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

78 Valid Reviews

The Ahipara Holiday Park experience has a total of 80 reviews. There are 78 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 78 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 38
49%
9/10 22
28%
8/10 12
15%
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%

91.15% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ahipara Holiday Park valid reviews is 91.15% and is based on 78 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 78 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

94.50%

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
Evans Family 10/10 39 days 99.76 100%
Michael Northam 10/10 190 days 94.28 95%
Wendy 10/10 190 days 94.28 95%
Dave Kitson 9/10 190 days 94.28 95%
Maria 10/10 221 days 92.26 92%
N&A 5/10 252 days 72.85 73%
Dean 10/10 313 days 84.48 85%
Traveller 10/10 555 days 51.21 51%
Jen Doherty 9/10 555 days 51.21 51%
Paul Smith 10/10 586 days 46.05 46%
Sabine 10/10 586 days 46.05 46%
Lizzie 10/10 647 days 36.8 37%
Harrie 10/10 647 days 36.8 37%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 647 days 36.8 37%
Daphne H 10/10 708 days 28.73 29%
Kimberly 10/10 708 days 28.73 29%
Teaghan 10/10 800 days 18.79 19%
Phil Masters 10/10 861 days 13.68 14%
Michael Stützle 10/10 861 days 13.68 14%
Birte 9/10 892 days 11.53 12%
Annette 10/10 892 days 11.53 12%
Cindy Blignaut 10/10 930 days 9.31 9%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 8/10 970 days 7.1 7%
Nora Tobies 10/10 987 days 6.85 7%
Sandra Wilson-Ryke 10/10 1022 days 5.84 6%
Eline Stoutjesdijk 8/10 1026 days 5.47 5%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 1092 days 5.0 5%
Viola Cube 9/10 1120 days 4.95 5%
Jonathan Smith 10/10 1244 days 4.71 5%
Wayne Britton 10/10 1249 days 4.7 5%
Bert Tory 10/10 1269 days 4.66 5%
Paul Smith 10/10 1287 days 4.62 5%
Paul Schleifenbaum 10/10 1293 days 4.61 5%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1300 days 4.6 5%
Geoffrey McCall 10/10 1345 days 4.51 5%
Robert Hunt 8/10 1357 days 4.26 4%
Rima 9/10 1377 days 4.45 4%
Kelsey Nolan 8/10 1389 days 4.2 4%
Miraz Tastula 10/10 1417 days 4.37 4%
Graeme Herbert 9/10 1423 days 4.36 4%
Michelle Smit 9/10 1469 days 4.27 4%
Stephanie Oliver 10/10 1486 days 4.23 4%
Julian Minnis 10/10 1569 days 4.07 4%
Goldfinger 9/10 1591 days 4.03 4%
Clare Backman 8/10 1592 days 3.83 4%
Elaine Carter 9/10 1597 days 4.02 4%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1598 days 4.02 4%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 1622 days 3.97 4%
Bill Milburn 9/10 1654 days 3.91 4%
Darma Bone 9/10 1663 days 3.89 4%
Ashley Shand 10/10 1664 days 3.89 4%
Chris Brasell 7/10 1679 days 3.51 4%
Ron Ozarka 9/10 1713 days 3.79 4%
Fabien Metro 8/10 1816 days 3.41 3%
Benjamin Buehlmann 5/10 1932 days 2.72 3%
Heather Kingston 7/10 2108 days 2.75 3%
chris young 6/10 2200 days 2.36 2%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 2352 days true 2.54 3%
Kim Lavener 10/10 2352 days true 2.54 3%
Family Trip 10/10 2353 days 2.54 3%
catherine coombs 9/10 2412 days 2.42 2%
Sabine 8/10 2473 days 2.19 2%
Chris 10/10 2657 days 1.94 2%
KDS_Holiday 7/10 2869 days 1.39 1%
Adrian Weidell 9/10 3013 days true 1.25 1%
Markus Heummer 9/10 3096 days true 1.08 1%
Fleur & Nils 9/10 3105 days true 1.07 1%
Sashia 9/10 3164 days true 0.95 1%
Chris & Susanna 8/10 3175 days true 0.88 1%
Eri & Udo Seifert 9/10 3183 days true 0.91 1%
Erik Folkersen 8/10 3188 days true 0.86 1%
Julie Norton 8/10 3419 days true 0.43 0%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3441 days true 0.41 0%
GrantW 10/10 3539 days 0.22 0%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3600 days 0.09 0%
Taya Cross 10/10 3842 days 0.0 0%
parker1 9/10 3888 days true 0.0 0%
Robert 8/10 4195 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

-0.24% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 118 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 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Ahipara Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 22 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
19 -0.21%
20 -0.22%
21 -0.23%
22 -0.24%
23 -0.26%
24 -0.27%
25 -0.28%

Final Ranking Score

94%

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.