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.

Cymen Crick's avatar

Cymen Crick

Punakaiki Beach Camp

Valid Reviews

169 Valid Reviews

The Punakaiki Beach Camp experience has a total of 169 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 169 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 35
21%
9/10 42
25%
8/10 59
35%
7/10 13
8%
6/10 12
7%
5/10 3
2%
4/10 2
1%
3/10 1
1%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 2
1%

82.31% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Punakaiki Beach Camp valid reviews is 82.31% and is based on 169 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 169 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

83.58%

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
Oonagh 8/10 137 days 100%
Kate 6/10 168 days 86%
Gary Clarkson 8/10 471 days 67%
Emma 8/10 471 days 67%
Beth 10/10 471 days 70%
Dan 8/10 563 days 51%
Gemma 10/10 594 days 48%
Ying 9/10 594 days 48%
Felipe 10/10 716 days 30%
Pateke 10/10 868 days 14%
Sarah and Pete 8/10 868 days 13%
Blu Ice 9/10 899 days 12%
Mrs Lounis 9/10 899 days 12%
Lukas 8/10 899 days 11%
Fred 10/10 929 days 10%
Lia 8/10 990 days 7%
Cass 8/10 990 days 7%
ScoutnIndi 8/10 1082 days 5%
Klaus 8/10 1143 days 5%
Luci 9/10 1202 days 5%
Francois & Caroline 8/10 1233 days 5%
Heather Abbott 8/10 1233 days 5%
Marilli 10/10 1264 days 5%
Rick 7/10 1264 days 4%
Juraj 10/10 1264 days 5%
Katey 8/10 1264 days 4%
ian kennedy 8/10 1294 days 4%
CJC 10/10 1294 days 5%
Vincent 8/10 1294 days 4%
Libby 8/10 1325 days 4%
Milo Sumner 5/10 1508 days 3%
Matthew Dercole 8/10 1512 days 4%
Veronica Marcano 9/10 1532 days 4%
Chris & Peg 8/10 1539 days 4%
Christian Oerlemans 6/10 1544 days 3%
Edward Cromwell 7/10 1561 days 4%
Gillian Press 6/10 1588 days 3%
Edwin Bos 8/10 1639 days 4%
CARMERS 6/10 1720 days 3%
Wen Xin Tan 9/10 1740 days 4%
Jason 10/10 1767 days 4%
Fifi and Jay 8/10 1817 days 3%
Roger 9/10 1859 days 3%
Grace White 9/10 1860 days 3%
Nienke Best 8/10 1871 days 3%
Julia Kurtz 8/10 1875 days 3%
Jack Clise 9/10 1877 days 3%
Marc Lambert 9/10 1879 days 3%
Van Bagley 10/10 1902 days 3%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1947 days 3%
Ina and Max 7/10 1976 days 3%
S Webb 10/10 2024 days 3%
Shelly Stanchuk 9/10 2024 days 3%
Aidan Byrne 9/10 2072 days 3%
Kim Donze 8/10 2097 days 3%
Pamela Hoffman 7/10 2210 days 2%
Howard Kestrel 7/10 2249 days 2%
Rachel Denham 8/10 2264 days 2%
Ann-Catherine Deblon 8/10 2271 days 2%
Rachel Macdonald 8/10 2326 days 2%
Richard Kirby 9/10 2360 days 2%
Wout van Dijk 8/10 2366 days 2%
Janelle Sterling 10/10 2395 days 2%
Steve Warren 9/10 2451 days 2%
Yvonne Wu 8/10 2574 days 2%
Steffen Paul 6/10 2584 days 2%
Alistair Millward 7/10 2631 days 2%
Larry Dashiell 9/10 2635 days 2%
Kris Marinomunn 9/10 2646 days 2%
Sebastiaan Kemperman 9/10 2649 days 2%
Melvin Spear 8/10 2654 days 2%
Florian Kleemann 8/10 2655 days 2%
Wilma Senior 9/10 2663 days 2%
Robert Warner 8/10 2694 days 2%
Stefanie Vogt 10/10 2694 days 2%
Lisa Quayle 8/10 2712 days 2%
Hol. M. 8/10 2725 days 2%
bzh974 9/10 2725 days 2%
Jay 9/10 2739 days 2%
Kane F 8/10 2786 days 1%
Claudia 10/10 2816 days 1%
Brita Topp 10/10 2969 days 1%
