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

32 Valid Reviews

The Kingston TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 32 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 32 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 8
25%
9/10 6
19%
8/10 9
28%
7/10 2
6%
6/10 2
6%
5/10 2
6%
4/10 2
6%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
3%

78.44% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kingston TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 78.44% and is based on 32 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 32 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

70.51%

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
Tanja & Sven 7/10 158 days 87.4 100%
Sarah 5/10 250 days 72.98 83%
Maggie 8/10 433 days 66.78 76%
R James 4/10 584 days 36.64 42%
Cynthia 8/10 615 days 39.43 45%
Annika Schmitt 6/10 829 days 13.46 15%
Leong Mee Yee 10/10 861 days true 13.68 16%
Annina Jarvinen 10/10 907 days true 10.6 12%
Sonja S 9/10 920 days 9.85 11%
Tammy Schein 9/10 948 days 8.42 10%
Teo Hong Wei 10/10 1109 days 4.97 6%
Cathy Mead 9/10 1186 days 4.82 6%
Amanda Bardel 1/10 1283 days 3.38 4%
Steven Chong 8/10 1313 days 4.34 5%
Michelle Klein 10/10 1344 days 4.51 5%
Melanie Giroux 8/10 1358 days 4.26 5%
Fiona Student 10/10 1437 days 4.33 5%
Ines Franck 4/10 1565 days 3.22 4%
Deblaize Marc 9/10 1593 days 4.03 5%
Federico Gonzalez 10/10 1649 days 3.92 4%
Fiona and Ben 9/10 1710 days 3.8 4%
Harriet Bramley 7/10 1744 days 3.39 4%
Anita and Wilbur 8/10 1753 days 3.53 4%
Sebastiaan Kemperman 8/10 1939 days 3.18 4%
Denise Ewbank 8/10 2305 days true 2.5 3%
Willem de Jong 10/10 2676 days true 1.91 2%
Manuela and Thomas 8/10 2751 days true 1.67 2%
Robert MacLeod-Smith 5/10 3045 days true 0.96 1%
DJohnson 8/10 3202 days 0.83 1%
Henrick Lund 10/10 3373 days true 0.54 1%
Barbara 9/10 3407 days true 0.48 1%
Darrell & Michelle Lamb 6/10 3668 days true 0.0 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

-1.54% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 111 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 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Kingston TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 132 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
129 -1.50%
130 -1.51%
131 -1.52%
132 -1.54%
133 -1.55%
134 -1.56%
135 -1.57%

Final Ranking Score

69%

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.