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

81.38%

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 7/10 288 days 79.04 91%
taela_phillips@hotmail.com 6/10 288 days 72.09 83%
Liz 9/10 288 days 86.86 100%
Samantha H. 9/10 319 days 83.87 97%
Jolanda 10/10 380 days 77.12 89%
Kenza 8/10 380 days 73.26 84%
Annika Schmitt 5/10 594 days 36.27 42%
S Weslake 8/10 594 days 42.54 49%
Clara Rawlings 10/10 610 days 42.27 49%
Manon Moreno 2/10 644 days true 27.92 32%
Tay Dao Han 8/10 667 days 32.33 37%
Paul and Paula 9/10 689 days 31.12 36%
Grainne Phelan 6/10 939 days 7.35 8%
Nikolaj Lambertsen 10/10 956 days 8.06 9%
Kerry Lee 9/10 958 days 7.97 9%
Nikki K 10/10 958 days 7.97 9%
Jason Perks 9/10 965 days 7.68 9%
Joe Hopkins 6/10 1016 days 4.97 5%
Roeland Driessen 8/10 1017 days 5.67 6%
Rebecca Lindsey 7/10 1017 days 5.43 6%
Martine Baars 8/10 1022 days 5.55 6%
Daniel Bross 9/10 1060 days 5.19 6%
Liam Stace 7/10 1078 days 4.59 5%
Joanne Woo 7/10 1078 days 4.59 5%
Michelle Klein 9/10 1109 days 4.98 5%
Sachiko 7/10 1153 days 4.46 5%
Stuart Jeffrey 8/10 1170 days 4.63 5%
Abigail Ang 9/10 1231 days 4.77 5%
Andrik 7/10 1290 days 4.25 5%
Kristine Hornblow 9/10 1292 days 4.66 5%
David Elliott 7/10 1292 days 4.24 5%
Christian Gosslar 8/10 1292 days 4.43 5%
Sharon 7/10 1305 days 4.22 5%
jay 9/10 1323 days 4.61 5%
Estelle Daniel 8/10 1326 days 4.37 5%
Gilles Andrieu 7/10 1334 days 4.18 5%
Blake Boles 10/10 1352 days 4.56 5%
Jacqui Hutchins 10/10 1363 days 4.54 5%
Glinys Weller 7/10 1370 days 4.12 4%
Jennifer Northey 8/10 1383 days 4.28 5%
Charlotte Demasieres 8/10 1384 days 4.28 5%
Rujing Lu 8/10 1384 days 4.28 5%
Christy Stead 9/10 1386 days 4.5 5%
Richard Kirby 9/10 1414 days 4.45 5%
Chiara Leto 9/10 1414 days 4.45 5%
Michael 9/10 1449 days 4.39 5%
Karmen Bond 10/10 1473 days 4.35 5%
Raj chittoo 9/10 1475 days 4.35 5%
Aaron Soh 8/10 1488 days 4.11 4%
Pamela Ide 10/10 1506 days 4.3 5%
Ceri Davies 10/10 1521 days 4.27 5%
Yvonne Wu 8/10 1628 days 3.88 4%
Chris Read 8/10 1634 days 3.87 4%
Tomáš Bžatek 6/10 1660 days 3.35 4%
Christop Grepper 8/10 1677 days true 3.8 4%
Regula Hammer 8/10 1677 days true 3.8 4%
Julia 8/10 1689 days 3.78 4%
Christine Andersen 10/10 1689 days 3.98 4%
Averil Brown 9/10 1715 days 3.94 4%
Helen P 10/10 1730 days 3.91 4%
Rebecca Weight 9/10 1741 days 3.89 4%
Steve 9/10 1748 days 3.88 4%
Ang and Scott Jermyn 7/10 1749 days 3.53 4%
Tanneke Lyppens 10/10 1755 days 3.87 4%
Sidney Stokkers 8/10 1809 days 3.59 4%
Cynthia Campbell 10/10 1963 days 3.51 4%
Lindsay Berquist 8/10 1994 days 3.29 3%
Gillian Scott 9/10 2053 days 3.36 4%
Jason MacLeod 9/10 2055 days 3.36 4%
Brita Topp 9/10 2055 days 3.36 4%
Eva-Maria Krueger 8/10 2055 days 3.19 3%
Henrik Suefke 10/10 2077 days true 3.32 4%
Julia Kallenbach 10/10 2100 days true 3.28 3%
