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 Bethany Park 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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Bethany Park Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

43 Valid Reviews

The Bethany Park Holiday Park experience has a total of 44 reviews. There are 43 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 43 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 21
49%
9/10 7
16%
8/10 9
21%
7/10 3
7%
6/10 2
5%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.07% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Bethany Park Holiday Park valid reviews is 89.07% and is based on 43 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

8 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 43 valid reviews, the experience has 8 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 8 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 1
13%
9/10 2
25%
8/10 4
50%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 1
13%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

81.25% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Bethany Park Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 81.25% and is based on 8 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

91.79%

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
Shar-ron & Jim 10/10 60 days 99.43 100%
Julia 10/10 273 days 88.19 89%
Lauren 6/10 304 days 70.85 71%
Niko Schachner 10/10 304 days 85.36 86%
Sandra 10/10 365 days 78.89 79%
Phil Her 10/10 579 days 47.19 47%
Matt 8/10 610 days 40.16 40%
Marie van Tol 9/10 638 days 38.09 38%
Mike Widdall 10/10 638 days 38.09 38%
Heather Abbott 7/10 669 days 30.72 31%
Marilli 10/10 700 days 29.72 30%
Rosamund Gilligan 9/10 730 days 26.11 26%
Libby 7/10 730 days 23.76 24%
helen reeve 10/10 761 days 22.68 23%
Esteban 10/10 975 days 7.28 7%
Michael Stützle 10/10 975 days 7.28 7%
Theo Evans 6/10 1013 days 5.03 5%
Guinnifer Fuld 10/10 1049 days 5.34 5%
Nadene Wheatley 8/10 1091 days 4.75 5%
Natalie Tomlinson-Kurz 10/10 1126 days 4.94 5%
Di Bennett 10/10 1280 days 4.64 5%
Ann Le 10/10 1291 days 4.62 5%
Janet Pentelow 10/10 1301 days 4.6 5%
Aisling Burke 10/10 1306 days 4.59 5%
Jo Wigley 10/10 1430 days 4.34 4%
Robert Hunt 8/10 1440 days 4.11 4%
Ines Franck 10/10 1713 days 3.79 4%
Goni Agmon 8/10 1868 days 3.31 3%
Jan Rüegg 7/10 2130 days 2.71 3%
bzh974 9/10 2161 days 2.91 3%
Jan Legein 8/10 2413 days true 2.3 2%
SC W 9/10 2436 days 2.38 2%
Fjord 9/10 2785 days true 1.69 2%
Jen 9/10 2801 days true 1.66 2%
Mo Downes 10/10 2815 days true 1.63 2%
Doug Digstravel 9/10 2860 days 1.55 2%
Henry Howard 10/10 2860 days 1.55 2%
Thibault Bonenfant 8/10 2897 days true 1.4 1%
Stefan 8/10 3180 days true 0.87 1%
frans 8/10 3440 days 0.39 0%
Campmothers 10/10 3591 days 0.12 0%
Ralf Genthe 8/10 3942 days true 0.0 0%
stefanz 5/10 3972 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 Bethany Park Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.73% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 50 days. However the Bethany Park 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 Bethany Park Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 38 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
35 -0.67%
36 -0.69%
37 -0.71%
38 -0.73%
39 -0.75%
40 -0.77%
41 -0.79%

Final Ranking Score

91%

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.