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

87.42%

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 8/10 229 days 95%
Emma 8/10 229 days 95%
Beth 10/10 229 days 100%
Dan 8/10 321 days 87%
Gemma 10/10 352 days 88%
Ying 9/10 352 days 88%
Felipe 10/10 474 days 70%
Pateke 10/10 626 days 43%
Sarah and Pete 8/10 626 days 41%
Blu Ice 9/10 657 days 39%
Mrs Lounis 9/10 657 days 39%
Lukas 8/10 657 days 37%
Fred 10/10 687 days 34%
Lia 8/10 748 days 25%
Cass 8/10 748 days 25%
ScoutnIndi 8/10 840 days 16%
Klaus 8/10 901 days 11%
Luci 9/10 960 days 9%
Francois & Caroline 8/10 991 days 7%
Heather Abbott 8/10 991 days 7%
Marilli 10/10 1022 days 6%
Rick 7/10 1022 days 6%
Juraj 10/10 1022 days 6%
Katey 8/10 1022 days 6%
ian kennedy 8/10 1052 days 5%
CJC 10/10 1052 days 6%
Vincent 8/10 1052 days 5%
Libby 8/10 1083 days 5%
Milo Sumner 5/10 1266 days 4%
Matthew Dercole 8/10 1270 days 5%
Veronica Marcano 9/10 1290 days 5%
Chris & Peg 8/10 1297 days 5%
Christian Oerlemans 6/10 1302 days 4%
Edward Cromwell 7/10 1319 days 4%
Gillian Press 6/10 1346 days 4%
Edwin Bos 8/10 1397 days 4%
CARMERS 6/10 1478 days 4%
Wen Xin Tan 9/10 1498 days 4%
Jason 10/10 1525 days 4%
Fifi and Jay 8/10 1575 days 4%
Roger 9/10 1617 days 4%
Grace White 9/10 1618 days 4%
Nienke Best 8/10 1629 days 4%
Julia Kurtz 8/10 1633 days 4%
Jack Clise 9/10 1635 days 4%
Marc Lambert 9/10 1637 days 4%
Van Bagley 10/10 1660 days 4%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1705 days 4%
Ina and Max 7/10 1734 days 4%
S Webb 10/10 1782 days 4%
Shelly Stanchuk 9/10 1782 days 4%
Aidan Byrne 9/10 1830 days 4%
Kim Donze 8/10 1855 days 4%
Pamela Hoffman 7/10 1968 days 3%
Howard Kestrel 7/10 2007 days 3%
Rachel Denham 8/10 2022 days 3%
Ann-Catherine Deblon 8/10 2029 days 3%
Rachel Macdonald 8/10 2084 days 3%
Richard Kirby 9/10 2118 days 3%
Wout van Dijk 8/10 2124 days 3%
Janelle Sterling 10/10 2153 days 3%
Steve Warren 9/10 2209 days 3%
Yvonne Wu 8/10 2332 days 3%
Steffen Paul 6/10 2342 days 2%
Alistair Millward 7/10 2389 days 2%
Larry Dashiell 9/10 2393 days 3%
Kris Marinomunn 9/10 2404 days 3%
Sebastiaan Kemperman 9/10 2407 days 3%
Melvin Spear 8/10 2412 days 2%
Florian Kleemann 8/10 2413 days 2%
Wilma Senior 9/10 2421 days 3%
Robert Warner 8/10 2452 days 2%
Stefanie Vogt 10/10 2452 days 2%
Lisa Quayle 8/10 2470 days 2%
Hol. M. 8/10 2483 days 2%
bzh974 9/10 2483 days 2%
Jay 9/10 2497 days 2%
Kane F 8/10 2544 days 2%
Claudia 10/10 2574 days 2%
Brita Topp 10/10 2727 days 2%
Philip Schumann 10/10 2754 days 2%
SC W 8/10 2758 days 2%
David Spindler 7/10 2758 days 2%
Laura Metz 9/10 2771 days 2%
Hubertus Thost 10/10 2771 days 2%
G Ballard 6/10 2784 days 1%
Jason MacLeod 10/10 2786 days 2%
Andrew Young 7/10 2786 days 2%
Walter Neff 8/10 2786 days 2%
Julia Kallenbach 9/10 2803 days 2%
Andrew Cattanach 6/10 2817 days 1%
