Ranking Score Explained

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 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

177 Valid Reviews

The Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Walk experience has a total of 178 reviews. There are 177 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 177 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 0
0%

83.45% Average

The raw data average (mean) for all the Fox Glacier / Te Ara o Tuawe Walk valid reviews is 83.45% and is based on 177 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 177 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

82.39%

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
Mike Fricker 10/10 719 days 27.4 100%
Katrina 10/10 1023 days 5.82 21%
Romy de Boer 9/10 1048 days true 5.35 20%
Jozef Pinkerton 7/10 1104 days 4.53 17%
Jasmin Thuess 10/10 1335 days true 4.53 17%
Simon 6/10 1348 days true 3.74 14%
John Farley 7/10 1350 days true 4.1 15%
Filipe Santos 10/10 1377 days true 4.45 16%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1388 days true 4.03 15%
Mads Nielsen 7/10 1388 days true 4.03 15%
Jasmine Rogers 9/10 1390 days true 4.42 16%
Olde Vogel 7/10 1390 days true 4.02 15%
Svenja 9/10 1400 days true 4.4 16%
Sebastian Braun 7/10 1400 days true 4.01 15%
Louise Nicholls 8/10 1400 days true 4.18 15%
Andy Howard 7/10 1429 days true 3.96 14%
Sharron 7/10 1429 days true 3.96 14%
Sophia Satter 8/10 1430 days true 4.13 15%
Niall Regan 10/10 1433 days true 4.34 16%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 1633 days true 3.95 14%
Leopold Kern 4/10 1636 days true 3.11 11%
Katharina Miehling 9/10 1636 days true 3.94 14%
Leisha Saxena 9/10 1638 days true 3.94 14%
Gavin Moffatt 8/10 1639 days true 3.74 14%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1642 days true 3.93 14%
Jari Kahelin 7/10 1643 days true 3.57 13%
Jana B 9/10 1649 days true 3.92 14%
Maehe 10/10 1649 days true 3.92 14%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 6/10 1649 days true 3.25 12%
Melanie Laffay 9/10 1650 days true 3.91 14%
Jaime Alarma Olmos 8/10 1650 days true 3.72 14%
Marie 8/10 1651 days true 3.72 14%
Navina 9/10 1652 days true 3.91 14%
Michael L 8/10 1655 days true 3.71 14%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1658 days true 3.9 14%
Pierre Mathis 6/10 1659 days true 3.23 12%
Clotilde Graziani 8/10 1660 days true 3.7 14%
Alexandre Roche 7/10 1660 days true 3.54 13%
Diane Toupaine 6/10 1660 days true 3.23 12%
Lucy Murray 6/10 1662 days true 3.23 12%
Nick Lancy 8/10 1662 days true 3.7 13%
Ross Clark 9/10 1668 days true 3.88 14%
Alina Hummel 9/10 1673 days true 3.87 14%
Paul and Astrid 6/10 1675 days true 3.21 12%
David Tholander 5/10 1682 days true 3.12 11%
Oliver Schatz 6/10 1683 days true 3.19 12%
Nadav Knoll 5/10 1684 days true 3.12 11%
Jaime Suarez 6/10 1685 days true 3.19 12%
Pernilla Therkildsen 9/10 1687 days true 3.84 14%
Karina Therkildsen 9/10 1687 days true 3.84 14%
Wil Goes 7/10 1688 days true 3.49 13%
magdalena gomez haedo 5/10 1689 days 3.11 11%
Felicity Fay 10/10 1691 days true 3.83 14%
Sylvain Blanchet 7/10 1696 days true 3.48 13%
Anna Stoehr 9/10 1696 days true 3.82 14%
Alyssa Wyer 7/10 1699 days true 3.47 13%
Ivan Dupont 6/10 1704 days true 3.16 12%
Audrey and Max 8/10 1705 days true 3.62 13%
Ian Hortop 10/10 1707 days true 3.8 14%
Pernille and Flemming 10/10 1710 days true 3.8 14%
Wayne Brew 6/10 1713 days true 3.15 11%
Stephan 6/10 1734 days true 3.11 11%
Beau Corazon 6/10 1780 days true 3.04 11%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1783 days 3.47 13%
Dianne van der Wal 8/10 1893 days 3.27 12%
Tom Grigg 10/10 2069 days true 3.09 11%
Pauline Gibson 10/10 2117 days true 3.0 11%
Jeroen Suijlang 8/10 2367 days true 2.39 9%
Andrea Sole 9/10 2369 days true 2.51 9%
Niamh Duane 8/10 2377 days true 2.37 9%
Matt Weston 7/10 2377 days true 2.27 8%
Petra Albrchtoval 8/10 2386 days true 2.35 9%
Nissen 7/10 2392 days true 2.24 8%
Lena Wacker 8/10 2405 days true 2.31 8%
Frank Jensen 7/10 2409 days true 2.21 8%
Tiit Pullerits 10/10 2409 days true 2.43 9%
Marion Busch 10/10 2409 days true 2.43 9%
Glyn and Karen Farlow 7/10 2410 days true 2.21 8%
David Krasner 10/10 2419 days true 2.41 9%
Becky Davis 8/10 2421 days true 2.28 8%
