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

121 Valid Reviews

The Smiths Farm Holiday Park experience has a total of 122 reviews. There are 121 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 121 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 83
69%
9/10 26
21%
8/10 10
8%
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%

95.54% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Smiths Farm Holiday Park valid reviews is 95.54% and is based on 121 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 121 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

96.37%

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
Zuzana and family 10/10 29 days 99.87 100%
Just a guy 10/10 29 days 99.87 100%
Liz Wade 8/10 57 days 94.51 95%
Tom S 10/10 89 days 98.74 99%
Erica 8/10 89 days 93.81 94%
Dieter Giesen 10/10 89 days 98.74 99%
Robert 10/10 120 days 97.72 98%
Chris 10/10 120 days 97.72 98%
Callum Mann 10/10 181 days 94.81 95%
Martin Hansen 10/10 181 days 94.81 95%
angelika19 10/10 181 days 94.81 95%
Anonymous 10/10 242 days 90.72 91%
Anonymous 10/10 273 days 88.19 88%
Nia 9/10 364 days 79.0 79%
Maeike 9/10 395 days 75.28 75%
Maika Laura 10/10 395 days 75.28 75%
Axel & Sabine 10/10 395 days 75.28 75%
Michael 10/10 423 days 71.65 72%
Simone Maccagnan 10/10 454 days 67.34 67%
Beate 9/10 454 days 67.34 67%
Jonas and Lottie 10/10 485 days 62.73 63%
Anita 9/10 485 days 62.73 63%
Lance 10/10 515 days 57.97 58%
Julia Thompson 10/10 515 days 57.97 58%
Brett See 10/10 546 days 52.76 53%
Grizzly Girl 9/10 546 days 52.76 53%
kael Matthews 9/10 546 days 52.76 53%
Kimberly 10/10 576 days 47.68 48%
Jenna webber 9/10 576 days 47.68 48%
Karina 10/10 760 days 22.78 23%
Alde 10/10 760 days 22.78 23%
The Weathersons 9/10 773 days true 21.43 21%
Tina Elsdon 10/10 818 days 17.16 17%
Joanna du Toit 9/10 849 days 14.59 15%
Nel Warnaar 10/10 855 days 14.13 14%
Nigel Chapman 10/10 879 days 12.39 12%
Craig Cini 10/10 944 days 8.61 9%
Daniel Unkel 10/10 993 days 6.65 7%
Eric Adelman 10/10 1040 days 5.48 5%
Jo Clarke 8/10 1081 days 4.78 5%
Jason Morehouse 10/10 1124 days 4.94 5%
Alan Brown 5/10 1153 days 3.96 4%
Matthias Wohlgemuth 7/10 1167 days 4.42 4%
Leilani Lemusu-Read 10/10 1183 days 4.83 5%
Kathrin Weigl 10/10 1201 days 4.79 5%
Yachar Tajamady 10/10 1242 days 4.71 5%
Tina Brill 10/10 1275 days 4.65 5%
Robert Ciarrocchi 10/10 1343 days 4.51 5%
Courtney 10/10 1368 days 4.47 4%
Cullen Wiginton 10/10 1410 days 4.38 4%
Alan Honey 9/10 1440 days 4.32 4%
Shaun Burns 10/10 1448 days 4.31 4%
Etienne Boeziek 10/10 1452 days 4.3 4%
Julia Clark 9/10 1476 days 4.25 4%
Sandra Kruse 10/10 1478 days 4.25 4%
Victoria Lee 10/10 1558 days 4.09 4%
Max Brunner 10/10 1573 days 4.06 4%
Hanna from Germany 10/10 1585 days 4.04 4%
Sarah Gurney 10/10 1610 days 3.99 4%
Ron Web 10/10 1610 days 3.99 4%
Claudius How 10/10 1611 days 3.99 4%
Jayne Lewis 10/10 1611 days 3.99 4%
Jade Duncan 10/10 1629 days 3.95 4%
Steve Warren 10/10 1640 days 3.93 4%
Megan 10/10 1671 days 3.87 4%
Nicolas Justin 10/10 1846 days true 3.53 4%
Julia 10/10 1855 days 3.51 4%
John Wray 10/10 1883 days 3.46 3%
Constantin D 10/10 1896 days 3.43 3%
Jonathan Arndt 10/10 1897 days 3.43 3%
Virpi Andersson 10/10 1914 days 3.4 3%
Dieter Schmees 9/10 1927 days true 3.37 3%
Manuela 10/10 1942 days true 3.34 3%
Dieter & Lydia Schmees 9/10 1945 days 3.34 3%
Bert Snel 10/10 1945 days 3.34 3%
oren schnabel 10/10 1945 days 3.34 3%
SUE COLEMAN 9/10 1945 days 3.34 3%
Astrid Egesten 9/10 1953 days true 3.32 3%
Gianpiero Rodari 9/10 1975 days 3.28 3%
sahni 9/10 2160 days 2.92 3%
Jan Legein 10/10 2198 days true 2.84 3%
Josefin Lind 9/10 2200 days true 2.84 3%
Herman Holmgist 9/10 2200 days true 2.84 3%
Leeann Newton 9/10 2247 days true 2.75 3%
Andrew Young 10/10 2249 days 2.74 3%
GN100 9/10 2249 days 2.74 3%
Michael Turek 10/10 2280 days 2.68 3%
Linda Morey 10/10 2280 days 2.68 3%
Eric and Nienke 8/10 2311 days 2.49 2%
Julian Kemp 10/10 2341 days 2.56 3%
Steve Warren 10/10 2372 days 2.5 3%
PaulMacca 10/10 2464 days 2.32 2%
AoP 10/10 2586 days 2.08 2%
Penny Compton 10/10 2586 days 2.08 2%
Julian Roots 8/10 2586 days 1.98 2%
Helen and Ogi 10/10 2599 days true 2.06 2%
Lis Bon 10/10 2614 days 2.03 2%
Pahlfamily 10/10 2645 days 1.97 2%
Joroen Borkert 9/10 2663 days true 1.93 2%
Johannes OBerlin 10/10 2948 days true 1.37 1%
Shavill 10/10 2951 days 1.37 1%
Michael Stoll 10/10 2961 days true 1.35 1%
E Smudde 8/10 2964 days true 1.28 1%
RhysWendy 10/10 3011 days 1.25 1%
Ken Jones 9/10 3292 days true 0.7 1%
Steve Waterhouse 8/10 3302 days true 0.65 1%
Jan Visser 8/10 3317 days true 0.62 1%
Victoria Purver 10/10 3320 days true 0.65 1%
Andrew Koster 9/10 3330 days true 0.63 1%
Emma Edis-Bates 9/10 3333 days true 0.62 1%
rhubarbsky 10/10 3407 days 0.48 0%
krisevelyn 9/10 3621 days true 0.06 0%
Caitriona Doyle 10/10 3704 days true 0.0 0%
Hanz 10/10 3706 days true 0.0 0%
Linley Faulkner 10/10 3710 days 0.0 0%
EA Anders 10/10 3727 days true 0.0 0%
Family van Hessem 8/10 3730 days true 0.0 0%
Anna 10/10 3780 days true 0.0 0%
Jessica Clarisse 10/10 3784 days true 0.0 0%
Christine Suess 10/10 3784 days true 0.0 0%
LindaV 8/10 4050 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Smiths Farm Holiday Park does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

96%

The final ranking score once 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.