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

178 Valid Reviews

The Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 185 reviews. There are 178 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 178 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 26
15%
9/10 47
26%
8/10 51
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%

77.98% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 77.98% and is based on 178 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 178 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

80.52%

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
Maria 7/10 89 days 89.86 92%
Will37 9/10 118 days 97.79 100%
Niko Schachner 10/10 149 days 96.48 99%
FZ 7/10 180 days 86.33 88%
Monica A 8/10 180 days 90.12 92%
Andrew Hammond 7/10 241 days 82.62 84%
ben mannering 7/10 271 days 80.41 82%
Jenn 7/10 271 days 80.41 82%
Keith & Kay Finlayson 10/10 302 days 85.55 87%
TP&MM 8/10 455 days 63.83 65%
Jacqui 10/10 514 days 58.14 59%
Hanna 8/10 545 days 50.29 51%
Jordan & Jazlyn 8/10 575 days 45.46 46%
Stefano Clerici 9/10 698 days 29.98 31%
Bailey Dunne 9/10 820 days 16.98 17%
Audrey Wong 7/10 888 days 10.73 11%
Paul and Paula 8/10 900 days 10.47 11%
M Karutz 7/10 966 days 6.95 7%
Vanessa Stubbs 6/10 997 days 5.41 6%
Anja Röhrich 10/10 1145 days 4.9 5%
Tracy Hillier 9/10 1154 days 4.88 5%
Helene 8/10 1218 days 4.52 5%
Leonie Westerhot 7/10 1261 days true 4.25 4%
Shelley Warkentin 8/10 1275 days 4.42 5%
Sarah Taumoepeau 7/10 1420 days 3.97 4%
Gabor Kabacs 9/10 1561 days 4.09 4%
Staffan Johansson 8/10 1561 days 3.88 4%
brucewilkinson 4/10 1565 days 3.22 3%
R Werder 8/10 1594 days 3.82 4%
Jean marc Daubenfeld 8/10 1606 days 3.8 4%
Fabien Metro 9/10 1773 days 3.67 4%
Cindy Stuart 5/10 1859 days true 2.84 3%
Erica b 9/10 1885 days 3.45 4%
Bella Tawera 6/10 1972 days 2.73 3%
Mary Moloney 3/10 1977 days 2.52 3%
Liz R 4/10 2006 days 2.54 3%
Ian Jimmy Robinson 10/10 2006 days 3.22 3%
Mark Davie 9/10 2007 days true 3.22 3%
Florian Lohbrunner 9/10 2018 days true 3.19 3%
Sunny Sailing 2/10 2189 days 2.14 2%
Fabian Rodriguez 6/10 2189 days 2.37 2%
Jim Gilmour 2/10 2250 days 2.05 2%
Simon Galpin 9/10 2279 days true 2.68 3%
Family Trip 9/10 2281 days 2.68 3%
Julia Seiffert 9/10 2282 days true 2.68 3%
Anne Courtenay 3/10 2288 days true 2.05 2%
Kiernan Matthew 8/10 2308 days true 2.49 3%
Walter Neff 8/10 2309 days 2.49 3%
Jacqui Knight 6/10 2323 days true 2.16 2%
Andrew Cattanach 4/10 2340 days 2.03 2%
Cindy Bonton 7/10 2348 days true 2.32 2%
Sally Mortensen 8/10 2371 days 2.38 2%
Michael Craig 4/10 2432 days 1.88 2%
Frankie Branco 9/10 2493 days 2.26 2%
I & K Urquhart 8/10 2493 days 2.15 2%
ozelmer 3/10 2493 days 1.74 2%
Neil Beckett 8/10 2615 days 1.92 2%
Clarissa Hanck 5/10 2621 days true 1.63 2%
Wendy Hawkins 8/10 2641 days true 1.88 2%
Roger Hawkins 8/10 2641 days true 1.88 2%
Steve 2/10 2646 days 1.47 2%
Tanja Schlagermann 6/10 2648 days true 1.63 2%
Mike Pisco 8/10 2652 days true 1.86 2%
Michael Nolan 9/10 2674 days 1.91 2%
Rachel Leghorn 1/10 2674 days 1.39 1%
Phil & Laura 7/10 2674 days 1.74 2%
Philip Gibbons 6/10 2674 days 1.59 2%
Danish_family 7/10 2674 days 1.74 2%
William Notcutt 3/10 2705 days 1.42 1%
Christian 9/10 2718 days true 1.82 2%
Wertra 9/10 2719 days true 1.82 2%
Margaret and Derek McNeil 9/10 2721 days true 1.82 2%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 2724 days true 1.81 2%
Edith and Robert Newton 3/10 2736 days true 1.38 1%
John Freeman 8/10 2752 days true 1.67 2%
TheHoon 7/10 2980 days 1.19 1%
nztintin 9/10 3011 days 1.25 1%
Fleming Lauridsen 8/10 3020 days true 1.17 1%
Volker 8/10 3020 days true 1.17 1%
Linda Kosters 10/10 3020 days true 1.23 1%
Melanie 8/10 3023 days true 1.17 1%
Tim & Judith 8/10 3023 days true 1.17 1%
Eric Lombaard 9/10 3023 days true 1.23 1%
Gerhard Schoenmeubeck 8/10 3023 days true 1.17 1%
Randewyk 5/10 3024 days true 0.99 1%
Erik Poirer 9/10 3025 days true 1.22 1%
Michael & Rosemary Smith 9/10 3026 days true 1.22 1%
Jurg Pfaendler 7/10 3028 days true 1.11 1%
Andreas & Leonie Fehr 8/10 3032 days true 1.15 1%
