Ranking Score Explained

Hello 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

131 Valid Reviews

The Smiths Farm Holiday Park experience has a total of 132 reviews. There are 131 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 131 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 92
70%
9/10 26
20%
8/10 11
8%
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%

95.73% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Smiths Farm Holiday Park valid reviews is 95.73% and is based on 131 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 131 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

97.97%

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
Ralph 10/10 217 days 100%
Bex & Carl 10/10 217 days 100%
Gem 10/10 247 days 98%
Andrew 10/10 431 days 76%
Kristine V 10/10 461 days 72%
Barbora 10/10 520 days 62%
Cloe 10/10 704 days 31%
Kay 8/10 765 days 23%
Isabella S 10/10 796 days 20%
Elin Pranter 10/10 826 days 18%
Zuzana and family 10/10 857 days 15%
Just a guy 10/10 857 days 15%
Liz Wade 8/10 886 days 12%
Tom S 10/10 917 days 11%
Erica 8/10 917 days 10%
Dieter Giesen 10/10 917 days 11%
Robert 10/10 948 days 9%
Chris 10/10 948 days 9%
Callum Mann 10/10 1009 days 6%
Martin Hansen 10/10 1009 days 6%
angelika19 10/10 1009 days 6%
Anonymous 10/10 1070 days 5%
Anonymous 10/10 1101 days 5%
Nia 9/10 1192 days 5%
Maeike 9/10 1223 days 5%
Maika Laura 10/10 1223 days 5%
Axel & Sabine 10/10 1223 days 5%
Michael 10/10 1251 days 5%
Simone Maccagnan 10/10 1282 days 5%
Beate 9/10 1282 days 5%
Jonas and Lottie 10/10 1313 days 5%
Anita 9/10 1313 days 5%
Lance 10/10 1343 days 5%
Julia Thompson 10/10 1343 days 5%
Brett See 10/10 1374 days 4%
Grizzly Girl 9/10 1374 days 4%
kael Matthews 9/10 1374 days 4%
Kimberly 10/10 1404 days 4%
Jenna webber 9/10 1404 days 4%
Karina 10/10 1588 days 4%
Alde 10/10 1588 days 4%
The Weathersons 9/10 1601 days 3%
Tina Elsdon 10/10 1647 days 4%
Joanna du Toit 9/10 1678 days 4%
Nel Warnaar 10/10 1683 days 4%
Nigel Chapman 10/10 1707 days 4%
Craig Cini 10/10 1772 days 4%
Daniel Unkel 10/10 1821 days 4%
Eric Adelman 10/10 1868 days 3%
Jo Clarke 8/10 1909 days 3%
Jason Morehouse 10/10 1953 days 3%
Alan Brown 5/10 1981 days 3%
Matthias Wohlgemuth 7/10 1995 days 3%
Leilani Lemusu-Read 10/10 2012 days 3%
Kathrin Weigl 10/10 2029 days 3%
Yachar Tajamady 10/10 2070 days 3%
Tina Brill 10/10 2104 days 3%
Robert Ciarrocchi 10/10 2171 days 3%
Courtney 10/10 2196 days 3%
Cullen Wiginton 10/10 2238 days 3%
Alan Honey 9/10 2268 days 3%
Shaun Burns 10/10 2276 days 3%
Etienne Boeziek 10/10 2280 days 3%
Julia Clark 9/10 2304 days 3%
Sandra Kruse 10/10 2306 days 3%
Victoria Lee 10/10 2386 days 2%
Max Brunner 10/10 2401 days 2%
Hanna from Germany 10/10 2413 days 2%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 2438 days 2%
Ron Web 10/10 2439 days 2%
Claudius How 10/10 2439 days 2%
Jayne Lewis 10/10 2439 days 2%
Jade Duncan 10/10 2457 days 2%
Steve Warren 10/10 2468 days 2%
Megan 10/10 2500 days 2%
Nicolas Justin 10/10 2674 days 1%
Julia 10/10 2684 days 2%
John Wray 10/10 2712 days 2%
Constantin D 10/10 2724 days 2%
Jonathan Arndt 10/10 2725 days 2%
Virpi Andersson 10/10 2743 days 2%
Dieter Schmees 9/10 2755 days 1%
Manuela 10/10 2770 days 1%
Dieter & Lydia Schmees 9/10 2774 days 2%
Bert Snel 10/10 2774 days 2%
oren schnabel 10/10 2774 days 2%
SUE COLEMAN 9/10 2774 days 2%
Astrid Egesten 9/10 2781 days 1%
Gianpiero Rodari 9/10 2804 days 1%
sahni 9/10 2988 days 1%
Jan Legein 10/10 3026 days 1%
Josefin Lind 9/10 3028 days 1%
Herman Holmgist 9/10 3028 days 1%
Leeann Newton 9/10 3075 days 1%
Andrew Young 10/10 3077 days 1%
GN100 9/10 3077 days 1%
Michael Turek 10/10 3108 days 1%
Linda Morey 10/10 3108 days 1%
Eric and Nienke 8/10 3139 days 1%
Julian Kemp 10/10 3169 days 1%
Steve Warren 10/10 3200 days 1%
PaulMacca 10/10 3292 days 0%
AoP 10/10 3414 days 0%
Penny Compton 10/10 3414 days 0%
Julian Roots 8/10 3414 days 0%
Helen and Ogi 10/10 3427 days 0%
Lis Bon 10/10 3442 days 0%
Pahlfamily 10/10 3473 days 0%
Joroen Borkert 9/10 3491 days 0%
Johannes OBerlin 10/10 3776 days 1%
Shavill 10/10 3779 days 1%
Michael Stoll 10/10 3789 days 1%
E Smudde 8/10 3792 days 0%
RhysWendy 10/10 3839 days 1%
Ken Jones 9/10 4120 days 1%
Steve Waterhouse 8/10 4130 days 0%
Jan Visser 8/10 4145 days 0%
Victoria Purver 10/10 4148 days 1%
Andrew Koster 9/10 4158 days 1%
Emma Edis-Bates 9/10 4161 days 1%
rhubarbsky 10/10 4235 days 1%
krisevelyn 9/10 4449 days 1%
Caitriona Doyle 10/10 4532 days 1%
Hanz 10/10 4534 days 1%
Linley Faulkner 10/10 4538 days 1%
EA Anders 10/10 4555 days 1%
Family van Hessem 8/10 4558 days 0%
Anna 10/10 4608 days 1%
Jessica Clarisse 10/10 4612 days 1%
Christine Suess 10/10 4612 days 1%
LindaV 8/10 4878 days 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 Smiths Farm Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.88% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 124 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 187 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
184 -1.85%
185 -1.86%
186 -1.87%
187 -1.88%
188 -1.89%
189 -1.90%
190 -1.91%

Final Ranking Score

96%

The final ranking score once any adjustments, ratings, 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.