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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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|Maia and Andrew||9/10||998 days||7.79||10%|
|Deniz Wintermeyer||7/10||1001 days||7.68||10%|
|Will Pyle||10/10||1004 days||7.57||9%|
|Rachel Ram||8/10||1004 days||7.57||9%|
|Fiona Ng||10/10||1207 days||5.82||7%|
|Katie Griffiths||7/10||1214 days||5.8||7%|
|Joaquin Gruffat||10/10||1238 days||5.76||7%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||1263 days||5.72||7%|
|Brennan Jungling||7/10||1270 days||5.71||7%|
|Ben McDougal||10/10||1327 days||5.62||6%|
|Ahmed Mohsen Aly||8/10||1352 days||4.65||5%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||1657 days||4.23||4%|
|Ryan Lieston||9/10||1932 days||4.62||5%|
|Jessica Wagner||10/10||1966 days||4.57||5%|
|Gordon Thomas||10/10||1966 days||4.57||5%|
|Ian Garner||10/10||1976 days||4.55||5%|
|Terry Seaman||9/10||1991 days||3.77||3%|
|Johanna Bak||10/10||2010 days||4.5||5%|
|Julia Amberger||9/10||2013 days||4.49||5%|
|Alineet Gautier||10/10||2022 days||4.48||5%|
|Ann Furlong||10/10||2322 days||3.98||4%|
|Trudy Ryan||7/10||2322 days||3.98||4%|
|Michael Nolan||10/10||2328 days||3.31||3%|
|Benjamin Geisser||8/10||2333 days||3.96||4%|
|Michal Maly||10/10||2354 days||3.93||4%|
|Jim Woodruff||10/10||2356 days||3.27||3%|
|Sue Kieseker||8/10||2403 days||3.85||4%|
|Jackie and Brian||10/10||2410 days||3.84||4%|
|Ali Hendry||9/10||2674 days||3.4||3%|
|Birds Tubbs||10/10||2678 days||3.4||3%|
|D Collier||10/10||2706 days||3.35||3%|
|Gerrit & Martina||9/10||2707 days||3.35||3%|
|Rocco Christian||9/10||2716 days||3.34||3%|
|Andy & Lynnie Nevin||10/10||2716 days||3.34||3%|
|Laura Smith||8/10||2735 days||3.3||3%|
|hendrik king||9/10||2784 days||2.69||2%|
|Arnoldus Bergmans||10/10||2788 days||3.22||3%|
|Les and Carole Savins||9/10||2790 days||3.21||3%|
|Harry Simpson||10/10||2791 days||3.21||3%|
|Anna Bret||8/10||2793 days||3.21||3%|
|Robin & Sandra Dijke||10/10||2793 days||3.21||3%|
|John Reilly||10/10||3010 days||2.85||2%|
|W Groshops||10/10||3048 days||2.79||2%|
|Michael Howat||10/10||3049 days||2.79||2%|
|Keely & Mark Haynes||8/10||3052 days||2.78||2%|
|Michael Assfalg||10/10||3058 days||2.77||2%|
|Andrew Hammond||10/10||3210 days||2.1||1%|
|Wal & Lynne||10/10||3353 days||2.29||1%|
|Haley & Jason||9/10||3356 days||2.28||1%|
|Stephan Imartina||10/10||3359 days||2.28||1%|
|Tony B||10/10||3405 days||2.2||1%|
|Brett & Tanille||10/10||3412 days||2.19||1%|
|Tim Smith||9/10||3415 days||2.19||1%|
|Shirley C||9/10||3416 days||2.18||1%|
|Pam Know||8/10||3419 days||2.18||1%|
|Tony Geens||8/10||3425 days||2.17||1%|
|Haas Wacter||10/10||3432 days||2.16||1%|
|Sheila Morgan||10/10||3433 days||2.16||1%|
|Wim Van Gastel||8/10||3450 days||2.13||1%|
|Marie Jack||8/10||3451 days||2.13||1%|
|Diane Chapple||6/10||3451 days||2.13||1%|
|cees juffermans||9/10||3465 days||2.1||1%|
|Annemiek and Rianne||10/10||3465 days||2.1||1%|
|Elizabeth E||8/10||3468 days||2.1||1%|
|Douglas Beresford||8/10||3516 days||2.02||1%|
|Ton Buil||9/10||3526 days||2.0||1%|
|Daniel Alonso||9/10||3526 days||2.0||1%|
|Ana Garcia||8/10||3527 days||2.0||1%|
|Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach||10/10||3537 days||1.99||1%|
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.
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 email@example.com.