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

84.64%

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 10/10 417 days 72.45 100%
Katrina 10/10 720 days 27.28 38%
Romy de Boer 9/10 746 days true 24.3 34%
Jozef Pinkerton 7/10 802 days 16.93 23%
Jasmin Thuess 10/10 1033 days true 5.61 8%
Simon 6/10 1046 days true 4.47 6%
John Farley 7/10 1048 days true 4.87 7%
Filipe Santos 10/10 1075 days true 5.06 7%
Sigrid Duus 7/10 1086 days true 4.56 6%
Mads Nielsen 7/10 1086 days true 4.56 6%
Jasmine Rogers 9/10 1088 days true 5.01 7%
Olde Vogel 7/10 1088 days true 4.56 6%
Svenja 9/10 1098 days true 4.99 7%
Sebastian Braun 7/10 1098 days true 4.54 6%
Louise Nicholls 8/10 1098 days true 4.74 7%
Andy Howard 7/10 1127 days true 4.49 6%
Sharron 7/10 1127 days true 4.49 6%
Sophia Satter 8/10 1128 days true 4.69 6%
Niall Regan 10/10 1131 days true 4.93 7%
Sophie Rosenberg 10/10 1331 days true 4.54 6%
Leopold Kern 4/10 1334 days true 3.58 5%
Katharina Miehling 9/10 1334 days true 4.53 6%
Leisha Saxena 9/10 1336 days true 4.53 6%
Gavin Moffatt 8/10 1337 days true 4.3 6%
Molly Bogeberg 9/10 1340 days true 4.52 6%
Jari Kahelin 7/10 1341 days true 4.11 6%
Jana B 9/10 1347 days true 4.51 6%
Maehe 10/10 1347 days true 4.51 6%
Laura Munguira Vadillo 6/10 1347 days true 3.74 5%
Melanie Laffay 9/10 1348 days true 4.5 6%
Jaime Alarma Olmos 8/10 1348 days true 4.28 6%
Marie 8/10 1349 days true 4.28 6%
Navina 9/10 1350 days true 4.5 6%
Michael L 8/10 1353 days true 4.27 6%
Katerina Vobecka 10/10 1356 days true 4.49 6%
Pierre Mathis 6/10 1357 days true 3.72 5%
Clotilde Graziani 8/10 1358 days true 4.26 6%
Alexandre Roche 7/10 1358 days true 4.08 6%
Diane Toupaine 6/10 1358 days true 3.72 5%
Lucy Murray 6/10 1360 days true 3.72 5%
Nick Lancy 8/10 1360 days true 4.26 6%
Ross Clark 9/10 1366 days true 4.47 6%
Alina Hummel 9/10 1371 days true 4.46 6%
Paul and Astrid 6/10 1373 days true 3.7 5%
David Tholander 5/10 1380 days true 3.6 5%
Oliver Schatz 6/10 1381 days true 3.69 5%
Nadav Knoll 5/10 1382 days true 3.6 5%
Jaime Suarez 6/10 1383 days true 3.68 5%
Pernilla Therkildsen 9/10 1385 days true 4.43 6%
Karina Therkildsen 9/10 1385 days true 4.43 6%
Wil Goes 7/10 1386 days true 4.03 6%
magdalena gomez haedo 5/10 1387 days 3.59 5%
Felicity Fay 10/10 1389 days true 4.42 6%
Sylvain Blanchet 7/10 1394 days true 4.02 6%
Anna Stoehr 9/10 1394 days true 4.41 6%
Alyssa Wyer 7/10 1397 days true 4.01 6%
Ivan Dupont 6/10 1402 days true 3.65 5%
Audrey and Max 8/10 1403 days true 4.18 6%
Ian Hortop 10/10 1405 days true 4.39 6%
Pernille and Flemming 10/10 1408 days true 4.39 6%
Wayne Brew 6/10 1411 days true 3.64 5%
Stephan 6/10 1432 days true 3.6 5%
Beau Corazon 6/10 1478 days true 3.53 5%
Ahmed Mohsen Aly 8/10 1481 days 4.03 6%
Dianne van der Wal 8/10 1591 days 3.83 5%
Tom Grigg 10/10 1767 days true 3.68 5%
Pauline Gibson 10/10 1815 days true 3.59 5%
Jeroen Suijlang 8/10 2065 days true 2.95 4%
Andrea Sole 9/10 2067 days true 3.1 4%
Niamh Duane 8/10 2075 days true 2.93 4%
Matt Weston 7/10 2075 days true 2.8 4%
Petra Albrchtoval 8/10 2084 days true 2.91 4%
Nissen 7/10 2090 days true 2.78 4%
Lena Wacker 8/10 2103 days true 2.88 4%
Frank Jensen 7/10 2107 days true 2.75 4%
Tiit Pullerits 10/10 2107 days true 3.02 4%
Marion Busch 10/10 2107 days true 3.02 4%
Glyn and Karen Farlow 7/10 2108 days true 2.75 4%
David Krasner 10/10 2117 days true 3.0 4%
Becky Davis 8/10 2119 days true 2.85 4%
Markus Spitzmueller 8/10 2127 days true 2.83 4%
Aude Moulin 5/10 2133 days true 2.4 3%
Bjorn Van Mulders 10/10 2161 days true 2.91 4%
Steve Warren 9/10 2243 days 2.75 4%
Sven Woelk 8/10 2421 days true 2.28 3%
shaynne thompson 10/10 2426 days 2.4 3%
