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 Pines 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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Pines Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

32 Valid Reviews

The Pines Holiday Park experience has a total of 32 valid reviews. There are no 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 32 valid reviews:

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

64.69% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Pines Holiday Park valid reviews is 64.69% and is based on 32 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

14 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 32 valid reviews, the experience has 14 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 14 face-to-face reviews:

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

77.14% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Pines Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 77.14% and is based on 14 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average


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
Tayla Kemsley 9/10 87 days 98.8 100%
Tom McKernan 9/10 117 days 97.83 99%
Margaret & Trevor Stowell 10/10 117 days 97.83 99%
Jordan 1/10 362 days 57.84 59%
Blazey’s 7/10 390 days 69.07 70%
Samantha H. 10/10 452 days 67.63 68%
Aspelin Urban 2/10 784 days 15.24 15%
Jurgen Lindner 4/10 1212 days 3.77 4%
Thomas Foster 9/10 1372 days 4.46 5%
Hannibal Reizen 6/10 1910 days true 2.83 3%
Ara Moore-Tuwhangai 2/10 2127 days 2.24 2%
Brita Topp 8/10 2157 days 2.78 3%
hendrik king 1/10 2461 days 1.7 2%
Stefan AuRich 7/10 2561 days true 1.94 2%
Kody 1/10 2612 days 1.48 2%
Doug Digstravel 9/10 2612 days 2.03 2%
emma hanna 1/10 2612 days 1.48 2%
Loesje 7/10 2612 days 1.85 2%
Hanson 8/10 2635 days true 1.89 2%
Gerrit & Martina 8/10 2932 days true 1.33 1%
Sunshine25 1/10 2978 days 0.96 1%
gareth williams 8/10 2978 days 1.25 1%
Jill 8/10 3259 days true 0.73 1%
Steve Pearce 8/10 3288 days true 0.67 1%
Lomas 9/10 3579 days true 0.14 0%
Ralf Genthe 7/10 3694 days true 0.0 0%
Astrio Gregersen 8/10 3706 days true 0.0 0%
warrenp 8/10 3724 days true 0.0 0%
Val and Barnie Weir 10/10 3762 days true 0.0 0%
Freda Pozell 7/10 3762 days true 0.0 0%
HelenPalmer 7/10 3971 days true 0.0 0%
Frank 7/10 4026 days true 0.0 0%


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

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.68% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Pines 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 199 days.

The Pines Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 84 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
81 -1.62%
82 -1.64%
83 -1.66%
84 -1.68%
85 -1.70%
86 -1.72%
87 -1.74%

Final Ranking Score


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.