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

107 Valid Reviews

The Smiths Farm Holiday Park experience has a total of 109 reviews. There are 107 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 107 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 72
67%
9/10 25
23%
8/10 8
7%
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%

95.42% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Smiths Farm Holiday Park valid reviews is 95.42% and is based on 107 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 107 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

95.82%

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
Maeike 9/10 50 days 99.6 100%
Maika Laura 10/10 50 days 99.6 100%
Axel & Sabine 10/10 50 days 99.6 100%
Michael 10/10 78 days 99.04 99%
Simone Maccagnan 10/10 109 days 98.12 98%
Beate 9/10 109 days 98.12 98%
Jonas and Lottie 10/10 140 days 96.89 97%
Anita 9/10 140 days 96.89 97%
Lance 10/10 170 days 95.42 96%
Julia Thompson 10/10 170 days 95.42 96%
Brett See 10/10 201 days 93.6 94%
Grizzly Girl 9/10 201 days 93.6 94%
kael Matthews 9/10 201 days 93.6 94%
Kimberly 10/10 231 days 91.54 92%
Jenna webber 9/10 231 days 91.54 92%
Karina 10/10 415 days 72.71 73%
Alde 10/10 415 days 72.71 73%
The Weathersons 9/10 428 days true 85.17 85%
Tina Elsdon 10/10 474 days 64.4 64%
Joanna du Toit 9/10 505 days 59.59 59%
Nel Warnaar 10/10 510 days 58.78 58%
Nigel Chapman 10/10 534 days 54.81 54%
Craig Cini 10/10 599 days 43.98 43%
Daniel Unkel 10/10 648 days 36.66 36%
Eric Adelman 10/10 695 days 30.35 29%
Jo Clarke 8/10 736 days 25.42 24%
Jason Morehouse 10/10 780 days 20.72 19%
Alan Brown 5/10 808 days 18.05 17%
Matthias Wohlgemuth 7/10 822 days 16.81 15%
Leilani Lemusu-Read 10/10 839 days 15.39 14%
Kathrin Weigl 10/10 856 days 14.05 13%
Yachar Tajamady 10/10 897 days 11.21 10%
Tina Brill 10/10 931 days 9.26 8%
Robert Ciarrocchi 10/10 998 days 6.49 5%
Courtney 10/10 1023 days 5.82 4%
Cullen Wiginton 10/10 1065 days 5.14 4%
Alan Honey 9/10 1095 days 5.0 3%
Shaun Burns 10/10 1103 days 4.99 3%
Etienne Boeziek 10/10 1107 days 4.98 3%
Julia Clark 9/10 1131 days 4.95 3%
Sandra Kruse 10/10 1133 days 4.95 3%
Victoria Lee 10/10 1213 days 4.84 3%
Max Brunner 10/10 1228 days 4.82 3%
Hanna from Germany 10/10 1240 days 4.8 3%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 1265 days 4.77 3%
Ron Web 10/10 1266 days 4.77 3%
Claudius How 10/10 1266 days 4.77 3%
Jayne Lewis 10/10 1266 days 4.77 3%
Jade Duncan 10/10 1284 days 4.74 3%
Steve Warren 10/10 1295 days 4.73 3%
Megan 10/10 1327 days 4.68 3%
Nicolas Justin 10/10 1501 days true 5.33 4%
Julia 10/10 1511 days 4.43 3%
John Wray 10/10 1539 days 4.39 3%
Constantin D 10/10 1551 days 4.38 3%
Jonathan Arndt 10/10 1552 days 4.37 3%
Virpi Andersson 10/10 1570 days 4.35 3%
Dieter Schmees 9/10 1582 days true 5.2 4%
Manuela 10/10 1597 days true 5.17 4%
Dieter & Lydia Schmees 9/10 1601 days 4.31 3%
Bert Snel 10/10 1601 days 4.31 3%
oren schnabel 10/10 1601 days 4.31 3%
SUE COLEMAN 9/10 1601 days 4.31 3%
Astrid Egesten 9/10 1608 days true 5.16 4%
Gianpiero Rodari 9/10 1631 days 4.27 3%
sahni 9/10 1815 days 4.01 2%
Jan Legein 10/10 1853 days true 4.75 3%
Josefin Lind 9/10 1855 days true 4.75 3%
Herman Holmgist 9/10 1855 days true 4.75 3%
Leeann Newton 9/10 1902 days true 4.67 3%
Andrew Young 10/10 1904 days 3.89 2%
GN100 9/10 1904 days 3.89 2%
Michael Turek 10/10 1935 days 3.85 2%
Linda Morey 10/10 1935 days 3.85 2%
Eric and Nienke 8/10 1966 days 3.81 2%
Julian Kemp 10/10 1996 days 3.77 2%
Steve Warren 10/10 2027 days 3.72 2%
PaulMacca 10/10 2119 days 3.6 2%
AoP 10/10 2241 days 3.43 2%
Penny Compton 10/10 2241 days 3.43 2%
Julian Roots 8/10 2241 days 3.43 2%
Helen and Ogi 10/10 2254 days true 4.09 2%
Lis Bon 10/10 2269 days 3.39 2%
Pahlfamily 10/10 2300 days 3.35 2%
Joroen Borkert 9/10 2318 days true 3.99 2%
Johannes OBerlin 10/10 2603 days true 3.52 2%
Shavill 10/10 2606 days 2.93 1%
Michael Stoll 10/10 2616 days true 3.5 2%
E Smudde 8/10 2619 days true 3.49 2%
RhysWendy 10/10 2666 days 2.85 1%
Ken Jones 9/10 2947 days true 2.96 1%
Steve Waterhouse 8/10 2957 days true 2.94 1%
Jan Visser 8/10 2972 days true 2.91 1%
Victoria Purver 10/10 2975 days true 2.91 1%
Andrew Koster 9/10 2985 days true 2.89 1%
Emma Edis-Bates 9/10 2988 days true 2.89 1%
rhubarbsky 10/10 3062 days 2.31 1%
krisevelyn 9/10 3276 days true 2.41 1%
Caitriona Doyle 10/10 3359 days true 2.28 1%
Hanz 10/10 3361 days true 2.28 1%
Linley Faulkner 10/10 3365 days 1.89 0%
EA Anders 10/10 3382 days true 2.24 1%
Family van Hessem 8/10 3385 days true 2.24 1%
Anna 10/10 3435 days true 2.15 0%
Jessica Clarisse 10/10 3439 days true 2.15 0%
Christine Suess 10/10 3439 days true 2.15 0%
LindaV 8/10 3705 days true 1.71 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

-0.50% Adjustment

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

The Smiths Farm Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 25 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
22 -0.44%
23 -0.46%
24 -0.48%
25 -0.50%
26 -0.52%
27 -0.54%
28 -0.56%

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.

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