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 Smiths Farm 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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Smiths Farm Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

125 Valid Reviews

The Smiths Farm Holiday Park experience has a total of 126 reviews. There are 125 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 125 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 86
69%
9/10 26
21%
8/10 11
9%
7/10 1
1%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

95.52% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Smiths Farm Holiday Park valid reviews is 95.52% and is based on 125 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

29 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 125 valid reviews, the experience has 29 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 29 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 13
45%
9/10 11
38%
8/10 5
17%
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%

92.76% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Smiths Farm Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 92.76% and is based on 29 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

96.13%

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
Cloe 10/10 169 days 100%
Kay 8/10 230 days 91%
Isabella S 10/10 261 days 93%
Elin Pranter 10/10 291 days 91%
Zuzana and family 10/10 322 days 88%
Just a guy 10/10 322 days 88%
Liz Wade 8/10 350 days 80%
Tom S 10/10 382 days 81%
Erica 8/10 382 days 76%
Dieter Giesen 10/10 382 days 81%
Robert 10/10 413 days 76%
Chris 10/10 413 days 76%
Callum Mann 10/10 474 days 67%
Martin Hansen 10/10 474 days 67%
angelika19 10/10 474 days 67%
Anonymous 10/10 535 days 57%
Anonymous 10/10 566 days 52%
Nia 9/10 657 days 37%
Maeike 9/10 688 days 33%
Maika Laura 10/10 688 days 33%
Axel & Sabine 10/10 688 days 33%
Michael 10/10 716 days 29%
Simone Maccagnan 10/10 747 days 25%
Beate 9/10 747 days 25%
Jonas and Lottie 10/10 778 days 22%
Anita 9/10 778 days 22%
Lance 10/10 808 days 19%
Julia Thompson 10/10 808 days 19%
Brett See 10/10 839 days 16%
Grizzly Girl 9/10 839 days 16%
kael Matthews 9/10 839 days 16%
Kimberly 10/10 869 days 14%
Jenna webber 9/10 869 days 14%
Karina 10/10 1053 days 5%
Alde 10/10 1053 days 5%
The Weathersons 9/10 1066 days 4%
Tina Elsdon 10/10 1111 days 5%
Joanna du Toit 9/10 1142 days 5%
Nel Warnaar 10/10 1148 days 5%
Nigel Chapman 10/10 1172 days 5%
Craig Cini 10/10 1237 days 5%
Daniel Unkel 10/10 1286 days 5%
Eric Adelman 10/10 1333 days 5%
Jo Clarke 8/10 1374 days 4%
Jason Morehouse 10/10 1417 days 5%
Alan Brown 5/10 1446 days 4%
Matthias Wohlgemuth 7/10 1460 days 4%
Leilani Lemusu-Read 10/10 1476 days 4%
Kathrin Weigl 10/10 1494 days 4%
Yachar Tajamady 10/10 1535 days 4%
Tina Brill 10/10 1568 days 4%
Robert Ciarrocchi 10/10 1636 days 4%
Courtney 10/10 1661 days 4%
Cullen Wiginton 10/10 1703 days 4%
Alan Honey 9/10 1733 days 4%
Shaun Burns 10/10 1741 days 4%
Etienne Boeziek 10/10 1745 days 4%
Julia Clark 9/10 1769 days 4%
Sandra Kruse 10/10 1771 days 4%
Victoria Lee 10/10 1851 days 4%
Max Brunner 10/10 1866 days 4%
Hanna from Germany 10/10 1878 days 4%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 1903 days 4%
Ron Web 10/10 1903 days 4%
Claudius How 10/10 1904 days 4%
Jayne Lewis 10/10 1904 days 4%
Jade Duncan 10/10 1922 days 3%
Steve Warren 10/10 1933 days 3%
Megan 10/10 1964 days 3%
Nicolas Justin 10/10 2139 days 2%
Julia 10/10 2148 days 3%
John Wray 10/10 2176 days 3%
Constantin D 10/10 2189 days 3%
Jonathan Arndt 10/10 2190 days 3%
Virpi Andersson 10/10 2207 days 3%
Dieter Schmees 9/10 2220 days 2%
Manuela 10/10 2235 days 2%
Dieter & Lydia Schmees 9/10 2238 days 3%
Bert Snel 10/10 2238 days 3%
oren schnabel 10/10 2238 days 3%
SUE COLEMAN 9/10 2238 days 3%
Astrid Egesten 9/10 2246 days 2%
Gianpiero Rodari 9/10 2268 days 3%
sahni 9/10 2453 days 2%
Jan Legein 10/10 2491 days 2%
Josefin Lind 9/10 2493 days 2%
Herman Holmgist 9/10 2493 days 2%
Leeann Newton 9/10 2540 days 2%
Andrew Young 10/10 2542 days 2%
GN100 9/10 2542 days 2%
Michael Turek 10/10 2573 days 2%
Linda Morey 10/10 2573 days 2%
Eric and Nienke 8/10 2604 days 2%
Julian Kemp 10/10 2634 days 2%
Steve Warren 10/10 2665 days 2%
PaulMacca 10/10 2757 days 2%
AoP 10/10 2879 days 2%
Penny Compton 10/10 2879 days 2%
Julian Roots 8/10 2879 days 1%
Helen and Ogi 10/10 2892 days 1%
Lis Bon 10/10 2907 days 1%
Pahlfamily 10/10 2938 days 1%
Joroen Borkert 9/10 2956 days 1%
Johannes OBerlin 10/10 3241 days 1%
Shavill 10/10 3244 days 1%
Michael Stoll 10/10 3254 days 1%
E Smudde 8/10 3257 days 1%
RhysWendy 10/10 3304 days 1%
Ken Jones 9/10 3585 days 0%
Steve Waterhouse 8/10 3595 days 0%
Jan Visser 8/10 3610 days 0%
Victoria Purver 10/10 3613 days 0%
Andrew Koster 9/10 3623 days 0%
Emma Edis-Bates 9/10 3626 days 0%
rhubarbsky 10/10 3700 days 1%
krisevelyn 9/10 3914 days 1%
Caitriona Doyle 10/10 3997 days 1%
Hanz 10/10 3999 days 1%
Linley Faulkner 10/10 4003 days 1%
EA Anders 10/10 4020 days 1%
Family van Hessem 8/10 4023 days 1%
Anna 10/10 4073 days 1%
Jessica Clarisse 10/10 4077 days 1%
Christine Suess 10/10 4077 days 1%
LindaV 8/10 4343 days 1%

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 Smiths Farm Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-2.72% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 46 days. However the Smiths Farm 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 Smiths Farm Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 133 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
130 -2.66%
131 -2.68%
132 -2.70%
133 -2.72%
134 -2.74%
135 -2.76%
136 -2.78%

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.