Katrawa 7/10 3033 days true 1.1 1%
Rowena and Ian Lanyon 8/10 3035 days true 1.14 1%
Mirando4ka 7/10 3040 days 1.09 1%
Jackie & Ray 9/10 3053 days true 1.17 1%
Rebecca & Hugh Small 9/10 3112 days true 1.05 1%
John & Vicki 7/10 3118 days true 0.95 1%
Richard Lechevallier 10/10 3119 days true 1.04 1%
Livinlife 10/10 3163 days 0.95 1%
askwally 10/10 3193 days 0.89 1%
Mathew 10/10 3193 days 0.89 1%
damaca 9/10 3193 days 0.89 1%
jhwjhw 5/10 3316 days 0.53 1%
Edward Marhi 9/10 3343 days true 0.6 1%
noname 10/10 3362 days true 0.56 1%
Mr & Mrs Palmer 8/10 3363 days true 0.53 1%
Louise van der Hyden 8/10 3375 days true 0.51 1%
Daniela Borter 7/10 3378 days true 0.48 0%
Winskowsky 8/10 3379 days true 0.5 1%
David Emerick 10/10 3380 days true 0.53 1%
Brian Clothier 8/10 3381 days true 0.5 1%
Alexander & Stephanie 3/10 3382 days true 0.4 0%
Kuno Eugster 7/10 3385 days true 0.47 0%
Manuela Manns 6/10 3390 days true 0.42 0%
Gerd Pagel 10/10 3390 days true 0.51 1%
Martin Current 6/10 3392 days true 0.42 0%
Teum and Orselien 5/10 3393 days true 0.41 0%
Andy Martin 9/10 3394 days true 0.5 1%
John Price 7/10 3395 days true 0.45 0%
Rolf Homeyer 9/10 3396 days true 0.5 1%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3396 days true 0.47 0%
Stevenson 9/10 3398 days true 0.49 1%
Sue Haward 6/10 3400 days true 0.41 0%
Ewald Waldner 9/10 3401 days true 0.49 0%
Andreas Neo 7/10 3402 days true 0.44 0%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 3405 days true 0.46 0%
Mikeminch 9/10 3467 days 0.36 0%
Jill 6/10 3497 days 0.25 0%
Mary Van 8/10 3558 days 0.17 0%
Conny 8/10 3676 days true 0.0 0%
edwardasmith 9/10 3681 days true 0.0 0%
Corine van Been 8/10 3724 days true 0.0 0%
Risch & Seybold 9/10 3724 days true 0.0 0%
markus Brandenberger 9/10 3729 days true 0.0 0%
Pam & Norman 9/10 3735 days true 0.0 0%
Peter G 8/10 3736 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Helms 8/10 3736 days true 0.0 0%
Sue S 8/10 3737 days true 0.0 0%
P.C Kool 9/10 3737 days true 0.0 0%
Matthias A 6/10 3744 days true 0.0 0%
John Cox 8/10 3748 days true 0.0 0%
Chris & Dawn Humphries 4/10 3749 days true 0.0 0%
Brian Morris 10/10 3751 days true 0.0 0%
Marsden 10/10 3751 days true 0.0 0%
th schuermann 10/10 3752 days true 0.0 0%
Joseph Borking 10/10 3754 days true 0.0 0%
Mattias Thorm 9/10 3764 days true 0.0 0%
Annie 8/10 3764 days true 0.0 0%
John Rylance 10/10 3769 days true 0.0 0%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 10/10 3769 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Ortner 8/10 3779 days true 0.0 0%
Sibille Fischer 8/10 3783 days true 0.0 0%
Chung Family 9/10 3790 days true 0.0 0%
sophiep 8/10 3816 days true 0.0 0%
stafanie_norman 10/10 3816 days true 0.0 0%
susanl 9/10 3823 days true 0.0 0%
vivw 9/10 3824 days true 0.0 0%
foucherm 8/10 3825 days true 0.0 0%
Douglas Beresford 8/10 3834 days true 0.0 0%
Mark Jenkins 9/10 3840 days true 0.0 0%
Myriauy Rito 8/10 3840 days true 0.0 0%
Vicki Cashmore 9/10 3844 days true 0.0 0%
richards1 9/10 3957 days true 0.0 0%
Kelly 7/10 3987 days true 0.0 0%
MiepS 9/10 4064 days true 0.0 0%
marianneb 10/10 4076 days true 0.0 0%
johnst 8/10 4076 days true 0.0 0%
KatrinS 10/10 4088 days true 0.0 0%
EricS 9/10 4088 days true 0.0 0%
JudithLehr 10/10 4088 days true 0.0 0%
Eckhard Koepper 10/10 4088 days true 0.0 0%
JuergenSchnitzer 10/10 4092 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Bowen-Simpkins 8/10 4096 days true 0.0 0%
KathrinS 7/10 4096 days true 0.0 0%
JuliaG1 8/10 4109 days true 0.0 0%
VacherD 8/10 4110 days true 0.0 0%
SebastianGermany1 9/10 4111 days true 0.0 0%
winter_uk 9/10 4119 days true 0.0 0%
Visken 9/10 4125 days true 0.0 0%
WendyS 8/10 4129 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

-0.77% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 104 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 62 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
59 -0.73%
60 -0.75%
61 -0.76%
62 -0.77%
63 -0.78%
64 -0.80%
65 -0.81%

Final Ranking Score

80%

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.