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 Bushy Beach.

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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Bushy Beach

Valid Reviews

27 Valid Reviews

The Bushy Beach experience has a total of 27 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 27 valid reviews:

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

80.37% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Bushy Beach valid reviews is 80.37% and is based on 27 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

19 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 27 valid reviews, the experience has 19 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 19 face-to-face reviews:

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

84.21% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Bushy Beach face-to-face reviews is 84.21% and is based on 19 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 Relative Weight
Kathleen Reibeholz 10/10 69 days 100%
Silvia Romeiro 6/10 187 days 95%
Car R 8/10 414 days 72%
Benedikt Maus 7/10 735 days 28%
Jelmer Postma 8/10 736 days 28%
Michael Menrath 2/10 749 days 18%
Chandra Holt 7/10 915 days 7%
Dianne van der Wal 8/10 981 days 4%
James Webster 8/10 1083 days 2%
Ludvig Fagerstrom 5/10 1529 days 2%
JoMary Smith 8/10 1541 days 1%
Marc Greeve 10/10 1549 days 2%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 8/10 1549 days 2%
Caderet 9/10 1849 days 1%
Veronica and Jordi 10/10 1866 days 1%
Dio 8/10 1939 days 1%
Webb & Muckelt 7/10 2221 days 1%
Barbara 6/10 2222 days 1%
Diane Moss 6/10 2226 days 1%
Lynn Robinson 10/10 2233 days 1%
Dave McLeish 10/10 2239 days 1%
Sean Brownell 9/10 2547 days 0%
Sarah and Uli Glas 10/10 2558 days 0%
Julie 10/10 2560 days 0%
Sandra Milch 9/10 2562 days 0%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 2571 days 0%
Marcus 10/10 2583 days 0%


No Adjustment

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