PageRank was once the main metric used by many SEO tools/services to gauge how powerful a domain/page is. PR updating was discontinued a while back, but the numbers were still accessible and relied on. toolbarqueries.google.com was then disabled by Google in 2016, no longer allowing PageRank to be queried. Since the time PR stopped updating, many new services emerged with new metrics as a replacement: Majestic, Moz, Ahrefs, SEMRush, etc. While we will never know exactly how Google views domains/pages, these new services at least give us a ballpark number to go by for SEO. Certain tools heavily relied on PageRank such as GSA Search Engine Ranker; one of the best backlinking tools. After toolbarqueries.google.com was disabled, GSA PR Emulator was released. Designed mainly for GSA SER, GSA PRE is a tool used to intercept PageRank API requests by and SEO software and output a emulated PR based upon different SEO metrics of your choosing. This makes for a nice replacement for PageRank in order to get an idea how powerful domains/pages are for backlinking. In this post, we’re going to take a close look at GSA PR Emulator.