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 Aaron Lodge 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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Aaron Lodge Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

66 Valid Reviews

The Aaron Lodge Holiday Park experience has a total of 68 reviews. There are 66 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 2 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 66 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
8%
9/10 9
14%
8/10 13
20%
7/10 9
14%
6/10 12
18%
5/10 7
11%
4/10 2
3%
3/10 3
5%
2/10 4
6%
1/10 2
3%

65.45% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Aaron Lodge Holiday Park valid reviews is 65.45% and is based on 66 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

52 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 66 valid reviews, the experience has 52 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 52 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 4
8%
9/10 7
13%
8/10 10
19%
7/10 7
13%
6/10 11
21%
5/10 6
12%
4/10 1
2%
3/10 1
2%
2/10 3
6%
1/10 2
4%

65.96% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Aaron Lodge Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 65.96% and is based on 52 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

77.22%

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
Luke 9/10 78 days 100%
Michelle 7/10 168 days 88%
Koos Swan 4/10 1964 days 3%
Thomas Blom 9/10 2298 days 3%
Nikolas Gut 8/10 2602 days 2%
Jonas Hessel 9/10 2632 days 2%
Brita Topp 8/10 2635 days 2%
Alexander Zimmer 4/10 2640 days 2%
Ted Cole 3/10 2663 days 1%
Maya Bakker-deDreu 7/10 2684 days 2%
GARRYBLOWER 8/10 2755 days 2%
Elise Robson 2/10 2908 days 1%
Przemyslaw Gawor 3/10 3028 days 1%
Jonathan Meun 7/10 3030 days 1%
Jonathan Vondette 5/10 3081 days 1%
Meryem Buchwitz 6/10 3103 days 1%
phudgb 8/10 3151 days 1%
Ryan J 10/10 3181 days 1%
nireyor 5/10 3243 days 1%
Stuart Arrol 5/10 3330 days 0%
Fritschi 6/10 3367 days 0%
Howell Davies 6/10 3374 days 0%
Beat Kindler 9/10 3377 days 1%
Randewyk 5/10 3378 days 0%
Nico Welagen 6/10 3380 days 0%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 7/10 3380 days 0%
Des & Ann Bidwell 10/10 3389 days 0%
Colin Jenkins 8/10 3405 days 0%
CMJ 7/10 3425 days 0%
Les and Carole Savins 5/10 3462 days 0%
David & Audrey 8/10 3471 days 0%
redmatthew16 6/10 3639 days 0%
Natascha Rachel 2/10 3676 days 1%
Frank & Margot Best 6/10 3683 days 1%
Therea 7/10 3699 days 1%
Maureen Hardy 7/10 3708 days 1%
Stuart Beagley 7/10 3713 days 1%
Gema 8/10 3714 days 1%
Frank & Ruth 1/10 3715 days 1%
Juliane Kleiu 3/10 3721 days 1%
Marilyn Buboltz 8/10 3723 days 1%
Javier Munoz 9/10 3724 days 1%
Andrea Fuchs 8/10 3725 days 1%
Hoog Antink 5/10 3725 days 1%
Jack Vermeidem 9/10 3729 days 1%
Iko 5/10 3731 days 1%
Grumbach 10/10 3734 days 1%
Manfred & Gabi 9/10 3742 days 1%
Bob Adams 1/10 3743 days 1%
Dave and Lin Mungham 6/10 3752 days 1%
Webster 9/10 3752 days 1%
Remco Smit 10/10 3755 days 1%
Pete & Chris 2/10 4021 days 1%
Fabrice Modin 8/10 4074 days 1%
Main 6/10 4097 days 1%
Bert Tonwen 8/10 4105 days 1%
Annie 8/10 4118 days 1%
R Gilge 8/10 4120 days 1%
Sibille Fischer 6/10 4137 days 1%
Sena 7/10 4196 days 1%
Johnnie 2/10 4411 days 1%
Silvia Huerlimann 6/10 4430 days 1%
Hans 10/10 4447 days 1%
CSander 6/10 4462 days 1%
VolkerS 9/10 4464 days 1%
Peter 6/10 4473 days 1%

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 Aaron Lodge Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.88% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 94 days. However the Aaron Lodge 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 Aaron Lodge Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 64 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
61 -0.83%
62 -0.85%
63 -0.86%
64 -0.88%
65 -0.89%
66 -0.90%
67 -0.92%

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.