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

46 Valid Reviews

The Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park experience has a total of 48 reviews. There are 46 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 46 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 32
70%
9/10 8
17%
8/10 3
7%
7/10 2
4%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
2%
1/10 0
0%

93.91% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park valid reviews is 93.91% and is based on 46 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 46 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

93.69%

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
Rachael 10/10 54 days 99.54 100%
Tarina McKenzie 10/10 54 days 99.54 100%
Dianne Wade 10/10 84 days 98.88 99%
Cliff & Tracey 10/10 84 days 98.88 99%
Beth 10/10 145 days 96.67 97%
Liz 10/10 145 days 96.67 97%
Paul Smith 8/10 204 days 88.74 89%
Alan & Lesley Ball 9/10 204 days 93.41 94%
John Zoetebier 2/10 235 days 68.44 68%
phil smith 9/10 235 days 91.25 92%
Anne & John 10/10 388 days 76.14 76%
Chris&Kevin Rush 10/10 480 days 63.49 63%
Paul and Nat Wright 10/10 510 days 58.78 59%
Dan Kilkelly 10/10 510 days 58.78 59%
John Curries 10/10 541 days 53.62 53%
Trish & Ian 10/10 541 days 53.62 53%
Jenny Sullivan 10/10 541 days 53.62 53%
Tina and Terry 9/10 569 days 48.84 48%
Katie Wiffin 10/10 599 days 43.98 43%
kay henderson 10/10 599 days 43.98 43%
Phil and Dianne Neal 9/10 601 days 43.67 43%
Leith Milson 10/10 660 days 34.99 34%
John Peddie 10/10 1239 days 4.78 4%
York Tüchelmann 10/10 1265 days 4.74 3%
Liz Peters 10/10 1270 days 4.73 3%
Shelley Martin 10/10 1299 days 4.69 3%
Debbie Thomas 10/10 1330 days 4.64 3%
Hana Rachfalik 10/10 1350 days 4.61 3%
Sheriden Derby 10/10 1605 days 4.22 3%
Trevor Brown 9/10 1688 days 4.1 3%
BernardB 10/10 1695 days 4.09 3%
Jason 9/10 1695 days 4.09 3%
Ray 10/10 1894 days true 3.78 2%
C&P Macwhippy 9/10 1971 days 3.67 2%
Daisy Shasta 10/10 2009 days true 3.61 2%
Rita Hochstiasser 9/10 2027 days true 3.58 2%
Jacqui V 7/10 2030 days 3.25 2%
Brendan K 10/10 2030 days 3.58 2%
E and C Tipuna 10/10 2060 days 3.53 2%
Jenny Hall 7/10 2092 days 3.17 2%
Tracie Thornborough 10/10 2092 days 3.48 2%
justin butler 10/10 2092 days 3.48 2%
Mick McIvor 10/10 2183 days 3.34 2%
E Smudde 8/10 2745 days true 2.36 1%
Eric & Liz McKean 10/10 3080 days true 1.98 1%
Pieter Middeldorp 8/10 3459 days true 1.33 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

-0.60% 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 199 days.

The Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 30 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
27 -0.54%
28 -0.56%
29 -0.58%
30 -0.60%
31 -0.62%
32 -0.64%
33 -0.66%

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.