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

70.48%

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 1/10 260 days 100%
Mike Fricker 10/10 961 days 12%
Katrina 10/10 1265 days 7%
Romy de Boer 9/10 1290 days 7%
Jozef Pinkerton 7/10 1346 days 6%
Jasmin Thuess 10/10 1577 days 6%
Simon 6/10 1590 days 5%
John Farley 7/10 1592 days 5%
Filipe Santos 10/10 1619 days 6%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1630 days 5%
Mads Nielsen 7/10 1630 days 5%
Jasmine Rogers 9/10 1632 days 6%
Olde Vogel 7/10 1632 days 5%
Svenja 9/10 1642 days 6%
Sebastian Braun 7/10 1642 days 5%
Louise Nicholls 8/10 1642 days 5%
Andy Howard 7/10 1671 days 5%
Sharron 7/10 1671 days 5%
Sophia Satter 8/10 1672 days 5%
Niall Regan 10/10 1675 days 5%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 1875 days 5%
Leopold Kern 4/10 1878 days 4%
Katharina Miehling 9/10 1878 days 5%
Leisha Saxena 9/10 1880 days 5%
Gavin Moffatt 8/10 1881 days 5%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1884 days 5%
Jari Kahelin 7/10 1885 days 4%
Jana B 9/10 1891 days 5%
Maehe 10/10 1891 days 5%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 6/10 1891 days 4%
Melanie Laffay 9/10 1892 days 5%
Jaime Alarma Olmos 8/10 1892 days 4%
Marie 8/10 1893 days 4%
Navina 9/10 1894 days 5%
Michael L 8/10 1897 days 4%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1900 days 5%
Pierre Mathis 6/10 1901 days 4%
Clotilde Graziani 8/10 1902 days 4%
Alexandre Roche 7/10 1902 days 4%
Diane Toupaine 6/10 1902 days 4%
Lucy Murray 6/10 1904 days 4%
Nick Lancy 8/10 1904 days 4%
Ross Clark 9/10 1910 days 5%
Alina Hummel 9/10 1915 days 5%
Paul and Astrid 6/10 1917 days 4%
David Tholander 5/10 1924 days 4%
Oliver Schatz 6/10 1925 days 4%
Nadav Knoll 5/10 1926 days 4%
Jaime Suarez 6/10 1927 days 4%
Pernilla Therkildsen 9/10 1929 days 5%
Karina Therkildsen 9/10 1929 days 5%
Wil Goes 7/10 1930 days 4%
magdalena gomez haedo 5/10 1931 days 4%
Felicity Fay 10/10 1933 days 5%
Sylvain Blanchet 7/10 1938 days 4%
Anna Stoehr 9/10 1938 days 5%
Alyssa Wyer 7/10 1941 days 4%
Ivan Dupont 6/10 1946 days 4%
Audrey and Max 8/10 1947 days 4%
Ian Hortop 10/10 1949 days 5%
Pernille and Flemming 10/10 1952 days 5%
Wayne Brew 6/10 1955 days 4%
Stephan 6/10 1976 days 4%
Beau Corazon 6/10 2022 days 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 2025 days 4%
Dianne van der Wal 8/10 2135 days 4%
Tom Grigg 10/10 2311 days 3%
Pauline Gibson 10/10 2359 days 3%
Jeroen Suijlang 8/10 2609 days 2%
Andrea Sole 9/10 2611 days 3%
Niamh Duane 8/10 2619 days 2%
Matt Weston 7/10 2619 days 2%
Petra Albrchtoval 8/10 2628 days 2%
Nissen 7/10 2634 days 2%
Lena Wacker 8/10 2647 days 2%
Frank Jensen 7/10 2651 days 2%
Tiit Pullerits 10/10 2651 days 2%
Marion Busch 10/10 2651 days 2%
Glyn and Karen Farlow 7/10 2652 days 2%
David Krasner 10/10 2661 days 2%
Becky Davis 8/10 2663 days 2%
Markus Spitzmueller 8/10 2671 days 2%
Aude Moulin 5/10 2677 days 2%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2705 days 2%
Steve Warren 9/10 2787 days 2%
Sven Woelk 8/10 2965 days 1%
