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.
|Rikke Hessellund, Denmark||5/10||177 days||95.04||100%|
|Maia and Andrew||9/10||704 days||35.07||35%|
|Deniz Wintermeyer||7/10||707 days||34.63||35%|
|Will Pyle||10/10||710 days||34.19||35%|
|Rachel Ram||8/10||710 days||34.19||35%|
|Fiona Ng||10/10||913 days||12.3||11%|
|Katie Griffiths||7/10||920 days||11.82||10%|
|Joaquin Gruffat||10/10||944 days||10.34||9%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||969 days||9.02||7%|
|Brennan Jungling||7/10||976 days||8.69||7%|
|Ben McDougal||10/10||1033 days||6.73||5%|
|Ahmed Mohsen Aly||8/10||1058 days||5.22||3%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||1362 days||4.63||3%|
|Ryan Lieston||9/10||1638 days||5.11||3%|
|Jessica Wagner||10/10||1672 days||5.05||3%|
|Gordon Thomas||10/10||1672 days||5.05||3%|
|Ian Garner||10/10||1682 days||5.04||3%|
|Terry Seaman||9/10||1697 days||4.18||2%|
|Johanna Bak||10/10||1716 days||4.98||3%|
|Julia Amberger||9/10||1719 days||4.97||3%|
|Alineet Gautier||10/10||1728 days||4.96||3%|
|Ann Furlong||10/10||2028 days||4.47||3%|
|Trudy Ryan||7/10||2028 days||4.47||3%|
|Michael Nolan||10/10||2034 days||3.71||2%|
|Benjamin Geisser||8/10||2039 days||4.45||3%|
|Michal Maly||10/10||2060 days||4.41||3%|
|Jim Woodruff||10/10||2062 days||3.68||2%|
|Sue Kieseker||8/10||2109 days||4.33||2%|
|Jackie and Brian||10/10||2116 days||4.32||2%|
|Ali Hendry||9/10||2380 days||3.89||2%|
|Birds Tubbs||10/10||2384 days||3.88||2%|
|D Collier||10/10||2412 days||3.84||2%|
|Gerrit & Martina||9/10||2413 days||3.83||2%|
|Rocco Christian||9/10||2422 days||3.82||2%|
|Andy & Lynnie Nevin||10/10||2422 days||3.82||2%|
|Laura Smith||8/10||2441 days||3.79||2%|
|hendrik king||9/10||2490 days||3.09||1%|
|Arnoldus Bergmans||10/10||2494 days||3.7||2%|
|Les and Carole Savins||9/10||2496 days||3.7||2%|
|Harry Simpson||10/10||2497 days||3.7||2%|
|Anna Bret||8/10||2499 days||3.69||2%|
|Robin & Sandra Dijke||10/10||2499 days||3.69||2%|
|John Reilly||10/10||2716 days||3.34||1%|
|W Groshops||10/10||2754 days||3.27||1%|
|Michael Howat||10/10||2755 days||3.27||1%|
|Keely & Mark Haynes||8/10||2758 days||3.27||1%|
|Michael Assfalg||10/10||2764 days||3.26||1%|
|Andrew Hammond||10/10||2916 days||2.51||0%|
|Wal & Lynne||10/10||3059 days||2.77||1%|
|Haley & Jason||9/10||3062 days||2.77||1%|
|Stephan Imartina||10/10||3065 days||2.76||1%|
|Tony B||10/10||3111 days||2.69||1%|
|Brett & Tanille||10/10||3118 days||2.67||1%|
|Tim Smith||9/10||3121 days||2.67||1%|
|Shirley C||9/10||3122 days||2.67||1%|
|Pam Know||8/10||3125 days||2.66||1%|
|Tony Geens||8/10||3131 days||2.65||1%|
|Haas Wacter||10/10||3138 days||2.64||1%|
|Sheila Morgan||10/10||3139 days||2.64||1%|
|Wim Van Gastel||8/10||3156 days||2.61||1%|
|Marie Jack||8/10||3157 days||2.61||1%|
|Diane Chapple||6/10||3157 days||2.61||1%|
|cees juffermans||9/10||3171 days||2.59||1%|
|Annemiek and Rianne||10/10||3171 days||2.59||1%|
|Elizabeth E||8/10||3174 days||2.58||1%|
|Douglas Beresford||8/10||3222 days||2.5||0%|
|Ton Buil||9/10||3232 days||2.49||0%|
|Daniel Alonso||9/10||3232 days||2.49||0%|
|Ana Garcia||8/10||3233 days||2.49||0%|
|Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach||10/10||3243 days||2.47||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.