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 Puhi Puhi 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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Puhi Puhi Camping

Valid Reviews

26 Valid Reviews

The Puhi Puhi Camping experience has a total of 26 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 26 valid reviews:

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

70.77% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Puhi Puhi Camping valid reviews is 70.77% 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.

Face-to-Face Reviews

15 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 26 valid reviews, the experience has 15 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 15 face-to-face reviews:

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

74.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Puhi Puhi Camping face-to-face reviews is 74.00% and is based on 15 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

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
Julia 10/10 199 days 93.72 100%
Joe 7/10 322 days 76.05 81%
Sinkbli 1/10 536 days 39.77 41%
Mark 6/10 536 days 45.21 47%
Stuart Jeffrey 8/10 897 days 10.65 10%
Daniel Carr 8/10 1002 days true 6.05 5%
Claire Baron 9/10 1247 days true 4.77 3%
Matt P 7/10 1596 days 3.86 2%
misstassie 7/10 1690 days 3.73 2%
Ryan Lieston 9/10 1966 days true 3.67 2%
Manuela 9/10 1966 days true 3.67 2%
FlyingKiwiGirl 9/10 2117 days 3.44 2%
Patrick Stoeit 7/10 2336 days true 2.83 1%
Kate Luzas 1/10 2361 days true 2.24 1%
Carpentier 6/10 2367 days true 2.54 1%
Sasha and Sandra Bonavia 8/10 2452 days true 2.79 1%
Jenben 6/10 2482 days 2.4 1%
thefresh2o 8/10 2696 days 2.44 1%
Keith Helen 8/10 2727 days true 2.39 1%
Rocco Christian 10/10 2750 days true 2.48 1%
Deirdre Hayes 7/10 2824 days true 2.16 1%
cruisysue 4/10 2940 days 1.73 0%
Ilse & Thys 8/10 3076 days true 1.89 0%
E C Frans 8/10 3091 days true 1.86 0%
Belony 5/10 3108 days true 1.57 0%
Emma Edis-Bates 8/10 3109 days true 1.84 0%


No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Puhi Puhi 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.