Been testing GSA-SER out for a few years now. Took me 2-3 years to really figure it out. So far it's not ranking me page 1 for competitive or even medium competitive keywords. (Anything local or with 3 words is not a competitive term.) It's not even ranking page 1 for: city name real estate. I'm on top of page 2 for city name real estate by combining it with all of my SEO tools like Ranker X, Scrapebox, etc. (I have most of them.)
People need to be more straightforward when describing software because GSA-SER is just a very complex website submitter. It take a list that it finds or that you give it and submits your sites to it with different accompanying content and in different ways. That's it!!! Nothing else. If your list sucks you won't get anything. So GSA-SER usage soon becomes about finding sites where the page you can submit to is a high TF.
Most people don't know squat about SEO. Simple posting to a site where the main domain is high TF or hig PR or high DA isn't going to get you ANYTHING. To get something you need the PA or TF of the exact page where you post to be high. Google ranking is a top down process. If one of the big dogs doesn't give you a link on their home page or a link from a link from a link (and so on) that's on the home page of one of the big dogs then you won't rank for anything worth while. It's as simple as that. In 2018 it's better to have 1 PR6 (TF6) links than a million PR1(TF0 or TF1) links.
So does anyone have a best use guide or tips to ranking for competitive and mid-competitive keywords using GSA-SER (or really anyway that doesn't require buying links.)