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 Ohiwa 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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Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

39 Valid Reviews

The Ohiwa Beach 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 26
67%
9/10 7
18%
8/10 3
8%
7/10 2
5%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
3%
1/10 0
0%

93.08% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park valid reviews is 93.08% 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 3
50%
9/10 1
17%
8/10 2
33%
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%

91.67% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 91.67% 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

91.00%

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
Paul Smith 8/10 17 days 99.95 100%
John Zoetebier 2/10 48 days 87.68 87%
phil smith 9/10 48 days 99.63 100%
Anne & John 10/10 201 days 93.6 93%
Chris&Kevin Rush 10/10 293 days 86.4 86%
Paul and Nat Wright 10/10 323 days 83.47 83%
Dan Kilkelly 10/10 323 days 83.47 83%
John Curries 10/10 354 days 80.14 80%
Trish & Ian 10/10 354 days 80.14 80%
Jenny Sullivan 10/10 354 days 80.14 80%
Tina and Terry 9/10 382 days 76.88 76%
Katie Wiffin 10/10 412 days 73.1 72%
kay henderson 10/10 412 days 73.1 72%
Phil and Dianne Neal 9/10 414 days 72.84 72%
Leith Milson 10/10 473 days 64.55 64%
John Peddie 10/10 1052 days 5.29 3%
York Tüchelmann 10/10 1078 days 5.05 3%
Liz Peters 10/10 1083 days 5.02 3%
Shelley Martin 10/10 1112 days 4.98 3%
Debbie Thomas 10/10 1143 days 4.93 3%
Hana Rachfalik 10/10 1163 days 4.91 3%
Sheriden Derby 10/10 1418 days 4.56 2%
Trevor Brown 9/10 1501 days 4.44 2%
BernardB 10/10 1508 days 4.43 2%
Jason 9/10 1508 days 4.43 2%
Ray 10/10 1707 days true 4.99 3%
C&P Macwhippy 9/10 1784 days 4.06 2%
Daisy Shasta 10/10 1822 days true 4.8 2%
Rita Hochstiasser 9/10 1840 days true 4.78 2%
Jacqui V 7/10 1843 days 3.98 2%
Brendan K 10/10 1843 days 3.98 2%
E and C Tipuna 10/10 1873 days 3.93 2%
Jenny Hall 7/10 1905 days 3.89 2%
Tracie Thornborough 10/10 1905 days 3.89 2%
justin butler 10/10 1905 days 3.89 2%
Mick McIvor 10/10 1996 days 3.77 1%
E Smudde 8/10 2558 days true 3.6 1%
Eric & Liz McKean 10/10 2893 days true 3.04 1%
Pieter Middeldorp 8/10 3272 days true 2.42 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 Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.12% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Ohiwa 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 364 days.

The Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 6 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
3 -0.06%
4 -0.08%
5 -0.10%
6 -0.12%
7 -0.14%
8 -0.16%
9 -0.18%

Final Ranking Score

91%

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.