shaynne thompson 10/10 2970 days 1%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2994 days 1%
Lorna and Seb 9/10 3004 days 1%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 3007 days 1%
Janine Kohlgrueler 8/10 3008 days 1%
Fernando Martin 9/10 3008 days 1%
Joey Mertzig 7/10 3018 days 1%
Hanneke P 8/10 3060 days 1%
M Booty 9/10 3078 days 1%
Jan 9/10 3079 days 1%
Annie 9/10 3084 days 1%
Dio 7/10 3093 days 1%
roos wubben 7/10 3107 days 1%
Michel Vourbraak 8/10 3107 days 1%
ORfam 9/10 3121 days 1%
Ryan J 8/10 3182 days 1%
Robin Sable 10/10 3347 days 0%
Oliver Hardt 8/10 3355 days 0%
Jill Boruff 8/10 3360 days 0%
Matthias Angela 7/10 3360 days 0%
Harry Ruys 8/10 3362 days 0%
Mike1952 8/10 3366 days 0%
Lucy Duffy 10/10 3369 days 0%
Wright 10/10 3370 days 0%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 3371 days 0%
Robert 9/10 3372 days 0%
Jeltje 9/10 3375 days 0%
Karin Laurev 7/10 3375 days 0%
Gillian Rowe 10/10 3376 days 0%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 3378 days 0%
Kolen 8/10 3378 days 0%
Sabine & Stefan 10/10 3379 days 0%
Peter Putz 9/10 3380 days 0%
Helen Chilton 8/10 3383 days 0%
John Hughes 9/10 3387 days 0%
Hugo ten Brink 9/10 3393 days 0%
Herbert 8/10 3408 days 0%
Fairouz 10/10 3426 days 0%
Gerard Crothers 10/10 3464 days 0%
Jon_and_Family 9/10 3701 days 1%
Stephane Lebel 8/10 3705 days 1%
Hanggi 9/10 3712 days 1%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3714 days 1%
alcatrazz 9/10 3721 days 1%
Ian & Phyllis 8/10 3724 days 1%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3725 days 1%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3731 days 1%
Raith 8/10 3731 days 1%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3733 days 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3734 days 1%
Derek McLoughlin 10/10 3739 days 1%
Matthias 10/10 3749 days 1%
Roy Seymour 9/10 3751 days 1%
Gillian de Vries 8/10 3753 days 1%
Dan Aldridge 10/10 3753 days 1%
Wijnhoven 9/10 3757 days 1%
Versteeg 9/10 4018 days 1%
Pete & Chris 10/10 4022 days 1%
steveE 9/10 4036 days 1%
Quin 9/10 4066 days 1%
Keita-Karen Buchanan 9/10 4083 days 1%
Bowness 9/10 4084 days 1%
Kim Holtz 5/10 4085 days 1%
Arnold 7/10 4088 days 1%
Trish Brunt 10/10 4088 days 1%
P.C Kool 10/10 4092 days 1%
Tony Geens 9/10 4098 days 1%
Bert Tonwen 8/10 4106 days 1%
John Helle 8/10 4118 days 1%
Anne Fri 10/10 4124 days 1%
Ann Grandchamp 8/10 4139 days 1%
E.M. Prideaux 10/10 4139 days 1%
Stevens Frans 7/10 4142 days 1%
Kane Chain 9/10 4142 days 1%
middendorp 7/10 4171 days 1%
Mike 7/10 4171 days 1%
niekv 9/10 4172 days 1%
johnma 10/10 4176 days 1%
carsteng 8/10 4181 days 1%
X Vogel 8/10 4197 days 1%
Chris Bulman 10/10 4198 days 1%
Dan Mair 8/10 4198 days 1%
X Neils 8/10 4209 days 1%
richards1 9/10 4312 days 1%
tessac 7/10 4312 days 1%
OliverG1 10/10 4419 days 1%
DirkGermany 10/10 4426 days 1%
ginekek 10/10 4431 days 1%
StephaineFrance 9/10 4431 days 1%
EricS 10/10 4443 days 1%
Loethke 10/10 4449 days 1%
SteveW 8/10 4449 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.