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

58 Valid Reviews

The Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park experience has a total of 60 reviews. There are 58 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 58 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 41
71%
9/10 10
17%
8/10 4
7%
7/10 2
3%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
2%
1/10 0
0%

94.48% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park valid reviews is 94.48% and is based on 58 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 58 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

95.25%

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
Brian Derbyshire 10/10 39 days 99.76 100%
James & Derryn 10/10 70 days 99.22 99%
Karen and Eric 10/10 131 days 97.28 98%
Meryl D 8/10 131 days 92.42 93%
Merle Bray, Elizabeth Watson & Bella 9/10 160 days 95.94 96%
Ian Campbell 10/10 191 days 94.22 94%
Andrew Bethell 9/10 191 days 94.22 94%
Johannes 10/10 222 days 92.19 92%
Dieter Giesen 10/10 222 days 92.19 92%
Neal Rastrick 10/10 252 days 89.94 90%
Mike Taylor 10/10 252 days 89.94 90%
Truds/ Shaun McGregor 10/10 344 days 81.25 81%
Rachael 10/10 375 days 77.72 78%
Tarina McKenzie 10/10 375 days 77.72 78%
Dianne Wade 10/10 405 days 74.01 74%
Cliff & Tracey 10/10 405 days 74.01 74%
Beth 10/10 466 days 65.59 66%
Liz 10/10 466 days 65.59 66%
Paul Smith 8/10 525 days 53.51 54%
Alan & Lesley Ball 9/10 525 days 56.32 56%
John Zoetebier 2/10 556 days 38.28 38%
phil smith 9/10 556 days 51.04 51%
Anne & John 10/10 709 days 28.61 29%
Chris&Kevin Rush 10/10 801 days 18.7 19%
Paul and Nat Wright 10/10 831 days 16.04 16%
Dan Kilkelly 10/10 831 days 16.04 16%
John Curries 10/10 862 days 13.6 14%
Trish & Ian 10/10 862 days 13.6 14%
Jenny Sullivan 10/10 862 days 13.6 14%
Tina and Terry 9/10 890 days 11.66 12%
Katie Wiffin 10/10 921 days 9.8 10%
kay henderson 10/10 921 days 9.8 10%
Phil and Dianne Neal 9/10 922 days 9.74 10%
Leith Milson 10/10 982 days 7.02 7%
John Peddie 10/10 1561 days 4.09 4%
York Tüchelmann 10/10 1586 days 4.04 4%
Liz Peters 10/10 1592 days 4.03 4%
Shelley Martin 10/10 1621 days 3.97 4%
Debbie Thomas 10/10 1652 days 3.91 4%
Hana Rachfalik 10/10 1671 days 3.87 4%
Sheriden Derby 10/10 1927 days 3.37 3%
Trevor Brown 9/10 2009 days 3.21 3%
BernardB 10/10 2017 days 3.2 3%
Jason 9/10 2017 days 3.2 3%
Ray 10/10 2215 days true 2.81 3%
C&P Macwhippy 9/10 2292 days 2.66 3%
Daisy Shasta 10/10 2330 days true 2.58 3%
Rita Hochstiasser 9/10 2348 days true 2.55 3%
Jacqui V 7/10 2351 days 2.31 2%
Brendan K 10/10 2351 days 2.54 3%
E and C Tipuna 10/10 2382 days 2.48 2%
Jenny Hall 7/10 2413 days 2.2 2%
Tracie Thornborough 10/10 2413 days 2.42 2%
justin butler 10/10 2413 days 2.42 2%
Mick McIvor 10/10 2504 days 2.24 2%
E Smudde 8/10 3066 days true 1.09 1%
Eric & Liz McKean 10/10 3401 days true 0.49 0%
Pieter Middeldorp 8/10 3780 days true 0.0 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

-0.35% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 125 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 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 35 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
32 -0.32%
33 -0.33%
34 -0.34%
35 -0.35%
36 -0.36%
37 -0.37%
38 -0.38%

Final Ranking Score

95%

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.