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

70.85%

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
ale 1/10 383 days 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 1084 days 9%
Katrina 10/10 1387 days 8%
Romy de Boer 9/10 1413 days 8%
Jozef Pinkerton 7/10 1469 days 7%
Jasmin Thuess 10/10 1700 days 7%
Simon 6/10 1713 days 5%
John Farley 7/10 1715 days 6%
Filipe Santos 10/10 1742 days 6%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1753 days 6%
Mads Nielsen 7/10 1753 days 6%
Jasmine Rogers 9/10 1755 days 6%
Olde Vogel 7/10 1755 days 6%
Svenja 9/10 1765 days 6%
Sebastian Braun 7/10 1765 days 6%
Louise Nicholls 8/10 1765 days 6%
Andy Howard 7/10 1794 days 6%
Sharron 7/10 1794 days 6%
Sophia Satter 8/10 1795 days 6%
Niall Regan 10/10 1798 days 6%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 1998 days 6%
Leopold Kern 4/10 2001 days 4%
Katharina Miehling 9/10 2001 days 6%
Leisha Saxena 9/10 2003 days 6%
Gavin Moffatt 8/10 2004 days 5%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 2007 days 6%
Jari Kahelin 7/10 2008 days 5%
Jana B 9/10 2014 days 6%
Maehe 10/10 2014 days 6%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 6/10 2014 days 5%
Melanie Laffay 9/10 2015 days 6%
Jaime Alarma Olmos 8/10 2015 days 5%
Marie 8/10 2016 days 5%
Navina 9/10 2017 days 5%
Michael L 8/10 2020 days 5%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 2023 days 5%
Pierre Mathis 6/10 2024 days 5%
Clotilde Graziani 8/10 2025 days 5%
Alexandre Roche 7/10 2025 days 5%
Diane Toupaine 6/10 2025 days 5%
Lucy Murray 6/10 2027 days 4%
Nick Lancy 8/10 2027 days 5%
Ross Clark 9/10 2033 days 5%
Alina Hummel 9/10 2038 days 5%
Paul and Astrid 6/10 2040 days 4%
David Tholander 5/10 2047 days 4%
Oliver Schatz 6/10 2048 days 4%
Nadav Knoll 5/10 2049 days 4%
Jaime Suarez 6/10 2050 days 4%
Pernilla Therkildsen 9/10 2052 days 5%
Karina Therkildsen 9/10 2052 days 5%
Wil Goes 7/10 2053 days 5%
magdalena gomez haedo 5/10 2054 days 4%
Felicity Fay 10/10 2056 days 5%
Sylvain Blanchet 7/10 2061 days 5%
Anna Stoehr 9/10 2061 days 5%
Alyssa Wyer 7/10 2064 days 5%
Ivan Dupont 6/10 2069 days 4%
Audrey and Max 8/10 2070 days 5%
Ian Hortop 10/10 2072 days 5%
Pernille and Flemming 10/10 2075 days 5%
Wayne Brew 6/10 2078 days 4%
Stephan 6/10 2099 days 4%
Beau Corazon 6/10 2145 days 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 2148 days 5%
Dianne van der Wal 8/10 2258 days 4%
Tom Grigg 10/10 2434 days 4%
Pauline Gibson 10/10 2482 days 4%
Jeroen Suijlang 8/10 2732 days 3%
Andrea Sole 9/10 2734 days 3%
Niamh Duane 8/10 2742 days 3%
Matt Weston 7/10 2742 days 3%
Petra Albrchtoval 8/10 2751 days 3%
Nissen 7/10 2757 days 3%
Lena Wacker 8/10 2770 days 3%
Frank Jensen 7/10 2774 days 3%
Tiit Pullerits 10/10 2774 days 3%
Marion Busch 10/10 2774 days 3%
Glyn and Karen Farlow 7/10 2775 days 3%
David Krasner 10/10 2784 days 3%
Becky Davis 8/10 2786 days 3%
Markus Spitzmueller 8/10 2794 days 3%
Aude Moulin 5/10 2800 days 2%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2828 days 3%
Steve Warren 9/10 2910 days 2%
Sven Woelk 8/10 3088 days 2%
