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 Old Macdonalds Farm and Holiday Park.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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|justin smith||10/10||251 days||90.02||91%|
|Andy and Julia||10/10||372 days||78.07||79%|
|Ines Rendler||4/10||404 days||58.57||59%|
|Johannes Stahl||10/10||494 days||61.33||62%|
|Simon Springett||7/10||784 days||18.5||19%|
|Robin Heels||10/10||790 days||19.74||20%|
|Alyson Reid||6/10||807 days||15.06||15%|
|Ronald Daigneault||8/10||852 days||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%|
|Laureen Trainer||8/10||1057 days||4.97||5%|
|Rian Talen||7/10||1082 days||4.57||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%|
|Stephanie Poppe||8/10||1839 days||3.37||3%|
|Andrew Jones||9/10||1864 days||3.5||4%|
|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%|
|Vera Witek||10/10||1942 days||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||3.14||3%|
|Sina Leidig||10/10||1984 days||3.26||3%|
|Helma Druyken||7/10||2228 days||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||2.1||2%|
|M Branche||7/10||2597 days||1.88||2%|
|Bjorn Hedmark||8/10||2606 days||1.94||2%|
|Dani Wallinger||9/10||2617 days||2.02||2%|
|Bill and Noreen||7/10||2621 days||1.83||2%|
|Inge & Erik||8/10||2970 days||1.26||1%|
|S & J McDonald||5/10||2970 days||1.08||1%|
|Danielle & Jobbe||7/10||2974 days||1.2||1%|
|Uwe Herrdum||9/10||2976 days||1.32||1%|
|Urban Reifler||3/10||3000 days||0.98||1%|
|Steve Waterhouse||3/10||3311 days||0.51||1%|
|Norm and Sky||10/10||3314 days||0.66||1%|
|Christian Pflegi||3/10||3314 days||0.51||1%|
|Avry Fabrice||8/10||3314 days||0.62||1%|
|Karin Kueng||8/10||3314 days||0.62||1%|
|Jackie MacRostie||10/10||3316 days||0.65||1%|
|Jen Fyfe||10/10||3317 days||0.65||1%|
|Marty Fey||8/10||3317 days||0.62||1%|
|Mary Banks||8/10||3319 days||0.62||1%|
|Cheryl & Ged Knight||7/10||3322 days||0.58||1%|
|Jacob Nube||7/10||3322 days||0.58||1%|
|Mirka Tinterova||10/10||3328 days||0.63||1%|
|Andreas Fritesche||9/10||3329 days||0.63||1%|
|Pam & Rob Tellwright||7/10||3330 days||0.57||1%|
|Steve Pearce||7/10||3330 days||0.57||1%|
|John Hensman||7/10||3330 days||0.57||1%|
|Jeff Cerjan||8/10||3333 days||0.59||1%|
|Mark Irwin||7/10||3337 days||0.56||1%|
|Andrew Koster||8/10||3339 days||0.58||1%|
|Sarah Pattis||8/10||3341 days||0.57||1%|
|Katharina Dierkes||8/10||3341 days||0.57||1%|
|Jues Lueg||8/10||3341 days||0.57||1%|
|Ruben and Jetske||8/10||3344 days||0.57||1%|
|Marlies Brand||9/10||3345 days||0.6||1%|
|Daniela Seibel||9/10||3346 days||0.59||1%|
|Trov & Liz Warren||8/10||3346 days||0.57||1%|
|Roel Wesstra||5/10||3346 days||0.48||0%|
|Heike Toepelt||9/10||3346 days||0.59||1%|
|Leslie Aldridge||7/10||3347 days||0.54||1%|
|Heike Pless||10/10||3700 days||0.0||0%|
|Jess Mill||9/10||3725 days||0.0||0%|
|Andrew Biddle||8/10||4027 days||0.0||0%|
|Andrew Smith||7/10||4031 days||0.0||0%|
|Hendrik Flier||8/10||4031 days||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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.