Flo Sexton 10/10 2113 days true 3.26 3%
Gill Odell 9/10 2114 days 3.26 3%
Sharon Liberman 10/10 2114 days 3.26 3%
K. H. 10/10 2145 days 3.2 3%
Jonathan 8/10 2206 days 2.94 3%
Stefan B 10/10 2328 days 2.89 3%
MadeinNewZealand 10/10 2359 days 2.84 3%
M Morgan 6/10 2389 days 2.31 2%
Lea Scheuvens 9/10 2410 days true 2.75 3%
Toomas Viilus 7/10 2416 days true 2.49 3%
Maarja 8/10 2416 days true 2.6 3%
Chantal Mortel 8/10 2425 days true 2.59 3%
Petterogmona 9/10 2479 days 2.63 3%
rich kiimmii 9/10 2479 days 2.63 3%
Barbara Lee 4/10 2479 days 2.08 2%
vtjm 9/10 2479 days 2.63 3%
Tane Brown 9/10 2479 days 2.63 3%
Ted Pointing 8/10 2479 days 2.5 3%
Marjo Cousijn 9/10 2527 days true 2.55 3%
timbo81 10/10 2571 days 2.47 3%
suzan107 10/10 2754 days 2.16 2%
Dovis Heinemann 10/10 2769 days true 2.13 2%
sidcupjon 8/10 2785 days 2.0 2%
Mike & Julia Stone 9/10 2790 days true 2.1 2%
John Hughes 7/10 2806 days true 1.88 2%
Des & Ann Bidwell 7/10 2809 days true 1.88 2%
Carel 7/10 2811 days true 1.88 2%
Josh 9/10 2888 days true 1.93 2%
bushman 3/10 2906 days 1.46 1%
Ken Talan 10/10 3116 days true 1.54 1%
cassie 10/10 3120 days 1.53 1%
Sebastian Wiesinger 10/10 3131 days true 1.51 1%
Helen Evans 9/10 3134 days true 1.51 1%
Oppenoorth 9/10 3139 days true 1.5 1%
Michael Long 9/10 3144 days true 1.49 1%
henriket 10/10 3145 days true 1.49 1%
Laurent Michon 9/10 3149 days true 1.48 1%
Simon Vickers 9/10 3150 days true 1.48 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3153 days true 1.4 1%
Cesar 8/10 3156 days true 1.4 1%
Jennie McIver 10/10 3166 days true 1.45 1%
Rolf Homeyer 8/10 3170 days true 1.37 1%
Echst Daniela 10/10 3174 days true 1.44 1%
MrsB 10/10 3179 days 1.43 1%
chrissie2011 10/10 3210 days 1.38 1%
Chris 8/10 3429 days true 0.95 1%
Sabine 8/10 3429 days true 0.95 1%
rinusm 8/10 3452 days true 0.92 1%
saraswitzer 9/10 3485 days true 0.91 1%
Peter G 8/10 3510 days true 0.82 1%
Chris Helms 8/10 3510 days true 0.82 1%
Tony Geens 8/10 3517 days true 0.81 1%
Kaddi & Grego 8/10 3517 days true 0.81 1%
Nicky and Andy Prescott 8/10 3518 days true 0.81 1%
Matthiis & Femke 7/10 3523 days true 0.77 1%
Thirza & Roeland 9/10 3523 days true 0.84 1%
M Sicard 9/10 3526 days true 0.84 1%
Mathias 10/10 3531 days true 0.83 1%
Jamie 8/10 3536 days true 0.78 1%
Bouwma 8/10 3537 days true 0.78 1%
Paul 9/10 3540 days true 0.81 1%
Pauline Morritt 8/10 3542 days true 0.77 1%
Stephanie K 9/10 3557 days true 0.78 1%
Conor Coyle 7/10 3561 days true 0.71 1%
chumfft 8/10 3575 days 0.72 1%
martinab 10/10 3590 days true 0.73 1%
Alan Riley 9/10 3618 days true 0.68 0%
Ann Riley 10/10 3618 days true 0.68 0%
NicolaW 9/10 3842 days true 0.3 0%
Philipp 9/10 3850 days true 0.28 0%
Heide 8/10 3853 days true 0.26 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.