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

47 Valid Reviews

The Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park experience has a total of 49 reviews. There are 47 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 47 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 26
55%
9/10 16
34%
8/10 1
2%
7/10 4
9%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

93.62% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park valid reviews is 93.62% and is based on 47 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 47 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

92.55%

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
Bailey Dunne 9/10 328 days 82.95 100%
Don G 10/10 386 days 76.39 92%
Jack James 7/10 414 days 72.84 88%
Antonio Rovira 10/10 416 days 72.58 87%
Gary Prescot 10/10 481 days 63.34 76%
Jane 10/10 603 days 43.36 51%
P Poiraa 9/10 699 days 29.85 35%
Ulla Strand 10/10 703 days 29.35 34%
Alan Brown 7/10 751 days 23.75 27%
paul danniels 10/10 751 days 23.75 27%
Kate 10/10 983 days 6.99 6%
Pamela Hoffman 7/10 999 days 6.46 6%
Paul Smith 9/10 1066 days 5.13 4%
Jeff Young 9/10 1118 days 4.97 4%
Sarah Gurney 8/10 1157 days 4.92 4%
Sebastian Bade 10/10 1171 days 4.9 4%
D J 13 9/10 1362 days 4.63 3%
Sally Smith 10/10 1362 days 4.63 3%
Jeni 10/10 1392 days 4.59 3%
Andrew Cruickshank 9/10 1424 days 4.55 3%
Jess Rose 9/10 1451 days 4.51 3%
Tom 10/10 1752 days true 4.92 4%
Brita Topp 10/10 1789 days 4.05 3%
Anna Lutey 10/10 1817 days 4.01 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 9/10 1879 days 3.93 3%
Ut & Sacha 10/10 1940 days 3.84 2%
Helen King 9/10 1970 days 3.8 2%
I & K Urquhart 9/10 2001 days 3.76 2%
Stefan 9/10 2139 days true 4.28 3%
Bettina Fluhrer 10/10 2139 days true 4.28 3%
Marie 10/10 2139 days true 4.28 3%
Jan 10/10 2154 days 3.55 2%
C Schaap 10/10 2255 days true 4.09 3%
Richard Spandonk 10/10 2536 days true 3.63 2%
Balonno 10/10 2579 days 2.97 1%
Stephen Hunt 7/10 2850 days true 3.12 2%
Mel 10/10 2871 days true 3.08 2%
Antoine Van Hoovled 10/10 2875 days true 3.07 2%
Tim Laurent 10/10 2876 days true 3.07 2%
Tom Hill 10/10 2908 days true 3.02 1%
Marcia & Bruce 9/10 3240 days true 2.47 1%
John Mathers 9/10 3259 days true 2.44 1%
Marshall 9/10 3342 days true 2.31 1%
brianp 10/10 3456 days true 2.12 0%
ginekek 9/10 3584 days true 1.91 0%
VincentD 9/10 3618 days true 1.85 0%
Max 10/10 3626 days true 1.84 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

-6.14% 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 364 days.

The Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 307 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
304 -6.08%
305 -6.10%
306 -6.12%
307 -6.14%
308 -6.16%
309 -6.18%
310 -6.20%

Final Ranking Score

86%

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.