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

85.12%

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 10/10 191 days 94.22 100%
Sarah and Pete 8/10 191 days 89.51 95%
Blu Ice 9/10 222 days 92.19 98%
Mrs Lounis 9/10 222 days 92.19 98%
Lukas 8/10 222 days 87.58 93%
Fred 10/10 252 days 89.94 95%
Lia 8/10 313 days 80.25 85%
Cass 8/10 313 days 80.25 85%
ScoutnIndi 8/10 405 days 70.31 75%
Klaus 8/10 466 days 62.31 66%
Luci 9/10 525 days 56.32 60%
Francois & Caroline 8/10 556 days 48.48 51%
Heather Abbott 8/10 556 days 48.48 51%
Marilli 10/10 587 days 45.89 49%
Rick 7/10 587 days 41.76 44%
Juraj 10/10 587 days 45.89 49%
Katey 8/10 587 days 43.6 46%
ian kennedy 8/10 617 days 39.15 42%
CJC 10/10 617 days 41.21 44%
Vincent 8/10 617 days 39.15 42%
Libby 8/10 648 days 34.83 37%
Milo Sumner 5/10 831 days 13.0 14%
Matthew Dercole 8/10 835 days 14.93 16%
Veronica Marcano 9/10 855 days 14.13 15%
Chris & Peg 8/10 862 days 12.92 14%
Christian Oerlemans 6/10 867 days 10.99 12%
Edward Cromwell 7/10 884 days true 10.97 12%
Gillian Press 6/10 911 days 8.6 9%
Edwin Bos 8/10 962 days 7.41 8%
CARMERS 6/10 1043 days 4.51 5%
Wen Xin Tan 9/10 1063 days 5.16 5%
Jason 10/10 1090 days 5.0 5%
Fifi and Jay 8/10 1140 days 4.67 5%
Roger 9/10 1182 days 4.83 5%
Grace White 9/10 1183 days 4.83 5%
Nienke Best 8/10 1194 days 4.57 5%
Julia Kurtz 8/10 1198 days 4.56 5%
Jack Clise 9/10 1200 days 4.79 5%
Marc Lambert 9/10 1202 days 4.79 5%
Van Bagley 10/10 1225 days true 4.75 5%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1270 days 4.66 5%
Ina and Max 7/10 1299 days true 4.19 4%
S Webb 10/10 1347 days 4.51 5%
Shelly Stanchuk 9/10 1347 days 4.51 5%
Aidan Byrne 9/10 1395 days 4.41 5%
Kim Donze 8/10 1420 days 4.15 4%
Pamela Hoffman 7/10 1533 days 3.77 4%
Howard Kestrel 7/10 1572 days 3.7 4%
Rachel Denham 8/10 1587 days 3.84 4%
Ann-Catherine Deblon 8/10 1594 days 3.82 4%
Rachel Macdonald 8/10 1649 days 3.72 4%
Richard Kirby 9/10 1683 days 3.85 4%
Wout van Dijk 8/10 1689 days 3.65 4%
Janelle Sterling 10/10 1718 days 3.78 4%
Steve Warren 9/10 1774 days 3.67 4%
Yvonne Wu 8/10 1897 days 3.26 3%
Steffen Paul 6/10 1907 days 2.83 3%
Alistair Millward 7/10 1954 days 3.02 3%
Larry Dashiell 9/10 1958 days 3.31 4%
Kris Marinomunn 9/10 1969 days 3.29 3%
Sebastiaan Kemperman 9/10 1972 days 3.28 3%
Melvin Spear 8/10 1977 days 3.11 3%
Florian Kleemann 8/10 1978 days 3.11 3%
Wilma Senior 9/10 1986 days 3.26 3%
Robert Warner 8/10 2017 days 3.04 3%
Stefanie Vogt 10/10 2017 days 3.2 3%
Lisa Quayle 8/10 2035 days 3.0 3%
Hol. M. 8/10 2048 days 2.98 3%
bzh974 9/10 2048 days 3.14 3%
Jay 9/10 2062 days true 3.11 3%
Kane F 8/10 2109 days 2.86 3%
Claudia 10/10 2139 days 2.96 3%
Brita Topp 10/10 2292 days 2.66 3%
Philip Schumann 10/10 2319 days true 2.6 3%
SC W 8/10 2323 days 2.47 3%
David Spindler 7/10 2323 days 2.36 3%
Laura Metz 9/10 2336 days true 2.57 3%
Hubertus Thost 10/10 2336 days true 2.57 3%
G Ballard 6/10 2349 days true 2.11 2%
Jason MacLeod 10/10 2351 days 2.54 3%
Andrew Young 7/10 2351 days 2.31 2%
Walter Neff 8/10 2351 days 2.41 3%
Julia Kallenbach 9/10 2368 days true 2.51 3%
Andrew Cattanach 6/10 2382 days 2.06 2%
Helene & Peter 8/10 2443 days 2.24 2%
Steve Warren 9/10 2474 days 2.3 2%
Marina Ryan 8/10 2504 days 2.13 2%
Jay Sorrell 8/10 2504 days 2.13 2%
Azteca 6/10 2566 days 1.76 2%
