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

160 Valid Reviews

The Punakaiki Beach Camp experience has a total of 160 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 160 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 32
20%
9/10 41
26%
8/10 55
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%

82.13% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Punakaiki Beach Camp valid reviews is 82.13% and is based on 160 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 160 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

84.75%

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 99 days 98.45 100%
Sarah and Pete 8/10 99 days 93.52 95%
Blu Ice 9/10 130 days 97.32 99%
Mrs Lounis 9/10 130 days 97.32 99%
Lukas 8/10 130 days 92.46 94%
Fred 10/10 160 days 95.94 97%
Lia 8/10 221 days 87.65 89%
Cass 8/10 221 days 87.65 89%
ScoutnIndi 8/10 313 days 80.25 82%
Klaus 8/10 374 days 73.94 75%
Luci 9/10 433 days 70.29 71%
Francois & Caroline 8/10 464 days 62.59 64%
Heather Abbott 8/10 464 days 62.59 64%
Marilli 10/10 495 days 61.17 62%
Rick 7/10 495 days 55.67 57%
Juraj 10/10 495 days 61.17 62%
Katey 8/10 495 days 58.11 59%
ian kennedy 8/10 525 days 53.51 54%
CJC 10/10 525 days 56.32 57%
Vincent 8/10 525 days 53.51 54%
Libby 8/10 556 days 48.48 49%
Milo Sumner 5/10 739 days 20.32 21%
Matthew Dercole 8/10 743 days 23.4 24%
Veronica Marcano 9/10 763 days 22.47 23%
Chris & Peg 8/10 770 days 20.65 21%
Christian Oerlemans 6/10 775 days 17.62 18%
Edward Cromwell 7/10 792 days true 17.79 18%
Gillian Press 6/10 819 days 14.17 14%
Edwin Bos 8/10 870 days 12.37 13%
CARMERS 6/10 951 days 6.88 7%
Wen Xin Tan 9/10 971 days 7.44 8%
Jason 10/10 998 days 6.49 7%
Fifi and Jay 8/10 1048 days 5.08 5%
Roger 9/10 1090 days 5.0 5%
Grace White 9/10 1091 days 5.0 5%
Nienke Best 8/10 1102 days 4.74 5%
Julia Kurtz 8/10 1106 days 4.73 5%
Jack Clise 9/10 1108 days 4.97 5%
Marc Lambert 9/10 1110 days 4.97 5%
Van Bagley 10/10 1133 days true 4.93 5%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1178 days 4.84 5%
Ina and Max 7/10 1207 days true 4.35 4%
S Webb 10/10 1255 days 4.69 5%
Shelly Stanchuk 9/10 1255 days 4.69 5%
Aidan Byrne 9/10 1303 days 4.59 5%
Kim Donze 8/10 1328 days 4.32 4%
Pamela Hoffman 7/10 1441 days 3.93 4%
Howard Kestrel 7/10 1480 days 3.86 4%
Rachel Denham 8/10 1495 days 4.01 4%
Ann-Catherine Deblon 8/10 1502 days 3.99 4%
Rachel Macdonald 8/10 1557 days 3.89 4%
Richard Kirby 9/10 1591 days 4.03 4%
Wout van Dijk 8/10 1597 days 3.82 4%
Janelle Sterling 10/10 1626 days 3.96 4%
Steve Warren 9/10 1682 days 3.85 4%
Yvonne Wu 8/10 1805 days 3.43 3%
Steffen Paul 6/10 1815 days 2.98 3%
Alistair Millward 7/10 1862 days 3.18 3%
Larry Dashiell 9/10 1866 days 3.49 4%
Kris Marinomunn 9/10 1877 days 3.47 4%
Sebastiaan Kemperman 9/10 1880 days 3.46 4%
Melvin Spear 8/10 1885 days 3.28 3%
Florian Kleemann 8/10 1886 days 3.28 3%
Wilma Senior 9/10 1894 days 3.44 3%
Robert Warner 8/10 1925 days 3.21 3%
Stefanie Vogt 10/10 1925 days 3.38 3%
Lisa Quayle 8/10 1943 days 3.17 3%
Hol. M. 8/10 1956 days 3.15 3%
bzh974 9/10 1956 days 3.32 3%
Jay 9/10 1970 days true 3.29 3%
Kane F 8/10 2017 days 3.04 3%
Claudia 10/10 2047 days 3.14 3%
Brita Topp 10/10 2200 days 2.84 3%
Philip Schumann 10/10 2227 days true 2.78 3%
SC W 8/10 2231 days 2.64 3%
David Spindler 7/10 2231 days 2.53 3%
Laura Metz 9/10 2244 days true 2.75 3%
Hubertus Thost 10/10 2244 days true 2.75 3%
G Ballard 6/10 2257 days true 2.26 2%
Jason MacLeod 10/10 2259 days 2.72 3%
Andrew Young 7/10 2259 days 2.48 3%
Walter Neff 8/10 2259 days 2.59 3%
Julia Kallenbach 9/10 2276 days true 2.69 3%
Andrew Cattanach 6/10 2290 days 2.21 2%
Helene & Peter 8/10 2351 days 2.41 2%
