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

167 Valid Reviews

The Punakaiki Beach Camp experience has a total of 167 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 167 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 35
21%
9/10 42
25%
8/10 58
35%
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%

82.46% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Punakaiki Beach Camp valid reviews is 82.46% and is based on 167 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 167 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

87.40%

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 Relative Weight
Gary Clarkson 8/10 69 days 95%
Emma 8/10 69 days 95%
Beth 10/10 69 days 100%
Dan 8/10 161 days 92%
Gemma 10/10 192 days 95%
Ying 9/10 192 days 95%
Felipe 10/10 314 days 85%
Pateke 10/10 466 days 66%
Sarah and Pete 8/10 466 days 63%
Blu Ice 9/10 497 days 61%
Mrs Lounis 9/10 497 days 61%
Lukas 8/10 497 days 58%
Fred 10/10 527 days 56%
Lia 8/10 588 days 44%
Cass 8/10 588 days 44%
ScoutnIndi 8/10 680 days 31%
Klaus 8/10 741 days 23%
Luci 9/10 800 days 19%
Francois & Caroline 8/10 831 days 15%
Heather Abbott 8/10 831 days 15%
Marilli 10/10 862 days 13%
Rick 7/10 862 days 12%
Juraj 10/10 862 days 13%
Katey 8/10 862 days 13%
ian kennedy 8/10 892 days 11%
CJC 10/10 892 days 11%
Vincent 8/10 892 days 11%
Libby 8/10 923 days 9%
Milo Sumner 5/10 1106 days 4%
Matthew Dercole 8/10 1110 days 4%
Veronica Marcano 9/10 1130 days 5%
Chris & Peg 8/10 1137 days 4%
Christian Oerlemans 6/10 1142 days 4%
Edward Cromwell 7/10 1159 days 4%
Gillian Press 6/10 1186 days 4%
Edwin Bos 8/10 1237 days 4%
CARMERS 6/10 1318 days 3%
Wen Xin Tan 9/10 1338 days 4%
Jason 10/10 1365 days 4%
Fifi and Jay 8/10 1415 days 4%
Roger 9/10 1457 days 4%
Grace White 9/10 1458 days 4%
Nienke Best 8/10 1469 days 4%
Julia Kurtz 8/10 1473 days 4%
Jack Clise 9/10 1475 days 4%
Marc Lambert 9/10 1477 days 4%
Van Bagley 10/10 1500 days 4%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1545 days 4%
Ina and Max 7/10 1574 days 3%
S Webb 10/10 1622 days 4%
Shelly Stanchuk 9/10 1622 days 4%
Aidan Byrne 9/10 1670 days 4%
Kim Donze 8/10 1695 days 3%
Pamela Hoffman 7/10 1808 days 3%
Howard Kestrel 7/10 1847 days 3%
Rachel Denham 8/10 1862 days 3%
Ann-Catherine Deblon 8/10 1869 days 3%
Rachel Macdonald 8/10 1924 days 3%
Richard Kirby 9/10 1958 days 3%
Wout van Dijk 8/10 1964 days 3%
Janelle Sterling 10/10 1993 days 3%
Steve Warren 9/10 2049 days 3%
Yvonne Wu 8/10 2172 days 2%
Steffen Paul 6/10 2182 days 2%
Alistair Millward 7/10 2229 days 2%
Larry Dashiell 9/10 2233 days 2%
Kris Marinomunn 9/10 2244 days 2%
Sebastiaan Kemperman 9/10 2247 days 2%
Melvin Spear 8/10 2252 days 2%
Florian Kleemann 8/10 2253 days 2%
Wilma Senior 9/10 2261 days 2%
Robert Warner 8/10 2292 days 2%
Stefanie Vogt 10/10 2292 days 2%
Lisa Quayle 8/10 2310 days 2%
Hol. M. 8/10 2323 days 2%
bzh974 9/10 2323 days 2%
Jay 9/10 2337 days 2%
Kane F 8/10 2384 days 2%
Claudia 10/10 2414 days 2%
Brita Topp 10/10 2567 days 2%
Philip Schumann 10/10 2594 days 2%
SC W 8/10 2598 days 2%
