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 Fitzroy Beach 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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Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

30 Valid Reviews

The Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park experience has a total of 34 reviews. There are 30 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.

Within these 30 valid reviews, the experience has 2 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 30 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 14
9/10 11
8/10 4
7/10 1
6/10 0
5/10 0
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 0
1/10 0

92.67% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park valid reviews is 92.67% and is based on 30 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Weighted Average


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
Ralph Gleek 8/10 45 days 94.7 97%
Tamara 9/10 136 days 97.07 100%
Louise 9/10 167 days 95.58 98%
Brigid 10/10 197 days 93.85 97%
Julie Sturgeon 10/10 228 days 91.76 94%
Paul 9/10 228 days 91.76 94%
Pam 10/10 259 days 89.37 92%
Tracy Lee 10/10 290 days 86.67 89%
Stephany Anderson 8/10 290 days 82.34 84%
Kate 10/10 318 days 83.98 86%
Astrid 8/10 318 days 79.78 82%
Michelle 8/10 349 days 76.66 78%
Jessica 10/10 349 days 80.7 82%
Nura 9/10 349 days 80.7 82%
Tracy Zvagulis 10/10 349 days 80.7 82%
Michael and Martina 9/10 380 days 77.12 79%
Sathya 9/10 380 days 77.12 79%
Canan Barkley 10/10 410 days 73.36 75%
Fouad 9/10 410 days 73.36 75%
A Brad in a van 7/10 410 days 66.76 68%
Tracey H 10/10 501 days 60.23 61%
Ryan 10/10 532 days 55.15 55%
Michael McMahon 9/10 624 days 40.15 39%
Sarah Billing 9/10 665 days 34.3 33%
Gordon Otte 9/10 704 days true 29.23 27%
Julia Unkrig 9/10 1035 days 5.57 2%
Debbie Hodder 10/10 1073 days 5.08 2%
Susan H 10/10 1199 days 4.8 1%
Yoachim Graber 10/10 1703 days 3.81 0%
Sibylle and Nadine 10/10 1832 days true 3.56 0%


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 Fitzroy Beach 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 an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Fitzroy Beach 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 Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 12 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
9 -0.18%
10 -0.20%
11 -0.22%
12 -0.24%
13 -0.26%
14 -0.28%
15 -0.30%

Final Ranking Score


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.