Maria 8/10 2681 days true 1.8 2%
Glenn Surzur 4/10 2690 days true 1.48 2%
Petra Blumberg 10/10 2694 days true 1.87 2%
Roeland Driessen 1/10 2747 days 1.29 1%
Michelle Chambers 6/10 2747 days 1.47 2%
Ingrid 9/10 2760 days true 1.74 2%
Steven Switsers 8/10 2768 days true 1.64 2%
Tom and Jemima Rawlings 6/10 2769 days true 1.43 2%
D Pieter 7/10 2776 days true 1.56 2%
Charliepot 7/10 2778 days 1.55 2%
electronmike1970 10/10 2778 days 1.71 2%
MeganG 8/10 2992 days 1.22 1%
Jurgen Joyce 8/10 3045 days true 1.12 1%
M Robinson 10/10 3049 days true 1.18 1%
suemax 9/10 3053 days 1.17 1%
Hans Duerst 9/10 3059 days true 1.16 1%
Kasten Madsen 8/10 3062 days true 1.09 1%
Jolene & James 9/10 3063 days true 1.15 1%
Melanie 8/10 3065 days true 1.09 1%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 3065 days true 1.14 1%
Inge Davbbert 10/10 3065 days true 1.14 1%
Filsack 9/10 3074 days true 1.13 1%
Katrin 10/10 3075 days true 1.13 1%
tiffgeoff 1/10 3082 days 0.81 1%
amounstephen 7/10 3082 days 1.01 1%
mawueth 9/10 3144 days 0.99 1%
Sarah Graham 8/10 3160 days true 0.91 1%
AJ van Pelt 10/10 3396 days true 0.5 1%
Jane Cullum 10/10 3400 days true 0.49 1%
Margit and Corein Groenevelt 8/10 3405 days true 0.46 0%
Oppenoorth 9/10 3407 days true 0.48 1%
Bette Eh 10/10 3408 days true 0.47 1%
Wayne Forrow 3/10 3409 days true 0.36 0%
K & J Overton 9/10 3413 days true 0.46 0%
Julia 9/10 3417 days true 0.46 0%
Simon Vickers 9/10 3418 days true 0.45 0%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3421 days true 0.43 0%
Kasten 10/10 3421 days true 0.45 0%
Grumbach 10/10 3422 days true 0.45 0%
Eva Bock 9/10 3422 days true 0.45 0%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3424 days true 0.44 0%
Rachel Gerrand 8/10 3424 days true 0.42 0%
Van den Borne 8/10 3433 days true 0.4 0%
Mike and Alice Powner 5/10 3438 days true 0.34 0%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 3447 days true 0.38 0%
Axel Vetter 8/10 3447 days true 0.38 0%
paulag 10/10 3723 days true 0.0 0%
Brigitta Reil 9/10 3768 days true 0.0 0%
Kim Holtz 8/10 3772 days true 0.0 0%
Benedict Fluthman 4/10 3774 days true 0.0 0%
Peter G 7/10 3778 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Helms 8/10 3778 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 3780 days true 0.0 0%
Wielink 9/10 3792 days true 0.0 0%
Ferth 8/10 3798 days true 0.0 0%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 3808 days true 0.0 0%
Dick Rosman 8/10 3808 days true 0.0 0%
Thomas Stopp 8/10 3812 days true 0.0 0%
Dale W 7/10 3821 days true 0.0 0%
Yvonne German 10/10 3829 days true 0.0 0%
mariak 8/10 3860 days true 0.0 0%
catdonjaime 6/10 3867 days true 0.0 0%
Evan 10/10 3935 days true 0.0 0%
tessac 5/10 3999 days true 0.0 0%
TillE412 10/10 4103 days true 0.0 0%
HermannR 10/10 4106 days true 0.0 0%
UlaR 9/10 4108 days true 0.0 0%
HerbertH 9/10 4113 days true 0.0 0%
ginekek 9/10 4118 days true 0.0 0%
MarkP 8/10 4118 days true 0.0 0%
Christian Moll 6/10 4134 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

-1.66% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 125 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 166 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
163 -1.63%
164 -1.64%
165 -1.65%
166 -1.66%
167 -1.67%
168 -1.68%
169 -1.69%

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.