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 Fernwood 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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Fernwood Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

41 Valid Reviews

The Fernwood Holiday Park experience has a total of 43 reviews. There are 41 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 41 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
27%
9/10 9
22%
8/10 7
17%
7/10 2
5%
6/10 3
7%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 3
7%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 2
5%
1/10 4
10%

72.93% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Fernwood Holiday Park valid reviews is 72.93% and is based on 41 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

12 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 41 valid reviews, the experience has 12 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 12 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 0
0%
9/10 3
25%
8/10 3
25%
7/10 1
8%
6/10 2
17%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
8%
1/10 2
17%

61.67% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Fernwood Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 61.67% and is based on 12 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

78.28%

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
Stefano Clerici 9/10 114 days 97.94 100%
Joerg Schmalzi 2/10 224 days 81.0 82%
Philip Grose 9/10 240 days 90.87 93%
Christian Oerlemans 8/10 241 days 90.8 93%
Lisa Prentiss 10/10 264 days 88.96 91%
Blu Ice 8/10 344 days 81.25 83%
Chloe McKee 7/10 470 days 65.0 66%
Jessy Tscherrig 10/10 494 days 61.33 62%
Inge Taalman 8/10 663 days 34.57 34%
Sophie Feurig 9/10 745 days 24.41 23%
Hartje Opfietse 4/10 1002 days 5.92 4%
Ray 10/10 1391 days 4.59 3%
John Humphreys 4/10 1391 days 4.27 2%
Jesper Sonderris 10/10 1404 days 4.58 3%
Frank Jensen 9/10 1712 days true 4.99 3%
Hennk Hartke 9/10 1762 days true 4.9 3%
Charles Busnel 8/10 1763 days true 4.9 3%
Paige Galbraith 8/10 1764 days true 4.9 3%
Stella Thoben 6/10 2064 days true 4.41 3%
Ian 6/10 2068 days true 4.4 3%
Lagunegrand 7/10 2078 days true 4.38 2%
emmjay 10/10 2090 days 3.64 2%
Tersha van Deventer 1/10 2121 days 3.06 1%
William Notcutt 4/10 2121 days 3.34 1%
adventure_biker 1/10 2152 days 3.02 1%
Boule_de_gomme 9/10 2427 days 3.18 1%
Siegfried Richter 1/10 2437 days true 3.32 1%
Michael 8/10 2450 days true 3.77 2%
Graham 6/10 2487 days 3.09 1%
smarties2008 9/10 2487 days 3.09 1%
anthonysmith 10/10 2548 days 3.01 1%
Coaster90 8/10 2671 days 2.84 1%
Nomadas 10/10 2732 days 2.76 1%
zinkie10 10/10 2732 days 2.76 1%
Tille 9/10 2762 days 2.72 1%
gordon 10/10 2762 days 2.72 1%
Fiorella 10/10 2762 days 2.72 1%
Kornelia Kirf 2/10 2783 days true 2.9 1%
Danny and Loreen Way 1/10 2809 days true 2.78 1%
Jon_Winter 10/10 2821 days 2.64 1%
Steven 9/10 3535 days true 1.99 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 Fernwood Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.94% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Fernwood 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 Fernwood Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 97 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
94 -1.88%
95 -1.90%
96 -1.92%
97 -1.94%
98 -1.96%
99 -1.98%
100 -2.00%

Final Ranking Score

76%

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.