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 Te Paerahi Beach (Porangahau) Freedom Camping.

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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Te Paerahi Beach (Porangahau) Freedom Camping

Valid Reviews

18 Valid Reviews

The Te Paerahi Beach (Porangahau) Freedom Camping experience has a total of 19 reviews. There are 18 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 18 valid reviews, the experience has 2 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 18 valid reviews:

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

81.67% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Te Paerahi Beach (Porangahau) Freedom Camping valid reviews is 81.67% and is based on 18 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
Maike Moellemann 9/10 171 days 95.37 100%
Ray Tombs 8/10 171 days 90.6 95%
Shiana Rongo 8/10 261 days 84.75 89%
A Brad in a van 8/10 414 days 69.2 72%
Sarah 4/10 536 days 43.03 44%
Jeanette Foley 8/10 625 days 38.0 39%
Kim Allan 8/10 712 days 26.83 27%
Bill 10/10 717 days 27.64 27%
Stephen Mcbride 9/10 925 days 9.58 8%
Philippa and Adam 7/10 1301 days 4.23 2%
Jessica Zimmermann 10/10 1319 days 4.62 3%
Penny Mercer 9/10 1360 days 4.55 3%
Bob Fontaine 8/10 1473 days 4.14 2%
Yang Zhang 8/10 1710 days 3.75 2%
Greg Gilmore 7/10 1990 days true 3.16 1%
Jeremie Patricio 8/10 2051 days true 3.19 1%
Emma K 9/10 2209 days 3.09 1%
Peter 9/10 2818 days 2.05 0%


No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Te Paerahi Beach (Porangahau) Freedom Camping does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score


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.