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 TOP 10 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 TOP 10 Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

131 Valid Reviews

The Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has a total of 133 reviews. There are 131 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 131 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 50
38%
9/10 42
32%
8/10 25
19%
7/10 7
5%
6/10 2
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 2
2%
1/10 1
1%

87.86% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park valid reviews is 87.86% and is based on 131 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

93 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 131 valid reviews, the experience has 93 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 93 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 30
32%
9/10 32
34%
8/10 21
23%
7/10 6
6%
6/10 2
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
1%
1/10 1
1%

87.42% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 87.42% and is based on 93 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

92.92%

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
Scooper 8/10 112 days 93.11 96%
Sheryl Mackintosh 10/10 142 days 96.8 100%
Peggy Tamati 10/10 173 days 95.26 98%
Amber Lilac 10/10 201 days 93.6 97%
Sabine 9/10 232 days 91.47 94%
Deb S 9/10 324 days 83.37 86%
Sue, UK 10/10 324 days 83.37 86%
Natalie Tomlinson-Kurz 10/10 688 days 31.25 32%
Marwin Jurjus 10/10 690 days 30.99 32%
Grainne Phelan 9/10 883 days 12.12 12%
Laurie Meston 9/10 890 days 11.66 12%
Siobhan Ryan 10/10 897 days 11.21 11%
clive ilich 10/10 902 days 10.9 11%
Dave Rollison 8/10 902 days 10.36 11%
Herman Visser 10/10 955 days 8.11 8%
Julia Lloyd 10/10 961 days 7.85 8%
Hazel North 10/10 992 days 6.68 7%
Tim Burnett 9/10 1085 days 5.02 5%
Dennis Page 10/10 1236 days 4.79 5%
Staffan Johansson 10/10 1279 days 4.72 5%
Aaron Morrow 9/10 1286 days 4.71 5%
Urs Baumgartner 9/10 1317 days 4.66 5%
Suzanne Vermeulen 3/10 1420 days 3.47 3%
Family Trip 7/10 1999 days 3.3 3%
Sara Clausen 6/10 2005 days true 3.0 3%
Leon Courtney 7/10 2006 days true 3.29 3%
Laurene 1/10 2019 days true 2.62 3%
Guillaume 2/10 2023 days true 2.69 3%
catherine coombs 8/10 2058 days 3.36 3%
Ut & Sacha 10/10 2150 days 3.39 3%
Dick Kooij 9/10 2436 days true 2.96 3%
Alastair MacDonald 9/10 2441 days true 2.95 3%
Reijenga 9/10 2445 days true 2.95 3%
Peter 10/10 2447 days true 2.94 3%
Judy 10/10 2463 days true 2.92 3%
kayburns 2/10 2545 days 2.09 2%
Peter Kent 10/10 2716 days true 2.53 2%
Christop Isabella 10/10 2717 days true 2.53 2%
Tuedi Muggli 10/10 2726 days true 2.52 2%
Peter Hart 10/10 2726 days true 2.52 2%
Michael Jefferies 10/10 2732 days true 2.51 2%
Trevor & Sheila Redman 10/10 2734 days true 2.51 2%
Schneider 10/10 2742 days true 2.49 2%
Gillian MacLaren 10/10 2743 days true 2.49 2%
Walter & Heidi Baumann 8/10 2743 days true 2.37 2%
Hans Oudenbroek 8/10 2743 days true 2.37 2%
Charlotte 8/10 2744 days true 2.37 2%
Ralf Glaser 9/10 2746 days true 2.49 2%
Slangen 8/10 2751 days true 2.36 2%
Fleur & Nils 8/10 2751 days true 2.36 2%
Frank Waskikowski 10/10 2752 days true 2.48 2%
Maria Dietrich 8/10 2753 days true 2.35 2%
Samplonius 9/10 2753 days true 2.48 2%
Schweiger 10/10 2753 days true 2.48 2%
John Reynolds 10/10 2753 days true 2.48 2%
David Blundell 10/10 2753 days true 2.48 2%