Steve Warren 9/10 2382 days 2.48 3%
Marina Ryan 8/10 2412 days 2.3 2%
Jay Sorrell 8/10 2412 days 2.3 2%
Azteca 6/10 2474 days 1.91 2%
Maria 8/10 2589 days true 1.97 2%
Glenn Surzur 4/10 2598 days true 1.63 2%
Petra Blumberg 10/10 2602 days true 2.05 2%
Roeland Driessen 1/10 2655 days 1.42 1%
Michelle Chambers 6/10 2655 days 1.62 2%
Ingrid 9/10 2668 days true 1.92 2%
Steven Switsers 8/10 2676 days true 1.81 2%
Tom and Jemima Rawlings 6/10 2677 days true 1.58 2%
D Pieter 7/10 2684 days true 1.72 2%
Charliepot 7/10 2686 days 1.72 2%
electronmike1970 10/10 2686 days 1.89 2%
MeganG 8/10 2900 days 1.39 1%
Jurgen Joyce 8/10 2953 days true 1.3 1%
M Robinson 10/10 2957 days true 1.36 1%
suemax 9/10 2961 days 1.35 1%
Hans Duerst 9/10 2967 days true 1.34 1%
Kasten Madsen 8/10 2970 days true 1.26 1%
Jolene & James 9/10 2971 days true 1.33 1%
Melanie 8/10 2973 days true 1.26 1%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 2973 days true 1.32 1%
Inge Davbbert 10/10 2973 days true 1.32 1%
Filsack 9/10 2982 days true 1.31 1%
Katrin 10/10 2983 days true 1.31 1%
tiffgeoff 1/10 2990 days 0.94 1%
amounstephen 7/10 2990 days 1.18 1%
mawueth 9/10 3052 days 1.17 1%
Sarah Graham 8/10 3068 days true 1.08 1%
AJ van Pelt 10/10 3304 days true 0.68 1%
Jane Cullum 10/10 3308 days true 0.67 1%
Margit and Corein Groenevelt 8/10 3313 days true 0.63 1%
Oppenoorth 9/10 3315 days true 0.66 1%
Bette Eh 10/10 3316 days true 0.65 1%
Wayne Forrow 3/10 3317 days true 0.5 1%
K & J Overton 9/10 3321 days true 0.64 1%
Julia 9/10 3325 days true 0.64 1%
Simon Vickers 9/10 3326 days true 0.63 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3329 days true 0.6 1%
Kasten 10/10 3329 days true 0.63 1%
Grumbach 10/10 3330 days true 0.63 1%
Eva Bock 9/10 3330 days true 0.63 1%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3332 days true 0.62 1%
Rachel Gerrand 8/10 3332 days true 0.59 1%
Van den Borne 8/10 3341 days true 0.57 1%
Mike and Alice Powner 5/10 3346 days true 0.48 0%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 3355 days true 0.55 1%
Axel Vetter 8/10 3355 days true 0.55 1%
paulag 10/10 3631 days true 0.04 0%
Brigitta Reil 9/10 3676 days true 0.0 0%
Kim Holtz 8/10 3680 days true 0.0 0%
Benedict Fluthman 4/10 3682 days true 0.0 0%
Peter G 7/10 3686 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Helms 8/10 3686 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 3688 days true 0.0 0%
Wielink 9/10 3700 days true 0.0 0%
Ferth 8/10 3706 days true 0.0 0%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 3716 days true 0.0 0%
Dick Rosman 8/10 3716 days true 0.0 0%
Thomas Stopp 8/10 3720 days true 0.0 0%
Dale W 7/10 3729 days true 0.0 0%
Yvonne German 10/10 3737 days true 0.0 0%
mariak 8/10 3768 days true 0.0 0%
catdonjaime 6/10 3775 days true 0.0 0%
Evan 10/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
tessac 5/10 3907 days true 0.0 0%
TillE412 10/10 4011 days true 0.0 0%
HermannR 10/10 4014 days true 0.0 0%
UlaR 9/10 4016 days true 0.0 0%
HerbertH 9/10 4021 days true 0.0 0%
ginekek 9/10 4026 days true 0.0 0%
MarkP 8/10 4026 days true 0.0 0%
Christian Moll 6/10 4042 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

-1.34% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 63 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 200 days. Due to the seasonal nature of many businesses, this adjustment is applied dynamically throughout the year.

The Punakaiki Beach Camp experience has been adjusted for 75 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
72 -1.28%
73 -1.30%
74 -1.32%
75 -1.34%
76 -1.36%
77 -1.37%
78 -1.39%

Final Ranking Score

83%

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.