Helene & Peter 8/10 2878 days 1%
Steve Warren 9/10 2909 days 1%
Marina Ryan 8/10 2939 days 1%
Jay Sorrell 8/10 2939 days 1%
Azteca 6/10 3001 days 1%
Maria 8/10 3116 days 1%
Glenn Surzur 4/10 3125 days 1%
Petra Blumberg 10/10 3129 days 1%
Roeland Driessen 1/10 3182 days 1%
Michelle Chambers 6/10 3182 days 1%
Ingrid 9/10 3195 days 1%
Steven Switsers 8/10 3203 days 1%
Tom and Jemima Rawlings 6/10 3204 days 1%
D Pieter 7/10 3211 days 1%
Charliepot 7/10 3213 days 1%
electronmike1970 10/10 3213 days 1%
MeganG 8/10 3427 days 0%
Jurgen Joyce 8/10 3480 days 0%
M Robinson 10/10 3484 days 0%
suemax 9/10 3488 days 0%
Hans Duerst 9/10 3494 days 0%
Kasten Madsen 8/10 3497 days 0%
Jolene & James 9/10 3498 days 0%
Melanie 8/10 3500 days 0%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 3500 days 0%
Inge Davbbert 10/10 3500 days 0%
Filsack 9/10 3509 days 0%
Katrin 10/10 3510 days 0%
tiffgeoff 1/10 3517 days 0%
amounstephen 7/10 3517 days 0%
mawueth 9/10 3579 days 0%
Sarah Graham 8/10 3595 days 0%
AJ van Pelt 10/10 3831 days 1%
Jane Cullum 10/10 3835 days 1%
Margit and Corein Groenevelt 8/10 3840 days 1%
Oppenoorth 9/10 3842 days 1%
Bette Eh 10/10 3843 days 1%
Wayne Forrow 3/10 3844 days 1%
K & J Overton 9/10 3848 days 1%
Julia 9/10 3852 days 1%
Simon Vickers 9/10 3853 days 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3856 days 1%
Kasten 10/10 3856 days 1%
Grumbach 10/10 3857 days 1%
Eva Bock 9/10 3857 days 1%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3859 days 1%
Rachel Gerrand 8/10 3859 days 1%
Van den Borne 8/10 3868 days 1%
Mike and Alice Powner 5/10 3873 days 1%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 3882 days 1%
Axel Vetter 8/10 3882 days 1%
paulag 10/10 4158 days 1%
Brigitta Reil 9/10 4203 days 1%
Kim Holtz 8/10 4207 days 1%
Benedict Fluthman 4/10 4209 days 1%
Peter G 7/10 4213 days 1%
Chris Helms 8/10 4213 days 1%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 4215 days 1%
Wielink 9/10 4227 days 1%
Ferth 8/10 4233 days 1%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 4243 days 1%
Dick Rosman 8/10 4243 days 1%
Thomas Stopp 8/10 4247 days 1%
Dale W 7/10 4256 days 1%
Yvonne German 10/10 4264 days 1%
mariak 8/10 4295 days 1%
catdonjaime 6/10 4302 days 1%
Evan 10/10 4370 days 1%
tessac 5/10 4434 days 1%
TillE412 10/10 4538 days 1%
HermannR 10/10 4541 days 1%
UlaR 9/10 4543 days 1%
HerbertH 9/10 4548 days 1%
ginekek 9/10 4553 days 1%
MarkP 8/10 4553 days 1%
Christian Moll 6/10 4569 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

-2.91% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 76 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 195 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
192 -2.86%
193 -2.88%
194 -2.89%
195 -2.91%
196 -2.92%
197 -2.94%
198 -2.95%

Final Ranking Score

85%

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.