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

82.08%

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 5/10 291 days 86.58 100%
Maia and Andrew 9/10 818 days true 20.59 22%
Deniz Wintermeyer 7/10 821 days true 20.28 22%
Will Pyle 10/10 824 days true 19.97 21%
Rachel Ram 8/10 824 days true 19.97 21%
Fiona Ng 10/10 1027 days true 6.88 6%
Katie Griffiths 7/10 1034 days true 6.71 6%
Joaquin Gruffat 10/10 1058 days true 6.26 5%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1083 days true 6.03 5%
Brennan Jungling 7/10 1090 days true 6.0 5%
Ben McDougal 10/10 1147 days true 5.91 5%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1172 days 4.89 4%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 1476 days 4.48 3%
Ryan Lieston 9/10 1752 days true 4.92 4%
Jessica Wagner 10/10 1786 days true 4.86 4%
Gordon Thomas 10/10 1786 days true 4.86 4%
Ian Garner 10/10 1796 days true 4.85 3%
Terry Seaman 9/10 1811 days 4.02 3%
Johanna Bak 10/10 1830 days true 4.79 3%
Julia Amberger 9/10 1833 days true 4.79 3%
Alineet Gautier 10/10 1842 days true 4.77 3%
Ann Furlong 10/10 2142 days true 4.28 3%
Trudy Ryan 7/10 2142 days true 4.28 3%
Michael Nolan 10/10 2148 days 3.56 2%
Benjamin Geisser 8/10 2153 days true 4.26 3%
Michal Maly 10/10 2174 days true 4.23 3%
Jim Woodruff 10/10 2176 days 3.52 2%
Sue Kieseker 8/10 2223 days true 4.15 3%
Jackie and Brian 10/10 2230 days true 4.13 3%
Ali Hendry 9/10 2494 days true 3.7 2%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 2498 days true 3.69 2%
Orlando 10/10 2525 days true 3.65 2%
Kolen 10/10 2525 days true 3.65 2%
D Collier 10/10 2526 days true 3.65 2%
Gerrit & Martina 9/10 2527 days true 3.65 2%
Rocco Christian 9/10 2536 days true 3.63 2%
Andy & Lynnie Nevin 10/10 2536 days true 3.63 2%
Laura Smith 8/10 2555 days true 3.6 2%
hendrik king 9/10 2604 days 2.93 1%
Arnoldus Bergmans 10/10 2608 days true 3.51 2%
deJong 8/10 2608 days true 3.51 2%
Les and Carole Savins 9/10 2610 days true 3.51 2%
Harry Simpson 10/10 2611 days true 3.51 2%
Anna Bret 8/10 2613 days true 3.5 2%
Robin & Sandra Dijke 10/10 2613 days true 3.5 2%
John Reilly 10/10 2830 days true 3.15 1%
Charlie 9/10 2865 days true 3.09 1%
W Groshops 10/10 2868 days true 3.09 1%
Michael Howat 10/10 2869 days true 3.08 1%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 2872 days true 3.08 1%
Michael Assfalg 10/10 2878 days true 3.07 1%
Betten 9/10 2878 days true 3.07 1%
Kip 9/10 2881 days true 3.06 1%
Brandt 10/10 2904 days true 3.03 1%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 3030 days 2.35 1%
Richardr1 10/10 3162 days true 2.6 1%
Wal & Lynne 10/10 3173 days true 2.58 1%
Haley & Jason 9/10 3176 days true 2.58 1%
Stephan Imartina 10/10 3179 days true 2.57 1%
susandicus 10/10 3183 days 2.14 0%
Tony B 10/10 3225 days true 2.5 1%
Brett & Tanille 10/10 3232 days true 2.49 1%
Tim Smith 9/10 3235 days true 2.48 1%
Shirley C 9/10 3236 days true 2.48 1%
Tanya 9/10 3237 days true 2.48 1%
Pam Know 8/10 3239 days true 2.48 1%
Tony Geens 8/10 3245 days true 2.47 1%
Luisa 9/10 3245 days true 2.47 1%
Haas Wacter 10/10 3252 days true 2.45 1%
Sheila Morgan 10/10 3253 days true 2.45 1%
Marco 8/10 3260 days true 2.44 1%
Wim Van Gastel 8/10 3270 days true 2.42 1%
Marie Jack 8/10 3271 days true 2.42 1%
Diane Chapple 6/10 3271 days true 2.42 1%
cees juffermans 9/10 3285 days true 2.4 1%
Annemiek and Rianne 10/10 3285 days true 2.4 1%
Elizabeth E 8/10 3288 days true 2.4 1%
timgr 8/10 3319 days true 2.34 1%
richelle 7/10 3327 days true 2.33 1%
Douglas Beresford 8/10 3336 days true 2.32 1%
Ton Buil 9/10 3346 days true 2.3 0%
Daniel Alonso 9/10 3346 days true 2.3 0%
Karen 8/10 3346 days true 2.3 0%
Ana Garcia 8/10 3347 days true 2.3 0%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 3357 days true 2.28 0%
chessum 8/10 3364 days true 2.27 0%
GemmaC 9/10 3567 days true 1.94 0%
UlaR 10/10 3568 days true 1.93 0%
KatieR 10/10 3576 days true 1.92 0%
LucyT 10/10 3596 days true 1.89 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

82%

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.