Ranking Score Explained

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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 Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Walk.

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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Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Walk

Valid Reviews

178 Valid Reviews

The Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Walk experience has a total of 179 reviews. There are 178 valid reviews that are included when calculating the ranking score and 1 invalid review 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 178 valid reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 43
24%
9/10 45
25%
8/10 44
25%
7/10 27
15%
6/10 12
7%
5/10 5
3%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 1
1%

83.03% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Walk valid reviews is 83.03% and is based on 178 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

163 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 178 valid reviews, the experience has 163 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.

Below is the distribution of ratings for the 163 face-to-face reviews:

Rating Count Percentage
10/10 39
24%
9/10 42
26%
8/10 39
24%
7/10 26
16%
6/10 12
7%
5/10 4
2%
4/10 1
1%
3/10 0
0%
2/10 0
0%
1/10 0
0%

83.31% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Walk face-to-face reviews is 83.31% and is based on 163 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.

Weighted Average

69.43%

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
ale 1/10 86 days 72.14 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 787 days 20.03 28%
Katrina 10/10 1091 days 5.0 7%
Romy de Boer 9/10 1116 days true 4.96 7%
Jozef Pinkerton 7/10 1172 days 4.41 6%
Jasmin Thuess 10/10 1403 days true 4.4 6%
Simon 6/10 1416 days true 3.63 5%
John Farley 7/10 1418 days true 3.97 6%
Filipe Santos 10/10 1445 days true 4.32 6%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1456 days true 3.91 5%
Mads Nielsen 7/10 1456 days true 3.91 5%
Jasmine Rogers 9/10 1458 days true 4.29 6%
Olde Vogel 7/10 1458 days true 3.9 5%
Svenja 9/10 1468 days true 4.27 6%
Sebastian Braun 7/10 1468 days true 3.89 5%
Louise Nicholls 8/10 1468 days true 4.06 6%
Andy Howard 7/10 1497 days true 3.83 5%
Sharron 7/10 1497 days true 3.83 5%
Sophia Satter 8/10 1498 days true 4.0 6%
Niall Regan 10/10 1501 days true 4.21 6%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 1701 days true 3.81 5%
Leopold Kern 4/10 1704 days true 3.01 4%
Katharina Miehling 9/10 1704 days true 3.81 5%
Leisha Saxena 9/10 1706 days true 3.8 5%
Gavin Moffatt 8/10 1707 days true 3.61 5%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1710 days true 3.8 5%
Jari Kahelin 7/10 1711 days true 3.45 5%
Jana B 9/10 1717 days true 3.78 5%
Maehe 10/10 1717 days true 3.78 5%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 6/10 1717 days true 3.14 4%
Melanie Laffay 9/10 1718 days true 3.78 5%
Jaime Alarma Olmos 8/10 1718 days true 3.59 5%
Marie 8/10 1719 days true 3.59 5%
Navina 9/10 1720 days true 3.78 5%
Michael L 8/10 1723 days true 3.58 5%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1726 days true 3.77 5%
Pierre Mathis 6/10 1727 days true 3.12 4%
Clotilde Graziani 8/10 1728 days true 3.57 5%
Alexandre Roche 7/10 1728 days true 3.42 5%
Diane Toupaine 6/10 1728 days true 3.12 4%
Lucy Murray 6/10 1730 days true 3.12 4%
Nick Lancy 8/10 1730 days true 3.57 5%
Ross Clark 9/10 1736 days true 3.75 5%
Alina Hummel 9/10 1741 days true 3.74 5%
Paul and Astrid 6/10 1743 days true 3.1 4%
David Tholander 5/10 1750 days true 3.01 4%
Oliver Schatz 6/10 1751 days true 3.08 4%
Nadav Knoll 5/10 1752 days true 3.01 4%
Jaime Suarez 6/10 1753 days true 3.08 4%
Pernilla Therkildsen 9/10 1755 days true 3.71 5%
Karina Therkildsen 9/10 1755 days true 3.71 5%
Wil Goes 7/10 1756 days true 3.37 5%
magdalena gomez haedo 5/10 1757 days 3.0 4%
Felicity Fay 10/10 1759 days true 3.7 5%
Sylvain Blanchet 7/10 1764 days true 3.36 5%
Anna Stoehr 9/10 1764 days true 3.69 5%
Alyssa Wyer 7/10 1767 days true 3.35 5%
Ivan Dupont 6/10 1772 days true 3.05 4%
Audrey and Max 8/10 1773 days true 3.49 5%
Ian Hortop 10/10 1775 days true 3.67 5%
Pernille and Flemming 10/10 1778 days true 3.66 5%
Wayne Brew 6/10 1781 days true 3.04 4%
Stephan 6/10 1802 days true 3.0 4%
Beau Corazon 6/10 1848 days true 2.93 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1851 days 3.34 5%
Dianne van der Wal 8/10 1961 days 3.14 4%
Tom Grigg 10/10 2137 days true 2.96 4%
Pauline Gibson 10/10 2185 days true 2.87 4%
Jeroen Suijlang 8/10 2435 days true 2.26 3%
Andrea Sole 9/10 2437 days true 2.37 3%
Niamh Duane 8/10 2445 days true 2.24 3%
Matt Weston 7/10 2445 days true 2.15 3%
