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 Cheviot Motels and 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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Cheviot Motels and Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

34 Valid Reviews

The Cheviot Motels and Holiday Park experience has a total of 35 reviews. There are 34 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.

Within these 34 valid reviews, the experience has 2 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 34 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 25
9/10 8
8/10 0
7/10 0
6/10 1
5/10 0
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 0
1/10 0

96.47% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Cheviot Motels and Holiday Park valid reviews is 96.47% and is based on 34 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Weighted Average


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
Peter Lillie 10/10 110 days 98.08 100%
Dlg 10/10 169 days 95.47 97%
Paul Smith 9/10 169 days 95.47 97%
Glen Marshall UK 9/10 169 days 95.47 97%
Birgit, Germany 10/10 200 days 93.66 95%
Cam Dennis 9/10 200 days 93.66 95%
Eva Pehrson Sweden 10/10 200 days 93.66 95%
Sue145 9/10 200 days 93.66 95%
Teb 9/10 384 days 76.63 77%
Alison 10/10 475 days 64.25 64%
Matthew Dercole 6/10 478 days 63.79 63%
Peter Edmead 10/10 506 days 59.43 59%
Chris 10/10 506 days 59.43 59%
annette monaghan 9/10 506 days 59.43 59%
Claus 10/10 534 days 54.81 54%
Peter Rafferty 10/10 540 days 53.79 53%
Anika Bedard 10/10 560 days 50.36 49%
Christelle Linaud 10/10 574 days 48.01 47%
Lilith Prins 10/10 576 days 47.68 46%
Caroline Haupt 10/10 631 days 39.12 37%
Joy Porritt 10/10 633 days 38.82 37%
Stuart Jeffrey 10/10 881 days true 14.71 11%
Ursula Schoenenberger 10/10 947 days 8.47 5%
Rogier Post 10/10 989 days 6.78 3%
Beth Goodrich 9/10 1095 days 5.0 1%
Cullen Wiginton 10/10 1156 days 4.92 1%
Dennis Schwarz 10/10 1188 days 4.87 1%
Maximilian Eck 10/10 1189 days 4.87 1%
Arthur Mudde 10/10 1192 days 4.87 1%
Kelly Hitchins 10/10 1208 days 4.85 1%
Julia Mayerhoefer 10/10 1239 days 4.8 1%
Martin Hofmann 10/10 1507 days 4.44 0%
Sina Leidig 10/10 1722 days 4.14 0%
Flo Sexton 9/10 2025 days true 4.47 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.

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 Cheviot Motels and Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.12% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Cheviot Motels and 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 Cheviot Motels and Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 106 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
103 -2.06%
104 -2.08%
105 -2.10%
106 -2.12%
107 -2.14%
108 -2.16%
109 -2.18%

Final Ranking Score


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.