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

83.47%

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 Face-to-Face Weight Relative Weight
Rikke Hessellund, Denmark 5/10 694 days 24.69 100%
Maia and Andrew 9/10 1221 days true 4.75 19%
Deniz Wintermeyer 7/10 1224 days true 4.32 17%
Will Pyle 10/10 1227 days true 4.74 19%
Rachel Ram 8/10 1227 days true 4.5 18%
Fiona Ng 10/10 1430 days true 4.34 18%
Katie Griffiths 7/10 1437 days true 3.94 16%
Joaquin Gruffat 10/10 1461 days true 4.28 17%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1486 days true 3.51 14%
Brennan Jungling 7/10 1493 days true 3.84 16%
Ben McDougal 10/10 1550 days true 4.11 17%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1575 days 3.86 16%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 1880 days 3.46 14%
Ryan Lieston 9/10 2155 days true 2.93 12%
Jessica Wagner 10/10 2189 days true 2.86 12%
Gordon Thomas 10/10 2189 days true 2.86 12%
Ian Garner 10/10 2199 days true 2.84 12%
Terry Seaman 9/10 2214 days 2.81 11%
Johanna Bak 10/10 2233 days true 2.77 11%
Julia Amberger 9/10 2236 days true 2.77 11%
Alineet Gautier 10/10 2245 days true 2.75 11%
Ann Furlong 10/10 2545 days true 2.16 9%
Trudy Ryan 7/10 2545 days true 1.97 8%
Michael Nolan 10/10 2551 days 2.15 9%
Benjamin Geisser 8/10 2556 days true 2.03 8%
Michal Maly 10/10 2577 days true 2.1 9%
Jim Woodruff 10/10 2579 days 2.1 8%
Sue Kieseker 8/10 2626 days true 1.9 8%
Jackie and Brian 10/10 2633 days true 1.99 8%
Ali Hendry 9/10 2897 days true 1.47 6%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 2901 days true 1.47 6%
Orlando 10/10 2928 days true 1.41 6%
Kolen 10/10 2928 days true 1.41 6%
D Collier 10/10 2929 days true 1.41 6%
Gerrit & Martina 9/10 2930 days true 1.41 6%
Rocco Christian 9/10 2939 days true 1.39 6%
Andy & Lynnie Nevin 10/10 2939 days true 1.39 6%
Laura Smith 8/10 2958 days true 1.29 5%
hendrik king 9/10 3007 days 1.26 5%
Arnoldus Bergmans 10/10 3011 days true 1.25 5%
deJong 8/10 3011 days true 1.19 5%
Les and Carole Savins 9/10 3013 days true 1.25 5%
Harry Simpson 10/10 3014 days true 1.24 5%
Anna Bret 8/10 3016 days true 1.18 5%
Robin & Sandra Dijke 10/10 3016 days true 1.24 5%
John Reilly 10/10 3233 days true 0.82 3%
Charlie 9/10 3268 days true 0.75 3%
W Groshops 10/10 3271 days true 0.74 3%
Michael Howat 10/10 3272 days true 0.74 3%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3275 days true 0.7 3%
Michael Assfalg 10/10 3281 days true 0.72 3%
Betten 9/10 3281 days true 0.72 3%
Kip 9/10 3284 days true 0.72 3%
Brandt 10/10 3307 days true 0.67 3%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 3433 days 0.42 2%
Richardr1 10/10 3565 days true 0.17 1%
Wal & Lynne 10/10 3576 days true 0.14 1%
Haley & Jason 9/10 3579 days true 0.14 1%
Stephan Imartina 10/10 3582 days true 0.13 1%
susandicus 10/10 3586 days 0.13 1%
Tony B 10/10 3628 days true 0.04 0%
Brett & Tanille 10/10 3635 days true 0.03 0%
Tim Smith 9/10 3638 days true 0.02 0%
Shirley C 9/10 3639 days true 0.02 0%
Tanya 9/10 3640 days true 0.02 0%
Pam Know 8/10 3642 days true 0.01 0%
Tony Geens 8/10 3648 days true 0.0 0%
Luisa 9/10 3648 days true 0.0 0%
Haas Wacter 10/10 3655 days true 0.0 0%
Sheila Morgan 10/10 3656 days true 0.0 0%
Marco 8/10 3663 days true 0.0 0%
Wim Van Gastel 8/10 3673 days true 0.0 0%
Marie Jack 8/10 3674 days true 0.0 0%
Diane Chapple 6/10 3674 days true 0.0 0%
cees juffermans 9/10 3688 days true 0.0 0%
Annemiek and Rianne 10/10 3688 days true 0.0 0%
Elizabeth E 8/10 3691 days true 0.0 0%
timgr 8/10 3722 days true 0.0 0%
richelle 7/10 3730 days true 0.0 0%
Douglas Beresford 8/10 3739 days true 0.0 0%
Ton Buil 9/10 3749 days true 0.0 0%
Daniel Alonso 9/10 3749 days true 0.0 0%
Karen 8/10 3749 days true 0.0 0%
Ana Garcia 8/10 3750 days true 0.0 0%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 3760 days true 0.0 0%
chessum 8/10 3767 days true 0.0 0%
GemmaC 9/10 3970 days true 0.0 0%
UlaR 10/10 3971 days true 0.0 0%
KatieR 10/10 3979 days true 0.0 0%
LucyT 10/10 3999 days true 0.0 0%

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

83%

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.