David Spindler 7/10 2598 days 1%
Laura Metz 9/10 2611 days 2%
Hubertus Thost 10/10 2611 days 2%
G Ballard 6/10 2624 days 1%
Jason MacLeod 10/10 2626 days 2%
Andrew Young 7/10 2626 days 1%
Walter Neff 8/10 2626 days 2%
Julia Kallenbach 9/10 2643 days 2%
Andrew Cattanach 6/10 2657 days 1%
Helene & Peter 8/10 2718 days 1%
Steve Warren 9/10 2749 days 1%
Marina Ryan 8/10 2779 days 1%
Jay Sorrell 8/10 2779 days 1%
Azteca 6/10 2841 days 1%
Maria 8/10 2956 days 1%
Glenn Surzur 4/10 2965 days 1%
Petra Blumberg 10/10 2969 days 1%
Roeland Driessen 1/10 3022 days 1%
Michelle Chambers 6/10 3022 days 1%
Ingrid 9/10 3035 days 1%
Steven Switsers 8/10 3043 days 1%
Tom and Jemima Rawlings 6/10 3044 days 1%
D Pieter 7/10 3051 days 1%
Charliepot 7/10 3053 days 1%
electronmike1970 10/10 3053 days 1%
MeganG 8/10 3267 days 0%
Jurgen Joyce 8/10 3320 days 0%
M Robinson 10/10 3324 days 0%
suemax 9/10 3328 days 0%
Hans Duerst 9/10 3334 days 0%
Kasten Madsen 8/10 3337 days 0%
Jolene & James 9/10 3338 days 0%
Melanie 8/10 3340 days 0%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 3340 days 0%
Inge Davbbert 10/10 3340 days 0%
Filsack 9/10 3349 days 0%
Katrin 10/10 3350 days 0%
tiffgeoff 1/10 3357 days 0%
amounstephen 7/10 3357 days 0%
mawueth 9/10 3419 days 0%
Sarah Graham 8/10 3435 days 0%
AJ van Pelt 10/10 3671 days 1%
Jane Cullum 10/10 3675 days 1%
Margit and Corein Groenevelt 8/10 3680 days 1%
Oppenoorth 9/10 3682 days 1%
Bette Eh 10/10 3683 days 1%
Wayne Forrow 3/10 3684 days 0%
K & J Overton 9/10 3688 days 1%
Julia 9/10 3692 days 1%
Simon Vickers 9/10 3693 days 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3696 days 1%
Kasten 10/10 3696 days 1%
Grumbach 10/10 3697 days 1%
Eva Bock 9/10 3697 days 1%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3699 days 1%
Rachel Gerrand 8/10 3699 days 1%
Van den Borne 8/10 3708 days 1%
Mike and Alice Powner 5/10 3713 days 0%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 3722 days 1%
Axel Vetter 8/10 3722 days 1%
paulag 10/10 3998 days 1%
Brigitta Reil 9/10 4043 days 1%
Kim Holtz 8/10 4047 days 1%
Benedict Fluthman 4/10 4049 days 0%
Peter G 7/10 4053 days 1%
Chris Helms 8/10 4053 days 1%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 4055 days 1%
Wielink 9/10 4067 days 1%
Ferth 8/10 4073 days 1%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 4083 days 1%
Dick Rosman 8/10 4083 days 1%
Thomas Stopp 8/10 4087 days 1%
Dale W 7/10 4096 days 1%
Yvonne German 10/10 4104 days 1%
mariak 8/10 4135 days 1%
catdonjaime 6/10 4142 days 0%
Evan 10/10 4210 days 1%
tessac 5/10 4274 days 0%
TillE412 10/10 4378 days 1%
HermannR 10/10 4381 days 1%
UlaR 9/10 4383 days 1%
HerbertH 9/10 4388 days 1%
ginekek 9/10 4393 days 1%
MarkP 8/10 4393 days 1%
Christian Moll 6/10 4409 days 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

-0.62% 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 35 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
32 -0.57%
33 -0.59%
34 -0.60%
35 -0.62%
36 -0.64%
37 -0.66%
38 -0.67%

Final Ranking Score

87%

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.