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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
56 Valid Reviews
The Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park experience has a total of 60 reviews. There are 56 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 4 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 56 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park valid reviews is 93.93% and is based on 56 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
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.
Within the 56 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:
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.
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.
|Anna Swain||10/10||39 days||99.76||100%|
|Ian and Sharon||10/10||191 days||94.22||94%|
|Tom Z.||9/10||191 days||94.22||94%|
|Bailey Dunne||9/10||862 days||13.6||14%|
|Don G||10/10||921 days||9.8||10%|
|Jack James||7/10||948 days||7.67||8%|
|Antonio Rovira||10/10||950 days||8.33||8%|
|Gary Prescot||10/10||1015 days||6.01||6%|
|P Poiraa||9/10||1233 days||4.73||5%|
|Ulla Strand||10/10||1237 days||4.72||5%|
|Alan Brown||7/10||1286 days||4.21||4%|
|paul danniels||10/10||1286 days||4.63||5%|
|Pamela Hoffman||7/10||1533 days||3.77||4%|
|Paul Smith||9/10||1600 days||4.01||4%|
|Jeff Young||9/10||1652 days||3.91||4%|
|Sarah Gurney||8/10||1691 days||3.64||4%|
|Sebastian Bade||10/10||1705 days||3.81||4%|
|D J 13||9/10||1897 days||3.43||3%|
|Sally Smith||10/10||1897 days||3.43||3%|
|Andrew Cruickshank||9/10||1958 days||3.31||3%|
|Jess Rose||9/10||1986 days||3.26||3%|
|Brita Topp||10/10||2323 days||2.6||3%|
|Anna Lutey||10/10||2351 days||2.54||3%|
|Ut & Sacha||10/10||2474 days||2.3||2%|
|Helen King||9/10||2504 days||2.24||2%|
|I & K Urquhart||9/10||2535 days||2.18||2%|
|Bettina Fluhrer||10/10||2673 days||1.91||2%|
|C Schaap||10/10||2789 days||1.68||2%|
|Richard Spandonk||10/10||3070 days||1.14||1%|
|Stephen Hunt||7/10||3384 days||0.47||0%|
|Antoine Van Hoovled||10/10||3409 days||0.47||0%|
|Tim Laurent||10/10||3410 days||0.47||0%|
|Tom Hill||10/10||3442 days||0.41||0%|
|Marcia & Bruce||9/10||3774 days||0.0||0%|
|John Mathers||9/10||3793 days||0.0||0%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average are added to improve relevancy and credibility. These adjustments apply equally to all experiences that meet the criteria.
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.
There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 125 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 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.
The Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 15 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.
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.
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