Billy Koichopolos 10/10 2450 days true 2.35 3%
Lorna and Seb 9/10 2460 days true 2.33 3%
Petra Blumberg 9/10 2463 days true 2.32 3%
Janine Kohlgrueler 8/10 2464 days true 2.2 3%
Fernando Martin 9/10 2464 days true 2.32 3%
Joey Mertzig 7/10 2474 days true 2.09 3%
Hanneke P 8/10 2516 days 2.11 3%
M Booty 9/10 2534 days true 2.18 3%
Jan 9/10 2535 days true 2.18 3%
Annie 9/10 2540 days true 2.17 3%
Dio 7/10 2549 days true 1.96 3%
roos wubben 7/10 2563 days true 1.94 3%
Michel Vourbraak 8/10 2563 days true 2.02 3%
ORfam 9/10 2577 days 2.1 3%
Ryan J 8/10 2638 days 1.88 3%
Robin Sable 10/10 2803 days true 1.66 2%
Oliver Hardt 8/10 2811 days true 1.56 2%
Jill Boruff 8/10 2816 days true 1.55 2%
Matthias Angela 7/10 2816 days true 1.49 2%
Harry Ruys 8/10 2818 days true 1.55 2%
Mike1952 8/10 2822 days 1.54 2%
Lucy Duffy 10/10 2825 days true 1.61 2%
Wright 10/10 2826 days true 1.61 2%
Wil de Kubber 9/10 2827 days true 1.61 2%
Robert 9/10 2828 days true 1.61 2%
Jeltje 9/10 2831 days true 1.6 2%
Karin Laurev 7/10 2831 days true 1.46 2%
Gillian Rowe 10/10 2832 days true 1.6 2%
Melanie Mathiak 10/10 2834 days true 1.6 2%
Kolen 8/10 2834 days true 1.52 2%
Sabine & Stefan 10/10 2835 days true 1.59 2%
Peter Putz 9/10 2836 days true 1.59 2%
Helen Chilton 8/10 2839 days true 1.51 2%
John Hughes 9/10 2843 days true 1.58 2%
Hugo ten Brink 9/10 2849 days true 1.57 2%
Herbert 8/10 2864 days true 1.46 2%
Fairouz 10/10 2882 days 1.5 2%
Gerard Crothers 10/10 2920 days true 1.43 2%
Jon_and_Family 9/10 3157 days 0.96 1%
Stephane Lebel 8/10 3161 days true 0.91 1%
Hanggi 9/10 3168 days true 0.94 1%
Julie and Russ Charles 10/10 3170 days true 0.94 1%
alcatrazz 9/10 3177 days true 0.93 1%
Ian & Phyllis 8/10 3180 days true 0.87 1%
Diane Johnston 9/10 3181 days true 0.92 1%
Pein van Nosrt 8/10 3187 days true 0.86 1%
Raith 8/10 3187 days true 0.86 1%
Lenny Appel 8/10 3189 days true 0.86 1%
Ini & Cees 8/10 3190 days true 0.86 1%
Derek McLoughlin 10/10 3195 days true 0.89 1%
Matthias 10/10 3205 days true 0.87 1%
Roy Seymour 9/10 3207 days true 0.87 1%
Gillian de Vries 8/10 3209 days true 0.82 1%
Dan Aldridge 10/10 3209 days true 0.86 1%
Wijnhoven 9/10 3213 days true 0.86 1%
Versteeg 9/10 3474 days true 0.34 0%
Pete & Chris 10/10 3478 days true 0.34 0%
steveE 9/10 3492 days true 0.31 0%
Quin 9/10 3522 days true 0.25 0%
Keita-Karen Buchanan 9/10 3539 days true 0.22 0%
Bowness 9/10 3540 days true 0.22 0%
Kim Holtz 5/10 3541 days true 0.17 0%
Arnold 7/10 3544 days true 0.19 0%
Trish Brunt 10/10 3544 days true 0.21 0%
P.C Kool 10/10 3548 days true 0.2 0%
Tony Geens 9/10 3554 days true 0.19 0%
Bert Tonwen 8/10 3562 days true 0.16 0%
John Helle 8/10 3574 days true 0.14 0%
Anne Fri 10/10 3580 days true 0.14 0%
Ann Grandchamp 8/10 3595 days true 0.1 0%
E.M. Prideaux 10/10 3595 days true 0.11 0%
Stevens Frans 7/10 3598 days true 0.09 0%
Kane Chain 9/10 3598 days true 0.1 0%
middendorp 7/10 3627 days true 0.04 0%
Mike 7/10 3627 days true 0.04 0%
niekv 9/10 3628 days true 0.04 0%
johnma 10/10 3632 days true 0.04 0%
carsteng 8/10 3637 days true 0.02 0%
X Vogel 8/10 3653 days true 0.0 0%
Chris Bulman 10/10 3654 days true 0.0 0%
Dan Mair 8/10 3654 days true 0.0 0%
X Neils 8/10 3665 days true 0.0 0%
richards1 9/10 3768 days true 0.0 0%
tessac 7/10 3768 days true 0.0 0%
OliverG1 10/10 3875 days true 0.0 0%
DirkGermany 10/10 3882 days true 0.0 0%
ginekek 10/10 3887 days true 0.0 0%
StephaineFrance 9/10 3887 days true 0.0 0%
EricS 10/10 3899 days true 0.0 0%
Loethke 10/10 3905 days true 0.0 0%
SteveW 8/10 3905 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

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.