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 Hawea 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.
81 Valid Reviews
The Lake Hawea Holiday Park experience has a total of 83 reviews. There are 81 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 81 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Hawea Holiday Park valid reviews is 84.44% and is based on 81 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
25 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 81 valid reviews, the experience has 25 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 25 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Lake Hawea Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 85.20% and is based on 25 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.
|Jack James||8/10||48 days||100%|
|Tammy Schein||8/10||82 days||99%|
|Wen Xin Tan||9/10||163 days||96%|
|Belinda Clarke||7/10||300 days||86%|
|Hollie Procter||10/10||355 days||80%|
|Alan Brown||9/10||355 days||80%|
|Matthias Wohlgemuth||5/10||369 days||78%|
|Michael Jeffress||2/10||379 days||68%|
|S Webb||9/10||447 days||68%|
|Julia Hamblyn||10/10||478 days||63%|
|Margo Wiltens||10/10||484 days||62%|
|Rebecca Bowles||10/10||612 days||41%|
|W Donovan||9/10||637 days||37%|
|Ray Tombs||10/10||651 days||35%|
|Chadd Holland||10/10||663 days||33%|
|Averil Ford||5/10||692 days||29%|
|Paul Smith||7/10||700 days||28%|
|Felicity Fay||10/10||720 days||31%|
|Yung Ok Yoo||8/10||753 days||22%|
|Max Brunner||9/10||775 days||20%|
|Sarah Gurney||8/10||787 days||18%|
|Georgia Posar||10/10||990 days||5%|
|Soizic Vandermeersch||8/10||1019 days||4%|
|Kurz Werner||8/10||1027 days||4%|
|Andrew Cruickshank||10/10||1058 days||3%|
|Jan Collins||6/10||1088 days||3%|
|Roeland Driessen||9/10||1117 days||3%|
|Simon Wild||8/10||1127 days||3%|
|Philippe Tremblay||10/10||1141 days||3%|
|Michael Bird||8/10||1270 days||3%|
|Glyn and Karen Farlow||9/10||1439 days||4%|
|Tony Butcher||10/10||1451 days||3%|
|Monique Monique||9/10||1451 days||3%|
|Helene & Peter||8/10||1543 days||2%|
|shaynne thompson||10/10||1757 days||2%|
|Elizabeth Stenhouse||10/10||1757 days||3%|
|Melvin Groenhof||9/10||1793 days||3%|
|Phil & Laura||9/10||1816 days||2%|
|Hanneke P||7/10||1847 days||2%|
|Jon Barratt||9/10||1884 days||3%|
|Meryem Buchwitz||9/10||1891 days||3%|
|Carole Carter||5/10||2145 days||2%|
|Stephanie Spurr||8/10||2149 days||2%|
|Robert MacLeod-Smith||7/10||2178 days||2%|
|Melanie Wood||9/10||2260 days||2%|
|Wendy Ashmore||10/10||2260 days||2%|
|K Dahmer||10/10||2512 days||2%|
|Eddie Stevens||8/10||2513 days||2%|
|John Gray||7/10||2520 days||2%|
|Alexander & Stephanie||9/10||2524 days||2%|
|Phil Hunter||9/10||2538 days||2%|
|Leontine van Laar||8/10||2542 days||2%|
|San Ahuia||9/10||2903 days||1%|
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 Lake Hawea Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.
There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Lake Hawea 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 Hawea Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 46 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.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at email@example.com.