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

140 Valid Reviews

The Lake Outlet Holiday Park experience has a total of 141 reviews. There are 140 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 140 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 34
24%
9/10 41
29%
8/10 41
29%
7/10 16
11%
6/10 4
3%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 0
0%

84.79% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Outlet Holiday Park valid reviews is 84.79% and is based on 140 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 140 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

79.76%

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
Jolanda 10/10 72 days 99.18 100%
Kenza 8/10 72 days 99.18 100%
Annika Schmitt 5/10 286 days 87.04 88%
S Weslake 8/10 286 days 87.04 88%
Clara Rawlings 10/10 302 days 85.55 86%
Manon Moreno 2/10 336 days true 88.68 89%
Tay Dao Han 8/10 359 days 79.58 80%
Paul and Paula 9/10 381 days 77.0 77%
Grainne Phelan 6/10 631 days 39.12 38%
Nikolaj Lambertsen 10/10 648 days 36.66 36%
Kerry Lee 9/10 650 days 36.38 35%
Nikki K 10/10 651 days 36.24 35%
Jason Perks 9/10 657 days 35.4 34%
Joe Hopkins 6/10 708 days 28.73 28%
Roeland Driessen 8/10 710 days 28.49 27%
Rebecca Lindsey 7/10 710 days 28.49 27%
Martine Baars 8/10 714 days 28.0 27%
Daniel Bross 9/10 752 days 23.64 22%
Liam Stace 7/10 771 days 21.63 20%
Joanne Woo 7/10 771 days 21.63 20%
Michelle Klein 9/10 802 days 18.6 17%
Sachiko 7/10 845 days 14.9 13%
Stuart Jeffrey 8/10 863 days 13.53 12%
Abigail Ang 9/10 924 days 9.63 8%
Andrik 7/10 982 days 7.02 5%
Kristine Hornblow 9/10 985 days 6.92 5%
David Elliott 7/10 985 days 6.92 5%
Christian Gosslar 8/10 985 days 6.92 5%
Sharon 7/10 997 days 6.52 5%
jay 9/10 1016 days 5.99 4%
Estelle Daniel 8/10 1018 days 5.94 4%
Gilles Andrieu 7/10 1026 days 5.75 4%
Blake Boles 10/10 1045 days 5.4 4%
Jacqui Hutchins 10/10 1055 days 5.25 3%
Glinys Weller 7/10 1062 days 5.17 3%
Jennifer Northey 8/10 1076 days 5.06 3%
Charlotte Demasieres 8/10 1076 days 5.06 3%
Rujing Lu 8/10 1076 days 5.06 3%
Christy Stead 9/10 1078 days 5.05 3%
Richard Kirby 9/10 1107 days 4.98 3%
Chiara Leto 9/10 1107 days 4.98 3%
Michael 9/10 1141 days 4.94 3%
Karmen Bond 10/10 1165 days 4.9 3%
Raj chittoo 9/10 1168 days 4.9 3%
Aaron Soh 8/10 1180 days 4.88 3%
Pamela Ide 10/10 1198 days 4.86 3%
Ceri Davies 10/10 1213 days 4.84 3%
Yvonne Wu 8/10 1321 days 4.69 3%
Chris Read 8/10 1326 days 4.68 3%
Tomáš Bžatek 6/10 1352 days 4.65 3%
Christop Grepper 8/10 1369 days true 5.55 4%
Regula Hammer 8/10 1369 days true 5.55 4%
Julia 8/10 1382 days 4.61 3%
Christine Andersen 10/10 1382 days 4.61 3%
Averil Brown 9/10 1407 days 4.57 3%
Helen P 10/10 1422 days 4.55 3%
Rebecca Weight 9/10 1433 days 4.54 3%
Steve 9/10 1440 days 4.53 3%
Ang and Scott Jermyn 7/10 1441 days 4.53 3%
Tanneke Lyppens 10/10 1447 days 4.52 3%
Sidney Stokkers 8/10 1502 days 4.44 3%
Cynthia Campbell 10/10 1655 days 4.23 2%
Lindsay Berquist 8/10 1686 days 4.19 2%
Gillian Scott 9/10 1745 days 4.11 2%
Jason MacLeod 9/10 1747 days 4.11 2%
Brita Topp 9/10 1747 days 4.11 2%
Eva-Maria Krueger 8/10 1747 days 4.11 2%
Henrik Suefke 10/10 1769 days true 4.89 3%
