Ranking Score Explained

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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 Akaroa 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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Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

183 Valid Reviews

The Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 190 reviews. There are 183 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 7 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 183 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 28
15%
9/10 47
26%
8/10 53
29%
7/10 24
13%
6/10 11
6%
5/10 5
3%
4/10 5
3%
3/10 6
3%
2/10 3
2%
1/10 1
1%

78.20% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 78.20% and is based on 183 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

113 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 183 valid reviews, the experience has 113 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 113 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 18
16%
9/10 34
30%
8/10 36
32%
7/10 11
10%
6/10 6
5%
5/10 4
4%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 3
3%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

81.42% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 81.42% and is based on 113 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

82.14%

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
Rory 7/10 240 days 97%
Antoine 8/10 271 days 98%
Arlene 10/10 302 days 100%
Kelly 8/10 485 days 70%
Robert Schwall 10/10 546 days 62%
Maria 7/10 577 days 51%
Will37 9/10 606 days 50%
Niko Schachner 10/10 636 days 45%
FZ 7/10 668 days 36%
Monica A 8/10 668 days 38%
Andrew Hammond 7/10 729 days 28%
ben mannering 7/10 759 days 24%
Jenn 7/10 759 days 24%
Keith & Kay Finlayson 10/10 790 days 23%
TP&MM 8/10 943 days 10%
Jacqui 10/10 1002 days 7%
Hanna 8/10 1033 days 6%
Jordan & Jazlyn 8/10 1063 days 6%
Stefano Clerici 9/10 1186 days 6%
Bailey Dunne 9/10 1308 days 5%
Audrey Wong 7/10 1376 days 5%
Paul and Paula 8/10 1388 days 5%
M Karutz 7/10 1454 days 4%
Vanessa Stubbs 6/10 1485 days 4%
Anja Röhrich 10/10 1633 days 5%
Tracy Hillier 9/10 1642 days 5%
Helene 8/10 1706 days 4%
Leonie Westerhot 7/10 1749 days 4%
Shelley Warkentin 8/10 1762 days 4%
Sarah Taumoepeau 7/10 1908 days 4%
Gabor Kabacs 9/10 2049 days 4%
Staffan Johansson 8/10 2049 days 3%
brucewilkinson 4/10 2053 days 3%
R Werder 8/10 2082 days 3%
Jean marc Daubenfeld 8/10 2094 days 3%
Fabien Metro 9/10 2261 days 3%
Cindy Stuart 5/10 2347 days 2%
Erica b 9/10 2372 days 3%
Bella Tawera 6/10 2460 days 2%
Mary Moloney 3/10 2465 days 2%
Liz R 4/10 2493 days 2%
Ian Jimmy Robinson 10/10 2493 days 3%
Mark Davie 9/10 2495 days 3%
Florian Lohbrunner 9/10 2506 days 3%
Sunny Sailing 2/10 2677 days 2%
Fabian Rodriguez 6/10 2677 days 2%
Jim Gilmour 2/10 2738 days 1%
Simon Galpin 9/10 2767 days 2%
Family Trip 9/10 2769 days 2%
Julia Seiffert 9/10 2770 days 2%
Anne Courtenay 3/10 2776 days 1%
Kiernan Matthew 8/10 2796 days 2%
Walter Neff 8/10 2797 days 2%
Jacqui Knight 6/10 2811 days 2%
Andrew Cattanach 4/10 2828 days 1%
Cindy Bonton 7/10 2836 days 2%
Sally Mortensen 8/10 2859 days 2%
Michael Craig 4/10 2920 days 1%
Frankie Branco 9/10 2981 days 1%
I & K Urquhart 8/10 2981 days 1%
ozelmer 3/10 2981 days 1%
Neil Beckett 8/10 3103 days 1%
Clarissa Hanck 5/10 3109 days 1%
Wendy Hawkins 8/10 3129 days 1%
Roger Hawkins 8/10 3129 days 1%
Steve 2/10 3134 days 1%
Tanja Schlagermann 6/10 3136 days 1%
Mike Pisco 8/10 3140 days 1%
Michael Nolan 9/10 3162 days 1%
Rachel Leghorn 1/10 3162 days 1%
Phil & Laura 7/10 3162 days 1%
Philip Gibbons 6/10 3162 days 1%
Danish_family 7/10 3162 days 1%
William Notcutt 3/10 3193 days 1%
Christian 9/10 3206 days 1%
Wertra 9/10 3207 days 1%
Margaret and Derek McNeil 9/10 3209 days 1%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 3212 days 1%
