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.

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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

88.40%

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 1268 days 100%
Maia and Andrew 9/10 1795 days 96%
Deniz Wintermeyer 7/10 1798 days 87%
Will Pyle 10/10 1801 days 96%
Rachel Ram 8/10 1801 days 91%
Fiona Ng 10/10 2004 days 85%
Katie Griffiths 7/10 2011 days 77%
Joaquin Gruffat 10/10 2035 days 83%
Maria and Grace 6/10 2060 days 67%
Brennan Jungling 7/10 2067 days 74%
Ben McDougal 10/10 2124 days 78%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 2149 days 73%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2453 days 61%
Ryan Lieston 9/10 2729 days 46%
Jessica Wagner 10/10 2763 days 44%
Gordon Thomas 10/10 2763 days 44%
Ian Garner 10/10 2773 days 44%
Terry Seaman 9/10 2788 days 43%
Johanna Bak 10/10 2807 days 42%
Julia Amberger 9/10 2810 days 42%
Alineet Gautier 10/10 2819 days 41%
Ann Furlong 10/10 3119 days 25%
Trudy Ryan 7/10 3119 days 23%
Michael Nolan 10/10 3125 days 25%
Benjamin Geisser 8/10 3130 days 23%
Michal Maly 10/10 3151 days 24%
Jim Woodruff 10/10 3153 days 23%
Sue Kieseker 8/10 3200 days 20%
Jackie and Brian 10/10 3207 days 21%
Ali Hendry 9/10 3471 days 7%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 3475 days 6%
Orlando 10/10 3502 days 5%
Kolen 10/10 3502 days 5%
D Collier 10/10 3503 days 5%
Gerrit & Martina 9/10 3504 days 5%
Rocco Christian 9/10 3513 days 4%
Andy & Lynnie Nevin 10/10 3513 days 4%
Laura Smith 8/10 3532 days 3%
hendrik king 9/10 3581 days 1%
Arnoldus Bergmans 10/10 3585 days 0%
deJong 8/10 3585 days 0%
Les and Carole Savins 9/10 3587 days 0%
Harry Simpson 10/10 3588 days 0%
Anna Bret 8/10 3590 days 0%
Robin & Sandra Dijke 10/10 3590 days 0%
John Reilly 10/10 3807 days 24%
Charlie 9/10 3842 days 24%
W Groshops 10/10 3845 days 24%
Michael Howat 10/10 3846 days 24%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3849 days 23%
Michael Assfalg 10/10 3855 days 24%
Betten 9/10 3855 days 24%
Kip 9/10 3858 days 24%
Brandt 10/10 3881 days 24%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 4007 days 24%
Richardr1 10/10 4139 days 24%
Wal & Lynne 10/10 4150 days 24%
Haley & Jason 9/10 4153 days 24%
Stephan Imartina 10/10 4156 days 24%
susandicus 10/10 4160 days 24%
Tony B 10/10 4202 days 24%
Brett & Tanille 10/10 4209 days 24%
Tim Smith 9/10 4212 days 24%
Shirley C 9/10 4213 days 24%
Tanya 9/10 4214 days 24%
Pam Know 8/10 4216 days 23%
Tony Geens 8/10 4222 days 23%
Luisa 9/10 4222 days 24%
Haas Wacter 10/10 4229 days 24%
Sheila Morgan 10/10 4230 days 24%
Marco 8/10 4237 days 23%
Wim Van Gastel 8/10 4247 days 23%
Marie Jack 8/10 4248 days 23%
Diane Chapple 6/10 4248 days 20%
cees juffermans 9/10 4262 days 24%
Annemiek and Rianne 10/10 4262 days 24%
Elizabeth E 8/10 4265 days 23%
timgr 8/10 4296 days 23%
richelle 7/10 4304 days 22%
Douglas Beresford 8/10 4313 days 23%
Ton Buil 9/10 4323 days 24%
Daniel Alonso 9/10 4323 days 24%
Karen 8/10 4323 days 23%
Ana Garcia 8/10 4324 days 23%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 4334 days 24%
chessum 8/10 4341 days 23%
GemmaC 9/10 4544 days 24%
UlaR 10/10 4545 days 24%
KatieR 10/10 4553 days 24%
LucyT 10/10 4573 days 24%

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

88%

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.