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

88.32%

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 42 days 100%
Mrs Lounis 10/10 498 days 61%
Timo 10/10 559 days 50%
David Wilson 9/10 712 days 28%
TP&MM 7/10 801 days 17%
Flatlanders 8/10 832 days 15%
Kenza 7/10 924 days 8%
Jessica Belanger 1/10 1166 days 3%
Tina and Terry 8/10 1166 days 4%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 5/10 1216 days 4%
Al Black 9/10 1415 days 4%
Donna Maclay 1/10 1531 days 3%
estelle D 10/10 1593 days 4%
Desmond 10/10 1654 days 4%
Jule & Thomas aus Hamburg Elternzeit 2015 6/10 2020 days 2%
James Webster 6/10 2218 days 2%
Jacques Dumas 9/10 2234 days 2%
Sue Hempstead 8/10 2269 days 2%
Sarah Munnings 10/10 2354 days 2%
Chris Mitchell 9/10 2627 days 2%
Jake Bell 3/10 2658 days 1%
Humphrey 9/10 2719 days 1%
Helene & Peter 8/10 2719 days 1%
Brian 9/10 2719 days 1%
Hanneke P 8/10 3023 days 1%
Michelle Chambers 9/10 3023 days 1%
Pamela Moresby 10/10 3023 days 1%
Andreas Garbin 10/10 3042 days 1%
Lauret Stulemeyer 8/10 3042 days 1%
Steve Douthwaite 10/10 3043 days 1%
Hans 8/10 3044 days 1%
Peter 10/10 3047 days 1%
Milena Heinrich 10/10 3060 days 1%
Stevie 9/10 3066 days 1%
Tuedi Muggli 10/10 3326 days 0%
Michael Jefferies 9/10 3332 days 0%
Paul & Jayne Smith 8/10 3339 days 0%
Nigel Horrocks 9/10 3339 days 0%
Frans Roebroek 9/10 3340 days 0%
R E Webb 9/10 3341 days 0%
Ozgla 9/10 3342 days 0%
Jacques Duyvestijn 9/10 3342 days 0%
Farid Juillot 8/10 3343 days 0%
Kim Thorsted 7/10 3352 days 0%
Ole Klothrop 9/10 3352 days 0%
Dick van Doorn 8/10 3357 days 0%
Lilja Bjork Hermannsdottir 6/10 3357 days 0%
cindyd 9/10 3420 days 0%
Manuela Zimmerti 5/10 3421 days 0%
Bernhard & Brigitte Gosch 8/10 3427 days 0%
Ross Cooke 10/10 3427 days 0%
Caroline 7/10 3434 days 0%
Konny 10/10 3436 days 0%
B_and_F_MN 9/10 3664 days 1%
Philip Gierke 8/10 3669 days 1%
Florian Miller 10/10 3678 days 1%
Ven 6/10 3681 days 0%
Nicola Thackray 10/10 3682 days 1%
Barry Digby 10/10 3682 days 1%
Juergen Ruppen 10/10 3689 days 1%
Edgar & Marilyn Berry 9/10 3691 days 1%
Fam de Kruyf 7/10 3692 days 1%
Pat MacDonald 10/10 3710 days 1%
Alexandra 8/10 3712 days 1%
David 9/10 3713 days 1%
Roel Wesstra 9/10 3715 days 1%
Patrick Decoster 8/10 3716 days 1%
Dan Aldridge 8/10 3716 days 1%
Jarob Brezigar 8/10 3716 days 1%
Barry 9/10 3716 days 1%
Petersen 10/10 3716 days 1%
Andreas 8/10 3722 days 1%
BigSis 9/10 3907 days 1%
David 10/10 3993 days 1%
ersinger 8/10 4029 days 1%
Andy & Louise Dutton 10/10 4047 days 1%
Tony Masters 8/10 4048 days 1%
Alan & Lorna 8/10 4053 days 1%
Mark and Natasha UK 9/10 4062 days 1%
John Harrison 8/10 4067 days 1%
Roos 9/10 4074 days 1%
Klass 10/10 4074 days 1%
Alan Howe 9/10 4080 days 1%
Bryan Keddie 9/10 4084 days 1%
Stephen 9/10 4084 days 1%
Greg Gerritz 7/10 4087 days 1%
Mervyn Simmonds 9/10 4088 days 1%
Bo Moenstead 9/10 4097 days 1%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 4101 days 1%
elskeb 8/10 4138 days 1%
H Simpson 9/10 4154 days 1%
Antje & Sascha Häusler 9/10 4154 days 1%
Aart Van Nooy 7/10 4157 days 1%
Helen Pet 9/10 4158 days 1%
Richard Kesteleyn 4/10 4158 days 0%
Jeanette Larsen 9/10 4162 days 1%
Ietje van Beers 10/10 4211 days 1%
caroldarren 10/10 4394 days 1%
BernardK 9/10 4411 days 1%
JuergenW 8/10 4411 days 1%
Yvanna 8/10 4437 days 1%
Zeeman 8/10 4437 days 1%
Stefau 6/10 4438 days 0%
Fam 8/10 4502 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

-0.60% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 64 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 34 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
31 -0.55%
32 -0.56%
33 -0.58%
34 -0.60%
35 -0.62%
36 -0.63%
37 -0.65%

Final Ranking Score

88%

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.