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

82.18%

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 5/10 177 days 95.04 100%
Maia and Andrew 9/10 704 days true 35.07 35%
Deniz Wintermeyer 7/10 707 days true 34.63 35%
Will Pyle 10/10 710 days true 34.19 35%
Rachel Ram 8/10 710 days true 34.19 35%
Fiona Ng 10/10 913 days true 12.3 11%
Katie Griffiths 7/10 920 days true 11.82 10%
Joaquin Gruffat 10/10 944 days true 10.34 9%
Maria and Grace 6/10 969 days true 9.02 7%
Brennan Jungling 7/10 976 days true 8.69 7%
Ben McDougal 10/10 1033 days true 6.73 5%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1058 days 5.22 3%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 1362 days 4.63 3%
Ryan Lieston 9/10 1638 days true 5.11 3%
Jessica Wagner 10/10 1672 days true 5.05 3%
Gordon Thomas 10/10 1672 days true 5.05 3%
Ian Garner 10/10 1682 days true 5.04 3%
Terry Seaman 9/10 1697 days 4.18 2%
Johanna Bak 10/10 1716 days true 4.98 3%
Julia Amberger 9/10 1719 days true 4.97 3%
Alineet Gautier 10/10 1728 days true 4.96 3%
Ann Furlong 10/10 2028 days true 4.47 3%
Trudy Ryan 7/10 2028 days true 4.47 3%
Michael Nolan 10/10 2034 days 3.71 2%
Benjamin Geisser 8/10 2039 days true 4.45 3%
Michal Maly 10/10 2060 days true 4.41 3%
Jim Woodruff 10/10 2062 days 3.68 2%
Sue Kieseker 8/10 2109 days true 4.33 2%
Jackie and Brian 10/10 2116 days true 4.32 2%
Ali Hendry 9/10 2380 days true 3.89 2%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 2384 days true 3.88 2%
Orlando 10/10 2411 days true 3.84 2%
Kolen 10/10 2411 days true 3.84 2%
D Collier 10/10 2412 days true 3.84 2%
Gerrit & Martina 9/10 2413 days true 3.83 2%
Rocco Christian 9/10 2422 days true 3.82 2%
Andy & Lynnie Nevin 10/10 2422 days true 3.82 2%
Laura Smith 8/10 2441 days true 3.79 2%
hendrik king 9/10 2490 days 3.09 1%
Arnoldus Bergmans 10/10 2494 days true 3.7 2%
deJong 8/10 2494 days true 3.7 2%
Les and Carole Savins 9/10 2496 days true 3.7 2%
Harry Simpson 10/10 2497 days true 3.7 2%
Anna Bret 8/10 2499 days true 3.69 2%
Robin & Sandra Dijke 10/10 2499 days true 3.69 2%
John Reilly 10/10 2716 days true 3.34 1%
Charlie 9/10 2751 days true 3.28 1%
W Groshops 10/10 2754 days true 3.27 1%
Michael Howat 10/10 2755 days true 3.27 1%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 2758 days true 3.27 1%
Michael Assfalg 10/10 2764 days true 3.26 1%
Betten 9/10 2764 days true 3.26 1%
Kip 9/10 2767 days true 3.25 1%
Brandt 10/10 2790 days true 3.21 1%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 2916 days 2.51 0%
Richardr1 10/10 3048 days true 2.79 1%
Wal & Lynne 10/10 3059 days true 2.77 1%
Haley & Jason 9/10 3062 days true 2.77 1%
Stephan Imartina 10/10 3065 days true 2.76 1%
susandicus 10/10 3069 days 2.3 0%
Tony B 10/10 3111 days true 2.69 1%
Brett & Tanille 10/10 3118 days true 2.67 1%
Tim Smith 9/10 3121 days true 2.67 1%
Shirley C 9/10 3122 days true 2.67 1%
Tanya 9/10 3123 days true 2.67 1%
Pam Know 8/10 3125 days true 2.66 1%
Tony Geens 8/10 3131 days true 2.65 1%
Luisa 9/10 3131 days true 2.65 1%
Haas Wacter 10/10 3138 days true 2.64 1%
Sheila Morgan 10/10 3139 days true 2.64 1%
Marco 8/10 3146 days true 2.63 1%
Wim Van Gastel 8/10 3156 days true 2.61 1%
Marie Jack 8/10 3157 days true 2.61 1%
Diane Chapple 6/10 3157 days true 2.61 1%
cees juffermans 9/10 3171 days true 2.59 1%
Annemiek and Rianne 10/10 3171 days true 2.59 1%
Elizabeth E 8/10 3174 days true 2.58 1%
timgr 8/10 3205 days true 2.53 0%
richelle 7/10 3213 days true 2.52 0%
Douglas Beresford 8/10 3222 days true 2.5 0%
Ton Buil 9/10 3232 days true 2.49 0%
Daniel Alonso 9/10 3232 days true 2.49 0%
Karen 8/10 3232 days true 2.49 0%
Ana Garcia 8/10 3233 days true 2.49 0%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 3243 days true 2.47 0%
chessum 8/10 3250 days true 2.46 0%
GemmaC 9/10 3453 days true 2.12 0%
UlaR 10/10 3454 days true 2.12 0%
KatieR 10/10 3462 days true 2.11 0%
LucyT 10/10 3482 days true 2.08 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.