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

88.23%

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 1022 days 100%
Maia and Andrew 9/10 1549 days 87%
Deniz Wintermeyer 7/10 1552 days 79%
Will Pyle 10/10 1555 days 87%
Rachel Ram 8/10 1555 days 82%
Fiona Ng 10/10 1758 days 78%
Katie Griffiths 7/10 1765 days 71%
Joaquin Gruffat 10/10 1789 days 77%
Maria and Grace 6/10 1814 days 63%
Brennan Jungling 7/10 1821 days 69%
Ben McDougal 10/10 1878 days 73%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1903 days 68%
Roeland Driessen 10/10 2207 days 59%
Ryan Lieston 9/10 2483 days 48%
Jessica Wagner 10/10 2517 days 47%
Gordon Thomas 10/10 2517 days 47%
Ian Garner 10/10 2527 days 46%
Terry Seaman 9/10 2542 days 45%
Johanna Bak 10/10 2561 days 45%
Julia Amberger 9/10 2564 days 45%
Alineet Gautier 10/10 2573 days 44%
Ann Furlong 10/10 2873 days 32%
Trudy Ryan 7/10 2873 days 29%
Michael Nolan 10/10 2879 days 31%
Benjamin Geisser 8/10 2884 days 30%
Michal Maly 10/10 2905 days 30%
Jim Woodruff 10/10 2907 days 30%
Sue Kieseker 8/10 2954 days 27%
Jackie and Brian 10/10 2961 days 28%
Ali Hendry 9/10 3225 days 17%
Birds Tubbs 10/10 3229 days 17%
Orlando 10/10 3256 days 16%
Kolen 10/10 3256 days 16%
D Collier 10/10 3257 days 16%
Gerrit & Martina 9/10 3258 days 16%
Rocco Christian 9/10 3267 days 15%
Andy & Lynnie Nevin 10/10 3267 days 15%
Laura Smith 8/10 3286 days 14%
hendrik king 9/10 3335 days 12%
Arnoldus Bergmans 10/10 3339 days 12%
deJong 8/10 3339 days 12%
Les and Carole Savins 9/10 3341 days 12%
Harry Simpson 10/10 3342 days 12%
Anna Bret 8/10 3344 days 11%
Robin & Sandra Dijke 10/10 3344 days 12%
John Reilly 10/10 3561 days 3%
Charlie 9/10 3596 days 2%
W Groshops 10/10 3599 days 1%
Michael Howat 10/10 3600 days 1%
Keely & Mark Haynes 8/10 3603 days 1%
Michael Assfalg 10/10 3609 days 1%
Betten 9/10 3609 days 1%
Kip 9/10 3612 days 1%
Brandt 10/10 3635 days 0%
Andrew Hammond 10/10 3761 days 21%
Richardr1 10/10 3893 days 21%
Wal & Lynne 10/10 3904 days 21%
Haley & Jason 9/10 3907 days 21%
Stephan Imartina 10/10 3910 days 21%
susandicus 10/10 3914 days 21%
Tony B 10/10 3956 days 21%
Brett & Tanille 10/10 3963 days 21%
Tim Smith 9/10 3966 days 21%
Shirley C 9/10 3967 days 21%
Tanya 9/10 3968 days 21%
Pam Know 8/10 3970 days 20%
Tony Geens 8/10 3976 days 20%
Luisa 9/10 3976 days 21%
Haas Wacter 10/10 3983 days 21%
Sheila Morgan 10/10 3984 days 21%
Marco 8/10 3991 days 20%
Wim Van Gastel 8/10 4001 days 20%
Marie Jack 8/10 4002 days 20%
Diane Chapple 6/10 4002 days 17%
cees juffermans 9/10 4016 days 21%
Annemiek and Rianne 10/10 4016 days 21%
Elizabeth E 8/10 4019 days 20%
timgr 8/10 4050 days 20%
richelle 7/10 4058 days 19%
Douglas Beresford 8/10 4067 days 20%
Ton Buil 9/10 4077 days 21%
Daniel Alonso 9/10 4077 days 21%
Karen 8/10 4077 days 20%
Ana Garcia 8/10 4078 days 20%
Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach 10/10 4088 days 21%
chessum 8/10 4095 days 20%
GemmaC 9/10 4298 days 21%
UlaR 10/10 4299 days 21%
KatieR 10/10 4307 days 21%
LucyT 10/10 4327 days 21%

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.