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

64 Valid Reviews

The Aaron Lodge Holiday Park experience has a total of 66 reviews. There are 64 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 64 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 5
8%
9/10 8
13%
8/10 13
20%
7/10 8
13%
6/10 12
19%
5/10 7
11%
4/10 2
3%
3/10 3
5%
2/10 4
6%
1/10 2
3%

65.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Aaron Lodge Holiday Park valid reviews is 65.00% and is based on 64 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 64 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

66.10%

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
Koos Swan 4/10 1614 days 3.15 94%
Thomas Blom 9/10 1947 days 3.33 100%
Nikolas Gut 8/10 2252 days true 2.6 78%
Jonas Hessel 9/10 2282 days true 2.68 80%
Brita Topp 8/10 2285 days 2.54 76%
Alexander Zimmer 4/10 2290 days true 2.1 63%
Ted Cole 3/10 2313 days 2.01 60%
Maya Bakker-deDreu 7/10 2334 days true 2.34 70%
GARRYBLOWER 8/10 2405 days 2.31 69%
Elise Robson 2/10 2558 days 1.6 48%
Przemyslaw Gawor 3/10 2678 days 1.46 44%
Jonathan Meun 7/10 2680 days true 1.73 52%
Jonathan Vondette 5/10 2731 days true 1.46 44%
Meryem Buchwitz 6/10 2753 days true 1.46 44%
phudgb 8/10 2801 days 1.58 47%
Ryan J 10/10 2831 days 1.6 48%
nireyor 5/10 2893 days 1.2 36%
Stuart Arrol 5/10 2980 days true 1.06 32%
Fritschi 6/10 3017 days true 1.03 31%
Howell Davies 6/10 3024 days true 1.02 31%
Beat Kindler 9/10 3027 days true 1.22 37%
Randewyk 5/10 3028 days true 0.99 30%
Nico Welagen 6/10 3030 days true 1.01 30%
David & Sue Lokkerbol 7/10 3030 days true 1.1 33%
Des & Ann Bidwell 10/10 3039 days true 1.2 36%
Colin Jenkins 8/10 3055 days true 1.11 33%
CMJ 7/10 3075 days 1.02 31%
Les and Carole Savins 5/10 3112 days true 0.85 26%
David & Audrey 8/10 3121 days true 0.98 30%
redmatthew16 6/10 3289 days 0.59 18%
Natascha Rachel 2/10 3326 days true 0.48 14%
Frank & Margot Best 6/10 3333 days true 0.51 15%
Therea 7/10 3349 days true 0.54 16%
Maureen Hardy 7/10 3358 days true 0.52 16%
Stuart Beagley 7/10 3363 days true 0.51 15%
Gema 8/10 3364 days true 0.53 16%
Frank & Ruth 1/10 3365 days true 0.41 12%
Juliane Kleiu 3/10 3371 days true 0.42 13%
Marilyn Buboltz 8/10 3373 days true 0.51 15%
Javier Munoz 9/10 3374 days true 0.54 16%
Andrea Fuchs 8/10 3375 days true 0.51 15%
Hoog Antink 5/10 3375 days true 0.44 13%
Jack Vermeidem 9/10 3379 days true 0.53 16%
Iko 5/10 3381 days true 0.43 13%
Grumbach 10/10 3384 days true 0.52 16%
Manfred & Gabi 9/10 3392 days true 0.5 15%
Bob Adams 1/10 3393 days true 0.37 11%
Dave and Lin Mungham 6/10 3402 days true 0.4 12%
Webster 9/10 3402 days true 0.49 15%
Remco Smit 10/10 3405 days true 0.48 14%
Pete & Chris 2/10 3671 days true 0.0 0%
Fabrice Modin 8/10 3724 days true 0.0 0%
Main 6/10 3747 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Tonwen 8/10 3755 days true 0.0 0%
Annie 8/10 3768 days true 0.0 0%
R Gilge 8/10 3770 days true 0.0 0%
Sibille Fischer 6/10 3787 days true 0.0 0%
Sena 7/10 3846 days true 0.0 0%
Johnnie 2/10 4061 days true 0.0 0%
Silvia Huerlimann 6/10 4080 days true 0.0 0%
Hans 10/10 4097 days true 0.0 0%
CSander 6/10 4112 days true 0.0 0%
VolkerS 9/10 4114 days true 0.0 0%
Peter 6/10 4123 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 Aaron Lodge Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.42% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 107 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 200 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
197 -2.38%
198 -2.39%
199 -2.40%
200 -2.42%
201 -2.43%
202 -2.44%
203 -2.45%

Final Ranking Score

64%

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.