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

88.31%

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
Rikke Hessellund, Denmark 5/10 1397 days 100%
Maia and Andrew 9/10 1924 days 95%
Deniz Wintermeyer 7/10 1927 days 86%
Will Pyle 10/10 1930 days 94%
Rachel Ram 8/10 1930 days 89%
Fiona Ng 10/10 2133 days 83%
Katie Griffiths 7/10 2140 days 75%
Joaquin Gruffat 10/10 2164 days 81%
Maria and Grace 6/10 2189 days 66%
Brennan Jungling 7/10 2196 days 72%
Ben McDougal 10/10 2253 days 76%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 2278 days 71%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2582 days 58%
Ryan Lieston 9/10 2858 days 43%
Jessica Wagner 10/10 2892 days 41%
Gordon Thomas 10/10 2892 days 41%
Ian Garner 10/10 2902 days 41%
Terry Seaman 9/10 2917 days 40%
Johanna Bak 10/10 2936 days 39%
Julia Amberger 9/10 2939 days 39%
Alineet Gautier 10/10 2948 days 38%
Ann Furlong 10/10 3248 days 22%
Trudy Ryan 7/10 3248 days 20%
Michael Nolan 10/10 3254 days 21%
Benjamin Geisser 8/10 3259 days 20%
Michal Maly 10/10 3280 days 20%
Jim Woodruff 10/10 3282 days 20%
Sue Kieseker 8/10 3329 days 16%
Jackie and Brian 10/10 3336 days 17%
Ali Hendry 9/10 3600 days 2%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 3604 days 2%
Orlando 10/10 3631 days 1%
Kolen 10/10 3631 days 1%
D Collier 10/10 3632 days 1%
Gerrit & Martina 9/10 3633 days 0%
Rocco Christian 9/10 3642 days 0%
Andy & Lynnie Nevin 10/10 3642 days 0%
Laura Smith 8/10 3661 days 26%
hendrik king 9/10 3710 days 28%
Arnoldus Bergmans 10/10 3714 days 28%
deJong 8/10 3714 days 26%
Les and Carole Savins 9/10 3716 days 28%
Harry Simpson 10/10 3717 days 28%
Anna Bret 8/10 3719 days 26%
Robin & Sandra Dijke 10/10 3719 days 28%
John Reilly 10/10 3936 days 28%
Charlie 9/10 3971 days 28%
W Groshops 10/10 3974 days 28%
Michael Howat 10/10 3975 days 28%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3978 days 26%
Michael Assfalg 10/10 3984 days 28%
Betten 9/10 3984 days 28%
Kip 9/10 3987 days 28%
Brandt 10/10 4010 days 28%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 4136 days 28%
Richardr1 10/10 4268 days 28%
Wal & Lynne 10/10 4279 days 28%
Haley & Jason 9/10 4282 days 28%
Stephan Imartina 10/10 4285 days 28%
susandicus 10/10 4289 days 28%
Tony B 10/10 4331 days 28%
Brett & Tanille 10/10 4338 days 28%
Tim Smith 9/10 4341 days 28%
Shirley C 9/10 4342 days 28%
Tanya 9/10 4343 days 28%
Pam Know 8/10 4345 days 26%
Tony Geens 8/10 4351 days 26%
Luisa 9/10 4351 days 28%
Haas Wacter 10/10 4358 days 28%
Sheila Morgan 10/10 4359 days 28%
Marco 8/10 4366 days 26%
Wim Van Gastel 8/10 4376 days 26%
Marie Jack 8/10 4377 days 26%
Diane Chapple 6/10 4377 days 23%
cees juffermans 9/10 4391 days 28%
Annemiek and Rianne 10/10 4391 days 28%
Elizabeth E 8/10 4394 days 26%
timgr 8/10 4425 days 26%
richelle 7/10 4433 days 25%
Douglas Beresford 8/10 4442 days 26%
Ton Buil 9/10 4452 days 28%
Daniel Alonso 9/10 4452 days 28%
Karen 8/10 4452 days 26%
Ana Garcia 8/10 4453 days 26%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 4463 days 28%
chessum 8/10 4470 days 26%
GemmaC 9/10 4673 days 28%
UlaR 10/10 4674 days 28%
KatieR 10/10 4682 days 28%
LucyT 10/10 4702 days 28%

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

88%

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.