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 Picton's Waikawa Bay 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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Picton's Waikawa Bay Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

33 Valid Reviews

The Picton's Waikawa Bay Holiday Park experience has a total of 34 reviews. There are 33 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 33 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 9
27%
9/10 9
27%
8/10 9
27%
7/10 4
12%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
3%
3/10 1
3%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

84.24% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Picton's Waikawa Bay Holiday Park valid reviews is 84.24% and is based on 33 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

11 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 33 valid reviews, the experience has 11 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 11 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 1
9%
9/10 2
18%
8/10 3
27%
7/10 3
27%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
9%
3/10 1
9%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

72.73% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Picton's Waikawa Bay Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 72.73% and is based on 11 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

93.85%

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
Sara Berry 10/10 129 days 97.36 100%
Rhonda 9/10 158 days 96.04 99%
Moritz 9/10 189 days 94.34 97%
Mystery van 10/10 373 days 77.95 80%
Liz 9/10 495 days 61.17 63%
Beth 10/10 523 days 56.66 58%
Marie van Tol 9/10 523 days 56.66 58%
Dave Reynolds 10/10 585 days 46.22 47%
Grizzly Girl 9/10 646 days 36.95 38%
Rod Cochrane 10/10 829 days 16.21 17%
Paul Smith 8/10 1230 days 4.5 5%
Colin Jago 8/10 1293 days 4.38 5%
Christopher Gross 10/10 1330 days 4.54 5%
Stuart Jeffrey 8/10 1362 days 4.25 4%
Antoine Barré-Foncelle 8/10 1428 days 4.13 4%
Henny Lee 10/10 1478 days 4.25 4%
Phyu Phyu Kyaw 9/10 1478 days 4.25 4%
Sven Hasselberger 7/10 1631 days 3.6 4%
Stephanie Poppe 8/10 1930 days 3.2 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 9/10 2076 days 3.08 3%
Sue Kieseker 8/10 2761 days true 1.65 2%
Lauret Stulemeyer 7/10 2764 days true 1.58 2%
Fahl 9/10 2775 days true 1.71 2%
sidecargranny 8/10 2959 days 1.28 1%
Jim Delacruz 9/10 3066 days true 1.14 1%
Robin & Sandra Dijke 7/10 3151 days true 0.89 1%
Bart & Kim 8/10 3418 days true 0.43 0%
Tina 3/10 3436 days true 0.32 0%
Steve & Susan Allan 8/10 3442 days true 0.39 0%
dollimyxture 10/10 3507 days 0.28 0%
SiljaH 4/10 4106 days true 0.0 0%
WiebkeS 7/10 4132 days true 0.0 0%
Tanya 10/10 4159 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Picton's Waikawa Bay Holiday Park does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

94%

The final ranking score once 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.