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

85.00%

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 10/10 351 days 80.48 100%
Katrina 10/10 655 days 35.68 44%
Romy de Boer 9/10 680 days true 32.29 40%
Jozef Pinkerton 7/10 736 days 23.13 28%
Jasmin Thuess 10/10 967 days true 7.6 9%
Simon 6/10 980 days true 5.89 7%
John Farley 7/10 982 days true 6.39 8%
Filipe Santos 10/10 1009 days true 6.17 7%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1020 days true 5.36 6%
Mads Nielsen 7/10 1020 days true 5.36 6%
Jasmine Rogers 9/10 1022 days true 5.84 7%
Olde Vogel 7/10 1022 days true 5.32 6%
Svenja 9/10 1032 days true 5.63 7%
Sebastian Braun 7/10 1032 days true 5.12 6%
Louise Nicholls 8/10 1032 days true 5.35 6%
Andy Howard 7/10 1061 days true 4.72 6%
Sharron 7/10 1061 days true 4.72 6%
Sophia Satter 8/10 1062 days true 4.91 6%
Niall Regan 10/10 1065 days true 5.14 6%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 1265 days true 4.71 6%
Leopold Kern 4/10 1268 days true 3.72 4%
Katharina Miehling 9/10 1268 days true 4.7 6%
Leisha Saxena 9/10 1270 days true 4.7 6%
Gavin Moffatt 8/10 1271 days true 4.46 5%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1274 days true 4.69 5%
Jari Kahelin 7/10 1275 days true 4.27 5%
Jana B 9/10 1281 days true 4.68 5%
Maehe 10/10 1281 days true 4.68 5%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 6/10 1281 days true 3.89 4%
Melanie Laffay 9/10 1282 days true 4.68 5%
Jaime Alarma Olmos 8/10 1282 days true 4.45 5%
Marie 8/10 1283 days true 4.44 5%
Navina 9/10 1284 days true 4.68 5%
Michael L 8/10 1287 days true 4.44 5%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1290 days true 4.67 5%
Pierre Mathis 6/10 1291 days true 3.87 4%
Clotilde Graziani 8/10 1292 days true 4.43 5%
Alexandre Roche 7/10 1292 days true 4.24 5%
Diane Toupaine 6/10 1292 days true 3.87 4%
Lucy Murray 6/10 1294 days true 3.87 4%
Nick Lancy 8/10 1294 days true 4.43 5%
Ross Clark 9/10 1300 days true 4.65 5%
Alina Hummel 9/10 1305 days true 4.64 5%
Paul and Astrid 6/10 1307 days true 3.85 4%
David Tholander 5/10 1314 days true 3.75 4%
Oliver Schatz 6/10 1315 days true 3.84 4%
Nadav Knoll 5/10 1316 days true 3.74 4%
Jaime Suarez 6/10 1317 days true 3.83 4%
Pernilla Therkildsen 9/10 1319 days true 4.62 5%
Karina Therkildsen 9/10 1319 days true 4.62 5%
Wil Goes 7/10 1320 days true 4.2 5%
magdalena gomez haedo 5/10 1321 days 3.74 4%
Felicity Fay 10/10 1323 days true 4.61 5%
Sylvain Blanchet 7/10 1328 days true 4.19 5%
Anna Stoehr 9/10 1328 days true 4.6 5%
Alyssa Wyer 7/10 1331 days true 4.18 5%
Ivan Dupont 6/10 1336 days true 3.81 4%
Audrey and Max 8/10 1337 days true 4.36 5%
Ian Hortop 10/10 1339 days true 4.58 5%
Pernille and Flemming 10/10 1342 days true 4.58 5%
Wayne Brew 6/10 1345 days true 3.79 4%
Stephan 6/10 1366 days true 3.76 4%
Beau Corazon 6/10 1412 days true 3.7 4%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1415 days 4.23 5%
Dianne van der Wal 8/10 1525 days 4.05 5%
Tom Grigg 10/10 1701 days true 3.96 5%
Pauline Gibson 10/10 1749 days true 3.88 4%
Jeroen Suijlang 8/10 1999 days true 3.28 4%
Andrea Sole 9/10 2001 days true 3.45 4%
Niamh Duane 8/10 2009 days true 3.26 4%
Matt Weston 7/10 2009 days true 3.13 4%
Petra Albrchtoval 8/10 2018 days true 3.25 4%
Nissen 7/10 2024 days true 3.1 4%
Lena Wacker 8/10 2037 days true 3.22 4%
Frank Jensen 7/10 2041 days true 3.08 3%
Tiit Pullerits 10/10 2041 days true 3.38 4%
Marion Busch 10/10 2041 days true 3.38 4%
Glyn and Karen Farlow 7/10 2042 days true 3.07 3%
David Krasner 10/10 2051 days true 3.36 4%
Becky Davis 8/10 2053 days true 3.19 4%
Markus Spitzmueller 8/10 2061 days true 3.18 4%
Aude Moulin 5/10 2067 days true 2.7 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2095 days true 3.29 4%
Steve Warren 9/10 2177 days 3.15 4%
Sven Woelk 8/10 2355 days true 2.7 3%
shaynne thompson 10/10 2360 days 2.83 3%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2384 days true 2.79 3%
