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

83.69%

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 10/10 558 days 50.7 100%
Katrina 10/10 861 days 13.68 27%
Romy de Boer 9/10 887 days true 11.86 23%
Jozef Pinkerton 7/10 943 days 7.88 16%
Jasmin Thuess 10/10 1174 days true 4.85 10%
Simon 6/10 1187 days true 4.0 8%
John Farley 7/10 1189 days true 4.38 9%
Filipe Santos 10/10 1216 days true 4.76 9%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1227 days true 4.31 9%
Mads Nielsen 7/10 1227 days true 4.31 9%
Jasmine Rogers 9/10 1229 days true 4.74 9%
Olde Vogel 7/10 1229 days true 4.31 9%
Svenja 9/10 1239 days true 4.72 9%
Sebastian Braun 7/10 1239 days true 4.29 8%
Louise Nicholls 8/10 1239 days true 4.48 9%
Andy Howard 7/10 1268 days true 4.24 8%
Sharron 7/10 1268 days true 4.24 8%
Sophia Satter 8/10 1269 days true 4.43 9%
Niall Regan 10/10 1272 days true 4.65 9%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 1472 days true 4.26 8%
Leopold Kern 4/10 1475 days true 3.36 7%
Katharina Miehling 9/10 1475 days true 4.26 8%
Leisha Saxena 9/10 1477 days true 4.25 8%
Gavin Moffatt 8/10 1478 days true 4.04 8%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1481 days true 4.24 8%
Jari Kahelin 7/10 1482 days true 3.86 8%
Jana B 9/10 1488 days true 4.23 8%
Maehe 10/10 1488 days true 4.23 8%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 6/10 1488 days true 3.51 7%
Melanie Laffay 9/10 1489 days true 4.23 8%
Jaime Alarma Olmos 8/10 1489 days true 4.02 8%
Marie 8/10 1490 days true 4.02 8%
Navina 9/10 1491 days true 4.23 8%
Michael L 8/10 1494 days true 4.01 8%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1497 days true 4.21 8%
Pierre Mathis 6/10 1498 days true 3.5 7%
Clotilde Graziani 8/10 1499 days true 4.0 8%
Alexandre Roche 7/10 1499 days true 3.83 8%
Diane Toupaine 6/10 1499 days true 3.49 7%
Lucy Murray 6/10 1501 days true 3.49 7%
Nick Lancy 8/10 1501 days true 4.0 8%
Ross Clark 9/10 1507 days true 4.19 8%
Alina Hummel 9/10 1512 days true 4.18 8%
Paul and Astrid 6/10 1514 days true 3.47 7%
David Tholander 5/10 1521 days true 3.37 7%
Oliver Schatz 6/10 1522 days true 3.46 7%
Nadav Knoll 5/10 1523 days true 3.37 7%
Jaime Suarez 6/10 1524 days true 3.45 7%
Pernilla Therkildsen 9/10 1526 days true 4.16 8%
Karina Therkildsen 9/10 1526 days true 4.16 8%
Wil Goes 7/10 1527 days true 3.78 7%
magdalena gomez haedo 5/10 1528 days 3.36 7%
Felicity Fay 10/10 1530 days true 4.15 8%
Sylvain Blanchet 7/10 1535 days true 3.77 7%
Anna Stoehr 9/10 1535 days true 4.14 8%
Alyssa Wyer 7/10 1538 days true 3.76 7%
Ivan Dupont 6/10 1543 days true 3.42 7%
Audrey and Max 8/10 1544 days true 3.92 8%
Ian Hortop 10/10 1546 days true 4.12 8%
Pernille and Flemming 10/10 1549 days true 4.11 8%
Wayne Brew 6/10 1552 days true 3.41 7%
Stephan 6/10 1573 days true 3.37 7%
Beau Corazon 6/10 1619 days true 3.3 7%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1622 days 3.77 7%
Dianne van der Wal 8/10 1732 days 3.57 7%
Tom Grigg 10/10 1908 days true 3.41 7%
Pauline Gibson 10/10 1956 days true 3.32 7%
Jeroen Suijlang 8/10 2206 days true 2.68 5%
Andrea Sole 9/10 2208 days true 2.82 6%
Niamh Duane 8/10 2216 days true 2.67 5%
Matt Weston 7/10 2216 days true 2.55 5%
Petra Albrchtoval 8/10 2225 days true 2.65 5%
Nissen 7/10 2231 days true 2.53 5%
Lena Wacker 8/10 2244 days true 2.61 5%
Frank Jensen 7/10 2248 days true 2.5 5%
Tiit Pullerits 10/10 2248 days true 2.74 5%
Marion Busch 10/10 2248 days true 2.74 5%
Glyn and Karen Farlow 7/10 2249 days true 2.49 5%
David Krasner 10/10 2258 days true 2.72 5%
Becky Davis 8/10 2260 days true 2.58 5%
Markus Spitzmueller 8/10 2268 days true 2.57 5%
Aude Moulin 5/10 2274 days true 2.18 4%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2302 days true 2.64 5%
Steve Warren 9/10 2384 days 2.48 5%
Sven Woelk 8/10 2562 days true 2.02 4%
shaynne thompson 10/10 2567 days 2.12 4%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2591 days true 2.07 4%
