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 Catlins Newhaven 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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Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

55 Valid Reviews

The Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park experience has a total of 59 reviews. There are 55 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 4 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 55 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 30
55%
9/10 20
36%
8/10 1
2%
7/10 4
7%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

93.82% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park valid reviews is 93.82% and is based on 55 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

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.

More about face-to-face reviews

Within the 55 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:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
61%
9/10 6
33%
8/10 0
0%
7/10 1
6%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

95.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 95.00% 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.

Weighted Average

94.34%

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
Ian and Sharon 10/10 89 days 98.74 100%
Tom Z. 9/10 89 days 98.74 100%
Colin 9/10 211 days 92.95 94%
Renee 9/10 364 days 79.0 80%
Christin 10/10 395 days 75.28 76%
Joanne 9/10 395 days 75.28 76%
Caitlin 10/10 423 days 71.65 73%
Rob 10/10 423 days 71.65 73%
Bailey Dunne 9/10 760 days 22.78 23%
Don G 10/10 818 days 17.16 17%
Jack James 7/10 846 days 13.49 14%
Antonio Rovira 10/10 848 days 14.67 15%
Gary Prescot 10/10 913 days 10.25 10%
Jane 10/10 1035 days 5.57 6%
P Poiraa 9/10 1131 days 4.93 5%
Ulla Strand 10/10 1135 days 4.92 5%
Alan Brown 7/10 1183 days 4.39 4%
paul danniels 10/10 1183 days 4.83 5%
Kate 10/10 1415 days 4.37 4%
Pamela Hoffman 7/10 1431 days 3.95 4%
Paul Smith 9/10 1498 days 4.21 4%
Jeff Young 9/10 1550 days 4.11 4%
Sarah Gurney 8/10 1589 days 3.83 4%
Sebastian Bade 10/10 1603 days 4.01 4%
D J 13 9/10 1794 days 3.63 4%
Sally Smith 10/10 1794 days 3.63 4%
Jeni 10/10 1824 days 3.57 4%
Andrew Cruickshank 9/10 1856 days 3.51 4%
Jess Rose 9/10 1883 days 3.46 4%
Tom 10/10 2184 days true 2.87 3%
Brita Topp 10/10 2221 days 2.8 3%
Anna Lutey 10/10 2249 days 2.74 3%
FlyingKiwiGirl 9/10 2311 days 2.62 3%
Ut & Sacha 10/10 2372 days 2.5 3%
Helen King 9/10 2402 days 2.44 2%
I & K Urquhart 9/10 2433 days 2.38 2%
Stefan 9/10 2571 days true 2.11 2%
Bettina Fluhrer 10/10 2571 days true 2.11 2%
Marie 10/10 2571 days true 2.11 2%
Jan 10/10 2586 days 2.08 2%
C Schaap 10/10 2687 days true 1.88 2%
Richard Spandonk 10/10 2968 days true 1.33 1%
Balonno 10/10 3011 days 1.25 1%
Stephen Hunt 7/10 3282 days true 0.66 1%
Mel 10/10 3303 days true 0.68 1%
Antoine Van Hoovled 10/10 3307 days true 0.67 1%
Tim Laurent 10/10 3308 days true 0.67 1%
Tom Hill 10/10 3340 days true 0.61 1%
Marcia & Bruce 9/10 3672 days true 0.0 0%
John Mathers 9/10 3691 days true 0.0 0%
Marshall 9/10 3774 days true 0.0 0%
brianp 10/10 3888 days true 0.0 0%
ginekek 9/10 4016 days true 0.0 0%
VincentD 9/10 4050 days true 0.0 0%
Max 10/10 4058 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 Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.26% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Catlins Newhaven 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 Catlins Newhaven Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 63 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
60 -1.20%
61 -1.22%
62 -1.24%
63 -1.26%
64 -1.28%
65 -1.30%
66 -1.32%

Final Ranking Score

93%

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.