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 Himatangi Beach 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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Himatangi Beach Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

49 Valid Reviews

The Himatangi Beach Holiday Park experience has a total of 50 reviews. There are 49 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 49 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 29
59%
9/10 14
29%
8/10 4
8%
7/10 2
4%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

94.29% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Himatangi Beach Holiday Park valid reviews is 94.29% and is based on 49 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

10 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 49 valid reviews, the experience has 10 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 10 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 4
40%
9/10 4
40%
8/10 2
20%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

92.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Himatangi Beach Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 92.00% and is based on 10 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.62%

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
Ghost 10/10 76 days 99.08 100%
Jgcanada 9/10 135 days 97.11 98%
James & Kerry 9/10 227 days 91.83 93%
Margie 9/10 227 days 91.83 93%
Eversons 9/10 500 days 60.38 60%
Catherine Hunter 10/10 521 days 56.99 57%
B Walker 10/10 591 days 45.25 45%
Bronte Leonard 10/10 659 days 35.12 34%
Jose Maria Ibarra 10/10 676 days 32.82 32%
Eric Tunnicliffe 10/10 715 days 27.88 27%
Janet Pentelow 10/10 798 days 18.98 18%
Thomas Kiesslich 10/10 896 days 11.28 10%
Grant Boyle 9/10 896 days 11.28 10%
Bernadette Figueroa 10/10 1009 days 6.17 5%
Greenie 10/10 1049 days 5.34 4%
Phyu Phyu Kyaw 10/10 1090 days 5.0 3%
Diane Henderson 9/10 1171 days 4.9 3%
Liz Barnett 10/10 1202 days 4.85 3%
Rich Churcher 9/10 1255 days 4.78 3%
Hanna from Germany 9/10 1297 days 4.72 3%
Sophia Huemmer 10/10 1369 days 4.62 3%
Gavin Lahney 10/10 1535 days 4.4 3%
Julia 10/10 1596 days 4.31 3%
Craig Garner 8/10 1688 days 4.19 2%
GN100 8/10 1719 days 4.15 2%
pat young 9/10 1749 days 4.1 2%
JoMary Smith 10/10 1961 days 3.81 2%
Martin S 10/10 1992 days 3.77 2%
Gates Whanau 9/10 1992 days 3.77 2%
Nigel & Annie Dale 10/10 2053 days 3.69 2%
Robert Andre 7/10 2206 days 3.48 2%
Jill Fischer 10/10 2298 days 3.35 2%
K & F 7/10 2298 days 3.35 2%
Jenny Short 10/10 2326 days 3.31 2%
Chris 10/10 2357 days 3.27 2%
N Knier 10/10 2357 days 3.27 2%
Huw Davies 8/10 2638 days true 3.46 2%
Melinda Moir 9/10 2669 days true 3.41 2%
Hazel & Alan Damerell 10/10 2674 days true 3.4 2%
Lesley Nicolas 8/10 2675 days true 3.4 2%
Beyeler 10/10 2680 days true 3.39 2%
Stefan Roehrbein 9/10 2692 days true 3.37 2%
Tim 10/10 3019 days true 2.84 1%
DaveCohen 10/10 3210 days 2.1 0%
JudyandTim 10/10 3241 days 2.06 0%
kerry_cynthia 9/10 3382 days true 2.24 0%
Marc Hoehstra 9/10 3408 days true 2.2 0%
Bartlett nz 10/10 3439 days true 2.15 0%
Vanessa4 10/10 3453 days 1.77 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 Himatangi Beach Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.44% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Himatangi Beach 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 Himatangi Beach Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 72 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
69 -1.38%
70 -1.40%
71 -1.42%
72 -1.44%
73 -1.46%
74 -1.48%
75 -1.50%

Final Ranking Score

93%

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.

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