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 Lake Outlet 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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Lake Outlet Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

144 Valid Reviews

The Lake Outlet Holiday Park experience has a total of 145 reviews. There are 144 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 144 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 34
24%
9/10 43
30%
8/10 41
28%
7/10 17
12%
6/10 5
3%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 0
0%

84.58% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Outlet Holiday Park valid reviews is 84.58% and is based on 144 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

55 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 144 valid reviews, the experience has 55 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 55 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 12
22%
9/10 17
31%
8/10 19
35%
7/10 6
11%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
2%
1/10 0
0%

85.27% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Outlet Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 85.27% and is based on 55 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

81.31%

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
Kiwi 7/10 235 days 83.04 91%
taela_phillips@hotmail.com 6/10 235 days 75.74 83%
Liz 9/10 235 days 91.25 100%
Samantha H. 9/10 266 days 88.79 97%
Jolanda 10/10 327 days 83.06 91%
Kenza 8/10 327 days 78.9 86%
Annika Schmitt 5/10 541 days 43.43 47%
S Weslake 8/10 541 days 50.94 55%
Clara Rawlings 10/10 557 days 50.87 55%
Manon Moreno 2/10 591 days true 33.94 37%
Tay Dao Han 8/10 614 days 39.58 43%
Paul and Paula 9/10 636 days 38.39 42%
Grainne Phelan 6/10 886 days 9.9 10%
Nikolaj Lambertsen 10/10 903 days 10.84 11%
Kerry Lee 9/10 905 days 10.72 11%
Nikki K 10/10 905 days 10.72 11%
Jason Perks 9/10 912 days 10.31 10%
Joe Hopkins 6/10 963 days 6.44 6%
Roeland Driessen 8/10 964 days 7.33 7%
Rebecca Lindsey 7/10 964 days 7.02 7%
Martine Baars 8/10 969 days 7.14 7%
Daniel Bross 9/10 1007 days 6.23 6%
Liam Stace 7/10 1025 days 5.26 5%
Joanne Woo 7/10 1025 days 5.26 5%
Michelle Klein 9/10 1056 days 5.24 5%
Sachiko 7/10 1100 days 4.54 4%
Stuart Jeffrey 8/10 1117 days 4.72 4%
Abigail Ang 9/10 1178 days 4.87 4%
Andrik 7/10 1237 days 4.35 4%
Kristine Hornblow 9/10 1239 days 4.78 4%
David Elliott 7/10 1239 days 4.35 4%
Christian Gosslar 8/10 1239 days 4.54 4%
Sharon 7/10 1252 days 4.33 4%
jay 9/10 1270 days 4.73 4%
Estelle Daniel 8/10 1273 days 4.49 4%
Gilles Andrieu 7/10 1281 days 4.29 4%
Blake Boles 10/10 1299 days 4.69 4%
Jacqui Hutchins 10/10 1310 days 4.67 4%
Glinys Weller 7/10 1317 days 4.24 4%
Jennifer Northey 8/10 1330 days 4.41 4%
Charlotte Demasieres 8/10 1331 days 4.41 4%
Rujing Lu 8/10 1331 days 4.41 4%
Christy Stead 9/10 1333 days 4.64 4%
Richard Kirby 9/10 1361 days 4.6 4%
Chiara Leto 9/10 1361 days 4.6 4%
Michael 9/10 1396 days 4.54 4%
Karmen Bond 10/10 1420 days 4.51 4%
Raj chittoo 9/10 1422 days 4.5 4%
Aaron Soh 8/10 1435 days 4.26 4%
Pamela Ide 10/10 1453 days 4.46 4%
Ceri Davies 10/10 1468 days 4.43 4%
Yvonne Wu 8/10 1575 days 4.06 4%
Chris Read 8/10 1581 days 4.05 4%
Tomáš Bžatek 6/10 1607 days 3.5 3%
Christop Grepper 8/10 1624 days true 3.99 3%
Regula Hammer 8/10 1624 days true 3.99 3%
Julia 8/10 1636 days 3.97 3%
Christine Andersen 10/10 1636 days 4.18 4%
Averil Brown 9/10 1662 days 4.14 4%
Helen P 10/10 1677 days 4.11 4%
Rebecca Weight 9/10 1688 days 4.1 4%
Steve 9/10 1695 days 4.09 4%
Ang and Scott Jermyn 7/10 1696 days 3.72 3%
Tanneke Lyppens 10/10 1702 days 4.08 4%
