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.

Nick Morrison's avatar

Nick Morrison

Rankers owner

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

88.65%

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 1119 days 100%
Maia and Andrew 9/10 1646 days 98%
Deniz Wintermeyer 7/10 1649 days 88%
Will Pyle 10/10 1652 days 97%
Rachel Ram 8/10 1652 days 92%
Fiona Ng 10/10 1855 days 86%
Katie Griffiths 7/10 1862 days 77%
Joaquin Gruffat 10/10 1886 days 85%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1911 days 67%
Brennan Jungling 7/10 1918 days 74%
Ben McDougal 10/10 1975 days 80%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 2000 days 74%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2304 days 62%
Ryan Lieston 9/10 2580 days 47%
Jessica Wagner 10/10 2614 days 45%
Gordon Thomas 10/10 2614 days 45%
Ian Garner 10/10 2624 days 45%
Terry Seaman 9/10 2639 days 44%
Johanna Bak 10/10 2658 days 43%
Julia Amberger 9/10 2661 days 43%
Alineet Gautier 10/10 2670 days 42%
Ann Furlong 10/10 2970 days 26%
Trudy Ryan 7/10 2970 days 23%
Michael Nolan 10/10 2976 days 26%
Benjamin Geisser 8/10 2981 days 24%
Michal Maly 10/10 3002 days 24%
Jim Woodruff 10/10 3004 days 24%
Sue Kieseker 8/10 3051 days 20%
Jackie and Brian 10/10 3058 days 21%
Ali Hendry 9/10 3322 days 7%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 3326 days 7%
Orlando 10/10 3353 days 5%
Kolen 10/10 3353 days 5%
D Collier 10/10 3354 days 5%
Gerrit & Martina 9/10 3355 days 5%
Rocco Christian 9/10 3364 days 5%
Andy & Lynnie Nevin 10/10 3364 days 5%
Laura Smith 8/10 3383 days 3%
hendrik king 9/10 3432 days 1%
Arnoldus Bergmans 10/10 3436 days 1%
deJong 8/10 3436 days 0%
Les and Carole Savins 9/10 3438 days 1%
Harry Simpson 10/10 3439 days 1%
Anna Bret 8/10 3441 days 0%
Robin & Sandra Dijke 10/10 3441 days 1%
John Reilly 10/10 3658 days 17%
Charlie 9/10 3693 days 17%
W Groshops 10/10 3696 days 17%
Michael Howat 10/10 3697 days 17%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3700 days 15%
Michael Assfalg 10/10 3706 days 17%
Betten 9/10 3706 days 17%
Kip 9/10 3709 days 17%
Brandt 10/10 3732 days 17%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 3858 days 17%
Richardr1 10/10 3990 days 17%
Wal & Lynne 10/10 4001 days 17%
Haley & Jason 9/10 4004 days 17%
Stephan Imartina 10/10 4007 days 17%
susandicus 10/10 4011 days 17%
Tony B 10/10 4053 days 17%
Brett & Tanille 10/10 4060 days 17%
Tim Smith 9/10 4063 days 17%
Shirley C 9/10 4064 days 17%
Tanya 9/10 4065 days 17%
Pam Know 8/10 4067 days 15%
Tony Geens 8/10 4073 days 15%
Luisa 9/10 4073 days 17%
Haas Wacter 10/10 4080 days 17%
Sheila Morgan 10/10 4081 days 17%
Marco 8/10 4088 days 15%
Wim Van Gastel 8/10 4098 days 15%
Marie Jack 8/10 4099 days 15%
Diane Chapple 6/10 4099 days 12%
cees juffermans 9/10 4113 days 17%
Annemiek and Rianne 10/10 4113 days 17%
Elizabeth E 8/10 4116 days 15%
timgr 8/10 4147 days 15%
richelle 7/10 4155 days 14%
Douglas Beresford 8/10 4164 days 15%
Ton Buil 9/10 4174 days 17%
Daniel Alonso 9/10 4174 days 17%
Karen 8/10 4174 days 15%
Ana Garcia 8/10 4175 days 15%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 4185 days 17%
chessum 8/10 4192 days 15%
GemmaC 9/10 4395 days 17%
UlaR 10/10 4396 days 17%
KatieR 10/10 4404 days 17%
LucyT 10/10 4424 days 17%

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

89%

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.