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 Catlins Newhaven 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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Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

53 Valid Reviews

The Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park experience has a total of 56 reviews. There are 53 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 53 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 29
55%
9/10 19
36%
8/10 1
2%
7/10 4
8%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

93.77% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park valid reviews is 93.77% and is based on 53 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

18 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 53 valid reviews, the experience has 18 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 18 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
61%
9/10 6
33%
8/10 0
0%
7/10 1
6%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

95.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 95.00% and is based on 18 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.14%

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
Colin 9/10 43 days 99.71 100%
Renee 9/10 196 days 93.91 94%
Christin 10/10 227 days 91.83 92%
Joanne 9/10 227 days 91.83 92%
Caitlin 10/10 255 days 89.7 90%
Rob 10/10 255 days 89.7 90%
Bailey Dunne 9/10 592 days 45.09 45%
Don G 10/10 651 days 36.24 36%
Jack James 7/10 678 days 29.62 30%
Antonio Rovira 10/10 680 days 32.29 32%
Gary Prescot 10/10 745 days 24.41 24%
Jane 10/10 867 days 13.24 13%
P Poiraa 9/10 963 days 7.76 8%
Ulla Strand 10/10 967 days 7.6 7%
Alan Brown 7/10 1016 days 5.45 5%
paul danniels 10/10 1016 days 5.99 6%
Kate 10/10 1247 days 4.74 5%
Pamela Hoffman 7/10 1263 days 4.29 4%
Paul Smith 9/10 1330 days 4.6 4%
Jeff Young 9/10 1382 days 4.51 4%
Sarah Gurney 8/10 1421 days 4.22 4%
Sebastian Bade 10/10 1435 days 4.42 4%
D J 13 9/10 1627 days 4.09 4%
Sally Smith 10/10 1627 days 4.09 4%
Jeni 10/10 1657 days 4.04 4%
Andrew Cruickshank 9/10 1688 days 3.98 4%
Jess Rose 9/10 1716 days 3.94 4%
Tom 10/10 2016 days true 3.42 3%
Brita Topp 10/10 2053 days 3.36 3%
Anna Lutey 10/10 2081 days 3.31 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 9/10 2143 days 3.21 3%
Ut & Sacha 10/10 2204 days 3.1 3%
Helen King 9/10 2234 days 3.05 3%
I & K Urquhart 9/10 2265 days 3.0 3%
Stefan 9/10 2403 days true 2.76 3%
Bettina Fluhrer 10/10 2403 days true 2.76 3%
Marie 10/10 2403 days true 2.76 3%
Jan 10/10 2418 days 2.73 3%
C Schaap 10/10 2519 days true 2.56 2%
Richard Spandonk 10/10 2800 days true 2.08 2%
Balonno 10/10 2843 days 2.01 2%
Stephen Hunt 7/10 3114 days true 1.4 1%
Mel 10/10 3135 days true 1.51 1%
Antoine Van Hoovled 10/10 3139 days true 1.5 1%
Tim Laurent 10/10 3140 days true 1.5 1%
Tom Hill 10/10 3172 days true 1.44 1%
Marcia & Bruce 9/10 3504 days true 0.88 1%
John Mathers 9/10 3523 days true 0.84 1%
Marshall 9/10 3606 days true 0.7 0%
brianp 10/10 3720 days true 0.51 0%
ginekek 9/10 3848 days true 0.29 0%
VincentD 9/10 3882 days true 0.23 0%
Max 10/10 3890 days true 0.21 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 Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.56% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Catlins Newhaven 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 199 days.

The Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 28 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
25 -0.50%
26 -0.52%
27 -0.54%
28 -0.56%
29 -0.58%
30 -0.60%
31 -0.62%

Final Ranking Score

94%

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.