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.
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|Maia and Andrew||9/10||1496 days||4.22||69%|
|Deniz Wintermeyer||7/10||1499 days||3.83||63%|
|Will Pyle||10/10||1502 days||4.2||69%|
|Rachel Ram||8/10||1502 days||3.99||66%|
|Fiona Ng||10/10||1705 days||3.81||63%|
|Katie Griffiths||7/10||1712 days||3.45||57%|
|Joaquin Gruffat||10/10||1736 days||3.75||62%|
|Maria and Grace||6/10||1761 days||3.07||50%|
|Brennan Jungling||7/10||1768 days||3.35||55%|
|Ben McDougal||10/10||1825 days||3.57||59%|
|Ahmed Mohsen Aly||8/10||1850 days||3.35||55%|
|Roeland Driessen||10/10||2155 days||2.93||48%|
|Ryan Lieston||9/10||2430 days||2.39||39%|
|Jessica Wagner||10/10||2464 days||2.32||38%|
|Gordon Thomas||10/10||2464 days||2.32||38%|
|Ian Garner||10/10||2474 days||2.3||38%|
|Terry Seaman||9/10||2489 days||2.27||37%|
|Johanna Bak||10/10||2508 days||2.23||37%|
|Julia Amberger||9/10||2511 days||2.23||37%|
|Alineet Gautier||10/10||2520 days||2.21||36%|
|Ann Furlong||10/10||2820 days||1.62||27%|
|Trudy Ryan||7/10||2820 days||1.48||24%|
|Michael Nolan||10/10||2826 days||1.61||26%|
|Benjamin Geisser||8/10||2831 days||1.52||25%|
|Michal Maly||10/10||2852 days||1.56||26%|
|Jim Woodruff||10/10||2854 days||1.56||26%|
|Sue Kieseker||8/10||2901 days||1.39||23%|
|Jackie and Brian||10/10||2908 days||1.45||24%|
|Ali Hendry||9/10||3172 days||0.94||15%|
|Birds Tubbs||10/10||3176 days||0.93||15%|
|D Collier||10/10||3204 days||0.87||14%|
|Gerrit & Martina||9/10||3205 days||0.87||14%|
|Rocco Christian||9/10||3214 days||0.85||14%|
|Andy & Lynnie Nevin||10/10||3214 days||0.85||14%|
|Laura Smith||8/10||3233 days||0.78||13%|
|hendrik king||9/10||3282 days||0.72||12%|
|Arnoldus Bergmans||10/10||3286 days||0.71||12%|
|Les and Carole Savins||9/10||3288 days||0.71||12%|
|Harry Simpson||10/10||3289 days||0.71||12%|
|Anna Bret||8/10||3291 days||0.67||11%|
|Robin & Sandra Dijke||10/10||3291 days||0.7||12%|
|John Reilly||10/10||3508 days||0.28||5%|
|W Groshops||10/10||3546 days||0.2||3%|
|Michael Howat||10/10||3547 days||0.2||3%|
|Keely & Mark Haynes||8/10||3550 days||0.19||3%|
|Michael Assfalg||10/10||3556 days||0.18||3%|
|Andrew Hammond||10/10||3708 days||0.0||0%|
|Wal & Lynne||10/10||3851 days||0.0||0%|
|Haley & Jason||9/10||3854 days||0.0||0%|
|Stephan Imartina||10/10||3857 days||0.0||0%|
|Tony B||10/10||3903 days||0.0||0%|
|Brett & Tanille||10/10||3910 days||0.0||0%|
|Tim Smith||9/10||3913 days||0.0||0%|
|Shirley C||9/10||3914 days||0.0||0%|
|Pam Know||8/10||3917 days||0.0||0%|
|Tony Geens||8/10||3923 days||0.0||0%|
|Haas Wacter||10/10||3930 days||0.0||0%|
|Sheila Morgan||10/10||3931 days||0.0||0%|
|Wim Van Gastel||8/10||3948 days||0.0||0%|
|Marie Jack||8/10||3949 days||0.0||0%|
|Diane Chapple||6/10||3949 days||0.0||0%|
|cees juffermans||9/10||3963 days||0.0||0%|
|Annemiek and Rianne||10/10||3963 days||0.0||0%|
|Elizabeth E||8/10||3966 days||0.0||0%|
|Douglas Beresford||8/10||4014 days||0.0||0%|
|Ton Buil||9/10||4024 days||0.0||0%|
|Daniel Alonso||9/10||4024 days||0.0||0%|
|Ana Garcia||8/10||4025 days||0.0||0%|
|Christine Van Den Berg Michele Imbach||10/10||4035 days||0.0||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.