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

83 Valid Reviews

The Ahipara Holiday Park experience has a total of 85 reviews. There are 83 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 83 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 41
49%
9/10 24
29%
8/10 12
14%
7/10 3
4%
6/10 1
1%
5/10 2
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

91.45% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ahipara Holiday Park valid reviews is 91.45% and is based on 83 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 83 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

94.72%

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
Edy @#$ 10/10 59 days 99.45 100%
Sara 9/10 89 days 98.74 99%
Kris 10/10 89 days 98.74 99%
Swiny101 10/10 89 days 98.74 99%
Robo 9/10 120 days 97.72 98%
Evans Family 10/10 151 days 96.39 97%
Michael Northam 10/10 302 days 85.55 86%
Wendy 10/10 302 days 85.55 86%
Dave Kitson 9/10 302 days 85.55 86%
Maria 10/10 333 days 82.43 83%
N&A 5/10 364 days 63.99 64%
Dean 10/10 425 days 71.38 72%
Traveller 10/10 667 days 34.03 34%
Jen Doherty 9/10 667 days 34.03 34%
Paul Smith 10/10 698 days 29.98 30%
Sabine 10/10 698 days 29.98 30%
Lizzie 10/10 759 days 22.89 23%
Harrie 10/10 759 days 22.89 23%
Stefan Beiner 10/10 759 days 22.89 23%
Daphne H 10/10 820 days 16.98 17%
Kimberly 10/10 820 days 16.98 17%
Teaghan 10/10 912 days 10.31 10%
Phil Masters 10/10 973 days 7.36 7%
Michael Stützle 10/10 973 days 7.36 7%
Birte 9/10 1004 days 6.31 6%
Annette 10/10 1004 days 6.31 6%
Cindy Blignaut 10/10 1042 days 5.45 5%
Leanne Taylor-Smith 8/10 1082 days 4.78 5%
Nora Tobies 10/10 1099 days 4.99 5%
Sandra Wilson-Ryke 10/10 1134 days 4.92 5%
Eline Stoutjesdijk 8/10 1138 days 4.67 5%
Leonie Scholten 10/10 1204 days 4.79 5%
Viola Cube 9/10 1232 days 4.73 5%
Jonathan Smith 10/10 1356 days 4.49 5%
Wayne Britton 10/10 1361 days 4.48 5%
Bert Tory 10/10 1381 days 4.44 4%
Paul Smith 10/10 1399 days 4.41 4%
Paul Schleifenbaum 10/10 1405 days 4.39 4%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1412 days 4.38 4%
Geoffrey McCall 10/10 1457 days 4.29 4%
Robert Hunt 8/10 1469 days 4.05 4%
Rima 9/10 1489 days 4.23 4%
Kelsey Nolan 8/10 1501 days 4.0 4%
Miraz Tastula 10/10 1529 days 4.15 4%
Graeme Herbert 9/10 1535 days 4.14 4%
Michelle Smit 9/10 1581 days 4.05 4%
Stephanie Oliver 10/10 1598 days 4.02 4%
Julian Minnis 10/10 1681 days 3.85 4%
Goldfinger 9/10 1703 days 3.81 4%
Clare Backman 8/10 1704 days 3.62 4%
Elaine Carter 9/10 1709 days 3.8 4%
Volker Stroenisch 10/10 1710 days 3.8 4%
Ulrich Rix 9/10 1734 days 3.75 4%
Bill Milburn 9/10 1766 days 3.69 4%
Darma Bone 9/10 1775 days 3.67 4%
Ashley Shand 10/10 1776 days 3.67 4%
Chris Brasell 7/10 1791 days 3.31 3%
Ron Ozarka 9/10 1825 days 3.57 4%
Fabien Metro 8/10 1928 days 3.2 3%
Benjamin Buehlmann 5/10 2044 days 2.55 3%
Heather Kingston 7/10 2220 days 2.55 3%
chris young 6/10 2312 days 2.17 2%
Sarah Beyeler 10/10 2464 days true 2.32 2%
Kim Lavener 10/10 2464 days true 2.32 2%
Family Trip 10/10 2465 days 2.32 2%
catherine coombs 9/10 2524 days 2.2 2%
Sabine 8/10 2585 days 1.98 2%
Chris 10/10 2769 days 1.72 2%
KDS_Holiday 7/10 2981 days 1.19 1%
Adrian Weidell 9/10 3125 days true 1.03 1%
Markus Heummer 9/10 3208 days true 0.86 1%
Fleur & Nils 9/10 3217 days true 0.85 1%
Sashia 9/10 3276 days true 0.73 1%
Chris & Susanna 8/10 3287 days true 0.67 1%
Eri & Udo Seifert 9/10 3295 days true 0.69 1%
Erik Folkersen 8/10 3300 days true 0.65 1%
Julie Norton 8/10 3531 days true 0.22 0%
Kari Tervo 9/10 3553 days true 0.19 0%
GrantW 10/10 3651 days 0.0 0%
Andrew Hammond 8/10 3712 days 0.0 0%
Taya Cross 10/10 3954 days 0.0 0%
parker1 9/10 4000 days true 0.0 0%
Robert 8/10 4307 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

-0.57% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 43 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 28 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
25 -0.51%
26 -0.53%
27 -0.55%
28 -0.57%
29 -0.59%
30 -0.61%
31 -0.63%

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.