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

169 Valid Reviews

The Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 176 reviews. There are 169 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 169 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 24
14%
9/10 46
27%
8/10 50
30%
7/10 18
11%
6/10 11
7%
5/10 5
3%
4/10 5
3%
3/10 6
4%
2/10 3
2%
1/10 1
1%

77.87% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 77.87% and is based on 169 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 169 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

81.04%

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
TP&MM 8/10 171 days 90.6 99%
Jacqui 10/10 230 days 91.62 100%
Hanna 8/10 261 days 84.75 92%
Jordan & Jazlyn 8/10 291 days 82.25 90%
Stefano Clerici 9/10 414 days 72.84 79%
Bailey Dunne 9/10 536 days 54.47 59%
Audrey Wong 7/10 604 days 39.31 42%
Paul and Paula 8/10 616 days 39.29 42%
M Karutz 7/10 682 days 29.15 31%
Vanessa Stubbs 6/10 713 days 23.34 25%
Anja Röhrich 10/10 861 days 13.68 14%
Tracy Hillier 9/10 870 days 13.02 13%
Helene 8/10 934 days 8.65 9%
Leonie Westerhot 7/10 977 days true 6.56 6%
Shelley Warkentin 8/10 991 days 6.38 6%
Sarah Taumoepeau 7/10 1136 days 4.49 4%
Gabor Kabacs 9/10 1277 days 4.72 4%
Staffan Johansson 8/10 1277 days 4.49 4%
brucewilkinson 4/10 1281 days 3.73 3%
R Werder 8/10 1310 days 4.44 4%
Jean marc Daubenfeld 8/10 1322 days 4.42 4%
Fabien Metro 9/10 1489 days 4.4 4%
Cindy Stuart 5/10 1575 days true 3.46 3%
Erica b 9/10 1601 days 4.23 4%
Bella Tawera 6/10 1688 days 3.4 3%
Mary Moloney 3/10 1693 days 3.15 3%
Liz R 4/10 1722 days 3.2 3%
Ian Jimmy Robinson 10/10 1722 days 4.05 4%
Mark Davie 9/10 1723 days true 4.04 4%
Florian Lohbrunner 9/10 1734 days true 4.03 4%
Sunny Sailing 2/10 1905 days 2.83 2%
Fabian Rodriguez 6/10 1905 days 3.13 3%
Jim Gilmour 2/10 1966 days 2.76 2%
Simon Galpin 9/10 1995 days true 3.63 3%
Family Trip 9/10 1997 days 3.63 3%
Julia Seiffert 9/10 1998 days true 3.63 3%
Anne Courtenay 3/10 2004 days true 2.78 2%
Kiernan Matthew 8/10 2024 days true 3.41 3%
Walter Neff 8/10 2025 days 3.41 3%
Jacqui Knight 6/10 2039 days true 2.96 2%
Andrew Cattanach 4/10 2056 days 2.79 2%
Cindy Bonton 7/10 2064 days true 3.21 3%
Sally Mortensen 8/10 2087 days 3.32 3%
Michael Craig 4/10 2148 days 2.68 2%
Frankie Branco 9/10 2209 days 3.3 3%
I & K Urquhart 8/10 2209 days 3.14 3%
ozelmer 3/10 2209 days 2.54 2%
Neil Beckett 8/10 2331 days 2.96 2%
Clarissa Hanck 5/10 2337 days true 2.52 2%
Wendy Hawkins 8/10 2357 days true 2.93 2%
Roger Hawkins 8/10 2357 days true 2.93 2%
Steve 2/10 2362 days 2.3 2%
Tanja Schlagermann 6/10 2364 days true 2.55 2%
Mike Pisco 8/10 2368 days true 2.91 2%
Michael Nolan 9/10 2390 days 3.03 2%
Rachel Leghorn 1/10 2390 days 2.21 2%
Phil & Laura 7/10 2390 days 2.76 2%
Philip Gibbons 6/10 2390 days 2.51 2%
Danish_family 7/10 2390 days 2.76 2%
William Notcutt 3/10 2421 days 2.3 2%
Christian 9/10 2434 days true 2.96 2%
Wertra 9/10 2435 days true 2.96 2%
Margaret and Derek McNeil 9/10 2437 days true 2.96 2%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 2440 days true 2.95 2%
Edith and Robert Newton 3/10 2452 days true 2.26 2%
John Freeman 8/10 2468 days true 2.76 2%
TheHoon 7/10 2696 days 2.33 2%
nztintin 9/10 2727 days 2.52 2%
Fleming Lauridsen 8/10 2736 days true 2.38 2%
Volker 8/10 2736 days true 2.38 2%
Linda Kosters 10/10 2736 days true 2.5 2%
Melanie 8/10 2739 days true 2.37 2%
Tim & Judith 8/10 2739 days true 2.37 2%
Eric Lombaard 9/10 2739 days true 2.5 2%
Gerhard Schoenmeubeck 8/10 2739 days true 2.37 2%
Randewyk 5/10 2740 days true 2.02 1%
Erik Poirer 9/10 2741 days true 2.49 2%
Michael & Rosemary Smith 9/10 2742 days true 2.49 2%
Jurg Pfaendler 7/10 2744 days true 2.27 2%
Andreas & Leonie Fehr 8/10 2748 days true 2.36 2%
Katrawa 7/10 2749 days true 2.26 2%
Rowena and Ian Lanyon 8/10 2751 days true 2.36 2%
Mirando4ka 7/10 2756 days 2.25 2%
Jackie & Ray 9/10 2769 days true 2.45 2%
