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

101 Valid Reviews

The Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 102 reviews. There are 101 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 101 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 22
22%
9/10 34
34%
8/10 27
27%
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%

83.17% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Blue Lake TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 83.17% and is based on 101 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 101 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

75.13%

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
David Wilson 9/10 139 days 96.94 100%
TP&MM 7/10 228 days 83.5 86%
Flatlanders 8/10 259 days 84.9 88%
Kenza 7/10 351 days 73.23 76%
Jessica Belanger 1/10 593 days 32.8 34%
Tina and Terry 8/10 593 days 42.69 44%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 5/10 643 days 30.27 31%
Al Black 9/10 842 days 15.14 15%
Donna Maclay 1/10 958 days 5.82 6%
estelle D 10/10 1020 days 5.89 6%
Desmond 10/10 1081 days 5.03 5%
Jule & Thomas aus Hamburg Elternzeit 2015 6/10 1447 days 3.65 4%
James Webster 6/10 1645 days 3.37 3%
Jacques Dumas 9/10 1661 days 4.03 4%
Sue Hempstead 8/10 1696 days true 3.77 4%
Sarah Munnings 10/10 1781 days 3.83 4%
Chris Mitchell 9/10 2054 days 3.36 3%
Jake Bell 3/10 2085 days 2.54 2%
Humphrey 9/10 2146 days 3.2 3%
Helene & Peter 8/10 2146 days 3.04 3%
Brian 9/10 2146 days 3.2 3%
Hanneke P 8/10 2450 days 2.55 2%
Michelle Chambers 9/10 2450 days 2.68 3%
Pamela Moresby 10/10 2450 days 2.68 3%
Andreas Garbin 10/10 2469 days true 2.65 3%
Lauret Stulemeyer 8/10 2469 days true 2.51 2%
Steve Douthwaite 10/10 2470 days true 2.65 3%
Hans 8/10 2471 days true 2.51 2%
Peter 10/10 2474 days true 2.64 3%
Milena Heinrich 10/10 2487 days true 2.62 3%
Stevie 9/10 2493 days true 2.61 3%
Tuedi Muggli 10/10 2753 days true 2.16 2%
Michael Jefferies 9/10 2759 days true 2.15 2%
Paul & Jayne Smith 8/10 2766 days true 2.03 2%
Nigel Horrocks 9/10 2766 days true 2.14 2%
Frans Roebroek 9/10 2767 days true 2.14 2%
R E Webb 9/10 2768 days true 2.14 2%
Ozgla 9/10 2769 days true 2.13 2%
Jacques Duyvestijn 9/10 2769 days true 2.13 2%
Farid Juillot 8/10 2770 days true 2.03 2%
Kim Thorsted 7/10 2779 days true 1.93 2%
Ole Klothrop 9/10 2779 days true 2.12 2%
Dick van Doorn 8/10 2784 days true 2.0 2%
Lilja Bjork Hermannsdottir 6/10 2784 days true 1.75 2%
cindyd 9/10 2847 days 2.0 2%
Manuela Zimmerti 5/10 2848 days true 1.62 2%
Bernhard & Brigitte Gosch 8/10 2854 days true 1.89 2%
Ross Cooke 10/10 2854 days true 1.99 2%
Caroline 7/10 2861 days true 1.8 2%
Konny 10/10 2863 days true 1.97 2%
B_and_F_MN 9/10 3091 days 1.58 1%
Philip Gierke 8/10 3096 days true 1.49 1%
Florian Miller 10/10 3105 days true 1.56 1%
Ven 6/10 3108 days true 1.29 1%
Nicola Thackray 10/10 3109 days true 1.55 1%
Barry Digby 10/10 3109 days true 1.55 1%
Juergen Ruppen 10/10 3116 days true 1.54 1%
Edgar & Marilyn Berry 9/10 3118 days true 1.54 1%
Fam de Kruyf 7/10 3119 days true 1.4 1%
Pat MacDonald 10/10 3137 days true 1.5 1%
Alexandra 8/10 3139 days true 1.43 1%
David 9/10 3140 days true 1.5 1%
Roel Wesstra 9/10 3142 days true 1.49 1%
Patrick Decoster 8/10 3143 days true 1.42 1%
Dan Aldridge 8/10 3143 days true 1.42 1%
Jarob Brezigar 8/10 3143 days true 1.42 1%
Barry 9/10 3143 days true 1.49 1%
Petersen 10/10 3143 days true 1.49 1%
Andreas 8/10 3149 days true 1.41 1%
BigSis 9/10 3334 days 1.17 1%
David 10/10 3420 days true 1.02 1%
ersinger 8/10 3456 days true 0.91 1%
Andy & Louise Dutton 10/10 3474 days true 0.93 1%
Tony Masters 8/10 3475 days true 0.88 1%
Alan & Lorna 8/10 3480 days true 0.87 1%
Mark and Natasha UK 9/10 3489 days true 0.9 1%
John Harrison 8/10 3494 days true 0.85 1%
Roos 9/10 3501 days true 0.88 1%
Klass 10/10 3501 days true 0.88 1%
Alan Howe 9/10 3507 days true 0.87 1%
Bryan Keddie 9/10 3511 days true 0.86 1%
Stephen 9/10 3511 days true 0.86 1%
Greg Gerritz 7/10 3514 days true 0.78 1%
Mervyn Simmonds 9/10 3515 days 0.86 1%
Bo Moenstead 9/10 3524 days true 0.84 1%
Douglas Kirby 8/10 3528 days true 0.79 1%
elskeb 8/10 3565 days true 0.73 1%
H Simpson 9/10 3581 days true 0.74 1%
Antje & Sascha Häusler 9/10 3581 days true 0.74 1%
Aart Van Nooy 7/10 3584 days true 0.67 1%
Helen Pet 9/10 3585 days true 0.74 1%
Richard Kesteleyn 4/10 3585 days true 0.58 0%
Jeanette Larsen 9/10 3589 days true 0.73 1%
Ietje van Beers 10/10 3638 days 0.65 1%
caroldarren 10/10 3821 days true 0.33 0%
BernardK 9/10 3838 days true 0.3 0%
JuergenW 8/10 3838 days true 0.29 0%
Yvanna 8/10 3864 days true 0.25 0%
Zeeman 8/10 3864 days true 0.25 0%
Stefau 6/10 3865 days true 0.21 0%
Fam 8/10 3929 days true 0.14 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

-2.10% 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 105 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
102 -2.04%
103 -2.06%
104 -2.08%
105 -2.10%
106 -2.12%
107 -2.14%
108 -2.16%

Final Ranking Score

73%

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.