Sidney Stokkers 8/10 1756 days 3.79 3%
Cynthia Campbell 10/10 1910 days 3.76 3%
Lindsay Berquist 8/10 1941 days 3.53 3%
Gillian Scott 9/10 2000 days 3.62 3%
Jason MacLeod 9/10 2002 days 3.62 3%
Brita Topp 9/10 2002 days 3.62 3%
Eva-Maria Krueger 8/10 2002 days 3.44 3%
Henrik Suefke 10/10 2024 days true 3.59 3%
Julia Kallenbach 10/10 2047 days true 3.55 3%
Flo Sexton 10/10 2060 days true 3.53 3%
Gill Odell 9/10 2061 days 3.53 3%
Sharon Liberman 10/10 2061 days 3.53 3%
K. H. 10/10 2092 days 3.48 3%
Jonathan 8/10 2153 days 3.22 3%
Stefan B 10/10 2275 days 3.2 3%
MadeinNewZealand 10/10 2306 days 3.16 3%
M Morgan 6/10 2336 days 2.58 2%
Lea Scheuvens 9/10 2357 days true 3.08 2%
Toomas Viilus 7/10 2363 days true 2.79 2%
Maarja 8/10 2363 days true 2.92 2%
Chantal Mortel 8/10 2372 days true 2.9 2%
Petterogmona 9/10 2426 days 2.97 2%
rich kiimmii 9/10 2426 days 2.97 2%
Barbara Lee 4/10 2426 days 2.35 2%
vtjm 9/10 2426 days 2.97 2%
Tane Brown 9/10 2426 days 2.97 2%
Ted Pointing 8/10 2426 days 2.83 2%
Marjo Cousijn 9/10 2474 days true 2.9 2%
timbo81 10/10 2518 days 2.83 2%
suzan107 10/10 2701 days 2.56 2%
Dovis Heinemann 10/10 2716 days true 2.53 2%
sidcupjon 8/10 2732 days 2.38 2%
Mike & Julia Stone 9/10 2737 days true 2.5 2%
John Hughes 7/10 2753 days true 2.25 2%
Des & Ann Bidwell 7/10 2756 days true 2.25 2%
Carel 7/10 2758 days true 2.25 2%
Josh 9/10 2835 days true 2.35 2%
bushman 3/10 2853 days 1.79 1%
Ken Talan 10/10 3063 days true 2.0 1%
cassie 10/10 3067 days 2.0 1%
Sebastian Wiesinger 10/10 3078 days true 1.98 1%
Helen Evans 9/10 3081 days true 1.98 1%
Oppenoorth 9/10 3086 days true 1.97 1%
Michael Long 9/10 3091 days true 1.96 1%
henriket 10/10 3092 days true 1.96 1%
Laurent Michon 9/10 3096 days true 1.95 1%
Simon Vickers 9/10 3097 days true 1.95 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3100 days true 1.85 1%
Cesar 8/10 3103 days true 1.85 1%
Jennie McIver 10/10 3113 days true 1.93 1%
Rolf Homeyer 8/10 3117 days true 1.83 1%
Echst Daniela 10/10 3121 days true 1.92 1%
MrsB 10/10 3126 days 1.91 1%
chrissie2011 10/10 3157 days 1.86 1%
Chris 8/10 3376 days true 1.45 1%
Sabine 8/10 3376 days true 1.45 1%
rinusm 8/10 3399 days true 1.42 1%
saraswitzer 9/10 3432 days true 1.44 1%
Peter G 8/10 3457 days true 1.33 1%
Chris Helms 8/10 3457 days true 1.33 1%
Tony Geens 8/10 3464 days true 1.32 1%
Kaddi & Grego 8/10 3464 days true 1.32 1%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 8/10 3465 days true 1.32 1%
Matthiis & Femke 7/10 3470 days true 1.26 0%
Thirza & Roeland 9/10 3470 days true 1.39 1%
M Sicard 9/10 3473 days true 1.38 1%
Mathias 10/10 3478 days true 1.37 1%
Jamie 8/10 3483 days true 1.3 1%
Bouwma 8/10 3484 days true 1.3 1%
Paul 9/10 3487 days true 1.36 1%
Pauline Morritt 8/10 3489 days true 1.29 0%
Stephanie K 9/10 3504 days true 1.33 1%
Conor Coyle 7/10 3508 days true 1.21 0%
chumfft 8/10 3522 days 1.24 0%
martinab 10/10 3537 days true 1.28 0%
Alan Riley 9/10 3565 days true 1.24 0%
Ann Riley 10/10 3565 days true 1.24 0%
NicolaW 9/10 3789 days true 0.9 0%
Philipp 9/10 3797 days true 0.89 0%
Heide 8/10 3800 days true 0.84 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 Lake Outlet Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-3.98% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Lake Outlet 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 Lake Outlet Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 199 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
196 -3.92%
197 -3.94%
198 -3.96%
199 -3.98%
200 -4.00%
201 -4.02%
202 -4.04%

Final Ranking Score

77%

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.