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 Separation Point Walk and 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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Separation Point Walk and Seal Colony

Valid Reviews

24 Valid Reviews

The Separation Point Walk and Seal Colony experience has a total of 24 valid reviews. There are no 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 24 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 9
38%
9/10 8
33%
8/10 5
21%
7/10 2
8%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Separation Point Walk and Seal Colony valid reviews is 90.00% and is based on 24 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

24 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 24 valid reviews, the experience has 24 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 24 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 9
38%
9/10 8
33%
8/10 5
21%
7/10 2
8%
6/10 0
0%
5/10 0
0%
4/10 0
0%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

90.00% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Separation Point Walk and Seal Colony face-to-face reviews is 90.00% and is based on 24 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

89.97%

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
Bernd Giermann 8/10 1743 days 94%
Theo Macer 10/10 1745 days 100%
Olde Vogel 8/10 1785 days 91%
Cazimir Boon 8/10 1791 days 91%
Maarten 8/10 1794 days 90%
Brent Johnson 10/10 1814 days 95%
Anmaurl Platini 9/10 1829 days 94%
Rieke Rakers 9/10 2030 days 81%
Anja Rakers 10/10 2031 days 81%
Mia Kuch 10/10 2046 days 80%
Benedikt Hang 9/10 2051 days 79%
Jean Soudre 7/10 2057 days 69%
Jordan Hoy 10/10 2066 days 78%
Laura Harmon 10/10 2067 days 78%
Naelan Le Borgue 9/10 2414 days 55%
Pauline Gibson 8/10 2512 days 44%
Ann Wilson 9/10 2775 days 30%
Nina Helmling 10/10 2787 days 30%
Thomas Deguidt 9/10 2813 days 28%
Ann Furlong 9/10 3148 days 5%
Trudy Ryan 9/10 3148 days 5%
Kathy Arthurs 7/10 3154 days 2%
Jen 10/10 3154 days 5%
Nadine and Jan 10/10 3226 days 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Separation Point Walk and Seal Colony does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

90%

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.