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 Kowharewa Bay.

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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Nick Morrison

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Kowharewa Bay

Valid Reviews

18 Valid Reviews

The Kowharewa Bay experience has a total of 18 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 18 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 11
9/10 4
8/10 3
7/10 0
6/10 0
5/10 0
4/10 0
3/10 0
2/10 0
1/10 0

94.44% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Kowharewa Bay valid reviews is 94.44% 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 Relative Weight
Anna Swain 10/10 81 days 100%
Marg Dale 10/10 112 days 99%
Dan 9/10 142 days 98%
Chris 10/10 173 days 96%
Kara 10/10 263 days 89%
Janelle 10/10 294 days 87%
Dave 9/10 538 days 52%
Layna 10/10 660 days 32%
Backpack On Fire 10/10 660 days 32%
Calum Brash 9/10 752 days 20%
Lake 8/10 873 days 8%
Carol 9/10 904 days 6%
Sheryl Mackintosh 8/10 935 days 4%
Claire 10/10 966 days 3%
Dirk Taubner 8/10 1056 days 0%
Brian & Marilyn 10/10 1086 days 0%
Amy 10/10 1146 days 0%
Juliane 10/10 1269 days 0%


No Adjustment

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