Lilja Bjork Hermannsdottir 9/10 2757 days true 2.47 2%
Remy van Heugten 8/10 2757 days true 2.35 2%
Kurt Furuskar 9/10 2769 days true 2.45 2%
bosha22 10/10 2820 days 2.37 2%
Pietsch 9/10 2824 days true 2.37 2%
Robert Carswell 8/10 2826 days true 2.25 2%
Jungo 9/10 2832 days true 2.36 2%
Bart Goovaerts 9/10 2836 days true 2.35 2%
damaca 9/10 2881 days 2.28 2%
lyndavid 8/10 3064 days 1.9 2%
Derek 9/10 3075 days true 1.99 2%
John Duffy 10/10 3081 days true 1.98 2%
Barry Digby 9/10 3082 days true 1.98 2%
Michael Simmang 10/10 3083 days true 1.97 2%
Birgette Lindved 10/10 3084 days true 1.97 2%
Peter & Angela Brown 10/10 3085 days true 1.97 2%
Krabbe 8/10 3086 days true 1.87 2%
Julia Hofstetter 9/10 3088 days true 1.97 2%
Lynda Hutchins 10/10 3089 days true 1.96 2%
Scheauwen 10/10 3093 days true 1.96 2%
Haan Begerian 8/10 3109 days true 1.84 2%
Tobias Torax 10/10 3110 days true 1.93 2%
Jonathon Heaney 9/10 3116 days true 1.92 2%
Michael Duckert 8/10 3117 days true 1.83 2%
Loren van Oordt 10/10 3118 days true 1.92 2%
Igor Filart 7/10 3118 days true 1.75 2%
T Chapman 8/10 3118 days true 1.82 2%
Fred West 9/10 3122 days true 1.91 2%
sarahwarhurst 10/10 3185 days 1.82 2%
David 10/10 3393 days true 1.5 1%
macmaster 9/10 3399 days 1.49 1%
shoretie 10/10 3429 days 1.45 1%
Jake Webster 9/10 3446 days true 1.42 1%
Michael Egli 9/10 3451 days true 1.41 1%
Mette 10/10 3455 days true 1.41 1%
Gerhard Kronen 8/10 3457 days true 1.33 1%
Richie_L 10/10 3460 days 1.4 1%
Daniel Goldsbrough 8/10 3461 days true 1.33 1%
Haitsma 8/10 3468 days true 1.32 1%
Willi Heinen 9/10 3468 days true 1.39 1%
Heike Pless 9/10 3469 days true 1.39 1%
Walter 7/10 3474 days true 1.25 1%
Hannah Clark 7/10 3481 days true 1.25 1%
Valerie Van Hemelrijck 7/10 3483 days true 1.24 1%
Robin Sykes 10/10 3484 days true 1.36 1%
Stephen 9/10 3484 days true 1.36 1%
Bram-Jan M 6/10 3487 days true 1.13 1%
Laura Walters 8/10 3487 days true 1.29 1%
Jens Bo Rykor 9/10 3501 days true 1.34 1%
jan and john 9/10 3504 days true 1.33 1%
Torsten Gehrke 8/10 3505 days true 1.27 1%
Brian Boyle 9/10 3519 days 1.31 1%
aussiesi 4/10 3519 days 1.04 1%
kevinp 9/10 3531 days true 1.29 1%
barts 9/10 3534 days true 1.29 1%
joannaw 8/10 3535 days true 1.22 1%
nadinef 9/10 3542 days true 1.28 1%
Anne Ford 9/10 3552 days true 1.26 1%
Robert Hausser 9/10 3554 days true 1.26 1%
Jansen 7/10 3554 days true 1.14 1%
Sibylle Locher 9/10 3558 days true 1.25 1%
Jean Paul Mesnage 10/10 3560 days true 1.25 1%
rogerandchristine 10/10 3679 days true 1.07 1%
joyceb 9/10 3749 days true 0.96 1%
Chris Barker 8/10 3788 days true 0.86 1%
MorganK 9/10 3791 days true 0.9 1%
wanganuilover 10/10 3794 days 0.89 1%
arthurwa 10/10 3794 days true 0.89 1%
Katy1 9/10 3796 days true 0.89 1%
BrendaM 10/10 3811 days true 0.87 1%
MargaretH 10/10 3837 days true 0.83 1%
Anneleen 8/10 3841 days true 0.78 1%
Lucy 9/10 3843 days true 0.82 1%
TobiL 8/10 3864 days true 0.75 1%
Tamara 10/10 4250 days 0.2 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 TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.18% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Russell TOP 10 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 Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 9 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
6 -0.12%
7 -0.14%
8 -0.16%
9 -0.18%
10 -0.20%
11 -0.22%
12 -0.24%

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.