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

164 Valid Reviews

The Punakaiki Beach Camp experience has a total of 164 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 164 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 34
21%
9/10 42
26%
8/10 56
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%

82.38% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Punakaiki Beach Camp valid reviews is 82.38% and is based on 164 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 164 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

87.37%

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
Dan 8/10 86 days 96%
Gemma 10/10 117 days 100%
Ying 9/10 117 days 100%
Felipe 10/10 239 days 93%
Pateke 10/10 391 days 77%
Sarah and Pete 8/10 391 days 74%
Blu Ice 9/10 422 days 73%
Mrs Lounis 9/10 422 days 73%
Lukas 8/10 422 days 70%
Fred 10/10 452 days 69%
Lia 8/10 513 days 57%
Cass 8/10 513 days 57%
ScoutnIndi 8/10 605 days 42%
Klaus 8/10 666 days 33%
Luci 9/10 725 days 27%
Francois & Caroline 8/10 756 days 23%
Heather Abbott 8/10 756 days 23%
Marilli 10/10 787 days 20%
Rick 7/10 787 days 19%
Juraj 10/10 787 days 20%
Katey 8/10 787 days 19%
ian kennedy 8/10 817 days 17%
CJC 10/10 817 days 18%
Vincent 8/10 817 days 17%
Libby 8/10 848 days 14%
Milo Sumner 5/10 1031 days 5%
Matthew Dercole 8/10 1035 days 5%
Veronica Marcano 9/10 1055 days 5%
Chris & Peg 8/10 1062 days 5%
Christian Oerlemans 6/10 1067 days 4%
Edward Cromwell 7/10 1084 days 5%
Gillian Press 6/10 1111 days 4%
Edwin Bos 8/10 1162 days 5%
CARMERS 6/10 1243 days 4%
Wen Xin Tan 9/10 1263 days 5%
Jason 10/10 1290 days 5%
Fifi and Jay 8/10 1340 days 4%
Roger 9/10 1382 days 5%
Grace White 9/10 1383 days 5%
Nienke Best 8/10 1394 days 4%
Julia Kurtz 8/10 1398 days 4%
Jack Clise 9/10 1400 days 4%
Marc Lambert 9/10 1402 days 4%
Van Bagley 10/10 1425 days 4%
Catherine Kay 9/10 1470 days 4%
Ina and Max 7/10 1499 days 4%
S Webb 10/10 1546 days 4%
Shelly Stanchuk 9/10 1546 days 4%
Aidan Byrne 9/10 1595 days 4%
Kim Donze 8/10 1620 days 4%
Pamela Hoffman 7/10 1733 days 3%
Howard Kestrel 7/10 1772 days 3%
Rachel Denham 8/10 1787 days 4%
Ann-Catherine Deblon 8/10 1794 days 4%
Rachel Macdonald 8/10 1849 days 3%
Richard Kirby 9/10 1882 days 4%
Wout van Dijk 8/10 1889 days 3%
Janelle Sterling 10/10 1918 days 3%
Steve Warren 9/10 1974 days 3%
Yvonne Wu 8/10 2096 days 3%
Steffen Paul 6/10 2107 days 3%
Alistair Millward 7/10 2154 days 3%
Larry Dashiell 9/10 2157 days 3%
Kris Marinomunn 9/10 2169 days 3%
Sebastiaan Kemperman 9/10 2172 days 3%
Melvin Spear 8/10 2177 days 3%
Florian Kleemann 8/10 2178 days 3%
Wilma Senior 9/10 2185 days 3%
Robert Warner 8/10 2216 days 3%
Stefanie Vogt 10/10 2217 days 3%
Lisa Quayle 8/10 2235 days 3%
Hol. M. 8/10 2247 days 3%
bzh974 9/10 2247 days 3%
Jay 9/10 2262 days 3%
Kane F 8/10 2308 days 3%
Claudia 10/10 2338 days 3%
Brita Topp 10/10 2492 days 2%
Philip Schumann 10/10 2519 days 2%
SC W 8/10 2523 days 2%
David Spindler 7/10 2523 days 2%
Laura Metz 9/10 2536 days 2%
