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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|Deniz Wintermeyer||7/10||1363 days||4.07||32%|
|Will Pyle||10/10||1366 days||4.47||35%|
|Rachel Ram||8/10||1366 days||4.25||33%|
|Fiona Ng||10/10||1569 days||4.07||32%|
|Katie Griffiths||7/10||1576 days||3.69||29%|
|Joaquin Gruffat||10/10||1600 days||4.01||31%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||1625 days||3.29||26%|
|Brennan Jungling||7/10||1632 days||3.59||28%|
|Ben McDougal||10/10||1689 days||3.84||30%|
|Ahmed Mohsen Aly||8/10||1714 days||3.6||28%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||2018 days||3.19||25%|
|Ryan Lieston||9/10||2294 days||2.65||21%|
|Jessica Wagner||10/10||2328 days||2.59||20%|
|Gordon Thomas||10/10||2328 days||2.59||20%|
|Ian Garner||10/10||2338 days||2.57||20%|
|Terry Seaman||9/10||2353 days||2.54||20%|
|Johanna Bak||10/10||2372 days||2.5||19%|
|Julia Amberger||9/10||2375 days||2.5||19%|
|Alineet Gautier||10/10||2384 days||2.48||19%|
|Ann Furlong||10/10||2684 days||1.89||15%|
|Trudy Ryan||7/10||2684 days||1.72||13%|
|Michael Nolan||10/10||2690 days||1.88||15%|
|Benjamin Geisser||8/10||2695 days||1.78||14%|
|Michal Maly||10/10||2716 days||1.83||14%|
|Jim Woodruff||10/10||2718 days||1.82||14%|
|Sue Kieseker||8/10||2765 days||1.65||13%|
|Jackie and Brian||10/10||2772 days||1.72||13%|
|Ali Hendry||9/10||3036 days||1.2||9%|
|Birds Tubbs||10/10||3040 days||1.19||9%|
|D Collier||10/10||3068 days||1.14||9%|
|Gerrit & Martina||9/10||3069 days||1.14||9%|
|Rocco Christian||9/10||3078 days||1.12||9%|
|Andy & Lynnie Nevin||10/10||3078 days||1.12||9%|
|Laura Smith||8/10||3097 days||1.03||8%|
|hendrik king||9/10||3146 days||0.99||8%|
|Arnoldus Bergmans||10/10||3150 days||0.98||8%|
|Les and Carole Savins||9/10||3152 days||0.97||8%|
|Harry Simpson||10/10||3153 days||0.97||8%|
|Anna Bret||8/10||3155 days||0.92||7%|
|Robin & Sandra Dijke||10/10||3155 days||0.97||8%|
|John Reilly||10/10||3372 days||0.54||4%|
|W Groshops||10/10||3410 days||0.47||4%|
|Michael Howat||10/10||3411 days||0.47||4%|
|Keely & Mark Haynes||8/10||3414 days||0.44||3%|
|Michael Assfalg||10/10||3420 days||0.45||3%|
|Andrew Hammond||10/10||3572 days||0.15||1%|
|Wal & Lynne||10/10||3715 days||0.0||0%|
|Haley & Jason||9/10||3718 days||0.0||0%|
|Stephan Imartina||10/10||3721 days||0.0||0%|
|Tony B||10/10||3767 days||0.0||0%|
|Brett & Tanille||10/10||3774 days||0.0||0%|
|Tim Smith||9/10||3777 days||0.0||0%|
|Shirley C||9/10||3778 days||0.0||0%|
|Pam Know||8/10||3781 days||0.0||0%|
|Tony Geens||8/10||3787 days||0.0||0%|
|Haas Wacter||10/10||3794 days||0.0||0%|
|Sheila Morgan||10/10||3795 days||0.0||0%|
|Wim Van Gastel||8/10||3812 days||0.0||0%|
|Marie Jack||8/10||3813 days||0.0||0%|
|Diane Chapple||6/10||3813 days||0.0||0%|
|cees juffermans||9/10||3827 days||0.0||0%|
|Annemiek and Rianne||10/10||3827 days||0.0||0%|
|Elizabeth E||8/10||3830 days||0.0||0%|
|Douglas Beresford||8/10||3878 days||0.0||0%|
|Ton Buil||9/10||3888 days||0.0||0%|
|Daniel Alonso||9/10||3888 days||0.0||0%|
|Ana Garcia||8/10||3889 days||0.0||0%|
|Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach||10/10||3899 days||0.0||0%|
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.