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 Kingston TOP 10 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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Kingston TOP 10 Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

31 Valid Reviews

The Kingston TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 31 valid reviews. There are no 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 31 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 8
26%
9/10 6
19%
8/10 9
29%
7/10 1
3%
6/10 2
6%
5/10 2
6%
4/10 2
6%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
3%

78.71% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kingston TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 78.71% and is based on 31 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

9 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 31 valid reviews, the experience has 9 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 9 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 4
44%
9/10 1
11%
8/10 2
22%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 1
11%
5/10 1
11%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

84.44% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kingston TOP 10 Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 84.44% and is based on 9 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

72.38%

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
Sarah 5/10 109 days 79.48 97%
Maggie 8/10 292 days 82.16 100%
R James 4/10 443 days 54.43 66%
Cynthia 8/10 474 days 61.18 74%
Annika Schmitt 6/10 688 days 25.94 31%
Leong Mee Yee 10/10 720 days true 27.28 33%
Annina Jarvinen 10/10 766 days true 22.15 27%
Sonja S 9/10 779 days 20.82 25%
Tammy Schein 9/10 807 days 18.14 22%
Teo Hong Wei 10/10 968 days 7.56 9%
Cathy Mead 9/10 1045 days 5.4 6%
Amanda Bardel 1/10 1142 days 3.58 4%
Steven Chong 8/10 1172 days 4.61 5%
Michelle Klein 10/10 1203 days 4.79 6%
Melanie Giroux 8/10 1217 days 4.52 5%
Fiona Student 10/10 1296 days 4.61 5%
Ines Franck 4/10 1424 days 3.44 4%
Deblaize Marc 9/10 1452 days 4.3 5%
Federico Gonzalez 10/10 1508 days 4.19 5%
Fiona and Ben 9/10 1569 days 4.07 5%
Harriet Bramley 7/10 1603 days 3.65 4%
Anita and Wilbur 8/10 1612 days 3.79 4%
Sebastiaan Kemperman 8/10 1798 days 3.44 4%
Denise Ewbank 8/10 2164 days true 2.76 3%
Willem de Jong 10/10 2535 days true 2.18 2%
Manuela and Thomas 8/10 2610 days true 1.93 2%
Robert MacLeod-Smith 5/10 2904 days true 1.18 1%
DJohnson 8/10 3061 days 1.1 1%
Henrick Lund 10/10 3232 days true 0.82 1%
Barbara 9/10 3266 days true 0.75 1%
Darrell & Michelle Lamb 6/10 3527 days true 0.2 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 Kingston TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.48% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Kingston TOP 10 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 Kingston TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 74 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
71 -1.42%
72 -1.44%
73 -1.46%
74 -1.48%
75 -1.50%
76 -1.52%
77 -1.54%

Final Ranking Score

71%

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.