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 email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
89 Valid Reviews
The Ohau Point Seal Colony experience has a total of 92 reviews. There are 89 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 89 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Ohau Point Seal Colony valid reviews is 90.79% and is based on 89 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 89 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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|Deniz Wintermeyer||7/10||520 days||99%|
|Will Pyle||10/10||523 days||98%|
|Rachel Ram||8/10||523 days||98%|
|Fiona Ng||10/10||726 days||44%|
|Katie Griffiths||7/10||733 days||43%|
|Joaquin Gruffat||10/10||757 days||38%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||782 days||33%|
|Brennan Jungling||7/10||789 days||32%|
|Ben McDougal||10/10||846 days||23%|
|Ahmed Mohsen Aly||8/10||871 days||16%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||1175 days||4%|
|Ryan Lieston||9/10||1451 days||5%|
|Jessica Wagner||10/10||1485 days||4%|
|Gordon Thomas||10/10||1485 days||4%|
|Ian Garner||10/10||1495 days||4%|
|Terry Seaman||9/10||1510 days||3%|
|Johanna Bak||10/10||1529 days||4%|
|Julia Amberger||9/10||1532 days||4%|
|Alineet Gautier||10/10||1541 days||4%|
|Ann Furlong||10/10||1841 days||4%|
|Trudy Ryan||7/10||1841 days||4%|
|Michael Nolan||10/10||1847 days||2%|
|Benjamin Geisser||8/10||1852 days||4%|
|Michal Maly||10/10||1873 days||3%|
|Jim Woodruff||10/10||1875 days||2%|
|Sue Kieseker||8/10||1922 days||3%|
|Jackie and Brian||10/10||1929 days||3%|
|Ali Hendry||9/10||2193 days||3%|
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|Gerrit & Martina||9/10||2226 days||3%|
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|Andy & Lynnie Nevin||10/10||2235 days||3%|
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|Anna Bret||8/10||2312 days||2%|
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|John Reilly||10/10||2528 days||2%|
|W Groshops||10/10||2567 days||2%|
|Michael Howat||10/10||2568 days||2%|
|Keely & Mark Haynes||8/10||2571 days||2%|
|Michael Assfalg||10/10||2577 days||2%|
|Andrew Hammond||10/10||2729 days||1%|
|Wal & Lynne||10/10||2871 days||1%|
|Haley & Jason||9/10||2874 days||1%|
|Stephan Imartina||10/10||2877 days||1%|
|Tony B||10/10||2924 days||1%|
|Brett & Tanille||10/10||2931 days||1%|
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|Shirley C||9/10||2935 days||1%|
|Pam Know||8/10||2938 days||1%|
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|Wim Van Gastel||8/10||2969 days||1%|
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|Annemiek and Rianne||10/10||2984 days||1%|
|Elizabeth E||8/10||2987 days||1%|
|Douglas Beresford||8/10||3035 days||1%|
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|Ana Garcia||8/10||3046 days||1%|
|Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach||10/10||3056 days||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 firstname.lastname@example.org.