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 Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
111 Valid Reviews
The Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park experience has a total of 112 reviews. There are 111 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 111 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park valid reviews is 89.37% and is based on 111 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
17 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 111 valid reviews, the experience has 17 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 17 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 90.00% and is based on 17 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.
|Brett Donald||10/10||469 days||65.14||65%|
|Andy Sheard||9/10||475 days||64.25||64%|
|Jan Vos||10/10||523 days||56.66||56%|
|Anna Song||1/10||753 days||20.0||19%|
|Elaine Yuill||9/10||800 days||18.79||18%|
|Jo Norsworthy||9/10||843 days||15.06||14%|
|Mike Guest||10/10||950 days||8.33||7%|
|Andrew Nelson||8/10||1098 days||5.0||3%|
|Eric Bellas||10/10||1130 days||4.95||3%|
|Katie Griffin||8/10||1154 days||4.92||3%|
|Axel Merz||8/10||1196 days||4.86||3%|
|Mark George||10/10||1206 days||4.85||3%|
|Anita Liow||9/10||1209 days||4.84||3%|
|Jacci Williams||2/10||1209 days||4.26||3%|
|Sam Howard||3/10||1224 days||4.39||3%|
|Roel Boorsma||8/10||1227 days||4.82||3%|
|David From Switzerland||9/10||1241 days||4.8||3%|
|Maxim Domashev||1/10||1243 days||4.08||3%|
|Gayle Campbell||10/10||1255 days||4.78||3%|
|Jade Duncan||8/10||1292 days||4.73||3%|
|Aengus Jankowsky||10/10||1301 days||4.72||3%|
|Nurul Nadia Naziron||10/10||1305 days||4.71||3%|
|Chiara Magelli||9/10||1406 days||4.57||3%|
|Jason Robus||7/10||1429 days||4.54||3%|
|Elka Keijzer||6/10||1454 days||4.51||3%|
|Emma Keegan||10/10||1484 days||4.47||3%|
|Sabine Hargens||10/10||1534 days||4.4||3%|
|Mike Merrick||10/10||1536 days||4.4||3%|
|Sarah Farr||10/10||1574 days||4.34||3%|
|Bob Lygo||10/10||1574 days||4.34||3%|
|Huia Ketcham||10/10||1605 days||4.3||3%|
|Lars Van Uffelen||1/10||1605 days||3.66||2%|
|John K||10/10||1666 days||4.22||3%|
|Teresa Erana||10/10||1696 days||4.18||3%|
|Jenny Duncan||10/10||1727 days||4.13||3%|
|John W||10/10||1788 days||4.05||3%|
|Miro Amsalem||9/10||1849 days||3.97||2%|
|Robyn McDermott||9/10||1849 days||3.97||2%|
|Cimino Cole||10/10||1849 days||3.97||2%|
|Julie Ledanois||8/10||1891 days||4.69||3%|
|Pierre Gentile||8/10||1891 days||4.69||3%|
|Alex Sheldon||9/10||1905 days||4.67||3%|
|Stefan Reutler||10/10||1905 days||4.67||3%|
|Granste Stéphane||10/10||1908 days||3.89||2%|
|Andrew Young||10/10||1908 days||3.89||2%|
|Jenny Hall||7/10||1939 days||3.84||2%|
|Janine K||9/10||1939 days||3.84||2%|
|Stuart Hazelton||10/10||1939 days||3.84||2%|
|Paul Lipsanos||10/10||1970 days||3.8||2%|
|dominique raccah||9/10||1970 days||3.8||2%|
|Joseph Ross||10/10||2031 days||3.72||2%|
|W & K Boyd||10/10||2061 days||3.68||2%|
|Nigel Shaw||10/10||2153 days||3.55||2%|
|Emily Sweetman||9/10||2245 days||3.42||2%|
|Julian Roots||9/10||2245 days||3.42||2%|
|Heather Macdonald||10/10||2273 days||3.39||2%|
|Maurice Grice||10/10||2304 days||3.34||2%|
|Daniel Kwon||10/10||2335 days||3.3||2%|
|Anglea de Smit||9/10||2621 days||3.49||2%|
|Natascha & Greg||9/10||2713 days||3.34||2%|
|P Bukal||10/10||2955 days||2.94||1%|
|Noah Stegmann||9/10||2956 days||2.94||1%|
|Christoph & Maria||10/10||2966 days||2.92||1%|
|Marty Fey||8/10||2967 days||2.92||1%|
|Simon Vickers||9/10||2975 days||2.91||1%|
|Marianne Astorp||9/10||2995 days||2.88||1%|
|Gail Mckinstry||10/10||3347 days||2.3||1%|
|Elisabeth Egerup||10/10||3348 days||2.3||1%|
|David Gildea||10/10||3461 days||1.76||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 Waiteti Trout Stream 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 Waiteti Trout Stream 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 364 days.
The Waiteti Trout Stream Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 8 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 email@example.com.