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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|Maia and Andrew||9/10||1436 days||4.33||51%|
|Deniz Wintermeyer||7/10||1439 days||3.94||46%|
|Will Pyle||10/10||1442 days||4.32||51%|
|Rachel Ram||8/10||1442 days||4.1||48%|
|Fiona Ng||10/10||1645 days||3.92||46%|
|Katie Griffiths||7/10||1652 days||3.56||42%|
|Joaquin Gruffat||10/10||1676 days||3.86||45%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||1701 days||3.17||37%|
|Brennan Jungling||7/10||1708 days||3.46||41%|
|Ben McDougal||10/10||1765 days||3.69||43%|
|Ahmed Mohsen Aly||8/10||1790 days||3.46||41%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||2094 days||3.05||36%|
|Ryan Lieston||9/10||2370 days||2.5||30%|
|Jessica Wagner||10/10||2404 days||2.44||29%|
|Gordon Thomas||10/10||2404 days||2.44||29%|
|Ian Garner||10/10||2414 days||2.42||28%|
|Terry Seaman||9/10||2429 days||2.39||28%|
|Johanna Bak||10/10||2448 days||2.35||28%|
|Julia Amberger||9/10||2451 days||2.35||28%|
|Alineet Gautier||10/10||2460 days||2.33||27%|
|Ann Furlong||10/10||2760 days||1.74||21%|
|Trudy Ryan||7/10||2760 days||1.58||19%|
|Michael Nolan||10/10||2766 days||1.73||20%|
|Benjamin Geisser||8/10||2771 days||1.63||19%|
|Michal Maly||10/10||2792 days||1.68||20%|
|Jim Woodruff||10/10||2794 days||1.68||20%|
|Sue Kieseker||8/10||2841 days||1.5||18%|
|Jackie and Brian||10/10||2848 days||1.57||18%|
|Ali Hendry||9/10||3112 days||1.05||12%|
|Birds Tubbs||10/10||3116 days||1.05||12%|
|D Collier||10/10||3144 days||0.99||12%|
|Gerrit & Martina||9/10||3145 days||0.99||12%|
|Rocco Christian||9/10||3154 days||0.97||11%|
|Andy & Lynnie Nevin||10/10||3154 days||0.97||11%|
|Laura Smith||8/10||3173 days||0.89||10%|
|hendrik king||9/10||3222 days||0.84||10%|
|Arnoldus Bergmans||10/10||3226 days||0.83||10%|
|Les and Carole Savins||9/10||3228 days||0.83||10%|
|Harry Simpson||10/10||3229 days||0.82||10%|
|Anna Bret||8/10||3231 days||0.78||9%|
|Robin & Sandra Dijke||10/10||3231 days||0.82||10%|
|John Reilly||10/10||3448 days||0.4||5%|
|W Groshops||10/10||3486 days||0.32||4%|
|Michael Howat||10/10||3487 days||0.32||4%|
|Keely & Mark Haynes||8/10||3490 days||0.3||4%|
|Michael Assfalg||10/10||3496 days||0.3||4%|
|Andrew Hammond||10/10||3648 days||0.0||0%|
|Wal & Lynne||10/10||3791 days||0.0||0%|
|Haley & Jason||9/10||3794 days||0.0||0%|
|Stephan Imartina||10/10||3797 days||0.0||0%|
|Tony B||10/10||3843 days||0.0||0%|
|Brett & Tanille||10/10||3850 days||0.0||0%|
|Tim Smith||9/10||3853 days||0.0||0%|
|Shirley C||9/10||3854 days||0.0||0%|
|Pam Know||8/10||3857 days||0.0||0%|
|Tony Geens||8/10||3863 days||0.0||0%|
|Haas Wacter||10/10||3870 days||0.0||0%|
|Sheila Morgan||10/10||3871 days||0.0||0%|
|Wim Van Gastel||8/10||3888 days||0.0||0%|
|Marie Jack||8/10||3889 days||0.0||0%|
|Diane Chapple||6/10||3889 days||0.0||0%|
|cees juffermans||9/10||3903 days||0.0||0%|
|Annemiek and Rianne||10/10||3903 days||0.0||0%|
|Elizabeth E||8/10||3906 days||0.0||0%|
|Douglas Beresford||8/10||3954 days||0.0||0%|
|Ton Buil||9/10||3964 days||0.0||0%|
|Daniel Alonso||9/10||3964 days||0.0||0%|
|Ana Garcia||8/10||3965 days||0.0||0%|
|Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach||10/10||3975 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.