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

161 Valid Reviews

The Punakaiki Beach Camp experience has a total of 161 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 161 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 33
20%
9/10 41
25%
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%

82.24% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Punakaiki Beach Camp valid reviews is 82.24% and is based on 161 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 161 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

86.30%

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
Felipe 10/10 111 days 98.05 100%
Pateke 10/10 263 days 89.04 91%
Sarah and Pete 8/10 263 days 84.59 86%
Blu Ice 9/10 294 days 86.3 88%
Mrs Lounis 9/10 294 days 86.3 88%
Lukas 8/10 294 days 81.99 84%
Fred 10/10 324 days 83.37 85%
Lia 8/10 385 days 72.69 74%
Cass 8/10 385 days 72.69 74%
ScoutnIndi 8/10 477 days 60.75 62%
Klaus 8/10 538 days 51.43 52%
Luci 9/10 597 days 44.3 45%
Francois & Caroline 8/10 628 days 37.58 38%
Heather Abbott 8/10 628 days 37.58 38%
Marilli 10/10 659 days 35.12 36%
Rick 7/10 659 days 31.96 33%
Juraj 10/10 659 days 35.12 36%
Katey 8/10 659 days 33.37 34%
ian kennedy 8/10 689 days 29.56 30%
CJC 10/10 689 days 31.12 32%
Vincent 8/10 689 days 29.56 30%
Libby 8/10 720 days 25.92 26%
Milo Sumner 5/10 903 days 8.78 9%
Matthew Dercole 8/10 907 days 10.07 10%
Veronica Marcano 9/10 927 days 9.47 10%
Chris & Peg 8/10 934 days 8.65 9%
Christian Oerlemans 6/10 939 days 7.35 7%
Edward Cromwell 7/10 956 days true 7.34 7%
Gillian Press 6/10 983 days 5.8 6%
Edwin Bos 8/10 1034 days 5.31 5%
CARMERS 6/10 1115 days 4.12 4%
Wen Xin Tan 9/10 1135 days 4.92 5%
Jason 10/10 1162 days 4.87 5%
Fifi and Jay 8/10 1212 days 4.53 5%
Roger 9/10 1254 days 4.69 5%
Grace White 9/10 1255 days 4.69 5%
Nienke Best 8/10 1266 days 4.43 5%
Julia Kurtz 8/10 1270 days 4.42 5%
Jack Clise 9/10 1272 days 4.65 5%
Marc Lambert 9/10 1274 days 4.65 5%
Van Bagley 10/10 1297 days true 4.6 5%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1342 days 4.52 5%
Ina and Max 7/10 1371 days true 4.06 4%
S Webb 10/10 1419 days 4.37 4%
Shelly Stanchuk 9/10 1419 days 4.37 4%
Aidan Byrne 9/10 1467 days 4.27 4%
Kim Donze 8/10 1492 days 4.01 4%
Pamela Hoffman 7/10 1605 days 3.64 4%
Howard Kestrel 7/10 1644 days 3.57 4%
Rachel Denham 8/10 1659 days 3.7 4%
Ann-Catherine Deblon 8/10 1666 days 3.69 4%
Rachel Macdonald 8/10 1721 days 3.59 4%
Richard Kirby 9/10 1755 days 3.71 4%
Wout van Dijk 8/10 1761 days 3.51 4%
Janelle Sterling 10/10 1790 days 3.64 4%
Steve Warren 9/10 1846 days 3.53 4%
Yvonne Wu 8/10 1969 days 3.13 3%
Steffen Paul 6/10 1979 days 2.71 3%
Alistair Millward 7/10 2026 days 2.89 3%
Larry Dashiell 9/10 2030 days 3.17 3%
Kris Marinomunn 9/10 2041 days 3.15 3%
Sebastiaan Kemperman 9/10 2044 days 3.14 3%
Melvin Spear 8/10 2049 days 2.98 3%
Florian Kleemann 8/10 2050 days 2.97 3%
Wilma Senior 9/10 2058 days 3.12 3%
Robert Warner 8/10 2089 days 2.9 3%
Stefanie Vogt 10/10 2089 days 3.05 3%
Lisa Quayle 8/10 2107 days 2.87 3%
Hol. M. 8/10 2120 days 2.84 3%
bzh974 9/10 2120 days 2.99 3%
Jay 9/10 2134 days true 2.97 3%
Kane F 8/10 2181 days 2.73 3%
Claudia 10/10 2211 days 2.82 3%
Brita Topp 10/10 2364 days 2.52 3%
Philip Schumann 10/10 2391 days true 2.46 3%
SC W 8/10 2395 days 2.33 2%
David Spindler 7/10 2395 days 2.23 2%
Laura Metz 9/10 2408 days true 2.43 2%
Hubertus Thost 10/10 2408 days true 2.43 2%
G Ballard 6/10 2421 days true 2.0 2%
Jason MacLeod 10/10 2423 days 2.4 2%
Andrew Young 7/10 2423 days 2.19 2%
Walter Neff 8/10 2423 days 2.28 2%
