Ranking Score Explained

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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 Old Macdonalds Farm and 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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Old Macdonalds Farm and Holiday Park

Valid Reviews

120 Valid Reviews

The Old Macdonalds Farm and Holiday Park experience has a total of 122 reviews. There are 120 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 120 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 23
19%
9/10 17
14%
8/10 40
33%
7/10 27
23%
6/10 3
3%
5/10 5
4%
4/10 2
2%
3/10 3
3%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

79.33% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Old Macdonalds Farm and Holiday Park valid reviews is 79.33% and is based on 120 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

67 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 120 valid reviews, the experience has 67 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 67 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 9
13%
9/10 9
13%
8/10 25
37%
7/10 17
25%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 3
4%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 3
4%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

77.31% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Old Macdonalds Farm and Holiday Park face-to-face reviews is 77.31% and is based on 67 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

85.76%

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
Tanja & Sven 9/10 98 days 98.48 100%
Colin 10/10 190 days 94.28 96%
justin smith 10/10 251 days 90.02 91%
Kate 9/10 343 days 81.36 83%
Andy and Julia 10/10 372 days 78.07 79%
Ines Rendler 4/10 404 days 58.57 59%
Pedro 7/10 432 days 64.09 65%
Johannes Stahl 10/10 494 days 61.33 62%
Juliane 7/10 738 days 22.93 23%
Simon Springett 7/10 784 days 18.5 19%
Robin Heels 10/10 790 days true 19.74 20%
Alyson Reid 6/10 807 days 15.06 15%
Ronald Daigneault 8/10 852 days true 13.64 14%
Jun Zhang 7/10 857 days 12.72 13%
Edwin Bos 8/10 869 days 12.44 13%
Nat Geider 10/10 909 days 10.48 11%
Bill 10/10 919 days 9.91 10%
Laureen Trainer 8/10 1057 days 4.97 5%
Rian Talen 7/10 1082 days 4.57 5%
Artemis 7/10 1103 days 4.54 5%
Jack Clise 9/10 1107 days 4.98 5%
Mailhos Cécile 8/10 1137 days 4.67 5%
Troy Russ 10/10 1161 days 4.87 5%
Lisa Erikssen 8/10 1169 days 4.61 5%
Martine Baars 7/10 1197 days 4.37 4%
Joost de Hond 10/10 1241 days 4.71 5%
Joanna du Toit 9/10 1376 days 4.45 5%
Iri Campbell 8/10 1460 days 4.07 4%
Peter Barker 10/10 1485 days 4.24 4%
Staffan Johansson 6/10 1510 days 3.48 4%
Leanne Carr 7/10 1510 days 3.81 4%
Kevin Johnston 8/10 1527 days 3.95 4%
Steve Newton 8/10 1530 days 3.94 4%
R Werder 8/10 1543 days 3.92 4%
Jean marc Daubenfeld 8/10 1553 days 3.9 4%
Matthew Hallowell 5/10 1556 days 3.32 3%
CMG 7/10 1833 days 3.24 3%
Stephanie Poppe 8/10 1839 days 3.37 3%
Andrew Jones 9/10 1864 days 3.5 4%
Julia 8/10 1864 days 3.32 3%
Jess Rose 8/10 1864 days 3.32 3%
Justin Cleverley 9/10 1877 days 3.47 4%
Sebastiaan Kemperman 8/10 1878 days 3.29 3%
Silke 10/10 1906 days 3.41 3%
Aram 6/10 1913 days 2.82 3%
Vera Witek 10/10 1942 days true 3.34 3%
Joanna Doran 10/10 1948 days 3.33 3%
Tyler Hofer 8/10 1954 days 3.15 3%
Dieter & Lydia Schmees 7/10 1954 days 3.02 3%
Pia Sander 9/10 1954 days 3.32 3%
