themaninthejar - 2:58 pm on Nov 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
I placed the author tag on the articles on my site at the end of July and saw a healthy amount of impressions for about two weeks, then the numbers nose-dived. On 1st November Google sent me a mail welcoming me to the authorship programme (three months late). Also on 1st November my author impressions spike dramatically.
This suggests a manual evaluation of my suitability perhaps...?