shaynne thompson 10/10 3093 days 2%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 3117 days 2%
Lorna and Seb 9/10 3127 days 2%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 3130 days 2%
Janine Kohlgrueler 8/10 3131 days 2%
Fernando Martin 9/10 3131 days 2%
Joey Mertzig 7/10 3141 days 1%
Hanneke P 8/10 3183 days 1%
M Booty 9/10 3201 days 1%
Jan 9/10 3202 days 1%
Annie 9/10 3207 days 1%
Dio 7/10 3216 days 1%
roos wubben 7/10 3230 days 1%
Michel Vourbraak 8/10 3230 days 1%
ORfam 9/10 3244 days 1%
Ryan J 8/10 3305 days 1%
Robin Sable 10/10 3470 days 0%
Oliver Hardt 8/10 3478 days 0%
Jill Boruff 8/10 3483 days 0%
Matthias Angela 7/10 3483 days 0%
Harry Ruys 8/10 3485 days 0%
Mike1952 8/10 3489 days 0%
Lucy Duffy 10/10 3492 days 0%
Wright 10/10 3493 days 0%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 3494 days 0%
Robert 9/10 3495 days 0%
Jeltje 9/10 3498 days 0%
Karin Laurev 7/10 3498 days 0%
Gillian Rowe 10/10 3499 days 0%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 3501 days 0%
Kolen 8/10 3501 days 0%
Sabine & Stefan 10/10 3502 days 0%
Peter Putz 9/10 3503 days 0%
Helen Chilton 8/10 3506 days 0%
John Hughes 9/10 3510 days 0%
Hugo ten Brink 9/10 3516 days 0%
Herbert 8/10 3531 days 0%
Fairouz 10/10 3549 days 0%
Gerard Crothers 10/10 3587 days 0%
Jon_and_Family 9/10 3824 days 2%
Stephane Lebel 8/10 3828 days 1%
Hanggi 9/10 3835 days 2%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3837 days 2%
alcatrazz 9/10 3844 days 2%
Ian & Phyllis 8/10 3847 days 1%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3848 days 2%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3854 days 1%
Raith 8/10 3854 days 1%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3856 days 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3857 days 1%
Derek McLoughlin 10/10 3862 days 2%
Matthias 10/10 3872 days 2%
Roy Seymour 9/10 3874 days 2%
Gillian de Vries 8/10 3876 days 1%
Dan Aldridge 10/10 3876 days 2%
Wijnhoven 9/10 3880 days 2%
Versteeg 9/10 4141 days 2%
Pete & Chris 10/10 4145 days 2%
steveE 9/10 4159 days 2%
Quin 9/10 4189 days 2%
Keita-Karen Buchanan 9/10 4206 days 2%
Bowness 9/10 4207 days 2%
Kim Holtz 5/10 4208 days 1%
Arnold 7/10 4211 days 1%
Trish Brunt 10/10 4211 days 2%
P.C Kool 10/10 4215 days 2%
Tony Geens 9/10 4221 days 2%
Bert Tonwen 8/10 4229 days 1%
John Helle 8/10 4241 days 1%
Anne Fri 10/10 4247 days 2%
Ann Grandchamp 8/10 4262 days 1%
E.M. Prideaux 10/10 4262 days 2%
Stevens Frans 7/10 4265 days 1%
Kane Chain 9/10 4265 days 2%
middendorp 7/10 4294 days 1%
Mike 7/10 4294 days 1%
niekv 9/10 4295 days 2%
johnma 10/10 4299 days 2%
carsteng 8/10 4304 days 1%
X Vogel 8/10 4320 days 1%
Chris Bulman 10/10 4321 days 2%
Dan Mair 8/10 4321 days 1%
X Neils 8/10 4332 days 1%
richards1 9/10 4435 days 2%
tessac 7/10 4435 days 1%
OliverG1 10/10 4542 days 2%
DirkGermany 10/10 4549 days 2%
ginekek 10/10 4554 days 2%
StephaineFrance 9/10 4554 days 2%
EricS 10/10 4566 days 2%
Loethke 10/10 4572 days 2%
SteveW 8/10 4572 days 1%

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

71%

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.