Markus Spitzmueller 8/10 2429 days true 2.27 8%
Aude Moulin 5/10 2435 days true 1.93 7%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2463 days true 2.32 8%
Steve Warren 9/10 2545 days 2.16 8%
Sven Woelk 8/10 2723 days true 1.72 6%
shaynne thompson 10/10 2728 days 1.8 7%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2752 days true 1.76 6%
Lorna and Seb 9/10 2762 days true 1.74 6%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2765 days true 1.73 6%
Janine Kohlgrueler 8/10 2766 days true 1.64 6%
Fernando Martin 9/10 2766 days true 1.73 6%
Joey Mertzig 7/10 2776 days true 1.56 6%
Hanneke P 8/10 2818 days 1.55 6%
M Booty 9/10 2836 days true 1.59 6%
Jan 9/10 2837 days true 1.59 6%
Annie 9/10 2842 days true 1.58 6%
Dio 7/10 2851 days true 1.42 5%
roos wubben 7/10 2865 days true 1.4 5%
Michel Vourbraak 8/10 2865 days true 1.46 5%
ORfam 9/10 2879 days 1.51 6%
Ryan J 8/10 2940 days 1.32 5%
Robin Sable 10/10 3105 days true 1.07 4%
Oliver Hardt 8/10 3113 days true 1.0 4%
Jill Boruff 8/10 3118 days true 0.99 4%
Matthias Angela 7/10 3118 days true 0.95 3%
Harry Ruys 8/10 3120 days true 0.99 4%
Mike1952 8/10 3124 days 0.98 4%
Lucy Duffy 10/10 3127 days true 1.02 4%
Wright 10/10 3128 days true 1.02 4%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 3129 days true 1.02 4%
Robert 9/10 3130 days true 1.02 4%
Jeltje 9/10 3133 days true 1.01 4%
Karin Laurev 7/10 3133 days true 0.92 3%
Gillian Rowe 10/10 3134 days true 1.01 4%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 3136 days true 1.01 4%
Kolen 8/10 3136 days true 0.96 3%
Sabine & Stefan 10/10 3137 days true 1.0 4%
Peter Putz 9/10 3138 days true 1.0 4%
Helen Chilton 8/10 3141 days true 0.95 3%
John Hughes 9/10 3145 days true 0.99 4%
Hugo ten Brink 9/10 3151 days true 0.98 4%
Herbert 8/10 3166 days true 0.9 3%
Fairouz 10/10 3184 days 0.91 3%
Gerard Crothers 10/10 3222 days true 0.84 3%
Jon_and_Family 9/10 3459 days 0.37 1%
Stephane Lebel 8/10 3463 days true 0.35 1%
Hanggi 9/10 3470 days true 0.35 1%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3472 days true 0.35 1%
alcatrazz 9/10 3479 days true 0.33 1%
Ian & Phyllis 8/10 3482 days true 0.31 1%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3483 days true 0.33 1%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3489 days true 0.3 1%
Raith 8/10 3489 days true 0.3 1%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3491 days true 0.3 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3492 days true 0.29 1%
Derek McLoughlin 10/10 3497 days true 0.3 1%
Matthias 10/10 3507 days true 0.28 1%
Roy Seymour 9/10 3509 days true 0.28 1%
Gillian de Vries 8/10 3511 days true 0.26 1%
Dan Aldridge 10/10 3511 days true 0.27 1%
Wijnhoven 9/10 3515 days true 0.26 1%
Versteeg 9/10 3776 days true 0.0 0%
Pete & Chris 10/10 3780 days true 0.0 0%
steveE 9/10 3794 days true 0.0 0%
Quin 9/10 3824 days true 0.0 0%
Keita-Karen Buchanan 9/10 3841 days true 0.0 0%
Bowness 9/10 3842 days true 0.0 0%
Kim Holtz 5/10 3843 days true 0.0 0%
Arnold 7/10 3846 days true 0.0 0%
Trish Brunt 10/10 3846 days true 0.0 0%
P.C Kool 10/10 3850 days true 0.0 0%
Tony Geens 9/10 3856 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Tonwen 8/10 3864 days true 0.0 0%
John Helle 8/10 3876 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Fri 10/10 3882 days true 0.0 0%
Ann Grandchamp 8/10 3897 days true 0.0 0%
E.M. Prideaux 10/10 3897 days true 0.0 0%
Stevens Frans 7/10 3900 days true 0.0 0%
Kane Chain 9/10 3900 days true 0.0 0%
middendorp 7/10 3929 days true 0.0 0%
Mike 7/10 3929 days true 0.0 0%
niekv 9/10 3930 days true 0.0 0%
johnma 10/10 3934 days true 0.0 0%
carsteng 8/10 3939 days true 0.0 0%
X Vogel 8/10 3955 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Bulman 10/10 3956 days true 0.0 0%
Dan Mair 8/10 3956 days true 0.0 0%
X Neils 8/10 3967 days true 0.0 0%
richards1 9/10 4070 days true 0.0 0%
tessac 7/10 4070 days true 0.0 0%
OliverG1 10/10 4177 days true 0.0 0%
DirkGermany 10/10 4184 days true 0.0 0%
ginekek 10/10 4189 days true 0.0 0%
StephaineFrance 9/10 4189 days true 0.0 0%
EricS 10/10 4201 days true 0.0 0%
Loethke 10/10 4207 days true 0.0 0%
SteveW 8/10 4207 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

82%

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.