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 Kaikoura 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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Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

202 Valid Reviews

The Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 204 reviews. There are 202 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 invalid reviews 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 202 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 21
10%
9/10 46
23%
8/10 60
30%
7/10 39
19%
6/10 18
9%
5/10 9
4%
4/10 4
2%
3/10 4
2%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
0%

77.18% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 77.18% and is based on 202 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

154 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 202 valid reviews, the experience has 154 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 154 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
9%
9/10 32
21%
8/10 46
30%
7/10 33
21%
6/10 15
10%
5/10 6
4%
4/10 4
3%
3/10 4
3%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

76.30% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 76.30% and is based on 154 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

80.00%

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 Relative Weight
Tim 9/10 173 days 100%
Hakan 7/10 232 days 87%
Maria 5/10 569 days 41%
Tanja & Sven 10/10 629 days 41%
Charlotte 10/10 843 days 16%
Kate 9/10 874 days 13%
Ismay Fabre 9/10 935 days 9%
Liz 9/10 935 days 9%
Shane 5/10 1025 days 5%
Juraj 10/10 1025 days 6%
Fer&And 8/10 1147 days 5%
Christina 6/10 1239 days 4%
Clobby 6/10 1300 days 4%
Shira LA 8/10 1328 days 4%
Paul and Paula 9/10 1385 days 5%
Michael Talbot 7/10 1425 days 4%
Benjamin Yang 9/10 1450 days 4%
Paul Liboi 10/10 1660 days 4%
Alan Brown 8/10 1692 days 4%
Ashley 9/10 1825 days 4%
Phillippa McLernon 9/10 2052 days 3%
Petr Svobodnik 1/10 2083 days 2%
Singapore Sling 8/10 2120 days 3%
Melissa Darlington 8/10 2164 days 3%
Jan mentink 8/10 2242 days 3%
Fabien Metro 8/10 2247 days 3%
Nick Rowe 9/10 2249 days 3%
John Drake 8/10 2411 days 2%
holidaymad from Solihull 7/10 2454 days 2%
tschavalon 8/10 2546 days 2%
Mike Fricker 8/10 2730 days 2%
Chris Handley 10/10 2757 days 2%
Joanna Mulcahy 10/10 2758 days 2%
Crousse 7/10 2761 days 2%
Jan Majerus 9/10 2774 days 2%
Kiernan Matthew 7/10 2788 days 2%
Ted Cole 7/10 2789 days 2%
Sue Eastwood 5/10 2789 days 1%
Davina Teo 6/10 2796 days 1%
Nigel 10/10 2796 days 2%
Monique Browne 10/10 2822 days 2%
ozelmer 8/10 2942 days 1%
Tony Graham 7/10 3065 days 1%
Neil Beckett 9/10 3095 days 1%
Sophie Spady 7/10 3112 days 1%
Christofer Tonn 6/10 3112 days 1%
Michael Nolan 9/10 3126 days 1%
Jim Woodruff 9/10 3154 days 1%
GARRYBLOWER 10/10 3185 days 1%
Rob 8/10 3202 days 1%
Brian Howe 10/10 3209 days 1%
Stephanie Levepue 8/10 3220 days 1%
Reijans 8/10 3222 days 1%
Rolf Zwahlen 9/10 3223 days 1%
Erik Funk 8/10 3223 days 1%
Steve and Therese Dunne 9/10 3228 days 1%
Ton Franke 8/10 3232 days 1%
sueadegizmo 8/10 3399 days 0%
Birds Tubbs 8/10 3476 days 0%
Toby Clark 9/10 3483 days 0%
Robert Steendijk 7/10 3486 days 0%
Denise & Maciej Holzer 5/10 3495 days 0%
Brasier 9/10 3497 days 0%
Josef 7/10 3501 days 0%
Michael & Janet 8/10 3501 days 0%
Seiler 9/10 3501 days 0%
Rebecca Richardson 8/10 3502 days 0%
Andrew Powell 8/10 3502 days 0%
Orlando 8/10 3503 days 0%
Gerhard Schoenmeubeck 7/10 3503 days 0%
Astrid Boon 6/10 3505 days 0%
Jim Delacruz 6/10 3506 days 0%
Janse 3/10 3507 days 0%
Peter Holt 7/10 3508 days 0%
Jonathan Philp 8/10 3512 days 0%
Frank Krivauek 6/10 3514 days 0%
Alison Rosser 6/10 3514 days 0%
Devon Urlacher 9/10 3514 days 0%
Kurt & Noemi Buhler 7/10 3515 days 0%
David Blundell 4/10 3515 days 0%
Hugo ten Brink 8/10 3518 days 0%
Katie K 10/10 3529 days 0%
Balonno 6/10 3551 days 0%
CMJ 9/10 3551 days 0%
Tobias Forst 8/10 3583 days 0%
Kai 8/10 3588 days 0%
Marc & Pauline 8/10 3588 days 0%
Eveline Mestrom 6/10 3602 days 0%
