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 Ohawe 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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Ohawe Beach Camp

Valid Reviews

33 Valid Reviews

The Ohawe Beach Camp experience has a total of 33 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.

Within these 33 valid reviews, the experience has 2 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 33 valid reviews:

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

87.88% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ohawe Beach Camp valid reviews is 87.88% and is based on 33 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.

Weighted Average


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
Michael 8/10 109 days 98.12 100%
Andreas, Yvonne and kids 10/10 168 days 95.53 97%
KCtravels 9/10 291 days 86.58 88%
Ken Robertson 8/10 472 days 64.7 65%
Alba 10/10 505 days 59.59 60%
Daniel Paterson 10/10 525 days 56.32 56%
Kathrina Handschuh 8/10 587 days 45.89 46%
Jonas Heidger 9/10 754 days 23.43 22%
Rian Talen 9/10 818 days 17.16 16%
Sarah Billing 8/10 895 days 11.34 10%
Felix Bröder 8/10 1036 days 5.55 4%
Axel Merz 10/10 1281 days 4.75 3%
Antonio BENITEZ 7/10 1295 days 4.73 3%
linda raharuhi 10/10 1295 days 4.73 3%
Karin Modlmayer 10/10 1298 days 4.72 3%
Anna Simon 9/10 1370 days 4.62 3%
Lars Gruhnert 8/10 1584 days 4.33 2%
Katerina Hlavsova 6/10 1620 days 4.28 2%
Carla Davis 9/10 1660 days 4.23 2%
sarah and kane 9/10 1660 days 4.23 2%
Dolf Vermeulen 10/10 1673 days 4.21 2%
Christoph Fischer 6/10 1679 days 4.2 2%
Radek Ouhel 10/10 1691 days 4.18 2%
Hayley Fuller 10/10 1782 days 4.06 2%
Family Trip 7/10 1966 days 3.81 2%
Markus 10/10 1977 days true 4.55 3%
Cornelia Witte 9/10 1977 days true 4.55 3%
arnaud paquet 10/10 2056 days 3.68 2%
irishpaulqueenstown 10/10 2635 days 2.89 1%
Peter W. 8/10 2848 days 2.6 1%
Graeme 7/10 3062 days 2.31 0%
Chris_Hazel 8/10 3152 days 2.18 0%
JudyandTim 10/10 3243 days 2.06 0%


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 Ohawe Beach Camp experience has plenty of reviews and does not meet the criteria for any adjustment.

Recent Reviews Adjustment

-1.64% Adjustment

There may be an adjustment if an experience hasn't received any reviews within the last 60 days. However the Ohawe 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 364 days.

The Ohawe Beach Camp experience has been adjusted for 82 days. Adjustments are according to the following table.

Days Adjustment
79 -1.58%
80 -1.60%
81 -1.62%
82 -1.64%
83 -1.66%
84 -1.68%
85 -1.70%

Final Ranking Score


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.