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 Punakaiki Beach Camp.

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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Punakaiki Beach Camp

Valid Reviews

159 Valid Reviews

The Punakaiki Beach Camp experience has a total of 159 valid reviews. There are no 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 159 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 32
20%
9/10 41
26%
8/10 54
34%
7/10 13
8%
6/10 11
7%
5/10 3
2%
4/10 2
1%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 2
1%

82.14% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Punakaiki Beach Camp valid reviews is 82.14% and is based on 159 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

71 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 159 valid reviews, the experience has 71 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 71 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 19
27%
9/10 19
27%
8/10 19
27%
7/10 5
7%
6/10 4
6%
5/10 2
3%
4/10 2
3%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.52% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Punakaiki Beach Camp face-to-face reviews is 83.52% and is based on 71 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

84.59%

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
Pateke 10/10 17 days 99.95 100%
Blu Ice 9/10 48 days 99.63 100%
Mrs Lounis 9/10 48 days 99.63 100%
Lukas 8/10 48 days 94.65 95%
Fred 10/10 78 days 99.04 99%
Lia 8/10 139 days 92.09 92%
Cass 8/10 139 days 92.09 92%
ScoutnIndi 8/10 231 days 86.97 87%
Klaus 8/10 292 days 82.16 82%
Luci 9/10 351 days 80.48 81%
Francois & Caroline 8/10 382 days 73.03 73%
Heather Abbott 8/10 382 days 73.03 73%
Marilli 10/10 413 days 72.97 73%
Rick 7/10 413 days 66.4 66%
Juraj 10/10 413 days 72.97 73%
Katey 8/10 413 days 69.32 69%
ian kennedy 8/10 443 days 65.46 65%
CJC 10/10 443 days 68.9 69%
Vincent 8/10 443 days 65.46 65%
Libby 8/10 474 days 61.18 61%
Milo Sumner 5/10 657 days 28.67 29%
Matthew Dercole 8/10 661 days 33.1 33%
Veronica Marcano 9/10 681 days 32.16 32%
Chris & Peg 8/10 688 days 29.69 30%
Christian Oerlemans 6/10 693 days 25.4 25%
Edward Cromwell 7/10 710 days true 25.92 26%
Gillian Press 6/10 737 days 21.01 21%
Edwin Bos 8/10 788 days 18.94 19%
CARMERS 6/10 869 days 10.87 11%
Wen Xin Tan 9/10 889 days 11.72 12%
Jason 10/10 916 days 10.08 10%
Fifi and Jay 8/10 966 days 7.26 7%
Roger 9/10 1008 days 6.2 6%
Grace White 9/10 1009 days 6.17 6%
Nienke Best 8/10 1020 days 5.6 6%
Julia Kurtz 8/10 1024 days 5.51 6%
Jack Clise 9/10 1026 days 5.75 6%
Marc Lambert 9/10 1028 days 5.71 6%
Van Bagley 10/10 1051 days true 5.31 5%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1096 days 5.0 5%
Ina and Max 7/10 1125 days true 4.5 4%
S Webb 10/10 1172 days 4.85 5%
Shelly Stanchuk 9/10 1172 days 4.85 5%
Aidan Byrne 9/10 1221 days 4.75 5%
Kim Donze 8/10 1246 days 4.47 4%
Pamela Hoffman 7/10 1359 days 4.08 4%
Howard Kestrel 7/10 1398 days 4.01 4%
Rachel Denham 8/10 1413 days 4.16 4%
Ann-Catherine Deblon 8/10 1420 days 4.15 4%
Rachel Macdonald 8/10 1475 days 4.04 4%
Richard Kirby 9/10 1508 days 4.19 4%
Wout van Dijk 8/10 1515 days 3.97 4%
Janelle Sterling 10/10 1544 days 4.12 4%
Steve Warren 9/10 1600 days 4.01 4%
Yvonne Wu 8/10 1722 days 3.58 4%
Steffen Paul 6/10 1733 days 3.11 3%
Alistair Millward 7/10 1780 days 3.33 3%
Larry Dashiell 9/10 1783 days 3.65 4%
Kris Marinomunn 9/10 1795 days 3.63 4%
Sebastiaan Kemperman 9/10 1798 days 3.62 4%
Melvin Spear 8/10 1803 days 3.43 3%
Florian Kleemann 8/10 1804 days 3.43 3%
Wilma Senior 9/10 1811 days 3.6 4%
Robert Warner 8/10 1842 days 3.36 3%
Stefanie Vogt 10/10 1843 days 3.54 4%
Lisa Quayle 8/10 1861 days 3.33 3%
Hol. M. 8/10 1873 days 3.3 3%
bzh974 9/10 1873 days 3.48 3%
Jay 9/10 1888 days true 3.45 3%
Kane F 8/10 1934 days 3.19 3%
Claudia 10/10 1964 days 3.3 3%
Brita Topp 10/10 2118 days 3.0 3%
Philip Schumann 10/10 2145 days true 2.95 3%
SC W 8/10 2149 days 2.79 3%
David Spindler 7/10 2149 days 2.67 3%