Lorna and Seb 9/10 2601 days true 2.05 4%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2604 days true 2.05 4%
Janine Kohlgrueler 8/10 2605 days true 1.94 4%
Fernando Martin 9/10 2605 days true 2.05 4%
Joey Mertzig 7/10 2615 days true 1.84 4%
Hanneke P 8/10 2657 days 1.85 4%
M Booty 9/10 2675 days true 1.91 4%
Jan 9/10 2676 days true 1.91 4%
Annie 9/10 2681 days true 1.9 4%
Dio 7/10 2690 days true 1.71 3%
roos wubben 7/10 2704 days true 1.68 3%
Michel Vourbraak 8/10 2704 days true 1.76 3%
ORfam 9/10 2718 days 1.82 4%
Ryan J 8/10 2779 days 1.62 3%
Robin Sable 10/10 2944 days true 1.38 3%
Oliver Hardt 8/10 2952 days true 1.3 3%
Jill Boruff 8/10 2957 days true 1.29 3%
Matthias Angela 7/10 2957 days true 1.23 2%
Harry Ruys 8/10 2959 days true 1.28 3%
Mike1952 8/10 2963 days 1.28 3%
Lucy Duffy 10/10 2966 days true 1.34 3%
Wright 10/10 2967 days true 1.34 3%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 2968 days true 1.33 3%
Robert 9/10 2969 days true 1.33 3%
Jeltje 9/10 2972 days true 1.33 3%
Karin Laurev 7/10 2972 days true 1.21 2%
Gillian Rowe 10/10 2973 days true 1.32 3%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 2975 days true 1.32 3%
Kolen 8/10 2975 days true 1.25 2%
Sabine & Stefan 10/10 2976 days true 1.32 3%
Peter Putz 9/10 2977 days true 1.32 3%
Helen Chilton 8/10 2980 days true 1.25 2%
John Hughes 9/10 2984 days true 1.3 3%
Hugo ten Brink 9/10 2990 days true 1.29 3%
Herbert 8/10 3005 days true 1.2 2%
Fairouz 10/10 3023 days 1.23 2%
Gerard Crothers 10/10 3061 days true 1.15 2%
Jon_and_Family 9/10 3298 days 0.69 1%
Stephane Lebel 8/10 3302 days true 0.65 1%
Hanggi 9/10 3309 days true 0.67 1%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3311 days true 0.66 1%
alcatrazz 9/10 3318 days true 0.65 1%
Ian & Phyllis 8/10 3321 days true 0.61 1%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3322 days true 0.64 1%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3328 days true 0.6 1%
Raith 8/10 3328 days true 0.6 1%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3330 days true 0.59 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3331 days true 0.59 1%
Derek McLoughlin 10/10 3336 days true 0.61 1%
Matthias 10/10 3346 days true 0.59 1%
Roy Seymour 9/10 3348 days true 0.59 1%
Gillian de Vries 8/10 3350 days true 0.56 1%
Dan Aldridge 10/10 3350 days true 0.59 1%
Wijnhoven 9/10 3354 days true 0.58 1%
Versteeg 9/10 3615 days true 0.07 0%
Pete & Chris 10/10 3619 days true 0.06 0%
steveE 9/10 3633 days true 0.03 0%
Quin 9/10 3663 days true 0.0 0%
Keita-Karen Buchanan 9/10 3680 days true 0.0 0%
Bowness 9/10 3681 days true 0.0 0%
Kim Holtz 5/10 3682 days true 0.0 0%
Arnold 7/10 3685 days true 0.0 0%
Trish Brunt 10/10 3685 days true 0.0 0%
P.C Kool 10/10 3689 days true 0.0 0%
Tony Geens 9/10 3695 days true 0.0 0%
Bert Tonwen 8/10 3703 days true 0.0 0%
John Helle 8/10 3715 days true 0.0 0%
Anne Fri 10/10 3721 days true 0.0 0%
Ann Grandchamp 8/10 3736 days true 0.0 0%
E.M. Prideaux 10/10 3736 days true 0.0 0%
Stevens Frans 7/10 3739 days true 0.0 0%
Kane Chain 9/10 3739 days true 0.0 0%
middendorp 7/10 3768 days true 0.0 0%
Mike 7/10 3768 days true 0.0 0%
niekv 9/10 3769 days true 0.0 0%
johnma 10/10 3773 days true 0.0 0%
carsteng 8/10 3778 days true 0.0 0%
X Vogel 8/10 3794 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Bulman 10/10 3795 days true 0.0 0%
Dan Mair 8/10 3795 days true 0.0 0%
X Neils 8/10 3806 days true 0.0 0%
richards1 9/10 3909 days true 0.0 0%
tessac 7/10 3909 days true 0.0 0%
OliverG1 10/10 4016 days true 0.0 0%
DirkGermany 10/10 4023 days true 0.0 0%
ginekek 10/10 4028 days true 0.0 0%
StephaineFrance 9/10 4028 days true 0.0 0%
EricS 10/10 4040 days true 0.0 0%
Loethke 10/10 4046 days true 0.0 0%
SteveW 8/10 4046 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

84%

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.