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 Arrowtown 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.
70 Valid Reviews
The Arrowtown Holiday Park experience has a total of 71 reviews. There are 70 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 70 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Arrowtown Holiday Park valid reviews is 72.29% and is based on 70 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 70 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 Arrowtown Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 82.22% 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.
|Francois & Caroline||7/10||319 days||76.33||77%|
|chris marshall||5/10||319 days||67.94||68%|
|Yar Ni Ng||6/10||441 days||57.42||58%|
|Antony Lewis||9/10||594 days||44.77||45%|
|Bailey Dunne||6/10||625 days||33.2||33%|
|Simon Zimmermann||2/10||641 days||28.25||28%|
|Fedor Bezrukov||2/10||677 days||24.52||24%|
|Wen Xin Tan||9/10||826 days||16.47||16%|
|Gerry Boobis||8/10||928 days||8.95||9%|
|Louise Russell||9/10||958 days||7.97||8%|
|Vicky Moore||2/10||970 days||5.61||5%|
|Sophie Ross||8/10||998 days||6.17||6%|
|Andy Payne||8/10||1093 days||4.75||5%|
|Joost de Hond||2/10||1097 days||3.75||4%|
|Tom Relou||3/10||1133 days||3.79||4%|
|Maggy Kinniburgh||3/10||1159 days||3.75||4%|
|Michelle Klein||10/10||1170 days||4.85||5%|
|Wayne Jeskie||10/10||1311 days||4.58||4%|
|David Elliott||8/10||1323 days||4.33||4%|
|R Werder||8/10||1399 days||4.18||4%|
|Sarah Gurney||8/10||1452 days||4.09||4%|
|Penny King||9/10||1481 days||4.24||4%|
|Lesa Price||9/10||1505 days||4.2||4%|
|Steve Warren||10/10||1505 days||4.2||4%|
|Viki Ziemba||9/10||1537 days||4.14||4%|
|Kathy Hart||10/10||1659 days||3.9||4%|
|Chris Read||8/10||1665 days||3.69||4%|
|Nyla and Alan Ramsay||9/10||1720 days||3.78||4%|
|Jan Collins||10/10||1739 days||3.74||4%|
|Ron Clarke||7/10||1810 days||3.28||3%|
|Hol. M.||7/10||1810 days||3.28||3%|
|Andy Jobst||10/10||1811 days||3.6||3%|
|Joanne Robertson||8/10||1818 days||3.41||3%|
|Anthony Brown||5/10||2138 days||2.4||2%|
|Jonathan Meun||7/10||2481 days||2.08||2%|
|William Notcutt||5/10||2510 days||1.81||2%|
|Lindsay Berquist||7/10||2755 days||1.59||1%|
|Signe Kaspersen||9/10||2810 days||1.64||1%|
|Steve Goodyear||10/10||2837 days||1.59||1%|
|Andreas Kristiansen||8/10||2839 days||1.51||1%|
|John Heal||8/10||2921 days||1.36||1%|
|Judith & John Bishop||8/10||3151 days||0.93||1%|
|Tina Madsen||4/10||3168 days||0.75||1%|
|Lenny Appel||8/10||3183 days||0.87||1%|
|Tyson Burnett||8/10||3183 days||0.87||1%|
|Kevin & Chris||8/10||3480 days||0.32||0%|
|Chris Bil||9/10||3542 days||0.21||0%|
|Bert Tonwen||10/10||3556 days||0.18||0%|
|Ian E||9/10||3571 days||0.15||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 Arrowtown 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 Arrowtown 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 Arrowtown Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 11 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.