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

180 Valid Reviews

The Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 187 reviews. There are 180 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 180 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 27
15%
9/10 47
26%
8/10 52
29%
7/10 23
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%

78.11% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 78.11% and is based on 180 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 180 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

81.68%

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
Kelly 8/10 152 days 91.52 99%
Robert Schwall 10/10 214 days 92.74 100%
Maria 7/10 245 days 82.34 89%
Will37 9/10 274 days 88.1 95%
Niko Schachner 10/10 304 days 85.36 92%
FZ 7/10 336 days 74.72 81%
Monica A 8/10 336 days 78.0 84%
Andrew Hammond 7/10 397 days 68.27 74%
ben mannering 7/10 426 days 64.83 70%
Jenn 7/10 426 days 64.83 70%
Keith & Kay Finlayson 10/10 457 days 66.91 72%
TP&MM 8/10 611 days 40.01 43%
Jacqui 10/10 670 days 33.62 36%
Hanna 8/10 701 days 28.12 30%
Jordan & Jazlyn 8/10 731 days 24.7 27%
Stefano Clerici 9/10 853 days 14.28 15%
Bailey Dunne 9/10 976 days 7.24 8%
Audrey Wong 7/10 1044 days 4.93 5%
Paul and Paula 8/10 1056 days 4.98 5%
M Karutz 7/10 1122 days 4.5 5%
Vanessa Stubbs 6/10 1152 days 4.06 4%
Anja Röhrich 10/10 1300 days 4.6 5%
Tracy Hillier 9/10 1310 days 4.58 5%
Helene 8/10 1374 days 4.23 5%
Leonie Westerhot 7/10 1417 days true 3.98 4%
Shelley Warkentin 8/10 1430 days 4.13 4%
Sarah Taumoepeau 7/10 1575 days 3.7 4%
Gabor Kabacs 9/10 1717 days 3.78 4%
Staffan Johansson 8/10 1717 days 3.59 4%
brucewilkinson 4/10 1721 days 2.98 3%
R Werder 8/10 1750 days 3.53 4%
Jean marc Daubenfeld 8/10 1762 days 3.51 4%
Fabien Metro 9/10 1928 days 3.37 4%
Cindy Stuart 5/10 2014 days true 2.59 3%
Erica b 9/10 2040 days 3.15 3%
Bella Tawera 6/10 2128 days 2.47 3%
Mary Moloney 3/10 2133 days 2.29 2%
Liz R 4/10 2161 days 2.3 2%
Ian Jimmy Robinson 10/10 2161 days 2.91 3%
Mark Davie 9/10 2163 days true 2.91 3%
Florian Lohbrunner 9/10 2174 days true 2.89 3%
Sunny Sailing 2/10 2344 days 1.92 2%
Fabian Rodriguez 6/10 2344 days 2.12 2%
Jim Gilmour 2/10 2406 days 1.83 2%
Simon Galpin 9/10 2435 days true 2.38 3%
Family Trip 9/10 2437 days 2.37 3%
Julia Seiffert 9/10 2438 days true 2.37 3%
Anne Courtenay 3/10 2444 days true 1.82 2%
Kiernan Matthew 8/10 2464 days true 2.2 2%
Walter Neff 8/10 2465 days 2.2 2%
Jacqui Knight 6/10 2479 days true 1.9 2%
Andrew Cattanach 4/10 2496 days 1.78 2%
Cindy Bonton 7/10 2504 days true 2.04 2%
Sally Mortensen 8/10 2527 days 2.09 2%
Michael Craig 4/10 2588 days 1.64 2%
Frankie Branco 9/10 2648 days 1.96 2%
I & K Urquhart 8/10 2648 days 1.86 2%
ozelmer 3/10 2648 days 1.51 2%
Neil Beckett 8/10 2771 days 1.63 2%
Clarissa Hanck 5/10 2777 days true 1.38 1%
Wendy Hawkins 8/10 2797 days true 1.59 2%
Roger Hawkins 8/10 2797 days true 1.59 2%
Steve 2/10 2802 days 1.24 1%
Tanja Schlagermann 6/10 2804 days true 1.37 1%
Mike Pisco 8/10 2808 days true 1.57 2%
Michael Nolan 9/10 2830 days 1.6 2%
Rachel Leghorn 1/10 2830 days 1.17 1%
Phil & Laura 7/10 2830 days 1.46 2%
Philip Gibbons 6/10 2830 days 1.33 1%
Danish_family 7/10 2830 days 1.46 2%
William Notcutt 3/10 2861 days 1.19 1%
Christian 9/10 2874 days true 1.52 2%
Wertra 9/10 2875 days true 1.52 2%
Margaret and Derek McNeil 9/10 2877 days true 1.51 2%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 2880 days true 1.51 2%
Edith and Robert Newton 3/10 2892 days true 1.14 1%
John Freeman 8/10 2908 days true 1.38 1%
TheHoon 7/10 3136 days 0.92 1%
nztintin 9/10 3167 days 0.95 1%
Fleming Lauridsen 8/10 3176 days true 0.88 1%
Volker 8/10 3176 days true 0.88 1%
Linda Kosters 10/10 3176 days true 0.93 1%
Melanie 8/10 3179 days true 0.88 1%
Tim & Judith 8/10 3179 days true 0.88 1%
Eric Lombaard 9/10 3179 days true 0.92 1%
Gerhard Schoenmeubeck 8/10 3179 days true 0.88 1%
Randewyk 5/10 3180 days true 0.75 1%
Erik Poirer 9/10 3181 days true 0.92 1%
Michael & Rosemary Smith 9/10 3182 days true 0.92 1%
Jurg Pfaendler 7/10 3184 days true 0.83 1%
