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

28 Valid Reviews

The Bushy Beach experience has a total of 28 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 28 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 9
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

81.07% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Bushy Beach valid reviews is 81.07% and is based on 28 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 28 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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
S Weslake 10/10 969 days 7.52 100%
Kathleen Reibeholz 10/10 1048 days 5.35 71%
Silvia Romeiro 6/10 1166 days 4.03 53%
Car R 8/10 1393 days 4.2 55%
Benedikt Maus 7/10 1714 days true 3.45 45%
Jelmer Postma 8/10 1715 days true 3.6 47%
Michael Menrath 2/10 1728 days 2.82 36%
Chandra Holt 7/10 1894 days 3.13 40%
Dianne van der Wal 8/10 1960 days 3.14 40%
James Webster 8/10 2062 days 2.95 38%
Ludvig Fagerstrom 5/10 2508 days true 1.81 22%
JoMary Smith 8/10 2520 days 2.1 26%
Marc Greeve 10/10 2528 days true 2.2 28%
Yvonne Horpershoeh 8/10 2528 days true 2.09 26%
Caderet 9/10 2828 days true 1.61 20%
Veronica and Jordi 10/10 2845 days true 1.58 19%
Dio 8/10 2918 days true 1.36 16%
Webb & Muckelt 7/10 3200 days true 0.8 9%
Barbara 6/10 3201 days true 0.73 8%
Diane Moss 6/10 3205 days true 0.72 7%
Lynn Robinson 10/10 3212 days true 0.86 9%
Dave McLeish 10/10 3218 days true 0.85 9%
Sean Brownell 9/10 3526 days true 0.24 1%
Sarah and Uli Glas 10/10 3537 days true 0.22 1%
Julie 10/10 3539 days true 0.22 1%
Sandra Milch 9/10 3541 days true 0.21 1%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3550 days true 0.19 0%
Marcus 10/10 3562 days true 0.17 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.