Hubertus Thost 10/10 2536 days 2%
G Ballard 6/10 2549 days 2%
Jason MacLeod 10/10 2551 days 2%
Andrew Young 7/10 2551 days 2%
Walter Neff 8/10 2551 days 2%
Julia Kallenbach 9/10 2568 days 2%
Andrew Cattanach 6/10 2582 days 2%
Helene & Peter 8/10 2643 days 2%
Steve Warren 9/10 2674 days 2%
Marina Ryan 8/10 2704 days 2%
Jay Sorrell 8/10 2704 days 2%
Azteca 6/10 2766 days 1%
Maria 8/10 2881 days 1%
Glenn Surzur 4/10 2890 days 1%
Petra Blumberg 10/10 2894 days 2%
Roeland Driessen 1/10 2947 days 1%
Michelle Chambers 6/10 2947 days 1%
Ingrid 9/10 2960 days 1%
Steven Switsers 8/10 2968 days 1%
Tom and Jemima Rawlings 6/10 2969 days 1%
D Pieter 7/10 2976 days 1%
Charliepot 7/10 2978 days 1%
electronmike1970 10/10 2978 days 1%
MeganG 8/10 3192 days 1%
Jurgen Joyce 8/10 3245 days 1%
M Robinson 10/10 3249 days 1%
suemax 9/10 3253 days 1%
Hans Duerst 9/10 3259 days 1%
Kasten Madsen 8/10 3262 days 1%
Jolene & James 9/10 3263 days 1%
Melanie 8/10 3265 days 1%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 3265 days 1%
Inge Davbbert 10/10 3265 days 1%
Filsack 9/10 3274 days 1%
Katrin 10/10 3275 days 1%
tiffgeoff 1/10 3282 days 1%
amounstephen 7/10 3282 days 1%
mawueth 9/10 3344 days 1%
Sarah Graham 8/10 3360 days 1%
AJ van Pelt 10/10 3596 days 0%
Jane Cullum 10/10 3600 days 0%
Margit and Corein Groenevelt 8/10 3605 days 0%
Oppenoorth 9/10 3607 days 0%
Bette Eh 10/10 3608 days 0%
Wayne Forrow 3/10 3609 days 0%
K & J Overton 9/10 3613 days 0%
Julia 9/10 3617 days 0%
Simon Vickers 9/10 3618 days 0%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3621 days 0%
Kasten 10/10 3621 days 0%
Grumbach 10/10 3622 days 0%
Eva Bock 9/10 3622 days 0%
Petra Lehmann 10/10 3624 days 0%
Rachel Gerrand 8/10 3624 days 0%
Van den Borne 8/10 3633 days 0%
Mike and Alice Powner 5/10 3638 days 0%
Niels Van Welsenes 8/10 3647 days 0%
Axel Vetter 8/10 3647 days 0%
paulag 10/10 3923 days 1%
Brigitta Reil 9/10 3968 days 1%
Kim Holtz 8/10 3972 days 1%
Benedict Fluthman 4/10 3974 days 1%
Peter G 7/10 3978 days 1%
Chris Helms 8/10 3978 days 1%
Bert Meuleuorijks 9/10 3980 days 1%
Wielink 9/10 3992 days 1%
Ferth 8/10 3998 days 1%
Susan Hitchins 9/10 4008 days 1%
Dick Rosman 8/10 4008 days 1%
Thomas Stopp 8/10 4012 days 1%
Dale W 7/10 4021 days 1%
Yvonne German 10/10 4029 days 1%
mariak 8/10 4060 days 1%
catdonjaime 6/10 4067 days 1%
Evan 10/10 4135 days 1%
tessac 5/10 4199 days 1%
TillE412 10/10 4303 days 1%
HermannR 10/10 4306 days 1%
UlaR 9/10 4308 days 1%
HerbertH 9/10 4313 days 1%
ginekek 9/10 4318 days 1%
MarkP 8/10 4318 days 1%
Christian Moll 6/10 4334 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

-1.30% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if this experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 48 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 63 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
60 -1.24%
61 -1.26%
62 -1.28%
63 -1.30%
64 -1.32%
65 -1.34%
66 -1.36%

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.