Andreas & Leonie Fehr 8/10 3188 days true 0.86 1%
Katrawa 7/10 3189 days true 0.82 1%
Rowena and Ian Lanyon 8/10 3191 days true 0.85 1%
Mirando4ka 7/10 3196 days 0.81 1%
Jackie & Ray 9/10 3209 days true 0.86 1%
Rebecca & Hugh Small 9/10 3268 days true 0.75 1%
John & Vicki 7/10 3274 days true 0.67 1%
Richard Lechevallier 10/10 3275 days true 0.73 1%
Livinlife 10/10 3319 days 0.65 1%
askwally 10/10 3348 days 0.59 1%
Mathew 10/10 3348 days 0.59 1%
damaca 9/10 3348 days 0.59 1%
jhwjhw 5/10 3471 days 0.28 0%
Edward Marhi 9/10 3498 days true 0.3 0%
noname 10/10 3518 days true 0.26 0%
Mr & Mrs Palmer 8/10 3519 days true 0.24 0%
Louise van der Hyden 8/10 3531 days true 0.22 0%
Daniela Borter 7/10 3534 days true 0.21 0%
Winskowsky 8/10 3535 days true 0.21 0%
David Emerick 10/10 3536 days true 0.22 0%
Brian Clothier 8/10 3537 days true 0.21 0%
Alexander & Stephanie 3/10 3538 days true 0.17 0%
Kuno Eugster 7/10 3541 days true 0.19 0%
Manuela Manns 6/10 3546 days true 0.17 0%
Gerd Pagel 10/10 3546 days true 0.2 0%
Martin Current 6/10 3548 days true 0.17 0%
Teum and Orselien 5/10 3549 days true 0.16 0%
Andy Martin 9/10 3550 days true 0.2 0%
John Price 7/10 3551 days true 0.18 0%
Rolf Homeyer 9/10 3552 days true 0.19 0%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3552 days true 0.18 0%
Stevenson 9/10 3554 days true 0.19 0%
Sue Haward 6/10 3556 days true 0.15 0%
Ewald Waldner 9/10 3557 days true 0.18 0%
Andreas Neo 7/10 3558 days true 0.16 0%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 3561 days true 0.17 0%
Mikeminch 9/10 3623 days 0.05 0%
Jill 6/10 3653 days 0.0 0%
Mary Van 8/10 3713 days 0.0 0%
Conny 8/10 3831 days true 0.0 0%
edwardasmith 9/10 3836 days true 0.0 0%
Corine van Been 8/10 3880 days true 0.0 0%
Risch & Seybold 9/10 3880 days true 0.0 0%
markus Brandenberger 9/10 3885 days true 0.0 0%
Pam & Norman 9/10 3891 days true 0.0 0%
Peter G 8/10 3892 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Helms 8/10 3892 days true 0.0 0%
Sue S 8/10 3893 days true 0.0 0%
P.C Kool 9/10 3893 days true 0.0 0%
Matthias A 6/10 3900 days true 0.0 0%
John Cox 8/10 3904 days true 0.0 0%
Chris & Dawn Humphries 4/10 3905 days true 0.0 0%
Brian Morris 10/10 3907 days true 0.0 0%
Marsden 10/10 3907 days true 0.0 0%
th schuermann 10/10 3908 days true 0.0 0%
Joseph Borking 10/10 3910 days true 0.0 0%
Mattias Thorm 9/10 3920 days true 0.0 0%
Annie 8/10 3920 days true 0.0 0%
John Rylance 10/10 3925 days true 0.0 0%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 10/10 3925 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Ortner 8/10 3935 days true 0.0 0%
Sibille Fischer 8/10 3939 days true 0.0 0%
Chung Family 9/10 3946 days true 0.0 0%
sophiep 8/10 3972 days true 0.0 0%
stafanie_norman 10/10 3972 days true 0.0 0%
susanl 9/10 3979 days true 0.0 0%
vivw 9/10 3980 days true 0.0 0%
foucherm 8/10 3981 days true 0.0 0%
Douglas Beresford 8/10 3990 days true 0.0 0%
Mark Jenkins 9/10 3996 days true 0.0 0%
Myriauy Rito 8/10 3996 days true 0.0 0%
Vicki Cashmore 9/10 4000 days true 0.0 0%
richards1 9/10 4112 days true 0.0 0%
Kelly 7/10 4142 days true 0.0 0%
MiepS 9/10 4219 days true 0.0 0%
marianneb 10/10 4232 days true 0.0 0%
johnst 8/10 4232 days true 0.0 0%
KatrinS 10/10 4244 days true 0.0 0%
EricS 9/10 4244 days true 0.0 0%
JudithLehr 10/10 4244 days true 0.0 0%
Eckhard Koepper 10/10 4244 days true 0.0 0%
JuergenSchnitzer 10/10 4248 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Bowen-Simpkins 8/10 4252 days true 0.0 0%
KathrinS 7/10 4252 days true 0.0 0%
JuliaG1 8/10 4265 days true 0.0 0%
VacherD 8/10 4266 days true 0.0 0%
SebastianGermany1 9/10 4267 days true 0.0 0%
winter_uk 9/10 4275 days true 0.0 0%
Visken 9/10 4281 days true 0.0 0%
WendyS 8/10 4285 days true 0.0 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 Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.40% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 50 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 124 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
121 -2.34%
122 -2.36%
123 -2.38%
124 -2.40%
125 -2.42%
126 -2.44%
127 -2.46%

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.