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

70.45%

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 1/10 188 days 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 889 days 17%
Katrina 10/10 1193 days 7%
Romy de Boer 9/10 1218 days 7%
Jozef Pinkerton 7/10 1274 days 6%
Jasmin Thuess 10/10 1505 days 6%
Simon 6/10 1518 days 5%
John Farley 7/10 1520 days 6%
Filipe Santos 10/10 1547 days 6%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1558 days 5%
Mads Nielsen 7/10 1558 days 5%
Jasmine Rogers 9/10 1560 days 6%
Olde Vogel 7/10 1560 days 5%
Svenja 9/10 1570 days 6%
Sebastian Braun 7/10 1570 days 5%
Louise Nicholls 8/10 1570 days 6%
Andy Howard 7/10 1599 days 5%
Sharron 7/10 1599 days 5%
Sophia Satter 8/10 1600 days 6%
Niall Regan 10/10 1603 days 6%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 1803 days 5%
Leopold Kern 4/10 1806 days 4%
Katharina Miehling 9/10 1806 days 5%
Leisha Saxena 9/10 1808 days 5%
Gavin Moffatt 8/10 1809 days 5%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1812 days 5%
Jari Kahelin 7/10 1813 days 5%
Jana B 9/10 1819 days 5%
Maehe 10/10 1819 days 5%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 6/10 1819 days 4%
Melanie Laffay 9/10 1820 days 5%
Jaime Alarma Olmos 8/10 1820 days 5%
Marie 8/10 1821 days 5%
Navina 9/10 1822 days 5%
Michael L 8/10 1825 days 5%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1828 days 5%
Pierre Mathis 6/10 1829 days 4%
Clotilde Graziani 8/10 1830 days 5%
Alexandre Roche 7/10 1830 days 5%
Diane Toupaine 6/10 1830 days 4%
Lucy Murray 6/10 1832 days 4%
Nick Lancy 8/10 1832 days 5%
Ross Clark 9/10 1838 days 5%
Alina Hummel 9/10 1843 days 5%
Paul and Astrid 6/10 1845 days 4%
David Tholander 5/10 1852 days 4%
Oliver Schatz 6/10 1853 days 4%
Nadav Knoll 5/10 1854 days 4%
Jaime Suarez 6/10 1855 days 4%
Pernilla Therkildsen 9/10 1857 days 5%
Karina Therkildsen 9/10 1857 days 5%
Wil Goes 7/10 1858 days 5%
magdalena gomez haedo 5/10 1859 days 4%
Felicity Fay 10/10 1861 days 5%
Sylvain Blanchet 7/10 1866 days 5%
Anna Stoehr 9/10 1866 days 5%
Alyssa Wyer 7/10 1869 days 5%
Ivan Dupont 6/10 1874 days 4%
Audrey and Max 8/10 1875 days 5%
Ian Hortop 10/10 1877 days 5%
Pernille and Flemming 10/10 1880 days 5%
Wayne Brew 6/10 1883 days 4%
Stephan 6/10 1904 days 4%
Beau Corazon 6/10 1950 days 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1953 days 5%
Dianne van der Wal 8/10 2063 days 4%
Tom Grigg 10/10 2239 days 4%
Pauline Gibson 10/10 2287 days 4%
Jeroen Suijlang 8/10 2537 days 3%
Andrea Sole 9/10 2539 days 3%
Niamh Duane 8/10 2547 days 3%
Matt Weston 7/10 2547 days 3%
Petra Albrchtoval 8/10 2556 days 3%
Nissen 7/10 2562 days 3%
Lena Wacker 8/10 2575 days 3%
Frank Jensen 7/10 2579 days 3%
Tiit Pullerits 10/10 2579 days 3%
Marion Busch 10/10 2579 days 3%
Glyn and Karen Farlow 7/10 2580 days 3%
David Krasner 10/10 2589 days 3%
Becky Davis 8/10 2591 days 3%
Markus Spitzmueller 8/10 2599 days 3%
Aude Moulin 5/10 2605 days 2%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2633 days 3%
Steve Warren 9/10 2715 days 3%
Sven Woelk 8/10 2893 days 2%
