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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
|Michael Northam||10/10||26 days||99.89||100%|
|Dave Kitson||9/10||26 days||99.89||100%|
|Jen Doherty||9/10||391 days||75.77||76%|
|Paul Smith||10/10||422 days||71.78||72%|
|Stefan Beiner||10/10||483 days||63.03||63%|
|Daphne H||10/10||544 days||53.11||53%|
|Phil Masters||10/10||697 days||30.1||30%|
|Michael Stützle||10/10||697 days||30.1||30%|
|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%|
|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%|
|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||2.86||3%|
|Kim Lavener||10/10||2188 days||2.86||3%|
|Family Trip||10/10||2189 days||2.86||3%|
|catherine coombs||9/10||2248 days||2.74||3%|
|Adrian Weidell||9/10||2849 days||1.57||2%|
|Markus Heummer||9/10||2932 days||1.41||1%|
|Fleur & Nils||9/10||2941 days||1.39||1%|
|Chris & Susanna||8/10||3011 days||1.19||1%|
|Eri & Udo Seifert||9/10||3019 days||1.23||1%|
|Erik Folkersen||8/10||3024 days||1.16||1%|
|Julie Norton||8/10||3255 days||0.73||1%|
|Kari Tervo||9/10||3277 days||0.73||1%|
|Andrew Hammond||8/10||3436 days||0.4||0%|
|Taya Cross||10/10||3678 days||0.0||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 Ahipara 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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.