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 Leith Valley 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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Leith Valley Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

92 Valid Reviews

The Leith Valley Holiday Park experience has a total of 95 reviews. There are 92 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 92 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 21
23%
9/10 20
22%
8/10 25
27%
7/10 15
16%
6/10 5
5%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 1
1%

80.98% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Leith Valley Holiday Park valid reviews is 80.98% and is based on 92 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

19 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 92 valid reviews, the experience has 19 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 19 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 2
11%
9/10 5
26%
8/10 2
11%
7/10 7
37%
6/10 1
5%
5/10 1
5%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 1
5%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

75.79% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Leith Valley Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 75.79% and is based on 19 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

84.65%

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 Relative Weight
Dr.A 10/10 78 days 100%
Margaret 10/10 168 days 96%
Graham 9/10 168 days 96%
camplover95 2/10 534 days 41%
Monica A 8/10 534 days 52%
Inge 8/10 778 days 20%
Renee 7/10 778 days 19%
Vicki Hoskinson 10/10 809 days 18%
Avivjones 10/10 868 days 13%
Richard 7/10 868 days 12%
André 7/10 868 days 12%
Demi Thompson 10/10 929 days 9%
Cindy 9/10 929 days 9%
Rob Mellor 7/10 960 days 7%
Trevor Wiseman 9/10 960 days 8%
Teb 6/10 1052 days 4%
Stacey&Lindsay 10/10 1082 days 5%
S Weslake 7/10 1143 days 4%
Candy 9/10 1143 days 5%
Michael McMahon 8/10 1143 days 4%
Tati Moron 7/10 1147 days 3%
Maureen Barlow 8/10 1174 days 4%
Clobby 9/10 1202 days 4%
Hanneke van Dijk 7/10 1207 days 3%
Gillian Press 8/10 1223 days 4%
Karen Forsyth 9/10 1229 days 4%
Chris Ostrowski 10/10 1254 days 4%
Debbie Lesurf 10/10 1256 days 4%
Nora Tobies 8/10 1269 days 4%
Sophie Nightingale 9/10 1292 days 4%
Howard Morris 6/10 1326 days 3%
Michael Taing 1/10 1327 days 3%
Nathan Lal 9/10 1406 days 4%
Linn Niziak 10/10 1439 days 4%
Artemis 8/10 1504 days 4%
Walter Neff 8/10 1567 days 3%
Mike Guest 8/10 1677 days 3%
Lee Ling Koh 8/10 1734 days 3%
Luke Young 9/10 1742 days 3%
Beth Goodrich 10/10 1763 days 3%
Wayne Jeskie 10/10 1857 days 3%
Andrik 5/10 1866 days 2%
Des Corner 8/10 1964 days 3%
Averil Ford 10/10 1964 days 3%
Helen Souloglou 9/10 1964 days 3%
Hannah-Luisa Behrendt 6/10 1970 days 2%
David From Switzerland 8/10 1977 days 3%
Helen B 8/10 1988 days 3%
Faye Livock 9/10 2025 days 3%
Jade Duncan 8/10 2043 days 3%
Karmen Bond 10/10 2051 days 3%
veda wills 8/10 2056 days 3%
Carsten Philipp 8/10 2068 days 3%
Ceri Davies 10/10 2098 days 3%
AusCampa 9/10 2209 days 2%
Stephanie Poppe 6/10 2244 days 2%
Mike Gornall 7/10 2270 days 2%
Adam Wight 6/10 2272 days 1%
Kris Marinomunn 9/10 2275 days 2%
Mike Merrick 8/10 2277 days 2%
Gethin Pearson 9/10 2291 days 2%
Nell Hearle 8/10 2299 days 2%
Ron Clarke 8/10 2360 days 2%
Michele 10/10 2604 days 2%
Andrew Cattanach 7/10 2694 days 1%
Sandy Goh 8/10 2786 days 1%
Bertiethebus 7/10 3000 days 1%
Andrew K 8/10 3059 days 1%
Kathy_a 4/10 3120 days 0%
jenny 9/10 3151 days 1%
nireyor 8/10 3243 days 0%
Lindsay Berquist 9/10 3304 days 0%
Gillian Rowe 10/10 3375 days 0%
Seiler 7/10 3375 days 0%
Carel 7/10 3391 days 0%
Mirando4ka 8/10 3394 days 0%
Lorraine Leonard 7/10 3708 days 0%
Tom Shemp 3/10 3713 days 0%
E Brockbank 9/10 3722 days 0%
Raith 7/10 3730 days 0%
Teum and Orselien 7/10 3747 days 0%
EthanSmith 10/10 3974 days 1%
Smithy 10/10 3974 days 1%
deepujames 10/10 4035 days 1%
jenniferuk 5/10 4035 days 0%
nztraveller11 10/10 4096 days 1%
Angela 10/10 4097 days 0%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 9/10 4098 days 0%
Geoff Renshaw 8/10 4197 days 0%
bhb 9/10 4247 days 0%
gerrys 8/10 4341 days 0%
BrunoS 9/10 4465 days 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 Leith Valley Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.78% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 94 days. However the Leith Valley 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 Leith Valley Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 57 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
54 -0.74%
55 -0.75%
56 -0.77%
57 -0.78%
58 -0.79%
59 -0.81%
60 -0.82%

Final Ranking Score

84%

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.