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 Pohara Beach 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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Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

69 Valid Reviews

The Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 70 reviews. There are 69 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 69 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
20%
9/10 23
33%
8/10 15
22%
7/10 6
9%
6/10 2
3%
5/10 4
6%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 3
4%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 1
1%

80.14% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 80.14% and is based on 69 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

46 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 69 valid reviews, the experience has 46 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 46 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 6
13%
9/10 15
33%
8/10 11
24%
7/10 4
9%
6/10 2
4%
5/10 3
7%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 3
7%
2/10 1
2%
1/10 1
2%

76.09% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 76.09% and is based on 46 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

88.83%

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
Margie 9/10 112 days 98.01 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 173 days 95.26 97%
Peter 9/10 325 days 83.26 85%
Paul and Paula 10/10 477 days 63.95 65%
Lindy Scrivin 9/10 750 days 23.86 23%
Alan Brown 8/10 779 days 20.82 20%
Yvonne 10/10 794 days 19.36 18%
Lynn Pateron 10/10 993 days 6.65 5%
Ray Tombs 10/10 1076 days 5.06 3%
Amy Bayliss 9/10 1171 days 4.9 3%
Jean marc Daubenfeld 9/10 1171 days 4.9 3%
Valerie Wee 5/10 1208 days 4.85 3%
Hol. M. 9/10 1572 days 4.35 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 7/10 1663 days 4.22 3%
Anja Weppler 3/10 1815 days true 4.46 3%
Barbara 7/10 1860 days true 4.74 3%
Marinette 8/10 1860 days true 4.74 3%
Luca Scheuemeier 9/10 1860 days true 4.74 3%
Sophia 8/10 1861 days true 4.74 3%
GN100 8/10 1876 days 3.93 2%
gareth williams 8/10 2364 days 3.26 2%
Tuibaby22 9/10 2394 days 3.22 2%
Camille and Lucie 3/10 2569 days true 3.31 2%
Shavill 9/10 2578 days 2.97 1%
launch 10/10 2578 days 2.97 1%
Brian Livesey 9/10 2583 days true 3.55 2%
Fabian Germar 10/10 2583 days true 3.55 2%
Ian Bailey 7/10 2587 days true 3.55 2%
Ken 3/10 2591 days true 3.28 2%
Miller 8/10 2592 days true 3.54 2%
Sylvia & Garrit 1/10 2592 days true 3.1 1%
Gabriele Wendt 10/10 2592 days true 3.54 2%
Stephanie Wirthlin 2/10 2601 days true 3.17 1%
Volker Neumeyer 5/10 2602 days true 3.52 2%
Patricia Motzheim 10/10 2606 days true 3.52 2%
jule 7/10 2699 days 2.8 1%
B_and_F_MN 10/10 2913 days 2.51 1%
Iain Campbell 9/10 2922 days true 3.0 1%
Koen Vanlede 9/10 2930 days true 2.98 1%
Beat & Connie 8/10 2938 days true 2.97 1%
Patrick Schaad 6/10 2938 days true 2.97 1%
Zuur 8/10 2941 days true 2.97 1%
Anita Tonks 9/10 2943 days true 2.96 1%
David Emerick 10/10 2947 days true 2.96 1%
Josef & Christine Evers 8/10 2953 days true 2.95 1%
Annie Pennington 10/10 2959 days true 2.94 1%
Andy Martin 9/10 2961 days true 2.93 1%
Roger Lows 8/10 2963 days true 2.93 1%
Petersen 5/10 2965 days true 2.93 1%
Gerry Nichols 9/10 2967 days true 2.92 1%
Meriel & Paul Best 10/10 2968 days true 2.92 1%
inda Hall 7/10 2969 days true 2.92 1%
Bruce & Bonnie Childs 9/10 2971 days true 2.92 1%
Stephan Imartina 9/10 3244 days true 2.47 1%
krisevelyn 8/10 3248 days true 2.46 1%
Muller Weissert 8/10 3316 days true 2.35 1%
Ron Price 9/10 3317 days true 2.35 1%
Rob Alston 8/10 3337 days 1.93 0%
uleugel 5/10 3346 days true 2.3 1%
Colin Morbey 6/10 3351 days true 2.29 1%
jan and john 9/10 3353 days true 2.29 1%
Johan Vaartjes 9/10 3353 days true 2.29 1%
frederike 8/10 3384 days true 2.24 1%
gary mitchell 10/10 3399 days 1.84 0%
Sandra M 7/10 3401 days true 2.21 0%
Vicki Cashmore 9/10 3411 days true 2.19 0%
Paul & Lois Somerville 9/10 3411 days true 2.19 0%
ChrisWeb 9/10 3677 days true 1.76 0%
Renee 8/10 3692 days true 1.73 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 Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.76% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Pohara Beach 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 364 days.

The Pohara Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 88 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
85 -1.70%
86 -1.72%
87 -1.74%
88 -1.76%
89 -1.78%
90 -1.80%
91 -1.82%

Final Ranking Score

87%

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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