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

26 Valid Reviews

The Te Paerahi Beach (Porangahau) Freedom Camping experience has a total of 27 reviews. There are 26 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 26 valid reviews, the experience has 2 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 26 valid reviews:

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

86.15% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Te Paerahi Beach (Porangahau) Freedom Camping valid reviews is 86.15% and is based on 26 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 Relative Weight
Jaime and Jon 10/10 173 days 100%
Joy Fuller 8/10 203 days 93%
Beth 10/10 234 days 96%
Olly 10/10 293 days 91%
Jlcole 10/10 354 days 84%
Chrystal 9/10 628 days 41%
Bean 10/10 628 days 41%
Jo 10/10 720 days 29%
Maike Moellemann 9/10 934 days 9%
Ray Tombs 8/10 934 days 9%
Shiana Rongo 8/10 1024 days 6%
A Brad in a van 8/10 1177 days 5%
Sarah 4/10 1299 days 4%
Jeanette Foley 8/10 1388 days 4%
Kim Allan 8/10 1475 days 4%
Bill 10/10 1480 days 4%
Stephen Mcbride 9/10 1688 days 4%
Philippa and Adam 7/10 2064 days 3%
Jessica Zimmermann 10/10 2082 days 3%
Penny Mercer 9/10 2123 days 3%
Bob Fontaine 8/10 2236 days 3%
Yang Zhang 8/10 2473 days 2%
Greg Gilmore 7/10 2753 days 1%
Jeremie Patricio 8/10 2814 days 1%
Emma K 9/10 2972 days 1%
Peter 9/10 3581 days 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.