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 Russell-Orongo Bay 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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Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

59 Valid Reviews

The Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park experience has a total of 60 reviews. There are 59 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 59 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 27
46%
9/10 17
29%
8/10 10
17%
7/10 1
2%
6/10 1
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
2%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
2%
1/10 1
2%

88.64% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park valid reviews is 88.64% and is based on 59 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

5 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 59 valid reviews, the experience has 5 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 5 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 0
0%
9/10 2
40%
8/10 2
40%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 1
20%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

80.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 80.00% and is based on 5 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

82.95%

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
Jennifer 2/10 126 days 73.11 79%
Carys 10/10 218 days 92.47 100%
Josie 9/10 402 days 74.39 80%
Sam 10/10 402 days 74.39 80%
Franz 4/10 522 days 44.89 49%
Sarah 10/10 583 days 46.54 50%
Markus 10/10 583 days 46.54 50%
Dirk 8/10 583 days 44.21 48%
Meg 10/10 736 days 25.42 27%
Emma Guthrie 8/10 828 days 15.48 17%
Martina Horn 10/10 860 days 13.75 15%
Leonie Scholten 8/10 1028 days 5.43 6%
Andy Bond 10/10 1215 days 4.77 5%
Julia Krysiak 9/10 1251 days 4.69 5%
Mike Hopkins 10/10 1251 days 4.69 5%
marion 10/10 1282 days 4.63 5%
Hannah Noble 10/10 1373 days 4.46 5%
Nick Mossman 7/10 1418 days 3.97 4%
Janneke Hekhuis 9/10 1598 days 4.02 4%
Run2016 8/10 1618 days 3.78 4%
Hana Rachfalik 10/10 1638 days 3.94 4%
Anne Hirsch 8/10 1655 days 3.71 4%
Sarah Gurney 9/10 1696 days 3.82 4%
Anne-G. G 9/10 1892 days 3.44 4%
Addy Willcock 10/10 1923 days 3.38 4%
Inga Hinnerichsen 10/10 1951 days 3.32 4%
Julie Jennings 8/10 1974 days 3.12 3%
Loz Moody 9/10 1982 days 3.26 4%
Trevor Sharman 9/10 1982 days 3.26 4%
Tim Cook 10/10 1982 days 3.26 4%
anna anastasia 9/10 1982 days 3.26 4%
Laurie 8/10 1982 days 3.1 3%
Michael Ohnemus 10/10 1983 days 3.26 4%
Ally Cook 6/10 2009 days true 2.67 3%
Hannah Woodhouse 10/10 2013 days 3.2 3%
Angela Vandy 10/10 2043 days 3.14 3%
Richard Slee 10/10 2135 days 2.96 3%
Gerrit Groeneveld 1/10 2186 days 2.09 2%
Sue Maher 9/10 2228 days 2.78 3%
Wolfgang and Christine 9/10 2276 days true 2.69 3%
john anderson 9/10 2289 days 2.66 3%
Chaloner Chute 10/10 2317 days 2.61 3%
Jan Craig 10/10 2348 days 2.55 3%
Caroline Jackson 10/10 2348 days 2.55 3%
Lindley Clements 9/10 2348 days 2.55 3%
Peter Obermaier 10/10 2409 days 2.43 3%
mark burley 10/10 2409 days 2.43 3%
K P 9/10 2440 days 2.37 3%
Dale Mercier 10/10 2440 days 2.37 3%
Rosie Leota 10/10 2440 days 2.37 3%
Tracie Thornborough 10/10 2470 days 2.31 2%
Kt0909 9/10 2562 days 2.13 2%
alan_lynda 8/10 2654 days 1.85 2%
K & F 9/10 2654 days 1.95 2%
Nelly & Lisa 8/10 3035 days true 1.14 1%
graemec 9/10 3048 days 1.18 1%
Siobhan Lorgena 9/10 3747 days true 0.0 0%
Seacookie 10/10 3778 days 0.0 0%
Alies van der plank 8/10 3795 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 Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.31% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 110 days. However the Russell-Orongo Bay 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 Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 112 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
109 -1.28%
110 -1.29%
111 -1.30%
112 -1.31%
113 -1.32%
114 -1.34%
115 -1.35%

Final Ranking Score

82%

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.