Edith and Robert Newton 3/10 3224 days 1%
John Freeman 8/10 3240 days 1%
TheHoon 7/10 3468 days 0%
nztintin 9/10 3499 days 0%
Fleming Lauridsen 8/10 3508 days 0%
Volker 8/10 3508 days 0%
Linda Kosters 10/10 3508 days 0%
Melanie 8/10 3511 days 0%
Tim & Judith 8/10 3511 days 0%
Eric Lombaard 9/10 3511 days 0%
Gerhard Schoenmeubeck 8/10 3511 days 0%
Randewyk 5/10 3512 days 0%
Erik Poirer 9/10 3513 days 0%
Michael & Rosemary Smith 9/10 3514 days 0%
Jurg Pfaendler 7/10 3516 days 0%
Andreas & Leonie Fehr 8/10 3520 days 0%
Katrawa 7/10 3521 days 0%
Rowena and Ian Lanyon 8/10 3523 days 0%
Mirando4ka 7/10 3528 days 0%
Jackie & Ray 9/10 3541 days 0%
Rebecca & Hugh Small 9/10 3600 days 0%
John & Vicki 7/10 3606 days 0%
Richard Lechevallier 10/10 3607 days 0%
Livinlife 10/10 3651 days 1%
askwally 10/10 3681 days 1%
Mathew 10/10 3681 days 1%
damaca 9/10 3681 days 1%
jhwjhw 5/10 3804 days 1%
Edward Marhi 9/10 3831 days 1%
noname 10/10 3850 days 1%
Mr & Mrs Palmer 8/10 3851 days 1%
Louise van der Hyden 8/10 3863 days 1%
Daniela Borter 7/10 3866 days 1%
Winskowsky 8/10 3867 days 1%
David Emerick 10/10 3868 days 1%
Brian Clothier 8/10 3869 days 1%
Alexander & Stephanie 3/10 3870 days 1%
Kuno Eugster 7/10 3873 days 1%
Manuela Manns 6/10 3878 days 1%
Gerd Pagel 10/10 3878 days 1%
Martin Current 6/10 3880 days 1%
Teum and Orselien 5/10 3881 days 1%
Andy Martin 9/10 3882 days 1%
John Price 7/10 3883 days 1%
Rolf Homeyer 9/10 3884 days 1%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3884 days 1%
Stevenson 9/10 3886 days 1%
Sue Haward 6/10 3888 days 1%
Ewald Waldner 9/10 3889 days 1%
Andreas Neo 7/10 3890 days 1%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 3893 days 1%
Mikeminch 9/10 3955 days 1%
Jill 6/10 3985 days 1%
Mary Van 8/10 4046 days 1%
Conny 8/10 4164 days 1%
edwardasmith 9/10 4169 days 1%
Corine van Been 8/10 4212 days 1%
Risch & Seybold 9/10 4212 days 1%
markus Brandenberger 9/10 4217 days 1%
Pam & Norman 9/10 4223 days 1%
Peter G 8/10 4224 days 1%
Chris Helms 8/10 4224 days 1%
Sue S 8/10 4225 days 1%
P.C Kool 9/10 4225 days 1%
Matthias A 6/10 4232 days 1%
John Cox 8/10 4236 days 1%
Chris & Dawn Humphries 4/10 4237 days 1%
Brian Morris 10/10 4239 days 1%
Marsden 10/10 4239 days 1%
th schuermann 10/10 4240 days 1%
Joseph Borking 10/10 4242 days 1%
Mattias Thorm 9/10 4252 days 1%
Annie 8/10 4252 days 1%
John Rylance 10/10 4257 days 1%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 10/10 4257 days 1%
Peter Ortner 8/10 4267 days 1%
Sibille Fischer 8/10 4271 days 1%
Chung Family 9/10 4278 days 1%
sophiep 8/10 4304 days 1%
stafanie_norman 10/10 4304 days 1%
susanl 9/10 4311 days 1%
vivw 9/10 4312 days 1%
foucherm 8/10 4313 days 1%
Douglas Beresford 8/10 4322 days 1%
Mark Jenkins 9/10 4328 days 1%
Myriauy Rito 8/10 4328 days 1%
Vicki Cashmore 9/10 4332 days 1%
richards1 9/10 4445 days 1%
Kelly 7/10 4475 days 1%
MiepS 9/10 4552 days 1%
marianneb 10/10 4564 days 1%
johnst 8/10 4564 days 1%
KatrinS 10/10 4576 days 1%
EricS 9/10 4576 days 1%
JudithLehr 10/10 4576 days 1%
Eckhard Koepper 10/10 4576 days 1%
JuergenSchnitzer 10/10 4580 days 1%
Peter Bowen-Simpkins 8/10 4584 days 1%
KathrinS 7/10 4584 days 1%
JuliaG1 8/10 4597 days 1%
VacherD 8/10 4598 days 1%
SebastianGermany1 9/10 4599 days 1%
winter_uk 9/10 4607 days 1%
Visken 9/10 4613 days 1%
WendyS 8/10 4617 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 Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-3.23% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 68 days. However the Akaroa 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 Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -3.18%
198 -3.20%
199 -3.21%
200 -3.23%
201 -3.25%
202 -3.26%
203 -3.28%

Final Ranking Score

79%

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.