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.
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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|Will Pyle||10/10||1271 days||4.66||23%|
|Rachel Ram||8/10||1271 days||4.42||22%|
|Fiona Ng||10/10||1474 days||4.26||21%|
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|Roeland Driessen||10/10||1923 days||3.38||17%|
|Ryan Lieston||9/10||2199 days||2.84||14%|
|Jessica Wagner||10/10||2233 days||2.77||14%|
|Gordon Thomas||10/10||2233 days||2.77||14%|
|Ian Garner||10/10||2243 days||2.75||13%|
|Terry Seaman||9/10||2258 days||2.72||13%|
|Johanna Bak||10/10||2277 days||2.69||13%|
|Julia Amberger||9/10||2280 days||2.68||13%|
|Alineet Gautier||10/10||2289 days||2.66||13%|
|Ann Furlong||10/10||2589 days||2.08||10%|
|Trudy Ryan||7/10||2589 days||1.89||9%|
|Michael Nolan||10/10||2595 days||2.06||10%|
|Benjamin Geisser||8/10||2600 days||1.95||10%|
|Michal Maly||10/10||2621 days||2.01||10%|
|Jim Woodruff||10/10||2623 days||2.01||10%|
|Sue Kieseker||8/10||2670 days||1.82||9%|
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|Gerrit & Martina||9/10||2974 days||1.32||6%|
|Rocco Christian||9/10||2983 days||1.31||6%|
|Andy & Lynnie Nevin||10/10||2983 days||1.31||6%|
|Laura Smith||8/10||3002 days||1.2||6%|
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|Arnoldus Bergmans||10/10||3055 days||1.16||6%|
|Les and Carole Savins||9/10||3057 days||1.16||6%|
|Harry Simpson||10/10||3058 days||1.16||6%|
|Anna Bret||8/10||3060 days||1.1||5%|
|Robin & Sandra Dijke||10/10||3060 days||1.15||6%|
|John Reilly||10/10||3277 days||0.73||4%|
|W Groshops||10/10||3315 days||0.66||3%|
|Michael Howat||10/10||3316 days||0.65||3%|
|Keely & Mark Haynes||8/10||3319 days||0.62||3%|
|Michael Assfalg||10/10||3325 days||0.64||3%|
|Andrew Hammond||10/10||3477 days||0.34||2%|
|Wal & Lynne||10/10||3620 days||0.06||0%|
|Haley & Jason||9/10||3623 days||0.05||0%|
|Stephan Imartina||10/10||3626 days||0.05||0%|
|Tony B||10/10||3672 days||0.0||0%|
|Brett & Tanille||10/10||3679 days||0.0||0%|
|Tim Smith||9/10||3682 days||0.0||0%|
|Shirley C||9/10||3683 days||0.0||0%|
|Pam Know||8/10||3686 days||0.0||0%|
|Tony Geens||8/10||3692 days||0.0||0%|
|Haas Wacter||10/10||3699 days||0.0||0%|
|Sheila Morgan||10/10||3700 days||0.0||0%|
|Wim Van Gastel||8/10||3717 days||0.0||0%|
|Marie Jack||8/10||3718 days||0.0||0%|
|Diane Chapple||6/10||3718 days||0.0||0%|
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|Annemiek and Rianne||10/10||3732 days||0.0||0%|
|Elizabeth E||8/10||3735 days||0.0||0%|
|Douglas Beresford||8/10||3783 days||0.0||0%|
|Ton Buil||9/10||3793 days||0.0||0%|
|Daniel Alonso||9/10||3793 days||0.0||0%|
|Ana Garcia||8/10||3794 days||0.0||0%|
|Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach||10/10||3804 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.