Candice Bergon 8/10 1961 days true 3.14 3%
Sina Leidig 10/10 1984 days 3.26 3%
Helma Druyken 7/10 2228 days true 2.53 3%
Helen King 8/10 2411 days 2.3 2%
Team Kim&James 10/10 2473 days 2.3 2%
Pierre Cinquin 8/10 2522 days true 2.1 2%
rickweldon 10/10 2595 days 2.06 2%
M Branche 7/10 2597 days true 1.88 2%
Rouquette 9/10 2605 days true 2.05 2%
Bjorn Hedmark 8/10 2606 days true 1.94 2%
Lagunegrand 7/10 2611 days true 1.85 2%
Dani Wallinger 9/10 2617 days true 2.02 2%
Bill and Noreen 7/10 2621 days true 1.83 2%
AnnaM 9/10 2654 days 1.95 2%
Inge & Erik 8/10 2970 days true 1.26 1%
S & J McDonald 5/10 2970 days true 1.08 1%
Danielle & Jobbe 7/10 2974 days true 1.2 1%
Uwe Herrdum 9/10 2976 days true 1.32 1%
Urban Reifler 3/10 3000 days true 0.98 1%
ZephyrTL 5/10 3020 days 1.0 1%
Steve Waterhouse 3/10 3311 days true 0.51 1%
Norm and Sky 10/10 3314 days true 0.66 1%
Christian Pflegi 3/10 3314 days true 0.51 1%
Avry Fabrice 8/10 3314 days true 0.62 1%
Karin Kueng 8/10 3314 days true 0.62 1%
Lynn 4/10 3314 days true 0.52 1%
Jackie MacRostie 10/10 3316 days true 0.65 1%
Jen Fyfe 10/10 3317 days true 0.65 1%
Marty Fey 8/10 3317 days true 0.62 1%
Mary Banks 8/10 3319 days true 0.62 1%
Miriam 10/10 3319 days true 0.65 1%
Cheryl & Ged Knight 7/10 3322 days true 0.58 1%
Jacob Nube 7/10 3322 days true 0.58 1%
Mirka Tinterova 10/10 3328 days true 0.63 1%
Andreas Fritesche 9/10 3329 days true 0.63 1%
Pam & Rob Tellwright 7/10 3330 days true 0.57 1%
Steve Pearce 7/10 3330 days true 0.57 1%
Vincent 8/10 3330 days true 0.59 1%
John Hensman 7/10 3330 days true 0.57 1%
Jeff Cerjan 8/10 3333 days true 0.59 1%
Mark Irwin 7/10 3337 days true 0.56 1%
Andrew Koster 8/10 3339 days true 0.58 1%
Sarah Pattis 8/10 3341 days true 0.57 1%
Katharina Dierkes 8/10 3341 days true 0.57 1%
Jues Lueg 8/10 3341 days true 0.57 1%
Ruben and Jetske 8/10 3344 days true 0.57 1%
Marlies Brand 9/10 3345 days true 0.6 1%
Chris 8/10 3346 days true 0.57 1%
Daniela Seibel 9/10 3346 days true 0.59 1%
Trov & Liz Warren 8/10 3346 days true 0.57 1%
Julia 8/10 3346 days true 0.57 1%
Roel Wesstra 5/10 3346 days true 0.48 0%
Heike Toepelt 9/10 3346 days true 0.59 1%
Seifert 10/10 3346 days true 0.59 1%
Leslie Aldridge 7/10 3347 days true 0.54 1%
David 8/10 3354 days true 0.55 1%
Heike Pless 10/10 3700 days true 0.0 0%
Jess Mill 9/10 3725 days true 0.0 0%
Goewe 8/10 3733 days true 0.0 0%
frederike 8/10 3766 days true 0.0 0%
rita 8/10 4025 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew Biddle 8/10 4027 days true 0.0 0%
Andrew Smith 7/10 4031 days true 0.0 0%
Hendrik Flier 8/10 4031 days true 0.0 0%
Jen 7/10 4068 days true 0.0 0%
Sam 7/10 4068 days true 0.0 0%
Paul 5/10 4079 days true 0.0 0%
S 7/10 4079 days true 0.0 0%
Frances 9/10 4079 days true 0.0 0%
Katrina 7/10 4110 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 Old Macdonalds Farm and Holiday Park experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.44% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Old Macdonalds Farm and 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 Old Macdonalds Farm and Holiday Park experience has been adjusted for 72 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
69 -1.38%
70 -1.40%
71 -1.42%
72 -1.44%
73 -1.46%
74 -1.48%
75 -1.50%

Final Ranking Score

84%

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.