Julia Kallenbach 9/10 2440 days true 2.37 2%
Andrew Cattanach 6/10 2454 days 1.94 2%
Helene & Peter 8/10 2515 days 2.11 2%
Steve Warren 9/10 2546 days 2.16 2%
Marina Ryan 8/10 2576 days 2.0 2%
Jay Sorrell 8/10 2576 days 2.0 2%
Azteca 6/10 2638 days 1.64 2%
Maria 8/10 2753 days true 1.67 2%
Glenn Surzur 4/10 2762 days true 1.37 1%
Petra Blumberg 10/10 2766 days true 1.73 2%
Roeland Driessen 1/10 2819 days 1.19 1%
Michelle Chambers 6/10 2819 days 1.35 1%
Ingrid 9/10 2832 days true 1.6 2%
Steven Switsers 8/10 2840 days true 1.51 2%
Tom and Jemima Rawlings 6/10 2841 days true 1.31 1%
D Pieter 7/10 2848 days true 1.43 1%
Charliepot 7/10 2850 days 1.42 1%
electronmike1970 10/10 2850 days 1.57 2%
MeganG 8/10 3064 days 1.09 1%
Jurgen Joyce 8/10 3117 days true 0.99 1%
M Robinson 10/10 3121 days true 1.04 1%
suemax 9/10 3125 days 1.03 1%
Hans Duerst 9/10 3131 days true 1.02 1%
Kasten Madsen 8/10 3134 days true 0.96 1%
Jolene & James 9/10 3135 days true 1.01 1%
Melanie 8/10 3137 days true 0.95 1%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 3137 days true 1.0 1%
Inge Davbbert 10/10 3137 days true 1.0 1%
Filsack 9/10 3146 days true 0.99 1%
Katrin 10/10 3147 days true 0.98 1%
tiffgeoff 1/10 3154 days 0.71 1%
amounstephen 7/10 3154 days 0.88 1%
mawueth 9/10 3216 days 0.85 1%
Sarah Graham 8/10 3232 days true 0.78 1%
AJ van Pelt 10/10 3468 days true 0.36 0%
Jane Cullum 10/10 3472 days true 0.35 0%
Margit and Corein Groenevelt 8/10 3477 days true 0.32 0%
Oppenoorth 9/10 3479 days true 0.33 0%
Bette Eh 10/10 3480 days true 0.33 0%
Wayne Forrow 3/10 3481 days true 0.25 0%
K & J Overton 9/10 3485 days true 0.32 0%
Julia 9/10 3489 days true 0.32 0%
Simon Vickers 9/10 3490 days true 0.31 0%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3493 days true 0.29 0%
Kasten 10/10 3493 days true 0.31 0%
Grumbach 10/10 3494 days true 0.31 0%
Eva Bock 9/10 3494 days true 0.31 0%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3496 days true 0.3 0%
Rachel Gerrand 8/10 3496 days true 0.29 0%
Van den Borne 8/10 3505 days true 0.27 0%
Mike and Alice Powner 5/10 3510 days true 0.22 0%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 3519 days true 0.24 0%
Axel Vetter 8/10 3519 days true 0.24 0%
paulag 10/10 3795 days true 0.0 0%
Brigitta Reil 9/10 3840 days true 0.0 0%
Kim Holtz 8/10 3844 days true 0.0 0%
Benedict Fluthman 4/10 3846 days true 0.0 0%
Peter G 7/10 3850 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Helms 8/10 3850 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 3852 days true 0.0 0%
Wielink 9/10 3864 days true 0.0 0%
Ferth 8/10 3870 days true 0.0 0%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 3880 days true 0.0 0%
Dick Rosman 8/10 3880 days true 0.0 0%
Thomas Stopp 8/10 3884 days true 0.0 0%
Dale W 7/10 3893 days true 0.0 0%
Yvonne German 10/10 3901 days true 0.0 0%
mariak 8/10 3932 days true 0.0 0%
catdonjaime 6/10 3939 days true 0.0 0%
Evan 10/10 4007 days true 0.0 0%
tessac 5/10 4071 days true 0.0 0%
TillE412 10/10 4175 days true 0.0 0%
HermannR 10/10 4178 days true 0.0 0%
UlaR 9/10 4180 days true 0.0 0%
HerbertH 9/10 4185 days true 0.0 0%
ginekek 9/10 4190 days true 0.0 0%
MarkP 8/10 4190 days true 0.0 0%
Christian Moll 6/10 4206 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

-0.50% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 74 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 33 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
30 -0.46%
31 -0.47%
32 -0.49%
33 -0.50%
34 -0.52%
35 -0.53%
36 -0.55%

Final Ranking Score

86%

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.