aakk9999 - 12:52 pm on Aug 24, 2013 (gmt 0)
From what I understand I cannot set a value a parameter ( ex :1 ) but I have to set a parameter and a parameter is something such as itemid ? is that correct ?
Yes, this is correct, in Google Webmaster Tools you must set up parameter name (you cannot set the value).
By the way would news but a valid parameter ?
Anything after ? in URL that is from the left side of = sign is a query string parameter. They are normally separated with & (ampersand). The first parameter of the query string which is immediately after ? does not have & in front of it.
So, if you have ?news=somevalue or &news=somevalue in URL then yes, news is a parameter.