 9/10 3850 days 1%
Fam de Kruyf 7/10 3851 days 1%
Pat MacDonald 10/10 3869 days 1%
Alexandra 8/10 3871 days 1%
David 9/10 3872 days 1%
Roel Wesstra 9/10 3874 days 1%
Patrick Decoster 8/10 3875 days 1%
Dan Aldridge 8/10 3875 days 1%
Jarob Brezigar 8/10 3875 days 1%
Barry 9/10 3875 days 1%
Petersen 10/10 3875 days 1%
Andreas 8/10 3881 days 1%
BigSis 9/10 4066 days 1%
David 10/10 4152 days 1%
ersinger 8/10 4188 days 1%
Andy & Louise Dutton 10/10 4206 days 1%
Tony Masters 8/10 4207 days 1%
Alan & Lorna 8/10 4212 days 1%
Mark and Natasha UK 9/10 4221 days 1%
John Harrison 8/10 4226 days 1%
Roos 9/10 4233 days 1%
Klass 10/10 4233 days 1%
Alan Howe 9/10 4239 days 1%
Bryan Keddie 9/10 4243 days 1%
Stephen 9/10 4243 days 1%
Greg Gerritz 7/10 4246 days 1%
Mervyn Simmonds 9/10 4247 days 1%
Bo Moenstead 9/10 4256 days 1%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 4260 days 1%
elskeb 8/10 4297 days 1%
H Simpson 9/10 4313 days 1%
Antje & Sascha Häusler 9/10 4313 days 1%
Aart Van Nooy 7/10 4316 days 1%
Helen Pet 9/10 4317 days 1%
Richard Kesteleyn 4/10 4317 days 1%
Jeanette Larsen 9/10 4321 days 1%
Ietje van Beers 10/10 4370 days 1%
caroldarren 10/10 4553 days 1%
BernardK 9/10 4570 days 1%
JuergenW 8/10 4570 days 1%
Yvanna 8/10 4596 days 1%
Zeeman 8/10 4596 days 1%
Stefau 6/10 4597 days 1%
Fam 8/10 4661 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

-2.88% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 76 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 193 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
190 -2.83%
191 -2.85%
192 -2.86%
193 -2.88%
194 -2.89%
195 -2.91%
196 -2.92%

Final Ranking Score

85%

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.