Ranking Score Explained

Hi there, thanks for your interest in how we calculate an experience's ranking score. It's at the core of Rankers so I'm pleased you're curious.

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 Waitaki Waters 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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Waitaki Waters Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

49 Valid Reviews

The Waitaki Waters Holiday Park experience has a total of 50 reviews. There are 49 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 49 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 26
53%
9/10 16
33%
8/10 6
12%
7/10 1
2%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

93.67% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Waitaki Waters Holiday Park valid reviews is 93.67% and is based on 49 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

7 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 49 valid reviews, the experience has 7 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 7 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 2
29%
9/10 4
57%
8/10 1
14%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.43% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Waitaki Waters Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 91.43% and is based on 7 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

95.19%

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
Inge 9/10 50 days 99.6 100%
Marinette Kegels 10/10 109 days 98.12 98%
JT 10/10 140 days 96.89 97%
Dunham Sage 9/10 801 days 18.7 17%
Matthias Wohlgemuth 9/10 853 days 14.28 12%
María del Carmen Escandell 9/10 1108 days 4.98 3%
Stuart Jeffrey 10/10 1154 days 4.92 3%
Karin Nzealand 10/10 1171 days 4.9 3%
Sebastien Burelle 9/10 1188 days 4.87 3%
Ed Linklater 8/10 1188 days 4.87 3%
Brian Higgins 10/10 1225 days 4.82 3%
Joanna du Toit 10/10 1266 days 4.77 3%
Sarah Gurney 9/10 1284 days 4.74 3%
Penny Mercer 10/10 1285 days 4.74 3%
Dennis Biedermann 10/10 1327 days 4.68 3%
Ryan Haugh 10/10 1357 days 4.64 2%
Shelley 7/10 1419 days 4.56 2%
Yvonne Wu 10/10 1480 days 4.47 2%
Matt Betts 10/10 1486 days 4.46 2%
Brett Reed 10/10 1487 days 4.46 2%
Eric Adams 10/10 1556 days 4.37 2%
Ang and Scott Jermyn 9/10 1601 days 4.31 2%
tschavalon 10/10 1692 days 4.18 2%
Wing Chung 10/10 1876 days 3.93 2%
Gillian Scott 9/10 1905 days 3.89 2%
Malcolm & Susan 9/10 1906 days 3.89 2%
The Germans from Australiia 10/10 1966 days 3.81 2%
Evyatar Karni 10/10 1969 days true 4.56 2%
2 tent travelers from Montreal 9/10 1997 days 3.76 2%
GARRYBLOWER 10/10 2027 days 3.72 2%
Pokari 8/10 2058 days 3.68 1%
Richard Evans 9/10 2058 days 3.68 1%
Sandy Goh 10/10 2058 days 3.68 1%
Paige Sayer 10/10 2088 days 3.64 1%
ozelmer 8/10 2088 days 3.64 1%
Andrew Grimes 9/10 2267 days true 4.07 2%
Lynda Quartay 9/10 2267 days true 4.07 2%
Moni Sangoi 8/10 2300 days 3.35 1%
Martyn Kool 9/10 2348 days true 3.94 2%
docjoes 10/10 2423 days 3.18 1%
MeganG 8/10 2576 days 2.97 1%
Hazel & Alan Damerell 10/10 2648 days true 3.45 1%
Volker Neumeyer 8/10 2661 days true 3.43 1%
martint 10/10 2697 days 2.81 1%
Holiday 10/10 2728 days 2.76 1%
nzcamper704 10/10 2942 days 2.47 0%
rhubarbsky 9/10 3093 days 2.26 0%
jhwjhw 10/10 3123 days 2.22 0%
Graeme + Jane Ryan 9/10 3358 days true 2.28 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 Waitaki Waters Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.52% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Waitaki Waters 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 364 days.

The Waitaki Waters Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 26 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
23 -0.46%
24 -0.48%
25 -0.50%
26 -0.52%
27 -0.54%
28 -0.56%
29 -0.58%

Final Ranking Score

95%

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.

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