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 Beach Road 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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Beach Road Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

28 Valid Reviews

The Beach Road Holiday Park experience has a total of 29 reviews. There are 28 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 28 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
39%
9/10 3
11%
8/10 5
18%
7/10 2
7%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
4%
4/10 4
14%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
4%
1/10 1
4%

76.79% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Beach Road Holiday Park valid reviews is 76.79% and is based on 28 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

7 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 28 valid reviews, the experience has 7 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 7 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 0
0%
9/10 1
14%
8/10 1
14%
7/10 1
14%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 2
29%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 1
14%
1/10 1
14%

50.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Beach Road Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 50.00% and is based on 7 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

87.21%

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
Tim 8/10 160 days 91.15 97%
Leo 9/10 191 days 94.22 100%
Kat Pope 10/10 222 days 92.19 98%
Vincent 8/10 497 days 57.82 61%
Malindi Esterhuizen 8/10 916 days 9.57 10%
Rosanne van Dooren 7/10 1398 days 4.01 4%
Andreas Astrom 4/10 1727 days 2.97 3%
Yanick Desautels 9/10 1887 days 3.45 4%
Rossco 4/10 2016 days 2.53 3%
arnaud paquet 10/10 2351 days 2.54 3%
robyn sanford-huntley 8/10 2443 days 2.24 2%
DrNick 10/10 2808 days 1.65 2%
KiwiBaz 10/10 2808 days 1.65 2%
JakJamie 10/10 2839 days 1.59 2%
Vwatson 10/10 2869 days 1.53 2%
Sharron 10/10 2900 days 1.47 2%
blacflash72 10/10 2931 days 1.41 1%
Lucy Duffy 4/10 3056 days true 0.92 1%
Marian Stolker 4/10 3069 days true 0.9 1%
ETGOHOME 10/10 3113 days 1.05 1%
Heather & Jenny 7/10 3159 days true 0.87 1%
Ross 8/10 3412 days true 0.44 0%
Karen Phillips 2/10 3444 days true 0.3 0%
jhwjhw 5/10 3447 days 0.32 0%
Bandulu 10/10 3509 days 0.28 0%
Viola 10/10 3539 days 0.22 0%
Claudia 1/10 3791 days true 0.0 0%
Susi Schoetzler 9/10 3832 days true 0.0 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 Beach Road Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.56% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 125 days. However the Beach Road 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 Beach Road Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 156 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
153 -1.53%
154 -1.54%
155 -1.55%
156 -1.56%
157 -1.57%
158 -1.58%
159 -1.59%

Final Ranking Score

86%

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.