Julia Kallenbach 10/10 1792 days true 4.85 3%
Flo Sexton 10/10 1805 days true 4.83 3%
Gill Odell 9/10 1806 days 4.03 2%
Sharon Liberman 10/10 1806 days 4.03 2%
K. H. 10/10 1837 days 3.98 2%
Jonathan 8/10 1898 days 3.9 2%
Stefan B 10/10 2020 days 3.73 2%
MadeinNewZealand 10/10 2051 days 3.69 2%
M Morgan 6/10 2081 days 3.65 2%
Lea Scheuvens 9/10 2102 days true 4.34 2%
Toomas Viilus 7/10 2108 days true 4.33 2%
Maarja 8/10 2108 days true 4.33 2%
Chantal Mortel 8/10 2117 days true 4.32 2%
Petterogmona 9/10 2171 days 3.53 2%
rich kiimmii 9/10 2171 days 3.53 2%
Barbara Lee 4/10 2171 days 3.28 1%
vtjm 9/10 2171 days 3.53 2%
Tane Brown 9/10 2171 days 3.53 2%
Ted Pointing 8/10 2171 days 3.53 2%
Marjo Cousijn 9/10 2219 days true 4.15 2%
timbo81 10/10 2263 days 3.4 1%
suzan107 10/10 2446 days 3.15 1%
Dovis Heinemann 10/10 2461 days true 3.75 2%
sidcupjon 8/10 2477 days 3.11 1%
Mike & Julia Stone 9/10 2482 days true 3.72 2%
John Hughes 7/10 2498 days true 3.69 2%
Des & Ann Bidwell 7/10 2501 days true 3.69 2%
Carel 7/10 2503 days true 3.69 2%
Josh 9/10 2580 days true 3.56 2%
bushman 3/10 2598 days 2.68 1%
Ken Talan 10/10 2808 days true 3.18 1%
cassie 10/10 2812 days 2.65 1%
Sebastian Wiesinger 10/10 2823 days true 3.16 1%
Helen Evans 9/10 2826 days true 3.15 1%
Oppenoorth 9/10 2831 days true 3.15 1%
Michael Long 9/10 2836 days true 3.14 1%
henriket 10/10 2837 days true 3.14 1%
Laurent Michon 9/10 2841 days true 3.13 1%
Simon Vickers 9/10 2842 days true 3.13 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 2845 days true 3.12 1%
Cesar 8/10 2848 days true 3.12 1%
Jennie McIver 10/10 2858 days true 3.1 1%
Rolf Homeyer 8/10 2862 days true 3.1 1%
Echst Daniela 10/10 2866 days true 3.09 1%
MrsB 10/10 2871 days 2.57 1%
chrissie2011 10/10 2902 days 2.52 1%
Chris 8/10 3121 days true 2.67 1%
Sabine 8/10 3121 days true 2.67 1%
rinusm 8/10 3144 days true 2.63 1%
saraswitzer 9/10 3177 days true 2.58 1%
Peter G 8/10 3202 days true 2.54 1%
Chris Helms 8/10 3202 days true 2.54 1%
Tony Geens 8/10 3209 days true 2.52 1%
Kaddi & Grego 8/10 3209 days true 2.52 1%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 8/10 3210 days true 2.52 1%
Matthiis & Femke 7/10 3215 days true 2.52 1%
Thirza & Roeland 9/10 3215 days true 2.52 1%
M Sicard 9/10 3218 days true 2.51 1%
Mathias 10/10 3223 days true 2.5 1%
Jamie 8/10 3228 days true 2.49 1%
Bouwma 8/10 3229 days true 2.49 1%
Paul 9/10 3232 days true 2.49 1%
Pauline Morritt 8/10 3234 days true 2.48 1%
Stephanie K 9/10 3249 days true 2.46 1%
Conor Coyle 7/10 3253 days true 2.45 0%
chumfft 8/10 3267 days 2.02 0%
martinab 10/10 3282 days true 2.4 0%
Alan Riley 9/10 3310 days true 2.36 0%
Ann Riley 10/10 3310 days true 2.36 0%
NicolaW 9/10 3534 days true 1.99 0%
Philipp 9/10 3542 days true 1.98 0%
Heide 8/10 3545 days true 1.97 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

-0.78% 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 364 days.

The Lake Outlet Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 39 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
36 -0.72%
37 -0.74%
38 -0.76%
39 -0.78%
40 -0.80%
41 -0.82%
42 -0.84%

Final Ranking Score

79%

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.