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 Ahipara 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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Ahipara Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

77 Valid Reviews

The Ahipara Holiday Park experience has a total of 79 reviews. There are 77 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 77 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 37
48%
9/10 22
29%
8/10 12
16%
7/10 3
4%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 2
3%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.04% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ahipara Holiday Park valid reviews is 91.04% and is based on 77 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

13 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 77 valid reviews, the experience has 13 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 13 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 2
15%
9/10 7
54%
8/10 4
31%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.46% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ahipara Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 88.46% and is based on 13 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

94.77%

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
Michael Northam 10/10 26 days 99.89 100%
Wendy 10/10 26 days 99.89 100%
Dave Kitson 9/10 26 days 99.89 100%
Maria 10/10 57 days 99.49 100%
N&A 5/10 88 days 80.01 80%
Dean 10/10 149 days 96.48 97%
Traveller 10/10 391 days 75.77 76%
Jen Doherty 9/10 391 days 75.77 76%
Paul Smith 10/10 422 days 71.78 72%
Sabine 10/10 422 days 71.78 72%
Lizzie 10/10 483 days 63.03 63%
Harrie 10/10 483 days 63.03 63%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 483 days 63.03 63%
Daphne H 10/10 544 days 53.11 53%
Kimberly 10/10 544 days 53.11 53%
Teaghan 10/10 636 days 38.39 38%
Phil Masters 10/10 697 days 30.1 30%
Michael Stützle 10/10 697 days 30.1 30%
Birte 9/10 728 days 26.34 26%
Annette 10/10 728 days 26.34 26%
Cindy Blignaut 10/10 766 days 22.15 22%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 8/10 806 days 17.32 17%
Nora Tobies 10/10 823 days 16.72 17%
Sandra Wilson-Ryke 10/10 858 days 13.9 14%
Eline Stoutjesdijk 8/10 862 days 12.92 13%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 928 days 9.42 9%
Viola Cube 9/10 956 days 8.06 8%
Jonathan Smith 10/10 1080 days 5.04 5%
Wayne Britton 10/10 1085 days 5.02 5%
Bert Tory 10/10 1105 days 4.98 5%
Paul Smith 10/10 1123 days 4.95 5%
Paul Schleifenbaum 10/10 1129 days 4.93 5%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1136 days 4.92 5%
Geoffrey McCall 10/10 1181 days 4.83 5%
Robert Hunt 8/10 1193 days 4.57 5%
Rima 9/10 1213 days 4.77 5%
Kelsey Nolan 8/10 1225 days 4.51 5%
Miraz Tastula 10/10 1253 days 4.69 5%
Graeme Herbert 9/10 1259 days 4.68 5%
Michelle Smit 9/10 1305 days 4.59 5%
Stephanie Oliver 10/10 1322 days 4.56 5%
Julian Minnis 10/10 1405 days 4.39 4%
Goldfinger 9/10 1427 days 4.35 4%
Clare Backman 8/10 1428 days 4.13 4%
Elaine Carter 9/10 1433 days 4.34 4%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1434 days 4.34 4%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 1458 days 4.29 4%
Bill Milburn 9/10 1490 days 4.23 4%
Darma Bone 9/10 1499 days 4.21 4%
Ashley Shand 10/10 1500 days 4.21 4%
Chris Brasell 7/10 1515 days 3.8 4%
Ron Ozarka 9/10 1549 days 4.11 4%
Fabien Metro 8/10 1652 days 3.71 4%
Benjamin Buehlmann 5/10 1768 days 2.98 3%
Heather Kingston 7/10 1944 days 3.04 3%
chris young 6/10 2036 days 2.62 3%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 2188 days true 2.86 3%
Kim Lavener 10/10 2188 days true 2.86 3%
Family Trip 10/10 2189 days 2.86 3%
catherine coombs 9/10 2248 days 2.74 3%
Sabine 8/10 2309 days 2.49 2%
Chris 10/10 2493 days 2.26 2%
KDS_Holiday 7/10 2705 days 1.68 2%
Adrian Weidell 9/10 2849 days true 1.57 2%
Markus Heummer 9/10 2932 days true 1.41 1%
Fleur & Nils 9/10 2941 days true 1.39 1%
Sashia 9/10 3000 days true 1.27 1%
Chris & Susanna 8/10 3011 days true 1.19 1%
Eri & Udo Seifert 9/10 3019 days true 1.23 1%
Erik Folkersen 8/10 3024 days true 1.16 1%
Julie Norton 8/10 3255 days true 0.73 1%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3277 days true 0.73 1%
GrantW 10/10 3375 days 0.54 1%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3436 days 0.4 0%
Taya Cross 10/10 3678 days 0.0 0%
parker1 9/10 3724 days true 0.0 0%
Robert 8/10 4031 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 Ahipara Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.10% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Ahipara 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 Ahipara Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 5 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
2 -0.04%
3 -0.06%
4 -0.08%
5 -0.10%
6 -0.12%
7 -0.14%
8 -0.16%

Final Ranking Score

95%

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.