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

175 Valid Reviews

The Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 182 reviews. There are 175 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 175 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 25
14%
9/10 46
26%
8/10 51
29%
7/10 22
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%

77.83% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Akaroa TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 77.83% and is based on 175 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 175 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

79.08%

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
FZ 7/10 57 days 90.53 95%
Monica A 8/10 57 days 94.51 100%
Andrew Hammond 7/10 118 days 88.99 94%
ben mannering 7/10 148 days 87.84 93%
Jenn 7/10 148 days 87.84 93%
Keith & Kay Finlayson 10/10 179 days 94.92 100%
TP&MM 8/10 332 days 78.41 83%
Jacqui 10/10 391 days 75.77 80%
Hanna 8/10 422 days 68.19 72%
Jordan & Jazlyn 8/10 452 days 64.24 68%
Stefano Clerici 9/10 575 days 47.85 50%
Bailey Dunne 9/10 697 days 30.1 32%
Audrey Wong 7/10 765 days 20.25 21%
Paul and Paula 8/10 777 days 19.97 21%
M Karutz 7/10 843 days 13.71 14%
Vanessa Stubbs 6/10 874 days 10.57 11%
Anja Röhrich 10/10 1022 days 5.84 6%
Tracy Hillier 9/10 1031 days 5.65 6%
Helene 8/10 1095 days 4.75 5%
Leonie Westerhot 7/10 1138 days true 4.47 5%
Shelley Warkentin 8/10 1151 days 4.65 5%
Sarah Taumoepeau 7/10 1297 days 4.19 4%
Gabor Kabacs 9/10 1438 days 4.33 5%
Staffan Johansson 8/10 1438 days 4.11 4%
brucewilkinson 4/10 1442 days 3.41 4%
R Werder 8/10 1471 days 4.05 4%
Jean marc Daubenfeld 8/10 1483 days 4.03 4%
Fabien Metro 9/10 1650 days 3.91 4%
Cindy Stuart 5/10 1736 days true 3.03 3%
Erica b 9/10 1761 days 3.7 4%
Bella Tawera 6/10 1849 days 2.93 3%
Mary Moloney 3/10 1854 days 2.71 3%
Liz R 4/10 1882 days 2.73 3%
Ian Jimmy Robinson 10/10 1882 days 3.46 4%
Mark Davie 9/10 1884 days true 3.46 4%
Florian Lohbrunner 9/10 1895 days true 3.43 4%
Sunny Sailing 2/10 2066 days 2.32 2%
Fabian Rodriguez 6/10 2066 days 2.57 3%
Jim Gilmour 2/10 2127 days 2.24 2%
Simon Galpin 9/10 2156 days true 2.92 3%
Family Trip 9/10 2158 days 2.92 3%
Julia Seiffert 9/10 2159 days true 2.92 3%
Anne Courtenay 3/10 2165 days true 2.24 2%
Kiernan Matthew 8/10 2185 days true 2.72 3%
Walter Neff 8/10 2186 days 2.72 3%
Jacqui Knight 6/10 2200 days true 2.36 2%
Andrew Cattanach 4/10 2217 days 2.22 2%
Cindy Bonton 7/10 2225 days true 2.54 3%
Sally Mortensen 8/10 2248 days 2.61 3%
Michael Craig 4/10 2309 days 2.07 2%
Frankie Branco 9/10 2370 days 2.5 3%
I & K Urquhart 8/10 2370 days 2.38 3%
ozelmer 3/10 2370 days 1.93 2%
Neil Beckett 8/10 2492 days 2.15 2%
Clarissa Hanck 5/10 2498 days true 1.83 2%
Wendy Hawkins 8/10 2518 days true 2.1 2%
Roger Hawkins 8/10 2518 days true 2.1 2%
Steve 2/10 2523 days 1.65 2%
Tanja Schlagermann 6/10 2525 days true 1.83 2%
Mike Pisco 8/10 2529 days true 2.08 2%
Michael Nolan 9/10 2551 days 2.15 2%
Rachel Leghorn 1/10 2551 days 1.57 2%
Phil & Laura 7/10 2551 days 1.96 2%
Philip Gibbons 6/10 2551 days 1.79 2%
Danish_family 7/10 2551 days 1.96 2%
William Notcutt 3/10 2582 days 1.61 2%
Christian 9/10 2595 days true 2.06 2%
Wertra 9/10 2596 days true 2.06 2%
Margaret and Derek McNeil 9/10 2598 days true 2.06 2%
Nigel Leighton 10/10 2601 days true 2.05 2%
Edith and Robert Newton 3/10 2613 days true 1.56 2%
John Freeman 8/10 2629 days true 1.9 2%
TheHoon 7/10 2857 days 1.41 1%
nztintin 9/10 2888 days 1.49 2%
Fleming Lauridsen 8/10 2897 days true 1.4 1%
Volker 8/10 2897 days true 1.4 1%
Linda Kosters 10/10 2897 days true 1.47 2%
Melanie 8/10 2900 days true 1.39 1%
Tim & Judith 8/10 2900 days true 1.39 1%
Eric Lombaard 9/10 2900 days true 1.47 2%
Gerhard Schoenmeubeck 8/10 2900 days true 1.39 1%
Randewyk 5/10 2901 days true 1.19 1%
Erik Poirer 9/10 2902 days true 1.46 2%
Michael & Rosemary Smith 9/10 2903 days true 1.46 2%