Rebecca & Hugh Small 9/10 2828 days true 2.36 2%
John & Vicki 7/10 2834 days true 2.14 2%
Richard Lechevallier 10/10 2835 days true 2.35 2%
Livinlife 10/10 2879 days 2.28 2%
askwally 10/10 2909 days 2.24 2%
Mathew 10/10 2909 days 2.24 2%
damaca 9/10 2909 days 2.24 2%
jhwjhw 5/10 3032 days 1.66 1%
Edward Marhi 9/10 3059 days true 2.01 1%
noname 10/10 3078 days true 1.98 1%
Mr & Mrs Palmer 8/10 3079 days true 1.88 1%
Louise van der Hyden 8/10 3091 days true 1.86 1%
Daniela Borter 7/10 3094 days true 1.78 1%
Winskowsky 8/10 3095 days true 1.86 1%
David Emerick 10/10 3096 days true 1.95 1%
Brian Clothier 8/10 3097 days true 1.86 1%
Alexander & Stephanie 3/10 3098 days true 1.5 1%
Kuno Eugster 7/10 3101 days true 1.77 1%
Manuela Manns 6/10 3106 days true 1.61 1%
Gerd Pagel 10/10 3106 days true 1.94 1%
Martin Current 6/10 3108 days true 1.61 1%
Teum and Orselien 5/10 3109 days true 1.57 1%
Andy Martin 9/10 3110 days true 1.93 1%
John Price 7/10 3111 days true 1.76 1%
Rolf Homeyer 9/10 3112 days true 1.93 1%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3112 days true 1.83 1%
Stevenson 9/10 3114 days true 1.93 1%
Sue Haward 6/10 3116 days true 1.6 1%
Ewald Waldner 9/10 3117 days true 1.92 1%
Andreas Neo 7/10 3118 days true 1.75 1%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 3121 days true 1.82 1%
Mikeminch 9/10 3183 days 1.82 1%
Jill 6/10 3213 days 1.47 1%
Mary Van 8/10 3274 days 1.6 1%
Conny 8/10 3392 days true 1.43 1%
edwardasmith 9/10 3397 days true 1.5 1%
Corine van Been 8/10 3440 days true 1.36 1%
Risch & Seybold 9/10 3440 days true 1.43 1%
markus Brandenberger 9/10 3445 days true 1.42 1%
Pam & Norman 9/10 3451 days true 1.41 1%
Peter G 8/10 3452 days true 1.34 1%
Chris Helms 8/10 3452 days true 1.34 1%
Sue S 8/10 3453 days true 1.34 1%
P.C Kool 9/10 3453 days true 1.41 1%
Matthias A 6/10 3460 days true 1.16 0%
John Cox 8/10 3464 days true 1.32 1%
Chris & Dawn Humphries 4/10 3465 days true 1.1 0%
Brian Morris 10/10 3467 days true 1.39 1%
Marsden 10/10 3467 days true 1.39 1%
th schuermann 10/10 3468 days true 1.39 1%
Joseph Borking 10/10 3470 days true 1.39 1%
Mattias Thorm 9/10 3480 days true 1.37 1%
Annie 8/10 3480 days true 1.3 1%
John Rylance 10/10 3485 days true 1.36 1%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 10/10 3485 days true 1.36 1%
Peter Ortner 8/10 3495 days true 1.28 1%
Sibille Fischer 8/10 3499 days true 1.27 1%
Chung Family 9/10 3506 days true 1.33 1%
sophiep 8/10 3532 days true 1.23 0%
stafanie_norman 10/10 3532 days true 1.29 1%
susanl 9/10 3539 days true 1.28 1%
vivw 9/10 3540 days true 1.28 1%
foucherm 8/10 3541 days true 1.21 0%
Douglas Beresford 8/10 3550 days true 1.2 0%
Mark Jenkins 9/10 3556 days true 1.25 1%
Myriauy Rito 8/10 3556 days true 1.19 0%
Vicki Cashmore 9/10 3560 days true 1.25 1%
richards1 9/10 3673 days true 1.08 0%
Kelly 7/10 3703 days true 0.94 0%
MiepS 9/10 3780 days true 0.91 0%
marianneb 10/10 3792 days true 0.89 0%
johnst 8/10 3792 days true 0.85 0%
KatrinS 10/10 3804 days true 0.88 0%
EricS 9/10 3804 days true 0.88 0%
JudithLehr 10/10 3804 days true 0.88 0%
Eckhard Koepper 10/10 3804 days true 0.88 0%
JuergenSchnitzer 10/10 3808 days true 0.87 0%
Peter Bowen-Simpkins 8/10 3812 days true 0.82 0%
KathrinS 7/10 3812 days true 0.79 0%
JuliaG1 8/10 3825 days true 0.8 0%
VacherD 8/10 3826 days true 0.8 0%
SebastianGermany1 9/10 3827 days true 0.84 0%
winter_uk 9/10 3835 days true 0.83 0%
Visken 9/10 3841 days true 0.82 0%
WendyS 8/10 3845 days true 0.77 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

-2.78% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 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 199 days.

The Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 139 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
136 -2.72%
137 -2.74%
138 -2.76%
139 -2.78%
140 -2.80%
141 -2.82%
142 -2.84%

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.