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

89 Valid Reviews

The Leith Valley Holiday Park experience has a total of 92 reviews. There are 89 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 89 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 19
21%
9/10 19
21%
8/10 25
28%
7/10 15
17%
6/10 5
6%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 1
1%

80.45% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Leith Valley Holiday Park valid reviews is 80.45% and is based on 89 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 89 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

77.98%

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
camplover95 2/10 247 days 67.75 79%
Monica A 8/10 247 days 85.82 100%
Inge 8/10 491 days 58.71 68%
Renee 7/10 491 days 56.24 66%
Vicki Hoskinson 10/10 521 days 56.99 66%
Avivjones 10/10 581 days 46.87 55%
Richard 7/10 581 days 42.65 50%
André 7/10 581 days 42.65 50%
Demi Thompson 10/10 642 days 37.52 44%
Cindy 9/10 642 days 37.52 44%
Rob Mellor 7/10 673 days 30.23 35%
Trevor Wiseman 9/10 673 days 33.22 39%
Teb 6/10 765 days 18.47 22%
Stacey&Lindsay 10/10 795 days 19.26 22%
S Weslake 7/10 856 days 12.79 15%
Candy 9/10 856 days 14.05 16%
Michael McMahon 8/10 856 days 13.35 16%
Tati Moron 7/10 860 days true 12.51 15%
Maureen Barlow 8/10 887 days 11.26 13%
Clobby 9/10 915 days 10.13 12%
Hanneke van Dijk 7/10 920 days true 8.97 10%
Gillian Press 8/10 936 days 8.56 10%
Karen Forsyth 9/10 942 days 8.71 10%
Chris Ostrowski 10/10 967 days 7.6 9%
Debbie Lesurf 10/10 969 days 7.52 9%
Nora Tobies 8/10 982 days 6.67 8%
Sophie Nightingale 9/10 1005 days 6.28 7%
Howard Morris 6/10 1039 days 4.56 5%
Michael Taing 1/10 1040 days 4.0 5%
Nathan Lal 9/10 1119 days 4.95 6%
Linn Niziak 10/10 1152 days 4.89 6%
Artemis 8/10 1217 days 4.52 5%
Walter Neff 8/10 1279 days 4.41 5%
Mike Guest 8/10 1390 days 4.2 5%
Lee Ling Koh 8/10 1447 days 4.1 5%
Luke Young 9/10 1455 days true 4.3 5%
Beth Goodrich 10/10 1476 days 4.25 5%
Wayne Jeskie 10/10 1570 days 4.07 5%
Andrik 5/10 1579 days 3.28 4%
Des Corner 8/10 1676 days 3.67 4%
Averil Ford 10/10 1676 days 3.86 5%
Helen Souloglou 9/10 1676 days 3.86 5%
Hannah-Luisa Behrendt 6/10 1683 days 3.19 4%
David From Switzerland 8/10 1690 days 3.64 4%
Helen B 8/10 1701 days 3.62 4%
Faye Livock 9/10 1738 days 3.74 4%
Jade Duncan 8/10 1756 days 3.52 4%
Karmen Bond 10/10 1764 days 3.69 4%
veda wills 8/10 1768 days 3.5 4%
Carsten Philipp 8/10 1781 days 3.47 4%
Ceri Davies 10/10 1811 days 3.6 4%
AusCampa 9/10 1921 days 3.38 4%
Stephanie Poppe 6/10 1957 days 2.75 3%
Mike Gornall 7/10 1982 days 2.97 3%
Adam Wight 6/10 1985 days true 2.7 3%
Kris Marinomunn 9/10 1988 days 3.25 4%
Mike Merrick 8/10 1990 days 3.09 4%
Gethin Pearson 9/10 2004 days 3.22 4%
Nell Hearle 8/10 2012 days 3.05 4%
Ron Clarke 8/10 2072 days 2.93 3%
Michele 10/10 2317 days 2.61 3%
Andrew Cattanach 7/10 2407 days 2.21 3%
Sandy Goh 8/10 2499 days 2.14 2%
Bertiethebus 7/10 2713 days 1.67 2%
Andrew K 8/10 2772 days 1.63 2%
Kathy_a 4/10 2833 days 1.26 1%
jenny 9/10 2864 days 1.54 2%
nireyor 8/10 2956 days 1.29 2%
Lindsay Berquist 9/10 3017 days 1.24 1%
Gillian Rowe 10/10 3088 days true 1.1 1%
Seiler 7/10 3088 days true 1.0 1%
Carel 7/10 3104 days true 0.97 1%
Mirando4ka 8/10 3107 days 1.01 1%
Lorraine Leonard 7/10 3421 days true 0.41 0%
Tom Shemp 3/10 3426 days true 0.34 0%
E Brockbank 9/10 3435 days true 0.42 0%
Raith 7/10 3443 days true 0.37 0%
Teum and Orselien 7/10 3460 days true 0.34 0%
EthanSmith 10/10 3687 days 0.0 0%
Smithy 10/10 3687 days 0.0 0%
deepujames 10/10 3748 days 0.0 0%
jenniferuk 5/10 3748 days true 0.0 0%
nztraveller11 10/10 3809 days 0.0 0%
Angela 10/10 3810 days true 0.0 0%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 9/10 3811 days true 0.0 0%
Geoff Renshaw 8/10 3910 days true 0.0 0%
bhb 9/10 3960 days true 0.0 0%
gerrys 8/10 4054 days true 0.0 0%
BrunoS 9/10 4178 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 Leith Valley Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.15% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 121 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 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -2.12%
198 -2.13%
199 -2.14%
200 -2.15%
201 -2.16%
202 -2.17%
203 -2.18%

Final Ranking Score

76%

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.