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 Seabreeze 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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Seabreeze Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

39 Valid Reviews

The Seabreeze Holiday Park experience has a total of 41 reviews. There are 39 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 39 valid reviews:

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

71.79% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Seabreeze Holiday Park valid reviews is 71.79% and is based on 39 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

6 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 39 valid reviews, the experience has 6 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 6 face-to-face reviews:

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

60.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Seabreeze Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 60.00% and is based on 6 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

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 Relative Weight
Damon 10/10 62 days 100%
Izzy 7/10 762 days 21%
Balvamar 8/10 1066 days 5%
Jonas R. 10/10 1127 days 5%
Nick 8/10 1158 days 5%
Keith Salway 7/10 1411 days 3%
Manuel Fessler 5/10 1445 days 2%
Zelie Frechin 10/10 1451 days 4%
Emma Clarke 1/10 1461 days 3%
Lucy Allaby 6/10 1497 days 3%
Leonie Scholten 8/10 1572 days 4%
Viola Cube 3/10 1600 days 3%
Haley Everitt 6/10 1659 days 3%
Madelyn Fagerman 10/10 1700 days 4%
Shane Connaughton 7/10 1790 days 3%
Rebecca Lindsey 7/10 1795 days 3%
Mark van Beers 8/10 1804 days 3%
S Webb 7/10 1856 days 3%
Jeffrey Ross 6/10 1910 days 3%
Philippa and Adam 8/10 2086 days 3%
Tanja Laube 6/10 2089 days 2%
Ann-Catherine Deblon 6/10 2098 days 2%
Sarah Gurney 7/10 2234 days 2%
Alina Pollak 8/10 2265 days 2%
Fabien Metro 9/10 2309 days 3%
Daniel Gwinner 10/10 2347 days 2%
Stephanie 7/10 2412 days 2%
Roland Oldengarm 7/10 2482 days 2%
Atilio 8/10 2526 days 2%
Annabel Pirrie 10/10 2526 days 2%
Thomas Marte 10/10 2587 days 2%
Sonja 5/10 2892 days 1%
Sebastian Russell-Smits 10/10 3186 days 1%
Jenben 8/10 3318 days 0%
Chris Sylvia 3/10 3556 days 0%
sidcupjon 3/10 3563 days 0%
stonedavi1 10/10 4141 days 1%
Hansjoerg Ehrmann 10/10 4395 days 1%
Majken 1/10 4677 days 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 Seabreeze Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.00% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 43 days. However the Seabreeze 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 Seabreeze Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 49 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
46 -0.94%
47 -0.96%
48 -0.98%
49 -1.00%
50 -1.02%
51 -1.04%
52 -1.06%

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.