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

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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 24
23%
9/10 34
33%
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%

83.50% Average

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.

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 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:

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

85.98%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Mrs Lounis 10/10 227 days 91.83 100%
Timo 10/10 288 days 86.86 95%
David Wilson 9/10 441 days 69.18 75%
TP&MM 7/10 530 days 50.49 55%
Flatlanders 8/10 561 days 47.68 52%
Kenza 7/10 653 days 32.72 36%
Jessica Belanger 1/10 895 days 8.28 9%
Tina and Terry 8/10 895 days 10.77 12%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 5/10 945 days 6.94 8%
Al Black 9/10 1144 days 4.9 5%
Donna Maclay 1/10 1260 days 3.41 4%
estelle D 10/10 1322 days 4.56 5%
Desmond 10/10 1383 days 4.44 5%
Jule & Thomas aus Hamburg Elternzeit 2015 6/10 1749 days 3.09 3%
James Webster 6/10 1947 days 2.77 3%
Jacques Dumas 9/10 1963 days 3.3 4%
Sue Hempstead 8/10 1998 days true 3.07 3%
Sarah Munnings 10/10 2083 days 3.07 3%
Chris Mitchell 9/10 2356 days 2.53 3%
Jake Bell 3/10 2387 days 1.9 2%
Humphrey 9/10 2448 days 2.35 3%
Helene & Peter 8/10 2448 days 2.23 2%
Brian 9/10 2448 days 2.35 3%
Hanneke P 8/10 2752 days 1.67 2%
Michelle Chambers 9/10 2752 days 1.76 2%
Pamela Moresby 10/10 2752 days 1.76 2%
Andreas Garbin 10/10 2771 days true 1.72 2%
Lauret Stulemeyer 8/10 2771 days true 1.63 2%
Steve Douthwaite 10/10 2772 days true 1.72 2%
Hans 8/10 2773 days true 1.63 2%
Peter 10/10 2776 days true 1.71 2%
Milena Heinrich 10/10 2789 days true 1.68 2%
Stevie 9/10 2795 days true 1.67 2%
Tuedi Muggli 10/10 3055 days true 1.16 1%
Michael Jefferies 9/10 3061 days true 1.15 1%
Paul & Jayne Smith 8/10 3068 days true 1.08 1%
Nigel Horrocks 9/10 3068 days true 1.14 1%
Frans Roebroek 9/10 3069 days true 1.14 1%
R E Webb 9/10 3070 days true 1.14 1%
Ozgla 9/10 3071 days true 1.13 1%
Jacques Duyvestijn 9/10 3071 days true 1.13 1%
Farid Juillot 8/10 3072 days true 1.07 1%
Kim Thorsted 7/10 3081 days true 1.01 1%
Ole Klothrop 9/10 3081 days true 1.11 1%
Dick van Doorn 8/10 3086 days true 1.05 1%
Lilja Bjork Hermannsdottir 6/10 3086 days true 0.92 1%
cindyd 9/10 3149 days 0.98 1%
Manuela Zimmerti 5/10 3150 days true 0.79 1%
Bernhard & Brigitte Gosch 8/10 3156 days true 0.92 1%
Ross Cooke 10/10 3156 days true 0.97 1%
Caroline 7/10 3163 days true 0.87 1%
Konny 10/10 3165 days true 0.95 1%
B_and_F_MN 9/10 3393 days 0.5 1%
Philip Gierke 8/10 3398 days true 0.47 1%
Florian Miller 10/10 3407 days true 0.48 1%
Ven 6/10 3410 days true 0.39 0%
Nicola Thackray 10/10 3411 days true 0.47 1%
Barry Digby 10/10 3411 days true 0.47 1%
Juergen Ruppen 10/10 3418 days true 0.45 0%
Edgar & Marilyn Berry 9/10 3420 days true 0.45 0%
Fam de Kruyf 7/10 3421 days true 0.41 0%
Pat MacDonald 10/10 3439 days true 0.41 0%
Alexandra 8/10 3441 days true 0.39 0%
David 9/10 3442 days true 0.41 0%
Roel Wesstra 9/10 3444 days true 0.4 0%
Patrick Decoster 8/10 3445 days true 0.38 0%
Dan Aldridge 8/10 3445 days true 0.38 0%
Jarob Brezigar 8/10 3445 days true 0.38 0%
Barry 9/10 3445 days true 0.4 0%
Petersen 10/10 3445 days true 0.4 0%
Andreas 8/10 3451 days true 0.37 0%
BigSis 9/10 3636 days 0.03 0%
David 10/10 3722 days true 0.0 0%
ersinger 8/10 3758 days true 0.0 0%
Andy & Louise Dutton 10/10 3776 days true 0.0 0%
Tony Masters 8/10 3777 days true 0.0 0%
Alan & Lorna 8/10 3782 days true 0.0 0%
Mark and Natasha UK 9/10 3791 days true 0.0 0%
John Harrison 8/10 3796 days true 0.0 0%
Roos 9/10 3803 days true 0.0 0%
Klass 10/10 3803 days true 0.0 0%
Alan Howe 9/10 3809 days true 0.0 0%
Bryan Keddie 9/10 3813 days true 0.0 0%
Stephen 9/10 3813 days true 0.0 0%
Greg Gerritz 7/10 3816 days true 0.0 0%
Mervyn Simmonds 9/10 3817 days 0.0 0%
Bo Moenstead 9/10 3826 days true 0.0 0%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 3830 days true 0.0 0%
elskeb 8/10 3867 days true 0.0 0%
H Simpson 9/10 3883 days true 0.0 0%
Antje & Sascha Häusler 9/10 3883 days true 0.0 0%
Aart Van Nooy 7/10 3886 days true 0.0 0%
Helen Pet 9/10 3887 days true 0.0 0%
Richard Kesteleyn 4/10 3887 days true 0.0 0%
Jeanette Larsen 9/10 3891 days true 0.0 0%
Ietje van Beers 10/10 3940 days 0.0 0%
caroldarren 10/10 4123 days true 0.0 0%
BernardK 9/10 4140 days true 0.0 0%
JuergenW 8/10 4140 days true 0.0 0%
Yvanna 8/10 4166 days true 0.0 0%
Zeeman 8/10 4166 days true 0.0 0%
Stefau 6/10 4167 days true 0.0 0%
Fam 8/10 4231 days true 0.0 0%

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

-2.00% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 125 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 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -1.97%
198 -1.98%
199 -1.99%
200 -2.00%
201 -2.01%
202 -2.02%
203 -2.03%

Final Ranking Score

84%

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.