Jurg Pfaendler 7/10 2905 days true 1.33 1%
Andreas & Leonie Fehr 8/10 2909 days true 1.38 1%
Katrawa 7/10 2910 days true 1.32 1%
Rowena and Ian Lanyon 8/10 2912 days true 1.37 1%
Mirando4ka 7/10 2917 days 1.31 1%
Jackie & Ray 9/10 2930 days true 1.41 1%
Rebecca & Hugh Small 9/10 2989 days true 1.29 1%
John & Vicki 7/10 2995 days true 1.17 1%
Richard Lechevallier 10/10 2996 days true 1.28 1%
Livinlife 10/10 3040 days 1.19 1%
askwally 10/10 3070 days 1.14 1%
Mathew 10/10 3070 days 1.14 1%
damaca 9/10 3070 days 1.14 1%
jhwjhw 5/10 3193 days 0.72 1%
Edward Marhi 9/10 3220 days true 0.84 1%
noname 10/10 3239 days true 0.8 1%
Mr & Mrs Palmer 8/10 3240 days true 0.76 1%
Louise van der Hyden 8/10 3252 days true 0.74 1%
Daniela Borter 7/10 3255 days true 0.7 1%
Winskowsky 8/10 3256 days true 0.73 1%
David Emerick 10/10 3257 days true 0.77 1%
Brian Clothier 8/10 3258 days true 0.73 1%
Alexander & Stephanie 3/10 3259 days true 0.59 1%
Kuno Eugster 7/10 3262 days true 0.69 1%
Manuela Manns 6/10 3267 days true 0.62 1%
Gerd Pagel 10/10 3267 days true 0.75 1%
Martin Current 6/10 3269 days true 0.62 1%
Teum and Orselien 5/10 3270 days true 0.6 1%
Andy Martin 9/10 3271 days true 0.74 1%
John Price 7/10 3272 days true 0.67 1%
Rolf Homeyer 9/10 3273 days true 0.74 1%
Roy Seymour 8/10 3273 days true 0.7 1%
Stevenson 9/10 3275 days true 0.73 1%
Sue Haward 6/10 3277 days true 0.61 1%
Ewald Waldner 9/10 3278 days true 0.73 1%
Andreas Neo 7/10 3279 days true 0.66 1%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 3282 days true 0.68 1%
Mikeminch 9/10 3344 days 0.6 1%
Jill 6/10 3374 days 0.45 0%
Mary Van 8/10 3435 days 0.4 0%
Conny 8/10 3553 days true 0.18 0%
edwardasmith 9/10 3558 days true 0.18 0%
Corine van Been 8/10 3601 days true 0.09 0%
Risch & Seybold 9/10 3601 days true 0.1 0%
markus Brandenberger 9/10 3606 days true 0.09 0%
Pam & Norman 9/10 3612 days true 0.07 0%
Peter G 8/10 3613 days true 0.07 0%
Chris Helms 8/10 3613 days true 0.07 0%
Sue S 8/10 3614 days true 0.07 0%
P.C Kool 9/10 3614 days true 0.07 0%
Matthias A 6/10 3621 days true 0.05 0%
John Cox 8/10 3625 days true 0.05 0%
Chris & Dawn Humphries 4/10 3626 days true 0.04 0%
Brian Morris 10/10 3628 days true 0.04 0%
Marsden 10/10 3628 days true 0.04 0%
th schuermann 10/10 3629 days true 0.04 0%
Joseph Borking 10/10 3631 days true 0.04 0%
Mattias Thorm 9/10 3641 days true 0.02 0%
Annie 8/10 3641 days true 0.02 0%
John Rylance 10/10 3646 days true 0.01 0%
Jeremy & Sarah Rind 10/10 3646 days true 0.01 0%
Peter Ortner 8/10 3656 days true 0.0 0%
Sibille Fischer 8/10 3660 days true 0.0 0%
Chung Family 9/10 3667 days true 0.0 0%
sophiep 8/10 3693 days true 0.0 0%
stafanie_norman 10/10 3693 days true 0.0 0%
susanl 9/10 3700 days true 0.0 0%
vivw 9/10 3701 days true 0.0 0%
foucherm 8/10 3702 days true 0.0 0%
Douglas Beresford 8/10 3711 days true 0.0 0%
Mark Jenkins 9/10 3717 days true 0.0 0%
Myriauy Rito 8/10 3717 days true 0.0 0%
Vicki Cashmore 9/10 3721 days true 0.0 0%
richards1 9/10 3834 days true 0.0 0%
Kelly 7/10 3864 days true 0.0 0%
MiepS 9/10 3941 days true 0.0 0%
marianneb 10/10 3953 days true 0.0 0%
johnst 8/10 3953 days true 0.0 0%
KatrinS 10/10 3965 days true 0.0 0%
EricS 9/10 3965 days true 0.0 0%
JudithLehr 10/10 3965 days true 0.0 0%
Eckhard Koepper 10/10 3965 days true 0.0 0%
JuergenSchnitzer 10/10 3969 days true 0.0 0%
Peter Bowen-Simpkins 8/10 3973 days true 0.0 0%
KathrinS 7/10 3973 days true 0.0 0%
JuliaG1 8/10 3986 days true 0.0 0%
VacherD 8/10 3987 days true 0.0 0%
SebastianGermany1 9/10 3988 days true 0.0 0%
winter_uk 9/10 3996 days true 0.0 0%
Visken 9/10 4002 days true 0.0 0%
WendyS 8/10 4006 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

-0.24% 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 12 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
9 -0.18%
10 -0.20%
11 -0.22%
12 -0.24%
13 -0.26%
14 -0.28%
15 -0.30%

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.