shaynne thompson 10/10 2898 days 2%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2922 days 2%
Lorna and Seb 9/10 2932 days 2%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2935 days 2%
Janine Kohlgrueler 8/10 2936 days 2%
Fernando Martin 9/10 2936 days 2%
Joey Mertzig 7/10 2946 days 2%
Hanneke P 8/10 2988 days 2%
M Booty 9/10 3006 days 2%
Jan 9/10 3007 days 2%
Annie 9/10 3012 days 2%
Dio 7/10 3021 days 2%
roos wubben 7/10 3035 days 2%
Michel Vourbraak 8/10 3035 days 2%
ORfam 9/10 3049 days 2%
Ryan J 8/10 3110 days 1%
Robin Sable 10/10 3275 days 1%
Oliver Hardt 8/10 3283 days 1%
Jill Boruff 8/10 3288 days 1%
Matthias Angela 7/10 3288 days 1%
Harry Ruys 8/10 3290 days 1%
Mike1952 8/10 3294 days 1%
Lucy Duffy 10/10 3297 days 1%
Wright 10/10 3298 days 1%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 3299 days 1%
Robert 9/10 3300 days 1%
Jeltje 9/10 3303 days 1%
Karin Laurev 7/10 3303 days 1%
Gillian Rowe 10/10 3304 days 1%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 3306 days 1%
Kolen 8/10 3306 days 1%
Sabine & Stefan 10/10 3307 days 1%
Peter Putz 9/10 3308 days 1%
Helen Chilton 8/10 3311 days 1%
John Hughes 9/10 3315 days 1%
Hugo ten Brink 9/10 3321 days 1%
Herbert 8/10 3336 days 1%
Fairouz 10/10 3354 days 1%
Gerard Crothers 10/10 3392 days 1%
Jon_and_Family 9/10 3629 days 0%
Stephane Lebel 8/10 3633 days 0%
Hanggi 9/10 3640 days 0%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3642 days 0%
alcatrazz 9/10 3649 days 0%
Ian & Phyllis 8/10 3652 days 1%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3653 days 1%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3659 days 1%
Raith 8/10 3659 days 1%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3661 days 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3662 days 1%
Derek McLoughlin 10/10 3667 days 1%
Matthias 10/10 3677 days 1%
Roy Seymour 9/10 3679 days 1%
Gillian de Vries 8/10 3681 days 1%
Dan Aldridge 10/10 3681 days 1%
Wijnhoven 9/10 3685 days 1%
Versteeg 9/10 3946 days 1%
Pete & Chris 10/10 3950 days 1%
steveE 9/10 3964 days 1%
Quin 9/10 3994 days 1%
Keita-Karen Buchanan 9/10 4011 days 1%
Bowness 9/10 4012 days 1%
Kim Holtz 5/10 4013 days 1%
Arnold 7/10 4016 days 1%
Trish Brunt 10/10 4016 days 1%
P.C Kool 10/10 4020 days 1%
Tony Geens 9/10 4026 days 1%
Bert Tonwen 8/10 4034 days 1%
John Helle 8/10 4046 days 1%
Anne Fri 10/10 4052 days 1%
Ann Grandchamp 8/10 4067 days 1%
E.M. Prideaux 10/10 4067 days 1%
Stevens Frans 7/10 4070 days 1%
Kane Chain 9/10 4070 days 1%
middendorp 7/10 4099 days 1%
Mike 7/10 4099 days 1%
niekv 9/10 4100 days 1%
johnma 10/10 4104 days 1%
carsteng 8/10 4109 days 1%
X Vogel 8/10 4125 days 1%
Chris Bulman 10/10 4126 days 1%
Dan Mair 8/10 4126 days 1%
X Neils 8/10 4137 days 1%
richards1 9/10 4240 days 1%
tessac 7/10 4240 days 1%
OliverG1 10/10 4347 days 1%
DirkGermany 10/10 4354 days 1%
ginekek 10/10 4359 days 1%
StephaineFrance 9/10 4359 days 1%
EricS 10/10 4371 days 1%
Loethke 10/10 4377 days 1%
SteveW 8/10 4377 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

70%

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.