Tamara 7/10 3612 days 0%
Edward Marhi 9/10 3823 days 1%
Ken Jones 7/10 3832 days 1%
Jorren 8/10 3835 days 1%
Iain Campbell 7/10 3835 days 1%
Leon van Hengel 8/10 3840 days 1%
Werner and Rita 9/10 3841 days 1%
Judith 9/10 3843 days 1%
Charlie 6/10 3843 days 1%
Sue Top 8/10 3844 days 1%
Bill Cutler 9/10 3847 days 1%
Juerg & Denise Zuesli 8/10 3850 days 1%
Schweisshelm 7/10 3851 days 1%
Eddie Stevens 8/10 3851 days 1%
Cheryl & Ged Knight 8/10 3853 days 1%
Stephen Shearer 10/10 3854 days 1%
Hannah Roberts 6/10 3854 days 1%
James Hardern 7/10 3854 days 1%
Sue Croft 9/10 3854 days 1%
Cameron and Kim 9/10 3856 days 1%
Michael Assfalg 5/10 3856 days 1%
Julie Pasquignon 8/10 3858 days 1%
Melanie Gruber 10/10 3858 days 1%
Erin Dumbauld 5/10 3858 days 1%
Frederik Christiansen 8/10 3859 days 1%
Ross Salisbury 8/10 3859 days 1%
David Emerick 10/10 3860 days 1%
Plomp 8/10 3861 days 1%
Derek Puplett 8/10 3861 days 1%
Callum Sibbald 8/10 3861 days 1%
Gerlach 7/10 3862 days 1%
Hartmut Tonner 4/10 3863 days 1%
Josef & Christine Evers 8/10 3866 days 1%
Ron Pantzer 6/10 3866 days 1%
Richard Brijs 9/10 3868 days 1%
Jill Dean 8/10 3872 days 1%
Hartmut Vogt 5/10 3873 days 1%
Agata Szyler-Seildl 9/10 3875 days 1%
Horton Fawkes 4/10 3876 days 1%
Luc Marchand 7/10 3877 days 1%
Leontien Holster 7/10 3877 days 1%
Schers 8/10 3878 days 1%
Friedli Manuela 10/10 3880 days 1%
D Hoekstra 7/10 3880 days 1%
Mr & Mrs Winter 7/10 3880 days 1%
John Clarkson 7/10 3883 days 1%
cfc 10/10 3916 days 1%
wackiesttulip 10/10 3977 days 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 4008 days 1%
Mary Van 8/10 4038 days 1%
Mark Coffey 9/10 4069 days 1%
Jon van Hanten 9/10 4147 days 1%
Wal & Lynne 8/10 4151 days 1%
Haley & Jason 6/10 4154 days 1%
Amy 9/10 4161 days 1%
June 10/10 4191 days 1%
Moeller 7/10 4200 days 1%
Stefan Scheiterlein 9/10 4204 days 1%
katrina Marshall 8/10 4208 days 1%
Zoe Norcross 8/10 4208 days 1%
Einar 8/10 4210 days 1%
Tim Smith 7/10 4213 days 1%
Margo Alaska 5/10 4213 days 1%
A Libbis 7/10 4214 days 1%
P.C Kool 9/10 4217 days 1%
Main 9/10 4223 days 1%
Angela 10/10 4223 days 1%
Tanya Fitzgibbon 6/10 4223 days 1%
Zareua Boree 6/10 4225 days 1%
Don & Alice 9/10 4226 days 1%
jongejan 8/10 4228 days 1%
Susanne Strassmann 8/10 4228 days 1%
Michael 3/10 4232 days 1%
th schuermann 3/10 4232 days 1%
Ulric 7/10 4244 days 1%
Peter McGain 4/10 4245 days 1%
Gerrard Van S 9/10 4249 days 1%
Otto 7/10 4249 days 1%
Supa Simpson 8/10 4255 days 1%
Norbert Hainz 6/10 4263 days 1%
Etienne VanD 9/10 4270 days 1%
Astrio Gregersen 3/10 4279 days 1%
barts 7/10 4296 days 1%
janden 10/10 4296 days 1%
frederike 8/10 4297 days 1%
varenaee 10/10 4297 days 1%
joem 9/10 4298 days 1%
vivw 8/10 4304 days 1%
pthreadgood 9/10 4310 days 1%
Sandra M 6/10 4314 days 1%
Michelle Kraemer 8/10 4319 days 1%
Philip Ryott 9/10 4322 days 1%
Marcel Schleinkcfer 7/10 4324 days 1%
Primavesi 7/10 4324 days 1%
Wim Put 9/10 4338 days 1%
Cheryl 7/10 4342 days 1%
Susan Fielder 8/10 4342 days 1%
johanw 8/10 4428 days 1%
AndyEngland 5/10 4544 days 1%
JoF 9/10 4544 days 1%
Christian Kamm 7/10 4553 days 1%
Michael Maddams 9/10 4554 days 1%
RonB 7/10 4568 days 1%
LesleyR 7/10 4574 days 1%
JeremyE 8/10 4574 days 1%
LucyT 8/10 4574 days 1%
Francesca Sabat 9/10 4578 days 1%
JesusB 8/10 4590 days 1%
ChristopherD 8/10 4590 days 1%
XaviG 9/10 4590 days 1%
JoanneM 7/10 4591 days 1%
Steven 7/10 4599 days 1%
Franz 9/10 4607 days 1%
Denise 7/10 4678 days 1%

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 Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.14% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 74 days. However the Kaikoura 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 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Kaikoura TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 140 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
137 -2.09%
138 -2.11%
139 -2.12%
140 -2.14%
141 -2.15%
142 -2.17%
143 -2.18%

Final Ranking Score

78%

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.