Laura Metz 9/10 2162 days true 2.91 3%
Hubertus Thost 10/10 2162 days true 2.91 3%
G Ballard 6/10 2175 days true 2.4 2%
Jason MacLeod 10/10 2177 days 2.88 3%
Andrew Young 7/10 2177 days 2.62 3%
Walter Neff 8/10 2177 days 2.74 3%
Julia Kallenbach 9/10 2194 days true 2.85 3%
Andrew Cattanach 6/10 2208 days 2.34 2%
Helene & Peter 8/10 2269 days 2.57 3%
Steve Warren 9/10 2300 days 2.64 3%
Marina Ryan 8/10 2330 days 2.45 2%
Jay Sorrell 8/10 2330 days 2.45 2%
Azteca 6/10 2392 days 2.04 2%
Maria 8/10 2507 days true 2.12 2%
Glenn Surzur 4/10 2516 days true 1.75 2%
Petra Blumberg 10/10 2520 days true 2.21 2%
Roeland Driessen 1/10 2573 days 1.54 2%
Michelle Chambers 6/10 2573 days 1.75 2%
Ingrid 9/10 2586 days true 2.08 2%
Steven Switsers 8/10 2594 days true 1.96 2%
Tom and Jemima Rawlings 6/10 2595 days true 1.71 2%
D Pieter 7/10 2602 days true 1.87 2%
Charliepot 7/10 2604 days 1.86 2%
electronmike1970 10/10 2604 days 2.05 2%
MeganG 8/10 2818 days 1.55 2%
Jurgen Joyce 8/10 2871 days true 1.45 1%
M Robinson 10/10 2875 days true 1.52 2%
suemax 9/10 2879 days 1.51 2%
Hans Duerst 9/10 2885 days true 1.5 1%
Kasten Madsen 8/10 2888 days true 1.42 1%
Jolene & James 9/10 2889 days true 1.49 1%
Melanie 8/10 2891 days true 1.41 1%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 2891 days true 1.49 1%
Inge Davbbert 10/10 2891 days true 1.49 1%
Filsack 9/10 2900 days true 1.47 1%
Katrin 10/10 2901 days true 1.47 1%
tiffgeoff 1/10 2908 days 1.06 1%
amounstephen 7/10 2908 days 1.32 1%
mawueth 9/10 2970 days 1.33 1%
Sarah Graham 8/10 2986 days true 1.23 1%
AJ van Pelt 10/10 3222 days true 0.84 1%
Jane Cullum 10/10 3226 days true 0.83 1%
Margit and Corein Groenevelt 8/10 3231 days true 0.78 1%
Oppenoorth 9/10 3233 days true 0.82 1%
Bette Eh 10/10 3234 days true 0.81 1%
Wayne Forrow 3/10 3235 days true 0.63 1%
K & J Overton 9/10 3239 days true 0.8 1%
Julia 9/10 3243 days true 0.8 1%
Simon Vickers 9/10 3244 days true 0.79 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3247 days true 0.75 1%
Kasten 10/10 3247 days true 0.79 1%
Grumbach 10/10 3248 days true 0.79 1%
Eva Bock 9/10 3248 days true 0.79 1%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3250 days true 0.78 1%
Rachel Gerrand 8/10 3250 days true 0.74 1%
Van den Borne 8/10 3259 days true 0.73 1%
Mike and Alice Powner 5/10 3264 days true 0.61 1%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 3273 days true 0.7 1%
Axel Vetter 8/10 3273 days true 0.7 1%
paulag 10/10 3549 days true 0.2 0%
Brigitta Reil 9/10 3594 days true 0.11 0%
Kim Holtz 8/10 3598 days true 0.1 0%
Benedict Fluthman 4/10 3600 days true 0.08 0%
Peter G 7/10 3604 days true 0.08 0%
Chris Helms 8/10 3604 days true 0.09 0%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 3606 days true 0.09 0%
Wielink 9/10 3618 days true 0.06 0%
Ferth 8/10 3624 days true 0.05 0%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 3634 days true 0.03 0%
Dick Rosman 8/10 3634 days true 0.03 0%
Thomas Stopp 8/10 3638 days true 0.02 0%
Dale W 7/10 3647 days true 0.01 0%
Yvonne German 10/10 3655 days true 0.0 0%
mariak 8/10 3686 days true 0.0 0%
catdonjaime 6/10 3693 days true 0.0 0%
Evan 10/10 3761 days true 0.0 0%
tessac 5/10 3825 days true 0.0 0%
TillE412 10/10 3929 days true 0.0 0%
HermannR 10/10 3932 days true 0.0 0%
UlaR 9/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
HerbertH 9/10 3939 days true 0.0 0%
ginekek 9/10 3944 days true 0.0 0%
MarkP 8/10 3944 days true 0.0 0%
Christian Moll 6/10 3960 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 Punakaiki Beach Camp experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-0.02% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Punakaiki Beach Camp 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 Punakaiki Beach Camp experience has been adjusted for 1 day. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
0 -0.00%
1 -0.02%
2 -0.04%
3 -0.06%
4 -0.08%

Final Ranking Score

85%

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.