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 Purakaunui Bay Campsite.

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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Purakaunui Bay Campsite

Valid Reviews

64 Valid Reviews

The Purakaunui Bay Campsite experience has a total of 67 reviews. There are 64 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 64 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 23
36%
9/10 22
34%
8/10 9
14%
7/10 5
8%
6/10 4
6%
5/10 1
2%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

88.13% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Purakaunui Bay Campsite valid reviews is 88.13% and is based on 64 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

35 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 64 valid reviews, the experience has 35 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 35 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 13
37%
9/10 14
40%
8/10 5
14%
7/10 0
0%
6/10 3
9%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

89.71% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Purakaunui Bay Campsite face-to-face reviews is 89.71% and is based on 35 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

87.69%

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
Sally Sargeant-Hu 10/10 171 days 95.37 100%
Lisa Greenfield 10/10 230 days 91.62 96%
Karo 8/10 291 days 82.25 86%
Stephen Lindsay 7/10 475 days 58.46 61%
Hannah 10/10 536 days 54.47 57%
Elizabeth Gilbert 5/10 554 days 41.62 43%
Nathalie Gobin 9/10 864 days 13.46 13%
Mark 10/10 905 days 10.72 10%
Linda Livett 7/10 929 days 8.52 8%
Mick Williams 10/10 956 days 8.06 7%
Pritpal Singh 9/10 1012 days 6.09 5%
Kath Dawson 9/10 1177 days 4.88 4%
Arthur 10/10 1212 days 4.82 4%
Matthiew Rey 8/10 1244 days true 4.53 3%
Howard Kestrel 9/10 1252 days 4.76 4%
Lena Wesselink 10/10 1286 days 4.71 4%
R Taylor 9/10 1503 days 4.38 3%
Marine Pesce 7/10 1623 days 3.82 3%
Alex Goddard 9/10 1708 days 4.07 3%
Ron Clarke 8/10 1722 days 3.84 3%
Andrea 8/10 1783 days 3.76 3%
Sue H 10/10 1844 days 3.86 3%
Karen Garvin 10/10 1967 days true 3.67 3%
Charlotte 10/10 1968 days true 3.67 3%
Vuillermet 9/10 1968 days true 3.67 3%
Simeon W 6/10 1979 days true 3.03 2%
Vera Kreipe 8/10 2002 days true 3.44 2%
Kathrin Deichmann 10/10 2002 days true 3.62 3%
Sophie Wolters 9/10 2005 days true 3.61 3%
Steffen 10/10 2013 days true 3.6 3%
Arthur Langlume 9/10 2020 days true 3.59 2%
arnaud paquet 8/10 2025 days 3.41 2%
Natalie Boehm 9/10 2025 days true 3.58 2%
Derek Knight 9/10 2039 days true 3.56 2%
Jean Batiste Le meur 8/10 2045 days true 3.38 2%
Stuart Wilson 9/10 2052 days true 3.54 2%
Marine 10/10 2053 days true 3.54 2%
Daniel McAlpine 10/10 2061 days true 3.53 2%
Helene & Peter 7/10 2117 days 3.13 2%
ozelmer 6/10 2178 days 2.78 2%
Zefgangsta 10/10 2362 days 3.07 2%
Karina Gratz 6/10 2366 days true 2.54 1%
Jacob Bernhardt 6/10 2367 days true 2.54 1%
Phil & Laura 9/10 2390 days 3.03 2%
Lucie 10/10 2457 days true 2.93 2%
Hanna Clement 9/10 2721 days true 2.53 1%
Nathanael Boehm 7/10 2818 days 2.16 1%
jule 10/10 2848 days 2.33 1%
DJohnson 9/10 2909 days 2.24 1%
Mariette Salden 9/10 3066 days true 2.0 1%
noname 8/10 3078 days true 1.88 1%
Claire Colquhoun 9/10 3080 days true 1.98 1%
David Mellard 10/10 3085 days true 1.97 1%
Hendrik Behrens 10/10 3087 days true 1.97 1%
henriket 9/10 3087 days true 1.97 1%
K & J Overton 9/10 3087 days true 1.97 1%
Ann-Kathrin Auditor 10/10 3087 days true 1.97 1%
Andrea Fuchs 9/10 3087 days true 1.97 1%
C P Lawrence 8/10 3097 days true 1.86 1%
Anne & Robert 10/10 3121 days true 1.92 1%
Stanna 10/10 3459 days true 1.4 0%
Horst 9/10 3461 days true 1.4 0%
Loleit 10/10 3479 days true 1.37 0%
Louis Duhaime 9/10 3559 days true 1.25 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Purakaunui Bay Campsite does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

88%

The final ranking score once 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.