Lorna and Seb 9/10 2394 days true 2.78 3%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2397 days true 2.77 3%
Janine Kohlgrueler 8/10 2398 days true 2.63 3%
Fernando Martin 9/10 2398 days true 2.77 3%
Joey Mertzig 7/10 2408 days true 2.5 3%
Hanneke P 8/10 2450 days 2.55 3%
M Booty 9/10 2468 days true 2.65 3%
Jan 9/10 2469 days true 2.65 3%
Annie 9/10 2474 days true 2.64 3%
Dio 7/10 2483 days true 2.39 3%
roos wubben 7/10 2497 days true 2.37 3%
Michel Vourbraak 8/10 2497 days true 2.47 3%
ORfam 9/10 2511 days 2.58 3%
Ryan J 8/10 2572 days 2.35 3%
Robin Sable 10/10 2737 days true 2.19 2%
Oliver Hardt 8/10 2745 days true 2.07 2%
Jill Boruff 8/10 2750 days true 2.06 2%
Matthias Angela 7/10 2750 days true 1.97 2%
Harry Ruys 8/10 2752 days true 2.05 2%
Mike1952 8/10 2756 days 2.05 2%
Lucy Duffy 10/10 2759 days true 2.15 2%
Wright 10/10 2760 days true 2.15 2%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 2761 days true 2.15 2%
Robert 9/10 2762 days true 2.15 2%
Jeltje 9/10 2765 days true 2.14 2%
Karin Laurev 7/10 2765 days true 1.95 2%
Gillian Rowe 10/10 2766 days true 2.14 2%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 2768 days true 2.14 2%
Kolen 8/10 2768 days true 2.03 2%
Sabine & Stefan 10/10 2769 days true 2.13 2%
Peter Putz 9/10 2770 days true 2.13 2%
Helen Chilton 8/10 2773 days true 2.02 2%
John Hughes 9/10 2777 days true 2.12 2%
Hugo ten Brink 9/10 2783 days true 2.11 2%
Herbert 8/10 2798 days true 1.98 2%
Fairouz 10/10 2816 days 2.05 2%
Gerard Crothers 10/10 2854 days true 1.99 2%
Jon_and_Family 9/10 3091 days 1.58 2%
Stephane Lebel 8/10 3095 days true 1.5 2%
Hanggi 9/10 3102 days true 1.56 2%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3104 days true 1.56 2%
alcatrazz 9/10 3111 days true 1.55 2%
Ian & Phyllis 8/10 3114 days true 1.47 1%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3115 days true 1.54 2%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3121 days true 1.45 1%
Raith 8/10 3121 days true 1.45 1%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3123 days true 1.45 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3124 days true 1.45 1%
Derek McLoughlin 10/10 3129 days true 1.52 2%
Matthias 10/10 3139 days true 1.5 2%
Roy Seymour 9/10 3141 days true 1.5 2%
Gillian de Vries 8/10 3143 days true 1.42 1%
Dan Aldridge 10/10 3143 days true 1.49 2%
Wijnhoven 9/10 3147 days true 1.49 1%
Versteeg 9/10 3408 days true 1.04 1%
Pete & Chris 10/10 3412 days true 1.03 1%
steveE 9/10 3426 days true 1.01 1%
Quin 9/10 3456 days true 0.96 1%
Keita-Karen Buchanan 9/10 3473 days true 0.93 1%
Bowness 9/10 3474 days true 0.93 1%
Kim Holtz 5/10 3475 days true 0.75 1%
Arnold 7/10 3478 days true 0.84 1%
Trish Brunt 10/10 3478 days true 0.92 1%
P.C Kool 10/10 3482 days true 0.91 1%
Tony Geens 9/10 3488 days true 0.9 1%
Bert Tonwen 8/10 3496 days true 0.84 1%
John Helle 8/10 3508 days true 0.82 1%
Anne Fri 10/10 3514 days true 0.86 1%
Ann Grandchamp 8/10 3529 days true 0.79 1%
E.M. Prideaux 10/10 3529 days true 0.83 1%
Stevens Frans 7/10 3532 days true 0.75 1%
Kane Chain 9/10 3532 days true 0.83 1%
middendorp 7/10 3561 days true 0.71 1%
Mike 7/10 3561 days true 0.71 1%
niekv 9/10 3562 days true 0.78 1%
johnma 10/10 3566 days true 0.77 1%
carsteng 8/10 3571 days true 0.72 1%
X Vogel 8/10 3587 days true 0.7 1%
Chris Bulman 10/10 3588 days true 0.73 1%
Dan Mair 8/10 3588 days true 0.69 1%
X Neils 8/10 3599 days true 0.68 0%
richards1 9/10 3702 days true 0.54 0%
tessac 7/10 3702 days true 0.49 0%
OliverG1 10/10 3809 days true 0.35 0%
DirkGermany 10/10 3816 days true 0.34 0%
ginekek 10/10 3821 days true 0.33 0%
StephaineFrance 9/10 3821 days true 0.33 0%
EricS 10/10 3833 days true 0.31 0%
Loethke 10/10 3839 days true 0.3 0%
SteveW 8/10 3839 days true 0.29 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

85%

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.