Petra Albrchtoval 8/10 2454 days true 2.22 3%
Nissen 7/10 2460 days true 2.12 3%
Lena Wacker 8/10 2473 days true 2.19 3%
Frank Jensen 7/10 2477 days true 2.09 3%
Tiit Pullerits 10/10 2477 days true 2.3 3%
Marion Busch 10/10 2477 days true 2.3 3%
Glyn and Karen Farlow 7/10 2478 days true 2.09 3%
David Krasner 10/10 2487 days true 2.28 3%
Becky Davis 8/10 2489 days true 2.16 3%
Markus Spitzmueller 8/10 2497 days true 2.14 3%
Aude Moulin 5/10 2503 days true 1.82 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2531 days true 2.19 3%
Steve Warren 9/10 2613 days 2.03 3%
Sven Woelk 8/10 2791 days true 1.6 2%
shaynne thompson 10/10 2796 days 1.67 2%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2820 days true 1.62 2%
Lorna and Seb 9/10 2830 days true 1.6 2%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2833 days true 1.6 2%
Janine Kohlgrueler 8/10 2834 days true 1.52 2%
Fernando Martin 9/10 2834 days true 1.6 2%
Joey Mertzig 7/10 2844 days true 1.44 2%
Hanneke P 8/10 2886 days 1.42 2%
M Booty 9/10 2904 days true 1.46 2%
Jan 9/10 2905 days true 1.46 2%
Annie 9/10 2910 days true 1.45 2%
Dio 7/10 2919 days true 1.3 2%
roos wubben 7/10 2933 days true 1.28 2%
Michel Vourbraak 8/10 2933 days true 1.33 2%
ORfam 9/10 2947 days 1.38 2%
Ryan J 8/10 3008 days 1.19 2%
Robin Sable 10/10 3173 days true 0.93 1%
Oliver Hardt 8/10 3181 days true 0.87 1%
Jill Boruff 8/10 3186 days true 0.86 1%
Matthias Angela 7/10 3186 days true 0.83 1%
Harry Ruys 8/10 3188 days true 0.86 1%
Mike1952 8/10 3192 days 0.85 1%
Lucy Duffy 10/10 3195 days true 0.89 1%
Wright 10/10 3196 days true 0.89 1%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 3197 days true 0.89 1%
Robert 9/10 3198 days true 0.88 1%
Jeltje 9/10 3201 days true 0.88 1%
Karin Laurev 7/10 3201 days true 0.8 1%
Gillian Rowe 10/10 3202 days true 0.88 1%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 3204 days true 0.87 1%
Kolen 8/10 3204 days true 0.83 1%
Sabine & Stefan 10/10 3205 days true 0.87 1%
Peter Putz 9/10 3206 days true 0.87 1%
Helen Chilton 8/10 3209 days true 0.82 1%
John Hughes 9/10 3213 days true 0.86 1%
Hugo ten Brink 9/10 3219 days true 0.84 1%
Herbert 8/10 3234 days true 0.77 1%
Fairouz 10/10 3252 days 0.78 1%
Gerard Crothers 10/10 3290 days true 0.7 1%
Jon_and_Family 9/10 3527 days 0.24 0%
Stephane Lebel 8/10 3531 days true 0.22 0%
Hanggi 9/10 3538 days true 0.22 0%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3540 days true 0.22 0%
alcatrazz 9/10 3547 days true 0.2 0%
Ian & Phyllis 8/10 3550 days true 0.19 0%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3551 days true 0.19 0%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3557 days true 0.17 0%
Raith 8/10 3557 days true 0.17 0%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3559 days true 0.17 0%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3560 days true 0.17 0%
Derek McLoughlin 10/10 3565 days true 0.17 0%
Matthias 10/10 3575 days true 0.15 0%
Roy Seymour 9/10 3577 days true 0.14 0%
Gillian de Vries 8/10 3579 days true 0.13 0%
Dan Aldridge 10/10 3579 days true 0.14 0%
Wijnhoven 9/10 3583 days true 0.13 0%
Versteeg 9/10 3844 days true 0.0 0%
Pete & Chris 10/10 3848 days true 0.0 0%
steveE 9/10 3862 days true 0.0 0%
Quin 9/10 3892 days true 0.0 0%
Keita-Karen Buchanan 9/10 3909 days true 0.0 0%
Bowness 9/10 3910 days true 0.0 0%
Kim Holtz 5/10 3911 days true 0.0 0%
Arnold 7/10 3914 days true 0.0 0%
Trish Brunt 10/10 3914 days true 0.0 0%
P.C Kool 10/10 3918 days true 0.0 0%
Tony Geens 9/10 3924 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Tonwen 8/10 3932 days true 0.0 0%
John Helle 8/10 3944 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Fri 10/10 3950 days true 0.0 0%
Ann Grandchamp 8/10 3965 days true 0.0 0%
E.M. Prideaux 10/10 3965 days true 0.0 0%
Stevens Frans 7/10 3968 days true 0.0 0%
Kane Chain 9/10 3968 days true 0.0 0%
middendorp 7/10 3997 days true 0.0 0%
Mike 7/10 3997 days true 0.0 0%
niekv 9/10 3998 days true 0.0 0%
johnma 10/10 4002 days true 0.0 0%
carsteng 8/10 4007 days true 0.0 0%
X Vogel 8/10 4023 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Bulman 10/10 4024 days true 0.0 0%
Dan Mair 8/10 4024 days true 0.0 0%
X Neils 8/10 4035 days true 0.0 0%
richards1 9/10 4138 days true 0.0 0%
tessac 7/10 4138 days true 0.0 0%
OliverG1 10/10 4245 days true 0.0 0%
DirkGermany 10/10 4252 days true 0.0 0%
ginekek 10/10 4257 days true 0.0 0%
StephaineFrance 9/10 4257 days true 0.0 0%
EricS 10/10 4269 days true 0.0 0%
Loethke 10/10 4275 days true 0.0 0%
SteveW 8/10 4275 days true 0.0 0%

Adjustments

No Adjustment

Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Walk does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.

Final Ranking Score

69%

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.