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 Ohau Point Seal Colony.

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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Ohau Point Seal Colony

Valid Reviews

90 Valid Reviews

The Ohau Point Seal Colony experience has a total of 93 reviews. There are 90 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 3 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 90 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 42
47%
9/10 21
23%
8/10 19
21%
7/10 5
6%
6/10 2
2%
5/10 1
1%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.33% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ohau Point Seal Colony valid reviews is 90.33% and is based on 90 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

81 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 90 valid reviews, the experience has 81 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 81 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 37
46%
9/10 19
23%
8/10 18
22%
7/10 5
6%
6/10 2
2%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.37% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Ohau Point Seal Colony face-to-face reviews is 90.37% and is based on 81 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

82.46%

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
Rikke Hessellund, Denmark 5/10 86 days 98.83 100%
Maia and Andrew 9/10 613 days true 50.18 50%
Deniz Wintermeyer 7/10 616 days true 49.63 49%
Will Pyle 10/10 619 days true 49.08 49%
Rachel Ram 8/10 619 days true 49.08 49%
Fiona Ng 10/10 822 days true 20.17 19%
Katie Griffiths 7/10 829 days true 19.45 18%
Joaquin Gruffat 10/10 853 days true 17.14 15%
Maria and Grace 6/10 878 days true 14.95 13%
Brennan Jungling 7/10 885 days true 14.39 13%
Ben McDougal 10/10 942 days true 10.45 9%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 967 days 7.6 6%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 1271 days 4.76 3%
Ryan Lieston 9/10 1547 days true 5.26 3%
Jessica Wagner 10/10 1581 days true 5.2 3%
Gordon Thomas 10/10 1581 days true 5.2 3%
Ian Garner 10/10 1591 days true 5.18 3%
Terry Seaman 9/10 1606 days 4.3 2%
Johanna Bak 10/10 1625 days true 5.13 3%
Julia Amberger 9/10 1628 days true 5.12 3%
Alineet Gautier 10/10 1637 days true 5.11 3%
Ann Furlong 10/10 1937 days true 4.62 2%
Trudy Ryan 7/10 1937 days true 4.62 2%
Michael Nolan 10/10 1943 days 3.84 2%
Benjamin Geisser 8/10 1948 days true 4.6 2%
Michal Maly 10/10 1969 days true 4.56 2%
Jim Woodruff 10/10 1971 days 3.8 2%
Sue Kieseker 8/10 2018 days true 4.48 2%
Jackie and Brian 10/10 2025 days true 4.47 2%
Ali Hendry 9/10 2289 days true 4.04 2%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 2293 days true 4.03 2%
Orlando 10/10 2320 days true 3.99 2%
Kolen 10/10 2320 days true 3.99 2%
D Collier 10/10 2321 days true 3.98 2%
Gerrit & Martina 9/10 2322 days true 3.98 2%
Rocco Christian 9/10 2331 days true 3.97 2%
Andy & Lynnie Nevin 10/10 2331 days true 3.97 2%
Laura Smith 8/10 2350 days true 3.94 2%
hendrik king 9/10 2399 days 3.21 1%
Arnoldus Bergmans 10/10 2403 days true 3.85 2%
deJong 8/10 2403 days true 3.85 2%
Les and Carole Savins 9/10 2405 days true 3.85 2%
Harry Simpson 10/10 2406 days true 3.84 2%
Anna Bret 8/10 2408 days true 3.84 2%
Robin & Sandra Dijke 10/10 2408 days true 3.84 2%
John Reilly 10/10 2624 days true 3.49 1%
Charlie 9/10 2660 days true 3.43 1%
W Groshops 10/10 2663 days true 3.42 1%
Michael Howat 10/10 2664 days true 3.42 1%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 2667 days true 3.42 1%
Michael Assfalg 10/10 2673 days true 3.41 1%
Betten 9/10 2673 days true 3.41 1%
Kip 9/10 2676 days true 3.4 1%
Brandt 10/10 2699 days true 3.36 1%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 2825 days 2.63 0%
Richardr1 10/10 2956 days true 2.94 1%
Wal & Lynne 10/10 2967 days true 2.92 1%
Haley & Jason 9/10 2970 days true 2.92 1%
Stephan Imartina 10/10 2973 days true 2.91 1%
susandicus 10/10 2977 days 2.42 0%
Tony B 10/10 3020 days true 2.84 1%
Brett & Tanille 10/10 3027 days true 2.82 1%
Tim Smith 9/10 3030 days true 2.82 1%
Shirley C 9/10 3031 days true 2.82 1%
Tanya 9/10 3032 days true 2.82 1%
Pam Know 8/10 3034 days true 2.81 1%
Tony Geens 8/10 3040 days true 2.8 1%
Luisa 9/10 3040 days true 2.8 1%
Haas Wacter 10/10 3047 days true 2.79 1%
Sheila Morgan 10/10 3048 days true 2.79 1%
Marco 8/10 3055 days true 2.78 1%
Wim Van Gastel 8/10 3065 days true 2.76 1%
Marie Jack 8/10 3066 days true 2.76 1%
Diane Chapple 6/10 3066 days true 2.76 1%
cees juffermans 9/10 3080 days true 2.74 1%
Annemiek and Rianne 10/10 3080 days true 2.74 1%
Elizabeth E 8/10 3083 days true 2.73 1%
timgr 8/10 3114 days true 2.68 0%
richelle 7/10 3122 days true 2.67 0%
Douglas Beresford 8/10 3131 days true 2.65 0%
Ton Buil 9/10 3141 days true 2.64 0%
Daniel Alonso 9/10 3141 days true 2.64 0%
Karen 8/10 3141 days true 2.64 0%
Ana Garcia 8/10 3142 days true 2.64 0%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 3152 days true 2.62 0%
chessum 8/10 3159 days true 2.61 0%
GemmaC 9/10 3361 days true 2.28 0%
UlaR 10/10 3362 days true 2.27 0%
KatieR 10/10 3371 days true 2.26 0%
LucyT 10/10 3391 days true 2.23 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Ohau Point Seal Colony does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

82%

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.