Philip Schumann 10/10 2996 days 1%
SC W 8/10 3000 days 1%
David Spindler 7/10 3000 days 1%
Laura Metz 9/10 3013 days 1%
Hubertus Thost 10/10 3013 days 1%
G Ballard 6/10 3026 days 1%
Jason MacLeod 10/10 3028 days 1%
Andrew Young 7/10 3028 days 1%
Walter Neff 8/10 3028 days 1%
Julia Kallenbach 9/10 3045 days 1%
Andrew Cattanach 6/10 3059 days 1%
Helene & Peter 8/10 3120 days 1%
Steve Warren 9/10 3151 days 1%
Marina Ryan 8/10 3181 days 1%
Jay Sorrell 8/10 3181 days 1%
Azteca 6/10 3243 days 0%
Maria 8/10 3358 days 0%
Glenn Surzur 4/10 3367 days 0%
Petra Blumberg 10/10 3371 days 0%
Roeland Driessen 1/10 3424 days 0%
Michelle Chambers 6/10 3424 days 0%
Ingrid 9/10 3437 days 0%
Steven Switsers 8/10 3445 days 0%
Tom and Jemima Rawlings 6/10 3446 days 0%
D Pieter 7/10 3453 days 0%
Charliepot 7/10 3455 days 0%
electronmike1970 10/10 3455 days 0%
MeganG 8/10 3669 days 1%
Jurgen Joyce 8/10 3722 days 1%
M Robinson 10/10 3726 days 1%
suemax 9/10 3730 days 1%
Hans Duerst 9/10 3736 days 1%
Kasten Madsen 8/10 3739 days 1%
Jolene & James 9/10 3740 days 1%
Melanie 8/10 3742 days 1%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 3742 days 1%
Inge Davbbert 10/10 3742 days 1%
Filsack 9/10 3751 days 1%
Katrin 10/10 3752 days 1%
tiffgeoff 1/10 3759 days 0%
amounstephen 7/10 3759 days 1%
mawueth 9/10 3821 days 1%
Sarah Graham 8/10 3837 days 1%
AJ van Pelt 10/10 4073 days 1%
Jane Cullum 10/10 4077 days 1%
Margit and Corein Groenevelt 8/10 4082 days 1%
Oppenoorth 9/10 4084 days 1%
Bette Eh 10/10 4085 days 1%
Wayne Forrow 3/10 4086 days 0%
K & J Overton 9/10 4090 days 1%
Julia 9/10 4094 days 1%
Simon Vickers 9/10 4095 days 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 4098 days 1%
Kasten 10/10 4098 days 1%
Grumbach 10/10 4099 days 1%
Eva Bock 9/10 4099 days 1%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 4101 days 1%
Rachel Gerrand 8/10 4101 days 1%
Van den Borne 8/10 4110 days 1%
Mike and Alice Powner 5/10 4115 days 1%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 4124 days 1%
Axel Vetter 8/10 4124 days 1%
paulag 10/10 4400 days 1%
Brigitta Reil 9/10 4445 days 1%
Kim Holtz 8/10 4449 days 1%
Benedict Fluthman 4/10 4451 days 1%
Peter G 7/10 4455 days 1%
Chris Helms 8/10 4455 days 1%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 4457 days 1%
Wielink 9/10 4469 days 1%
Ferth 8/10 4475 days 1%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 4485 days 1%
Dick Rosman 8/10 4485 days 1%
Thomas Stopp 8/10 4489 days 1%
Dale W 7/10 4498 days 1%
Yvonne German 10/10 4506 days 1%
mariak 8/10 4537 days 1%
catdonjaime 6/10 4544 days 1%
Evan 10/10 4612 days 1%
tessac 5/10 4676 days 1%
TillE412 10/10 4780 days 1%
HermannR 10/10 4783 days 1%
UlaR 9/10 4785 days 1%
HerbertH 9/10 4790 days 1%
ginekek 9/10 4795 days 1%
MarkP 8/10 4795 days 1%
Christian Moll 6/10 4811 days 1%

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

-1.74% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 94 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 127 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
124 -1.70%
125 -1.71%
126 -1.72%
127 -1.74%
128 -1.75%
129 -1.77%
130 -1.78%

Final Ranking Score

82%

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.